Research projects

Cost-aware business process management

Project ID: DP12010101624

The project aims to inform the field of business process management (BPM) with the latest insights from the field of management accounting in order to make BPM systems cost-aware. By incorporating the cost dimension in BPM systems, organisations can obtain a more accurate and immediate overview of the true cost of their processes, make cost-informed decisions, and use this as a basis for dynamic process improvement. The project will use sound theoretical foundations and empirical evaluations to deliver techniques, tools and practices for managing cost aspects of business processes. These outcomes will have broad applicability and uptake in a wide range of industries. 

Zahirul Hoque: with a QUT team (administering organisation)

ARC Discovery Project for funding commencing in 2012
$120,000, $100,000, and $100,000

Bringing the Social into the Accounting Curriculum

Integrating a Sociological Approach into Learning and Teaching Accounting

The role of accounting in the financial and economic controversies of recent times highlights an urgent need for educative reform, specifically to address the social and ethical relevance of accounting curriculum. The approach to curriculum renewal adopted in this project is centred on an aspiration to 'teach to the future', looking beyond the limitations of traditional narrow disciplinary boundaries to improve the quality of accounting education. This will be achieved by drawing on critical-sociological concepts to support the development of a curriculum that integrates critical reflection and transformative learning and teaching. The distinctive approach in this project will involve the use of research activities (content and critical analysis, interviews, focus groups) to develop a scaffolded framework for the integration of sociological concepts and analytical approaches into the accounting curriculum, with reference to, and relevance for, International Accounting Education Standards.

Gordon Boyce with Susan Greer, Venkat Narayanan and Bill Blair)

Funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) under Innovation & Development scheme.

$268,000 grant (2012-2014)