The ICVG Symposium on Culture and Governance

02/23/2021 09:00 am 02/23/2021 05:10 pm Australia/Melbourne The ICVG Symposium on Culture and Governance

Recent organisational failures in Australia have been attributed to the breakdown in culture/governance. For instance, the 2019 Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry found that a culture of greed and related lapses in governance in the financial services sector was associated with a fixation on short-term financial performance and resulted in misconduct.

An important recommendation of the Royal Commission is that financial services entities should take proper steps to assess their culture and governance, identify and address problems and determine their effectiveness.

This symposium strives to encourage debate on the interaction between culture and governance in organisations. Insights gained at this symposium will be valuable in guiding education, research and policy on the importance of considering culture and governance simultaneously in Australian organisations.

Event host

Dr Christo Karuna, ICVG, Monash Business School

Christo Karuna rejoined the Department of Accounting at Monash University after many years as an academic in the U.S., where he received his PhD from the University of Michigan. Christo has taught students across a range of MBA, Executive Education and PhD programs at leading universities such as the University of Michigan, the University of California at Irvine, the University of Houston, and the University of Southern California. Christo’s research interests lie broadly in organisational culture and governance. He has published in leading academic journals and received accolades for his research, which he has presented at leading universities worldwide. Christo serves on the editorial board of theJournal of International Accounting Research. Christo has also worked for companies such as Ferrier Hodgson & Co. Chartered Accountants, KPMG and Telstra.

Plenary Speakers

Professor Stephen Taylor, University of Technology Sydney

Stephen Taylor is UTS Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of Technology Sydney, and is also a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. During 2016-17, Stephen served as the inaugural Australian Business Deans' Council Research Scholar, a position focused on improving the quality and impact of research in Australian business schools, as well as research training.

Professor Peter Swan AO FRSN FASSA, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Peter Swan is Professor of Finance at UNSW. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters, with 49 articles in refereed international journals. He is ranked in the top 2% globally for journal pages in economics and finance weighted by impact factors. He currently has 3,042 citations in Google Scholar, and 603 citations (37 articles) in Web of Science, making him highly cited. Peter has received a number of distinguished awards at UNSW including Scientia Professor and ARC Professorial Fellow and has presented at top international conferences including Western Finance Association (WFA), Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), European Finance Association (EFA), Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), and Econometrics Society World Congress.

Panellists

Dr Jason Davies-Kildea PhD, Social Policy Professional

Jason Davies-Kildea has more than two decades of experience in health and human services. In addition to leading policy and advocacy work at The Salvation Army and Beyond Blue, Jason has participated in Ministerial Advisory Councils and been a board member of Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), the Alliance for Gambling Reform and Red Shield Housing.

Professor Nadia Massoud PhD, Melbourne Business School

Nadia Massoud is Professor of Finance at Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne. She is internationally acclaimed for her research, teaching and expertise, especially on financial intermediaries, blockchain and digital currency. Naomi has published in major academic journals including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Rand Journal of Economics. Her research has won several prestigious awards, including the JFE Fama-DFA Prize for capital markets and asset pricing.

Professor Paul Mather PhD FCA FCPA, La Trobe University

Paul Mather is an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University and the former Head of La Trobe Business School. He is currently a member of CPA Australia’s ESG Centre of Excellence and has several other advisory and non-executive director roles. His research interests are in the role of corporate governance in mitigating agency problems, debt contracting processes, in particular the role of covenants in debt contracts and behavioural research in financial accounting.

Mr Donald Speagle MPA FIPAA, Monash University

Donald Speagle is Adviser (Governance) at Monash University and was previously Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne (from 2006 - 2009). He was a Deputy Secretary for ten years in the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet (from 2009 - 2014) and Justice and Regulation (from 2014 to 2018). He has published on independent courts governance in Victoria.

The plenary speakers, Professors Stephen Taylor and Peter Swan will join this panel session, which Dr Christo Karuna will facilitate.

Paper presenters

Program

The full symposium program, including paper presentation abstracts and panel session details, is available to download here.

