Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Nicholas Davis

Dr Nicholas Davis

BBus, MCom, PhD CSturt, CPA

Nick Davis is a Lecturer in Accounting and is based on the Bathurst Campus. Nick joined CSU in 2003 and since this time has completed a Masters Degree and a PhD. Nick is a member of CPA Australia.

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Research

Nicks research interests include accounting history, public sector accounting, critical accounting and financial literacy.

Research:
  • Accounting history
  • Public sector accounting
  • Critical perspectives
  • Financial literacy

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Teaching

Undergraduate

  • ACC331 – Auditing and Assurance Services
  • ACC341 – Accounting Theory

Postgraduate

  • ACC518 – Current Developments in Accounting Thought
  • ACC525 – Financial Accountability in the Public Sector

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Professional Activities

Nick is member of CPA Australia.

Nick is the book review editor for the journal Accounting History

Grants and Awards
  • Plummer, K. & Davis, N. Enhancing flexible delivery in Accounting Theory: Using MP3 files to deliver Content and improve student distance education experience, Faculty Scholarship in Teaching Fund Grant 2006, $1,869.
  • Davis, N, Accrual Accounting and the Public Sector: A Legitimation Explanation, $2,000 from AFAANZ.
  • Davis, N, Explaining changes to the content of Australian Public Sector annual reports: A preliminary examination, AART - $1,000.
  • Davis, N, Writing Up Award, 2015, CSU, $5000.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles
  •  Davis, N., & Bisman, J. E. (2015). Annual reporting by an Australian government department: A critical longitudinal study of accounting and organisational change. Critical Perspectives on Accounting27, 129-143.
  • Davis, N. (2010). Accrual accounting and the Australian public sector–a legitimation explanation. Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal4(2), 61-78..
Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Davis, N. (2011). Explaining changes to the annual reports of an Australian Commonwealth Department: A preliminary investigation. AFAANZ History Special Interest Group, July 2, 2011
  • Davis, N. (2009). Accrual Accounting and the Public Sector, A Legitimation Explanation, AFAANZ Conference 2009, Adelaide.
  • Plummer, K., Baines, W. & Davis, N. (2008). Podcasting: Meeting the Needs of Off Campus Learners. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. August 3-6, Anaheim, CA.
  • Davis, N. (2008). A review of Habermasian research in accounting. AFAANZ Conference, 2008, July 6-8, Sydney, Australia.
  • Davis, N. (2008). Explaining changes to the annual reports of an Australian Commonwealth Department 1941-1998: A research proposal, AFAANZ, History Special Interest Group, July 6, 2008.
  • Plummer, K., Baines, W. & Davis, N. (2007) Podcasting: Does it enhance flexible delivery, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 2007, Gold Coast 1-3 July.
  • Davis, N. (2006) Applying theoretical perspectives to the balanced scorecard. 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business, Leura, 21-22 September.
  • Davis, N. (2006) Criticisms of the predominant approaches to research in management accounting and the case for further practice based research. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 2006, Wellington, New Zealand, 2-4 July.
  • Davis, N, Chair, Accounting: Balancing the Perspectives concurrent session (refereed papers), 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business, Leura NSW, 21-22 September.
  • Davis, N. Discussant, 'Development of a CPA system in an Australian telecommunications company' by L. McManus, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 2-4 July, 2006.
Working Papers
  • Davis, N. 2006, Applying theoretical perspectives to the balanced scorecard, Faculty of Commerce Working Paper 15/06, Charles Sturt University.
  • Davis, N. 2005, Criticisms of the predominant approaches to research in management accounting and the case for further practice based research. Faculty of Commerce Working Paper 14/05, Charles Sturt University.

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