Dr Asit Bhattacharyya

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary

Biography

Asit Bhattacharyya is a lecturer of Accounting at the University of Newcastle. He joined the University of Newcastle in 2008. Asit previously taught at the Monash University (Singapore) and University of New England for over nine years. His main research interest areas are (i) Corporate social and environmental accounting, reporting and accountability, (ii) Accounting education and learning. His teaching expertise is in Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting and Financial Management. His PhD is on corporate social and environmental accountability from Macquarie University.

Research Expertise
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Disclosure - Human values and Accountability; Social Responsibility; Ethics and non-financial disclosure. Attitude towards Social and Environment responsibility; Social and Environment Reporting; and Social & Environment Performance Measurement Accounting education - Accounting Learning in a multicultural MBA class; Accounting teaching strategies to engage students; Learning approaches, Improving Accounting Learning experiences of the non-accounting background Students.
 


Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calcutta
  • Master of Commerce, University of Calcutta
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of New England

Keywords

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Education
  • Business
  • CSR and Disclosure
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Disclosure
  • Environmental accountability
  • Finance
  • Social accountability

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150199Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified40
050205Environmental Management30
150303Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Bhattacharyya A, 'Adherence to Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) social and environmental disclosure requirements by the Indian organisations', Innovation in Management Practices, Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi, India 214-229 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2016Bose S, Bhattacharyya A, Islam S, 'Dynamics of Firm-Level Financial Inclusion: Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Economy', Journal of Banking and Finance - Law and Practice (ABDC A), 1 (2016)
2015Bhattacharyya A, 'Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility in an Emerging Economy: A study of Indian Managers', Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal, - (2015) [C1]
2015Bhattacharyya A, 'Personal Values and Attitudes toward Societal and Environmental Accountability: A study of MBA students', Environmental Education Research, - (2015)
DOI10.1080/13504622.2014.966658
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Dynamics of social and environmental disclosures in an emerging economy ¿ Evidence from India', Submitted to the Business Ethics: A European Review, (2014)
2014Bhattacharyya A, Cummings L, 'Attitudes towards environmental responsibility within Australia and India: a comparative study', JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, 57 769-791 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09640568.2013.768972Author URL
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Managerial attitude and support for social responsibility through the lens of legitimacy theory - A cross country comparison', Social Responsibility Journal, 10 716-736 (2014)
DOI10.1108/SRJ-08-2012-0089
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Managerial attitude and support for social responsibility through the lens of legitimacy theory - A cross country comparison', Social Responsibility Journal, 10 716-736 (2014) [C1]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is threefold; first, to examine the Australian and Indian managerial attitudes towards social responsibility (SR) and assess their support for SR; second, to explore the underlying factors that shape beliefs and attitudes; and third, to explore whether respondents from these countries, characterised by differing levels of development, differ in their attitudes towards SR.

DOI10.1108/SRJ-08-2012-0089
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Factors Associated with the Social and Environment Reporting of Australian Companies', Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal, 8 25-49 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.14453/aabfj.v8i1.3
2014Bhattacharyya A, Cumming L, 'Personal Values and Attitudes toward Environmental Accountability: Comparative Study of MBA students', Academy of Management Learning and Education, - (2014)
2013Bhattacharyya A, Cummings L, 'Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance - Stakeholder Engagement Evaluation', Business Strategy and the Environment, (2013)

As environmental protection has become a critical factor in achieving sustainable development, organizational stakeholders are becoming increasingly interested in corporate environmental performance (CEP). Many organizations evaluate their CEP but few academic studies have sought to evaluate it. This study undertakes CEP evaluation using an environmental performance measurement (EPM) model consisting of four managerial performance indicators (MPIs: organizational system, stakeholder relations, operational countermeasures and environmental tracking) and two operational performance indicators (OPIs: inputs and outputs). Principal component analysis (PCA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) are used to test model reliability and construct validity. The relationship between MPIs and OPIs has also been analysed using correlation coefficients among the six indicators. Results indicate that there were multiple dimensions to measure under an organizational system as opposed to ideally a single factor. No single model can be effectively used due to different geographical locations and differences between companies from various industry sectors. EPM is more dependent on its organizational system and stakeholder relations than operational countermeasures and environmental tracking. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

