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Dr Belete Jember (BJ) Bobe

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2012
Master of Business Administration, The American Univ. in Cairo, 1995
Graduate Diploma of Management, The American Univ. in Cairo, 1994
Bachelor of Accounting, Addis Ababa University, 1988

Contact

bj.bobe@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72131

Biography

Dr Belete Jember “BJ” Bobe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School. BJ has extensive teaching experience gained in tertiary institutions in Ethiopia, Egypt, UK and Australia. BJ teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate levels and diverse accounting subjects. His main teaching area is management accounting and has chaired (co-ordinated) and taught a second-year undergraduate management accounting and a third-year strategic management accounting subjects for several years at Deakin University. He has also taught advanced management accounting for honours and PhD students as well as advanced performance management for master’s students.

BJ’s research interest is in management accounting with a specific focus in management control systems and performance management systems. His research interests include accounting education, public sector accounting, and the professionalisation of accounting in developing countries.

He also has extensive practical work experience as a tax accountant, auditor, finance manager and financial controller in private and public organisations in several countries.

BJ is a full member of CPA Australia and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of UK. He actively participates in professional accounting developments. He was the chair of ACCA Australia and New Zealand Members Panel, a representative for the states of Victoria and Tasmania, Australia, and an ACCA International Assembly member.

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Research interests

  • Management Control Systems
  • Performance Management Systems
  • Accounting Education 

Affiliations

  • Member, CPA Australia.
  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK).
  • Member,  Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
  • Chair, ACCA Australia and New Zealand Members' Network Panel.

Teaching interests

  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Advanced Performance Management

Units taught

  • MAA908 - Advanced Management Accounting (PhD unit)
  • MAA764 - Advanced Performance Management (equivalent to ACCA's P5)
  • MAA456 - Advanced Management Accounting (Honours unit)
  • MAA744 - Strategic Management Accounting (PG)
  • MAA703 - Managerial Accounting (PG)
  • MAA36 - Corporate Accounting (UG)
  • MAA302 - Strategic Management Accounting (UG)
  • MAA262 - Management Accounting (UG)
  • MAA261 - Financial Accounting (UG)
  • MAA103 - Accounting for Decision Making (UG)

Conferences

  • Global Accounting and Organisation Change (GAOC) Network Conference, Australia, 2017.
  • RMIT Accounting Educators Conference, Australia, 2017.
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Australia, 2017.
  • RMIT Accounting Educators Conference, Australia, 2016.
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 2016.
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Australia, 2013.
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Australia: Forum for Research in Management Accounting (MONFORMA) Department of Accounting and Finance, Monash University, Australia, 2012.
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Australia, 2011.
  • MONFORMA, Department of Accounting and Finance, Monash University, Australia, 2010.
  • 8th International Management Control Research Conference, University of Greenwich, UK, September 2010. 
  • 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA), The University of Sydney, Australia, 2010
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Australia, July 2009.

Professional activities

Publications

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2020

University dean personal characteristics and use of management control systems and performance measures

B Bobe, Ralph Kober

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 235-257, Studies in higher education, London, Eng., C1

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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, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2018

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

B Bobe, B Cooper

(2018), pp. 1-45, Accounting & finance, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Does gender matter? The association between gender and the use of management control systems and performance measures

B Bobe, R Kober

(2018), pp. 1-36, Accounting and finance, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2017

Public-sector reforms and balanced scorecard adoption: an Ethiopian case study

B Bobe, D Mihret, D Obo

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 1230-1256, Accounting, auditing and accountability journal, Bingley, Eng., C1

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2015

Measuring organisational capabilities in the higher education sector

B Bobe, R Kober

(2015), Vol. 57, pp. 322-342, Education and Training, C1

journal
2014

Multiple informal imperial connections and the transfer of accountancy to Ethiopia (1905 to 2011)

D Mihret, B Bobe

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 309-331, Accounting history, Thousand Oaks, California, C1

journal
2013

Attributes of effective business teachers: perceptions of students enrolled in highly rated units

B Bobe

(2013), pp. 1-17, AFAANZ 2013 : Proceedings of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Perth, Western Australia, E1-1

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2010

Management control systems use, organisational capabilities and performance in universities: application of the resource-based view

B Bobe, D Taylor

(2010), MONFORMA 2010 : Papers from the Monash University Forum on Management Accounting, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Use of management control systems in university faculties : evidence of diagnostic versus interactive approaches by the upper echelons

B Bobe, D Taylor

(2010), pp. 1-22, APIRA 2010 : Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2009

Evaluating the efficiencies of university faculties : adjusted data envelopment analysis

B Bobe

(2009), pp. 1-26, AFAANZ 2009 : Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report