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Researcher: Williams, BR (Dr Belinda Williams)

Fields of Research

Sustainability accounting and reporting
Accounting, auditing and accountability
Financial accounting
Accounting theory and standards
Auditing and accountability
Management accounting
Maritime engineering
Corporate governance
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Financial services
Expanding knowledge in human society
Recreational services
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Management of solid waste from commercial services and tourism
Other law, politics and community services
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Expanding knowledge in economics
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Teaching and curriculum
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Learner and learning
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accountants and Sustainable Business Practices in Small to Medium Enterprises; Institute of Public Accountants, Tasmanian Symposium
Accounting for Biological Assets - An Examination; Australasian Business and Behavioural Sciences Association (ABBSA) International Conference
Accounting for national waste data: a Southern Tasmania outsourcing perspective; Public Money and Management
Accounting for SGARAs
Accounting for SGARAs - has comparability and consistency been achieved?; Asian Academic Accounting Association Conference
Accounting for SGARAs: Towards Comparability and Consistency; Australian Accounting Review
ASX guidelines for disclosure on Australian company websites. Changing times is the ASX perception of stakeholders information needs met?; 9th Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
ASX Guidelines for Disclosure on Company Websites - are Australian Listed Companies conforming?; Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
Coming to grips with corporate governance in local government; Australian Journal of Public Administration
Corporate Governance, the GFC and independent directors; Managerial Auditing Journal
Disability in the Australian workplace: corporate governance or CSR issue; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity ASX corporate governance recommendations: a step towards change?; Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal
Diversity in a “chilly climate”: difficulties with new ASX Corporate Governance Recommendations; Gender Economics Global Conference
Flipped v's traditional teaching perspectives in a first year accounting unit: an action research study; Accounting Education
GRI Reporting Guidelines in the Local Government Sector - Are they being utilized?; 10th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research
Independent Directors in Australia: A Changing landscape?
Integrated reporting in public sector organisations: A study of Australian local councils; Journal of Environmental Management
Integrated reporting in the public sector; The Routledge Handbook of Integrated Reporting
Reporting on sustainability by Australian councils - A communication perspective; Asian Review of Accounting
Small Business and Sustainability: The Accountant’s Role; I Love Small Business Seminar
Sustainability reporting by local government in Australia: Current and future prospects; Accounting Forum
Sustainability reporting in local authorities - an interview approach; The RMIT Accounting for Sustainability Conference 2012
Sustainability Reporting in Local Government Authorities
Sustainability reporting in local government in Australia - a preliminary analysis; Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
The accountability role of independent directors and the GFC: Evidence from corporate governance disclosures; 12th A-CSEAR Conference
The Accountants' Perspective on Sustainable Business Practices in SMEs; 12th A-CSEAR Conference
The Accountants’ Perspective on Sustainable Business Practices in SMEs; Social Responsibility Journal
The achievability of sustainable reporting practices in agriculture; Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
The constraining effect of incomplete contracts on the public reporting of waste management data; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
The Local Government Accountants’ Perspective on Sustainability; Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal
The public sector accountants' perspective on sustainability; 11th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research
The role of accountants in sustainability reporting - a local government study; Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference (APIRA)
Using the flipped classroom to improve student engagement and to prepare graduates to meet maritime industry requirements: A focus on maritime education; WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

Research Projects

2012: 11th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessing the impact of the diversity policy amendment to ASC Corporate Governance Principles 2010; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Independent Directors in Australia: A Changing Landscape?; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
Local Government Accountants and Sustainability Reporting - A Mismatch?; Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd (AFAANZ)

Research Candidate Supervision

"Does the Successful Business Try First to Profit or Serve?"- Exploring the Perceptions of Executives of the Largest Australian Companies
Legitimacy Theory and Legitimacy Categorisation - Links to Impression Manangement in Corporate Social and Environmental Disclosures
Reporting of Performance Management Information in Respect to Objective Outcomes on Solid Waste Management in the Parks and Reserves of Tasmania