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EmPr Barry Cooper

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Position

Emeritus Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Office of the Exec Dean B&L

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2001
Master of Education, University of Melbourne, 1985
Bachelor of Education, University of Melbourne, 1981
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1969

Contact

barry.cooper@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72733

Biography

Barry J. Cooper is Emeritus Professor and former Associate Dean – Engagement in the Faculty of Business and Law. He was previously Head of the Accounting Schools in Hong Kong Polytechnic from 1987 to 1991 and RMIT University from 1993 to 1997, and also National Director for Member Services of CPA Australia from 1998 –to 2000. He returned to RMIT University in 2001 before moving to Deakin University in 2007, becoming Head of School from 2010 to 2014 before taking on the Associate Dean role in 2015.

In addition to Barry's management roles, he taught and researched in the areas of auditing, professional ethics, corporate governance and accounting education. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre and the Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre. Barry is also a Past President of the global accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Research interests

  • Auditing
  • Professional ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Accounting education

Affiliations

  • Fellow, CPA Australia (FCPA).
  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia.
  • Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
     

Teaching interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Ethics and Financial Services

Professional activities

Awards

  • Life Membership for services rendered, AFAANZ, 2014.

Publications

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2020

Accounting students' perceptions of effective teaching and approaches to learning: impact on overall student satisfaction

B Bobe, B Cooper

(2020), Vol. 60, pp. 2099-2143, Accounting and Finance, C1

journal article
2019

The effect of language proficiency on approaches to learning and satisfaction of undergraduate accounting students

B Bobe, B Cooper

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 149-171, Accounting Education, C1

journal article

Whitehorse business performance survey 2019

Nicholas Mcclaren, Craig Parker, Scott Salzman, William Dimovski, Barry Cooper

(2019), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2018

Chinese learner in a linguistically challenged environment - an exploratory study

G Wong, S Dellaportas, B Cooper

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 264-276, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Surf Coast Shire business barometer survey 2018: key findings

Scott Salzman, W Dimovski, Barry Cooper

(2018), Torquay, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Geelong business trends survey 2014-2017

Barry Cooper, Scott Salzman, Craig Parker, Nicholas Mcclaren, W Dimovski

(2018), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Be.Bendigo: 2018 business trends survey

Scott Salzman, Craig Parker, Nicholas Mcclaren, W Dimovski, Barry Cooper

(2018), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2017

Accounting academics' teaching self-efficacy and ethics integration in accounting courses: a Malaysian study

M Marzuki, N Subramaniam, B Cooper, S Dellaportas

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 148-170, Asian review of accounting, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Geelong business trends survey 2016

W Dimovski, N McClaren, S Salzman, G Wood, B Cooper

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Warrnambool business trends report 2011 - 2017

S Salzman, C Parker, W Dimovski, N McClaren, B Cooper

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Whitehorse business performance survey 2017

C Parker, S Salzman, N McClaren, W Dimovski, B Cooper

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Wyndham city business trends survey 2016

S Salzman, N McClaren, W Dimovski, B Cooper

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2016

Australian Real Estate Management and Development companies and women directors

B Dimovski, L Lombardi, C Ratcliffe, B Cooper

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 18-28, Property Management, C1

journal article

The influence of remuneration structures on financial reporting quality: evidence from Australia

M Safari, B Cooper, S Dellaportas

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 66-75, Australian accounting review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Geelong business trends survey 2015

N Mcclaren, S Salzman, B Dimovski, G Wood, B Cooper

(2016), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2015

Class of 2025: the future finance professional

B Cooper

(2015), pp. 81-87, Future proofing the profession: preparing business leaders and finance professionals for 2025, Sydney N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Integration of carbon risks and opportunities in enterprise risk management systems: evidence from Australian firms

N Subramaniam, D Wahyuni, B Cooper, P Leung, G Wines

(2015), Vol. 96, pp. 407-417, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the accounting profession : an exploratory study

L Lombardi, B Cooper

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 84-99, Australian accounting review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Corporate Culture and Greed - The Case of the Australian Wheat Board

F Fallon, B Cooper

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 71-83, Australian Accounting Review, C1

journal article

Chinese students' perceptions of the teaching in an Australian accounting programme - an exploratory study

G Wong, B Cooper, S Dellaportas

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 318-340, Accounting education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Comparing the strength of auditing and reporting standards and investigating their predictors in Europe and Asia

P Boolaky, B Cooper

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 292-308, Australian accounting review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Geelong region survey of business trends 2014

W Dimovski, S Salzman, N McClaren, J McEvaney, G Wood, B Cooper

(2015), A6

research report/technical paper
2014

Women directors and Australian REIT performance

B Dimovski, L Lombardi, C Ratcliffe, B Cooper

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 3-11, Pacific rim property research journal, Sydney, NSW, C1

journal article

Goal-efficacy framework : an examination of domestic and international accounting students' academic performance

