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Congratulations Emeritus Professor Hector Perera

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News created: 09 Feb 2012

We congratulate Emeritus Professor Hector Perera as he retires from the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance within Macquarie University and thank him for his contribution in an academic career spanning over 30 years.

We are proud to announce Hector's continuing contribution to Macquarie University as he continues to offer advice and support as an Emeritus Professor.

Emeritus Professor Perera's academic career began in 1969 as an assistant lecturer, where he held substantive positions in universities in:

  • Sri Lanka
  • New Zealand
  • and Australia.
In 2007, Emeritus Professor Perera joined the Accounting and Corporate Governance department at Macquarie University. During this time, he was involved in the successful supervision of:
  • 5 PhD candidates (in the capacities of Principal Supervisor and Associate Supervisor)
  • and 2 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) research students.

Hector's research is primarily focused on international accounting. The subject matter of his publications include:

  • the impact of culture on accounting and management
  • accounting regulation
  • accounting issues of developing countries
  • accounting education
  • professional development in accounting
  • methodological issues in accounting research
  • accounting issues of multi-national corporations
  • accounting history
  • social and environmental accounting
  • accounting harmonistation and convergence
  • financial reporting quality in different settings
  • and accounting and corporate governance.

Hector has authored/co-authored:

  • 3 books
  • 35 articles in a number of scholarly journals
  • 15 book sections
  • and numerous international conference presentations.

Hector has been on the editorial boards of 7 scholarly journals.

Emeritus Professor Perera was awarded the Coopers and Lybrand Peter Barr Fellowship, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in New Zealand for the research project entitled "Accounting Implications of the Closer Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand" in 1993.

In 2000, Hector has been the subject of an Accounting and Finance honours research project entitled "Intellectual Biography of Professor M.H.B Perera" where in this study it was concluded that Hector's research style could be categorised as a "critical realist."

In 2004, Hector was appointed the Country Director for New Zealand and Australia by the International Relations Committee. He has held memberships of the:

  • Advisory Board
  • Nominations Committee
  • Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee
  • Accounting Education Committee
  • Continuing Education Committee
  • Developing Countries Committee of the International Accounting Section
  • and American Accounting Association.

Hector continues to influence the research agenda in the area of International Accounting. He has greatly help build the foundation for international accounting and culture.

In the recent Perspectives of Accounting Research Conference held in Sri Lanka (January 2012) Hector was cited in the Mirror Business, offering insights of how IFRS should be adopted in less developed countries.

As an Emeritus Professor, Hector will continue to offer advice and support to the Accounting and Corporate Governance Department.


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