Staff profile - Vg Sridharan

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AsPr Vg Sridharan

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Accounting
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517162 +61 3 92517162



  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bharathidasan University, 1985
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 2005
  • GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2011


• Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ACA)
• Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (AICWA)


Teaching Interests

• Cost Accounting
• Management Control
• Research Methods


Research interests

• Economic determinants of cost accounting systems
• Management control problems of human asset specificity
• Agency costs of unionization on firm value



• Naiker, V., Navissi, F., and Sridharan, VG (2008) "The Agency Costs of Unionization on Firm Value", Journal of Management Accounting Research, Vol. 20, pp. 133-52
• Sridharan, VG., Krishnan, R., Vergauwen, P., and Arthanari, T (2009) "The TOC-ABC Choice Debate for Product Mix Decisions:  Introducing Asset Specificity as an Alternate Explanation" Journal of Global Business Issues, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp.105-10
• Sridharan, VG., Navissi, F., Kostyuk, A., (2007) "Why Do Some Senior Managers Inflate Firms’ Reported Earnings?  Economic Causes and Potential Solutions", Corporate Ownership and Control, V, 2, Virtus Interpress.
• Sridharan, VG. (2007) "Knowledge Specificity in Management Control System Design: Case Study Evidence", ICFAI Journal of Accounting Research, VI, 1, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India.

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