M Phang, S Johl, B Cooper

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 1295-1318, Accounting and finance, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2013

A study of voluntary disclosure of listed Chinese firms - a stakeholder perspective

W Qu, P Leung, B Cooper

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 261-294, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Women directors on boards of Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts

W Dimovski, L Lombardi, B Cooper

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 196-207, Journal of property investment and finance, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Rural and regional Australian public accounting firm services : service provision, concerns and tensions

G Wines, R Carr, B Cooper, C Ferguson, P Hellier, B Jackling

(2013), Vol. 23, pp. 163-176, Australian accounting review, Southbank, Vic., C1

journal article

Internal audit function, board quality and financial reporting quality: evidence from Malaysia

S Johl, S Johl, N Subramaniam, B Cooper

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 780-814, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article
2012

Emerging pathways for the next generation of accountants : ACCA's global qualification

B Cooper, M Walsh

(2012), pp. 46-56, Emerging pathways for the next generation of accountants, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Voluntary disclosure in a changing regulatory environment : evidence from Chinese stock market

W Qu, B Cooper, V Wise, P Leung

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 30-43, International journal of economics and finance, Toronto,, Canada, C1

journal article
2011

Introduction

C Antons

(2011), pp. 1-20, The enforcement of intellectual property rights : comparative perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Amsterdam, B1

book chapter

Audit research and practice : a dialogue on 'relevance'

P Leung, L White, B Cooper

(2011), pp. 82-93, Bridging the gap between academic accounting research and professional practice, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Accountability structures and management relationships of internal audit : an Australian study

P Leung, B Cooper, L Perera

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 794-816, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Developing an ethics education framework for accounting

S Dellaportas, B Jackling, P Leung, B Cooper

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 63-82, Journal of business ethics education, Edinburgh, U. K., C1

journal article
2010

Trust me : I'm an auditor!

B Cooper, R Grose

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 18-23, Deakin business review, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article

Public accounting firm services in rural and regional Australia

R Carr, B Cooper, C Ferguson, P Hellier, B Jackling, G Wines

(2010), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2009

Internal audit - an Asia-Pacific profile and the level of compliance with internal auditing standards

P Leung, B Cooper

(2009), Vol. 24, pp. 861-882, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Business ethics and the accounting profession

B Cooper, S Dellaportas

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 4-9, Deakin business review, Burwood, Victoria, C1

journal article
2008

How prepared was Australia for international financial reporting standards? The case of listed firms

J Goodwin, B Cooper, S Johl

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 35-45, Australian accounting review, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal article

Ethics education for accounting students - a toolkit approach

B Cooper, P Leung, S Dellaportas, B Jackling, G Wong

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 405-430, Accounting education, London, England, C1

journal article
2007

Professional accounting bodies' perceptions of ethical issues, causes of ethical failure and ethics education

B Jackling, B Cooper, P Leung, S Dellaportas

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 928-944, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Leadership, culture and employee deceit : the case of the National Australia Bank

S Dellaportas, B Cooper, P Braica

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 1442-1452, Corporate governance : an international review, Oxford, England, C1

journal article
2006

Measuring moral judgement and the implications of cooperative education and rule-based learning

S Dellaportas, B Cooper, P Leung

(2006), Vol. 46, pp. 53-70, Accounting and finance : journal of the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article

IES 4 - ethics education revisited

S Dellaportas, P Leung, B Cooper, B Jackling

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 4-12, Australian accounting review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The Asia Pacific literature review on internal auditing

B Cooper, P Leung, G Wong

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 822-834, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

An investigation of TBL report assurance statements: UK and European evidence

C Deegan, B Cooper, M Shelly

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 329-371, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

An investigation of TBL report assurance statements: Australian evidence

C Deegan, B Cooper, M Shelly

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 2-18, Australian accounting review, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Ethics education and development for member Associations of Professions Australia

P Leung, B Cooper, S Dellaportas, B Jackling, H Leslie

(2006), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2005

Accountants, ethical issues and the corporate governance context

P Leung, B Cooper

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 79-88, Australian accounting review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2004

The enigma of the Chinese learner

B Cooper

(2004), Vol. 13, pp. 289-310, Accounting education, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2003

The role of internal audit in corporate governance and management

P Leung, B Cooper, P Robertson

(2003), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book

Mad hatter's corporate tea party

P Leung, B Cooper

(2003), Vol. 18, pp. 505-516, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, England, C1-1

journal article
2002

The development of auditing standards and the certified public accounting profession in China

B Cooper, L Chow, T Yun Wei

(2002), Vol. 17, pp. 383-389, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1996

Benchmarking - a comparison of internal audit in Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong

B Cooper, P Leung, C Mathews

(1996), Vol. 11, pp. 23-29, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1995

Health care internal auditing: an extension of a previously reported study

T Gavin, B Cooper, P Leung, G Lander, A Reinstein

(1995), Vol. 10, pp. 12-22, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1994

