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About Michael Gaffikin

Michael took up his position as Professor and Head of (the then) Department of Accounting & Finance in January 1988. Prior to this he had been at the University of Sydney for ten years, having gone there from New Zealand where he had received most of his early education. During his time as Head of the Department he was also Deputy Dean and Chair of The Faculty’s Research Committee. He was later appointed Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty. He has now retired from full time involvement with the University. He has from time to time had appointments and visiting positions at many other universities.
His major research interests accounting theory and the development of accounting thought. This has led to his interest in alternative methodologies for accounting research and theory. He has published several books the latest of which is Accounting Theory, Research, Regulation and Accounting Practice. He has also published several articles in leading international journals as well as presented seminars in many parts of the world. He has taught several courses including those in financial accounting, theory, history and research methodology. He has supervised a large number of doctoral theses.

Positions

Present Emeritus Professor, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong
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Contact Information

Location: 40.302
Phone: 4221 4189


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