Associate Professor Richard Morris

Associate Professor Richard Morris

Campus: Kensington

Dr Richard D. Morris

Associate Professor
School of Accounting - BCom (Hons), Qld | MBA and PhD, UNSW | FCPA

Richard Morris has research interests in financial accounting, international accounting, and accounting history. They include compliance with and impact of IFRS, in Australia and the EU, international harmonisation of financial reporting, the determinants of financial transparency in Asian countries, and the evolution of financial reporting in Britain and Australia during the 19th...

Dr Richard D. Morris

Associate Professor
School of Accounting - BCom (Hons), Qld | MBA and PhD, UNSW | FCPA

Richard Morris has research interests in financial accounting, international accounting, and accounting history. They include compliance with and impact of IFRS, in Australia and the EU, international harmonisation of financial reporting, the determinants of financial transparency in Asian countries, and the evolution of financial reporting in Britain and Australia during the 19th century.

Sid Gray (University of Sydney) and Richard have won prestigious ARC Discovery Grants for their research in international accounting. Richard's work has been published in international refereed journals, professional journals, monographs and book chapters.

Richard won a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (general category) in 2014, the university’s highest teaching award, for integrating business ethics into a third year financial accounting course over 10 years. He also won the Bill Birkett award for teaching excellence in the faculty in 2013. Richard has extensive experience teaching financial accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also a very experienced supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate research theses.

Richard currently serves on the Faculty's Human Research Ethics Advisory Panel and is the School's library liaison officer. Prior to joining the School, Richard worked in the auditing section of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney.

Teaching and Supervision

Current Courses Taught

  • ACCT2507 Introduction to Accounting Research
  • ACCT2542 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis

Grants

  • 2010: AFAANZ Research Grant, 'Intangible Asset Accounting: Adoption, Interpretation, and Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Australia and Germany' (with Helen Kang)
  • 2006-2008: ARC Discovery Grant DP0666642, 'Global Convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards: Factors Explaining Compliance With and Impact of Changing Standards' (with Sid Gray)
  • 2003-2004: ARC Discovery Grant DP0346684, 'Corporate Transparency in the Asia Pacific Region: Factors Explaining Differences in Financial Disclosure Levels' (with Sid Gray)

Engagement
Media Releases

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UNSW Business School profile: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/richarddmorris


My Expertise

(a) International accounting - the international harmonisation of accounting practices, investigation of factors associated with international differences in corporate financial reporting transparency, especially among SE Asian countries; corporate financial reporting transparency in Russia; index measurement of international accounting harmony, (b) Accounting history - the evolution of financial accounting in Britain and Australia from 1800 to the present, (c) Financial accounting - the economic factors associated with accounting policy choices by firms; the politics of accounting standard setting, (d) Accounting theory the analytical investigation of financial reporting issues

Location

Room 3064 Quadrangle building - Ref E15

Contact

+61 2 9385 5818
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