Third party liability: the auditor's lament

B Cooper, M Barkoczy

(1994), Vol. 9, pp. 31-36, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Internal Audit: An Australian Profile

B Cooper, P Leung, C Mathews

(1994), Vol. 9, pp. 13-19, Managerial Auditing Journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1993

The separation of ownership and management in China: a review of the business contract and share capital systems

B Cooper, L Chow, T Wei

(1993), Vol. 1, pp. 128-137, Corporate governance: an international review, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

The audit committee and internal audit

B Cooper

(1993), Vol. 8, pp. 8-10, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1988

Education and training for internal audit - the challenge in South East Asia

B Cooper

(1988), Vol. 3, pp. 32-35, Managerial auditing journal, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Modelling factors affecting the long-term demand for and supply of professional accounting and allied services in rural and regional Australia.

Prof Colin Ferguson, Prof Barry Cooper, Dr Graeme Wines, A/Prof Beverley Jackling

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2009: $29,680
  • 2008: $14,613
  • 2007: $38,581

Risk Management Systems and Implications for Carbon Reporting and Reduction - A study of Australian Carbon Intensive Firms

Prof Nava Subramaniam, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Philomena Leung, Dr Graeme Wines

ARC_DUAPAI ARC_Deakin University Australian Postgraduate Award Industry, ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2013: $71,202
  • 2012: $63,290
  • 2011: $60,945

Other Public Sector Funding

Whitehorse Business Performance and Monitor Survey 2017

Dr Scott Salzman, Dr Craig Parker, A/Prof Bill Dimovski, Prof Barry Cooper, Dr Nicholas Mcclaren

Whitehorse City Council

  • 2017: $8,000

Industry and Other Funding

Ethics Education Research Project

Prof Philomena Leung, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Steven Dellaportas, A/Prof Beverley Jackling

IFAC Grant - Research - The International Federation of Accountants

  • 2006: $23,117

Risk Management Systems and Implications for Carbon Reporting and Reduction - A study of Australian Carbon Intensive Firms

Prof Nava Subramaniam, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Philomena Leung, Dr Graeme Wines

IoIAA The Institute of Internal Auditors Australia, ACCA Grant - Research - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • 2013: $20,000
  • 2012: $20,000
  • 2011: $20,000

Accounting research funding - projects to be determined by School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia Grant - Research

  • 2014: $100,000
  • 2013: $100,000
  • 2012: $100,000
  • 2011: $100,000

An investigation into the role of educators, employers and the accounting profession in providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians to enter the field of Accounting

Dr Luisa Lombardi, Prof Barry Cooper

CPA Aust Grant - Research

  • 2014: $13,636
  • 2013: $13,636
  • 2012: $27,272

IPA-Deakin SME Research Partnership

Prof Peter Carey, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2015: $66,666
  • 2014: $66,666
  • 2013: $66,666

Chartered Accountants Foundation Program

Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Anne Wyatt

ICAA Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • 2019: $503,125
  • 2018: $435,500
  • 2017: $357,875
  • 2016: $351,512
  • 2015: $138,193

CEO Inside Debts and Credit Rating

Dr May Hu, Dr Wen Qu, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Rong Ding

Accounting & Finance Assoc of Australian & New Zealand Grant - Research

  • 2015: $2,000

KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting

Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Anne Wyatt, Dr Christine Contessotto, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Dr Samuel Cheung

KPMG

  • 2020: $96,558
  • 2019: $193,117
  • 2018: $193,117
  • 2017: $193,117
  • 2016: $96,558

IPA - Deakin SME Research Centre

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Peter Carey, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof George Tanewski

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2021: $240,900
  • 2020: $219,000
  • 2019: $219,000
  • 2018: $219,000
  • 2017: $167,000
  • 2016: $167,000

IPA Stage 1 Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2020: $51,229
  • 2019: $35,047
  • 2018: $24,255
  • 2017: $8,662

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Felicity Jill Fallon

Thesis entitled: An Inside Story of Intra-Professional Conflict in the Australian Accounting Profession

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting

2016

Lu Wang

Thesis entitled: A Study of Voluntary Internal Control Assurance in Chinese Listed Companies

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting

2014

Luisa Lombardi

Thesis entitled: The role of accounting in the financial capacity building of Australian Aboriginal peoples

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2012

Grace Swee Peng Wong

Thesis entitled: Learning Context in Australian Universities - Perceptions of Chinese Accounting Students

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2011

Wen Qu

Thesis entitled: A Study of Voluntary Disclosure by Listed Firms in China

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Associate Supervisor
2011

Marzlin Marzuki

Thesis entitled: Ethics Education in Accounting Curricula: Evidence from Malaysia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2009

Helen Yee

Thesis entitled: Ideological Hegemony and Professional Organisation of Public Accountants in China

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance