Another symbol of the changes under way was the physical move the Department made from its position near Law and the Humanities in W3A and C3A. … the architecture [ofC5C] created both a greater sense of "school" and more interpersonal connectivity across departmental boundaries.
Easton's rigour and international focus revolutionised the image of accounting as a practical discipline. "… Peter's research showed that there was a wealth of information hidden in these boring accounts. If you knew it, you could work out what was going on, and what was going to go on" [S. Wright].
[The whole Department was] surrounded by change (a total redesign of their undergraduate degree structures, for example), and few resources with which to engage it. They had good people, and rising research outcomes, but a seemingly continuous line of bad news. … And the farewells kept coming …
[Leung] was also aware, as manyAustralian academics were not, of how significant a reputation Macquarie had built up in Asia through the work of Peter Eddey. "If you go to China, for example, everybody knows about Accounting at Macquarie".