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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University, 30/09/2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of New England, 16/04/2010
  • Master of Commerce, University of Calcutta, 17/01/1990
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calcutta, 25/04/1986

Research

Research keywords

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

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

Languages

  • English
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150100Accounting, Auditing And Accountability40
150303Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement30
050205Environmental Management30

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Accounting Education
  • CSR and Disclosure
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Publications

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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
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility in an Emerging Economy: A study of Indian Managers', Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal, - (2014) [C1]
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]
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Factors Associated with the Social and Environment Reporting of Australian Companies', Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal, 8 25-49 (2014) [C1]
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Values, attitudes and moral obligation as predictors of pro-environmental behaviour ¿ Study of Indian MBA students', Environmental Values, - (2014)
2014Bhattacharyya A, Cummings L, 'Evaluating Corporate Environmental Performance across Developed and Emerging Economies: Evidence from Australian and Indian Companies.', Journal of Cleaner Production, (2014)
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, Cumming L, 'Personal Values and Attitudes toward Environmental Accountability: Comparative Study of MBA students', Academy of Management Learning and Education, - (2014)
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Personal Values and Attitudes toward Societal and Environmental Accountability: A study of MBA students', Environmental Education Research, Forthcoming 1-26 (2014)
2014Bhattacharyya A, 'Managerial attitude and support for Social responsibility through the lens of legitimacy theory - A cross country comparison.', Social Responsibility Journal, DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-08-2012-0089 1 (2014)
2013Bhattacharyya A, Cummings L, 'Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance - Stakeholder Engagement Evaluation', Business Strategy and the Environment, (2013)
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]

Co-authors: Suzanne Ryan

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-authors: Suzanne Ryan

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]
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]
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)
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Conference (16 outputs)

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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-authors: Patricia 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]
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]
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-authors: Suzanne Ryan

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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

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Number of grants14
Total funding$81,862

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2013 (1 grants)

Factors affecting Student Outcomes in Traditional and Online Delivery Models$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020132013
GNo:185213871

2012 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Asit Bhattacharyya
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,51020122012
GNo:G1200948

Phase 3. Casual Academics Extend Survey throughout University: Quality of Teaching and Sessional Academics$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020122013
GNo:185213863

2011 (2 grants)

Phase 2. The Role of Sessional Teaching Academics in Current and Future Academic Workforces$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020112012
GNo:185213855

Embedding Graduate and Professional Attributes in the Master of Professional Accounting Program$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:185213847

2010 (3 grants)

Phase 1. Quality of Teaching and Sessional Academics$8,160
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,16020102010
GNo:185213839

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

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020102010
GNo:185213823

Master Professional Accounting (MPACC) Student Survey$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020102010
GNo:185213831

2009 (1 grants)

Once-off Funding Grant for Research$500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50020092009
GNo:185213815

2008 (4 grants)

A Comparative Study of Corporate Social Responsibility in an Emerging and Developed Economy Context$8,598
Funding Body: Macquarie University

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,59820082008
GNo:185213807

Managerial Attitudes toward Social and Environmental Accountability of India$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business & Law

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020082008
GNo:185213799

Attitudes toward social and environmental accountability - a comparison of Australian and Indian corporations$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Asit Bhattacharyya
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020082008
GNo:G0188970

15th International Conference on Learning, Illinois Chicago USA, 3/6/2008 - 6/6/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Asit Bhattacharyya
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189023

2007 (1 grants)

When Chinese Students Learn Accounting in Australian Universities: Ways to improve performance$3,394
Funding Body: University of New England

SchemeRole
Faculty Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,39420072007
GNo:185180093
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112015PhD (Accounting & Finance)Co-SupervisorGender Diversity on Australian Corporate Boards
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Dr Asit Bhattacharyya

Work Phone(02) 4921 6890
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAccounting and Finance
Office
226C,
SRS,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/asit-bhatta