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Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Auditing and the purification of blame

Research Seminars - business and economics
  • Topic: Auditing and the purification of blame
  • Speaker: Mark Christensen (Southern Cross University)
  • Venue:Level 3, Campus Hub - C10A
  • Time: 11.00am - 12.15pm


Mark is Director, Higher Degrees Research Studies in Southern Cross Business School. After completing his BA (Hons) at Macquarie University Mark embarked on what turned out to be a three part career in: public sector, consulting and academia. He holds a PhD from The University of Adelaide and his research interests are broadly linked by considerations of accounting as a social construction. His publications cover matters such as public sector accrual accounting, performance reporting, comparative international studies, consultants in accounting change, accounting history, audit as an instrument of blame and related topics. He has published in journals that include: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting, Organizations & Society; Accounting Education; Accounting History; Australian Accounting Review; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; European Accounting Review; International Review of Administrative Sciences; International Journal of Public Sector Management; and, Financial Accountability & Management.


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