Dr Sutha Kanapathippillai



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2008
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Master of Business Administration, Southern Cross University, 2001
Bachelor of Business (Administration), University of Jaffna, 1994

Research interests

Executive remuneration

Voluntary disclosure

Corporate governance

Accounting Education

Rights offerings


Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New zealand

American Accounting Association

European Accounting Association

Teaching interests

Financial accounting

Corporate accounting

Management accounting

Units taught

Corporate accounting

Financial accounting

Management accounting


Kanapathippillai,S., Johl,S., Subramaniam,N.,(2014), Narrative Voluntary Executive Remuneration Disclosure And Use Of Attribution Strategy, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference at Auckland, New Zealand.

Kanapathippillai,S.,Johl,S.,Subramanian.,(2013) ,Remuneration Committee Quality and Narrative Voluntary Executive Remuneration Disclosure, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference at Perth, Australia.

Balachandran,B.,Kanapathipillai,S.,Krishnamurti,C.,Theobald,M.,Velayutham,E.,   (2011),Issuance of Warrants in Seasoned Equity Offerings – Evidence from Rights Offerings, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) conference at Darwin, Australia.


Executive Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award 2018

Outstanding contribution to teaching developing and management of the B.Com accounting courses at Department of Accounting 2016

Outstanding contribution to teaching at Department of Accounting 2015

Sustained teaching performance at post graduate level 2010

Teaching Excellence Exemplars Award 2010

Best teaching across the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance 2009


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The issuance of warrants in rights offerings: agency costs and signaling effects

B Balachandran, S Kanapathippillai, C Krishnamurti, M Theobald, E Velayutham

(2017), pp. 1-29, Australian journal of management, London, Eng., C1


Remuneration committees and attribution disclosures on remuneration decisions: Australian evidence

S Kanapathippillai, D Mihret, S Johl

(2017), pp. 1-20, Journal of business ethics, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, C1


A comparison of different study load classifications and their association to student performance: an exploratory study

L Perera, S Kanapathippillai, G Wines

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 134-148, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1


Remuneration committee effectiveness and narrative remuneration disclosure

S Kanapathippillai, S Johl, G Wines

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 384-402, Pacific-Basin finance journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Implications of a formative assessment task on student exam performance

S Kanapathippillai, A Khan, S Dellaportas

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 133-154, Journal of international business education, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1


Ethics Education in the Australian Accounting Curriculum: A Longitudinal Study Examining Barriers and Enablers

S Dellaportas, S Kanapathippillai, A Khan, P Leung

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 362-, Accounting Education, London, C1-1


The impact of a computerised consolidation accounting package (CCAP) on student performance

Sutharson Kanapathippillai, Ahamed Hasheem, Steven Dellaportas

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 4-19, Asian Review of Accounting, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


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