Organised by

Centre for Global Business (CGB) - International Consortium for Values-Based Governance (ICVG) at Monash Business School

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Event Details

Date:
23 February 2021 at 9:00 am – 5:10 pm
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Global Business

Description

Recent organisational failures in Australia have been attributed to the breakdown in culture/governance. For instance, the 2019 Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry found that a culture of greed and related lapses in governance in the financial services sector was associated with a fixation on short-term financial performance and resulted in misconduct.

An important recommendation of the Royal Commission is that financial services entities should take proper steps to assess their culture and governance, identify and address problems and determine their effectiveness.

This symposium strives to encourage debate on the interaction between culture and governance in organisations. Insights gained at this symposium will be valuable in guiding education, research and policy on the importance of considering culture and governance simultaneously in Australian organisations.

Event host

Dr Christo Karuna, ICVG, Monash Business School

Christo Karuna rejoined the Department of Accounting at Monash University after many years as an academic in the U.S., where he received his PhD from the University of Michigan. Christo has taught students across a range of MBA, Executive Education and PhD programs at leading universities such as the University of Michigan, the University of California at Irvine, the University of Houston, and the University of Southern California. Christo’s research interests lie broadly in organisational culture and governance. He has published in leading academic journals and received accolades for his research, which he has presented at leading universities worldwide. Christo serves on the editorial board of theJournal of International Accounting Research. Christo has also worked for companies such as Ferrier Hodgson & Co. Chartered Accountants, KPMG and Telstra.

Plenary Speakers

Professor Stephen Taylor, University of Technology Sydney

Stephen Taylor is UTS Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of Technology Sydney, and is also a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. During 2016-17, Stephen served as the inaugural Australian Business Deans' Council Research Scholar, a position focused on improving the quality and impact of research in Australian business schools, as well as research training.

Professor Peter Swan AO FRSN FASSA, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Peter Swan is Professor of Finance at UNSW. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters, with 49 articles in refereed international journals. He is ranked in the top 2% globally for journal pages in economics and finance weighted by impact factors. He currently has 3,042 citations in Google Scholar, and 603 citations (37 articles) in Web of Science, making him highly cited. Peter has received a number of distinguished awards at UNSW including Scientia Professor and ARC Professorial Fellow and has presented at top international conferences including Western Finance Association (WFA), Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), European Finance Association (EFA), Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), and Econometrics Society World Congress.

Panellists

Dr Jason Davies-Kildea PhD, Social Policy Professional

Jason Davies-Kildea has more than two decades of experience in health and human services. In addition to leading policy and advocacy work at The Salvation Army and Beyond Blue, Jason has participated in Ministerial Advisory Councils and been a board member of Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), the Alliance for Gambling Reform and Red Shield Housing.

Professor Nadia Massoud PhD, Melbourne Business School

Nadia Massoud is Professor of Finance at Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne. She is internationally acclaimed for her research, teaching and expertise, especially on financial intermediaries, blockchain and digital currency. Naomi has published in major academic journals including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Rand Journal of Economics. Her research has won several prestigious awards, including the JFE Fama-DFA Prize for capital markets and asset pricing.

Professor Paul Mather PhD FCA FCPA, La Trobe University

Paul Mather is an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University and the former Head of La Trobe Business School. He is currently a member of CPA Australia’s ESG Centre of Excellence and has several other advisory and non-executive director roles. His research interests are in the role of corporate governance in mitigating agency problems, debt contracting processes, in particular the role of covenants in debt contracts and behavioural research in financial accounting.

Mr Donald Speagle MPA FIPAA, Monash University

Donald Speagle is Adviser (Governance) at Monash University and was previously Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne (from 2006 - 2009). He was a Deputy Secretary for ten years in the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet (from 2009 - 2014) and Justice and Regulation (from 2014 to 2018). He has published on independent courts governance in Victoria.

The plenary speakers, Professors Stephen Taylor and Peter Swan will join this panel session, which Dr Christo Karuna will facilitate.

Paper presenters

Program

The full symposium program, including paper presentation abstracts and panel session details, is available to download here.

Organised by

Centre for Global Business (CGB) - International Consortium for Values-Based Governance (ICVG) at Monash Business School

Register now