DOI10.1002/bse.1819
2012Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, 'Barriers to professional development among contingent academic employees: An Australian case study', International Journal of Learning, 18 247-261 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan
2012Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Stratilas K, Goela N, 'English language proficiency and learning among Australian international postgraduate accounting students', International Journal of Learning, 18 237-253 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan
2011Bhattacharyya A, 'Corporate environmental performance evaluation in emerging economies: Current practices and future direction', The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7 253-269 (2011) [C1]
2011Bhattacharyya A, 'Attitudes towards environmental accountability in an emerging economy setting - Evidence from India', Journal of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, 17 51-74 (2011) [C1]
2010Bhattacharyya A, 'Learning accounting in globalised australian universities: Challenges and way out', International Journal of Learning, 17 487-500 (2010) [C1]
2008Bhattacharyya A, 'Enhancing Accounting Learning of the International Students: Strategies and their effectiveness', The International Journal of Learning, 15 261-277 (2008) [C1]
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Conference (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Bhattacharyya A, Biswas KK, 'Personal value, attitudes and moral obligation as predictors of pro-environmental behaviour', 12th A-CSEAR Conference Programme, Hamilton, NZ (2013) [E1]
2012Bhattacharyya A, Stanton PA, 'Managerial attitudes toward social and environmental accountability - Evidence from Indian pharmaceutical and biotech industry', The Tenth Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Cardiff University, UK (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsPatricia Stanton
2011Chan H-T, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Rodrigs MC, 'The Master of Professional Accounting: Challenging sterotypes of international students', 2011 AFAANZ Conference Proceedings, Darwin (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan, Marcus Rodrigs
2011Ryan SE, Groen E, McNeil KA, Nadolny A, Bhattacharyya A, 'Sessional employment and quality in universities: A risky business', Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education Volume 34, Gold Coast (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan, Andrew Nadolny
2011Nadolny A, McNeil KA, Ryan SE, Groen E, Bhattacharyya A, ''McJobs': A comparison of the academic and McDonald's casual worker experience', The Way Forward - Austerity or Stimulus? Incorporating the 13th Path to Full Employment Conference and 18th National Conference on Unemployment, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsAndrew Nadolny, Suzanne Ryan
2011Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, 'Academic work: A sessionalised future?', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, Wellington, NZ (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan
2011Groen E, McNeil KA, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, 'Sessionals: Doing the job for Universities?', Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Auckland, NZ (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan, Andrew Nadolny
2010Bhattacharyya A, Cummings L, Staib R, 'The association between firm characteristics and levels of corporate social and environment reporting in Australian and Indian organisations', 9th CSEAR (Centre for Social & Environmental Accounting Research) Australasian Conference. Conference Proceedings, Albury, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Bhattacharyya A, Cummings L, Staib R, 'Evaluating corporate environmental performance across developed and developing economies: Evidence from Australian and Indian companies', 9th CSEAR (Centre for Social & Environmental Accounting Research) Australasian Conference. Conference Proceedings, Albury, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Rodrigs MC, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, Nadolny A, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'Barriers to including sessional academics in matters of discipline', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium. Colloquium Papers, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E2]
Co-authorsAndrew Nadolny, Marcus Rodrigs, Suzanne Ryan
2010McNeil KA, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'Casual, committed but disconnected: The impact of precarious employment practices in higher education', The 10th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference Proceedings Part II, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan, Andrew Nadolny
2010Ryan SE, McNeil KA, Bhattacharyya A, Nadolny A, Groen E, 'Barriers to inclusion of sessional academics in matters of discipline', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Nadolny, Suzanne Ryan
2010Chan H-T, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Goela N, Lee CC, Rodrigs MC, et al., 'Between a dream and reality: Engagement among Master of Professional Accounting students', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan, Christine Yap, Marcus Rodrigs, Jackie Yong
2010Nadolny A, Bhattacharyya A, McNeil KA, Groen E, Ryan SE, 'The challenge of precarious employment practices on the delivery of quality teaching and learning outcomes in higher education', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Madrid, Spain (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsAndrew Nadolny, Suzanne Ryan
2010Rodrigs MC, Chan H-T, Bhattacharyya A, Goela N, Lee CC, Ryan SE, et al., 'When learning may not be the goal: Postgraduate accounting students in Australia', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Valencia, Spain (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsJackie Yong, Christine Yap, Marcus Rodrigs, Suzanne Ryan
2009Bhattacharyya A, 'Compliance with Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) social and environmental disclosures guidelines by Australian organisations', International Finance Conference: Papers, Kolkata, India (2009) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$81,862

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $3,000

Factors affecting Student Outcomes in Traditional and Online Delivery Models$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20122 grants / $12,510

Human Values and Attitudes Toward Social and Environmental Responsibility: a Study of Future Managers$7,510

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Asit Bhattacharyya
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200948
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Phase 3. Casual Academics Extend Survey throughout University: Quality of Teaching and Sessional Academics$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20112 grants / $25,000

Phase 2. The Role of Sessional Teaching Academics in Current and Future Academic Workforces$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Embedding Graduate and Professional Attributes in the Master of Professional Accounting Program$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Centre for teaching & Learning (CTL)

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Centre for teaching & Learning (CTL)
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20103 grants / $15,160

Phase 1. Quality of Teaching and Sessional Academics$8,160

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Managerial Attitudes towards Social and Environmental Accountability: a Study Across Developed and Developing Countries$4,000

Funding Body: Macquarie University Funding Scheme: Faculty Grant Description: Research
Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Master Professional Accounting (MPACC) Student Survey$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $500

Once-off Funding Grant for Research$500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20084 grants / $22,298

A Comparative Study of Corporate Social Responsibility in an Emerging and Developed Economy Context$8,598

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding bodyMacquarie University
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Attitudes toward social and environmental accountability - a comparison of Australian and Indian corporations$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Asit Bhattacharyya
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188970
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Managerial Attitudes toward Social and Environmental Accountability of India$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

15th International Conference on Learning, Illinois Chicago USA, 3/6/2008 - 6/6/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Asit Bhattacharyya
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189023
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $3,394

When Chinese Students Learn Accounting in Australian Universities: Ways to improve performance$3,394

Accounting learning by Chinese students in Australian Universities
Funding body: University of New England

Funding bodyUniversity of New England
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Gender Diversity on Australian Company Boards
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Asit Bhattacharyya

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Emailasit.bhatta@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6890
Fax(02) 4921 6911

Office

Room226C
BuildingSRS
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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