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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of South Australia, 31/08/2000
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Malaya, 20/06/1981
  • Master of Science (Management), University of Durham, 13/12/1986

Research

Research keywords

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Decision-making

Research expertise

Primary area of research - Developing holistic and emancipatory accountability and decision-making tools that create spaces for changing perceptions, from the conventional pursuit of economic returns to more sustainable interaction with nature.

For a summary of my sustainability research, please see p.3 of the Tom Farrell newsletter for December 2011. URL provided below:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Research Centres/TFI/Publications/Newsletters/2011/December.pdf

Secondary areas of research - Accounting education, Workplace relations, and Participatory information systems.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150102Auditing And Accountability90
140399Econometrics Not Elsewhere Classified10
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Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Saravanamuthu K, 'Ghandian-Vedic paradigm: theorising sustainable development', Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories and Methods, Spiramus Press, London, United Kingdom 291-333 (2006) [B1]
2006Saravanamuthu K, 'Foundation principles governing accounting: revisiting the representation of business activities', Sustainable Development: Policy and Administration, Taylor & Francis, London, United Kingdom 611-633 (2006) [B1]
2005Saravanamuthu K, 'Benchmarking: Fragmenting public policy', International Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility, Ansted University Press, Penang, Malaysia 67-96 (2005) [B1]

Journal article (21 outputs)

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2014Saravanamuthu K, Yap C, 'Pedagogy to empower Chinese Learners to adapt to western learning circumstances: a longitudinal case-study', Cambridge Journal of Education, 44 361-384 (2014) [C1]
2013Saravanamuthu K, Brooke C, Gaffikin M, 'The next phase in information management: using risk to integrate data and facilitate social learning about sustainability', International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 7 266-291 (2013) [C1]
2013Saravanamuthu K, Lehman C, 'Enhancing stakeholder interaction through environmental risk accounts', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 24 410-437 (2013) [C1]
2013Saravanamuthu K, Brooke C, Gaffikin M, 'ERP and precautionary ethics: Harnessing critical thinking to engender sustainability', Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 11 92-111 (2013) [C1]
2009Saravanamuthu K, 'A journey of socialising the risks associated with global warming: A Gandhian insight into Schumacher's total accounting and accountability', Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 14 121-189 (2009) [C1]
2009Saravanamuthu K, 'Developing Schumacher's total accounting into an accountability interface between the science of climate change and the sustainability discourse', Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 14 3-11 (2009) [C1]
2009Kaufman A, Saravanamuthu K, 'The dilemma in monitoring voluntary labour standards: Labour's 'muted' consent to exploit itself', Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 14 297-319 (2009) [C1]
2009Saravanamuthu K, 'Guest editor', Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 14 (2009) [C2]
2008Saravanamuthu K, 'Reflecting on the Biggs-Watkins theory of the Chinese Learner', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19 138-180 (2008) [C1]
2008Saravanamuthu K, Tinker T, 'Ethics in education: The Chinese Learner and post-Enron ethics', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19 129-137 (2008) [C1]
2007Saravanamuthu K, 'Gandhian-Vedic Emancipatory Accounting: Engendering a Spiritual Revolution in the Interest of Sustainable Development', Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 13 177-235 (2007) [C1]
2006Saravanamuthu K, 'Emancipatory accounting and sustainable development: A Gandhian-Vedic theorization of experimenting with truth', SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 14 234-244 (2006) [C1]
2005Saravanamuthu K, 'Benchmarking: A socio-economic interrogation of its global-local disconnect', Critical Perspectives on International Business, 1 20-42 (2005) [C1]
2005Saravanamuthu K, 'CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: DOES ANY SIZE FIT?', CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: DOES ANY SIZE FIT, 11 1-11 (2005) [C1]
2004Saravanamuthu K, Filling S, 'A critical response to managerialism in the Academy', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15 437-452 (2004) [C1]
2004Saravanamuthu K, 'Gold-collarism in the Academy: The dilemma in transforming bean-counters into knowledge consultants', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15 587-607 (2004) [C1]
2004Saravanamuthu K, 'What is measured counts: Harmonized corporate reporting and sustainable economic development', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15 295-302 (2004) [C1]
2003Saravanamuthu K, Tinker T, 'Politics of managing: the dialectic of control', ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, 28 37-64 (2003) [C1]
2002Saravanamuthu K, 'The political lacuna in participatory systems design', JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 17 185-198 (2002)
2002Saravanamuthu K, 'Information technology and ideology', JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 17 79-87 (2002)
2002Saravanamuthu K, Tinker T, 'The university in the new corporate world', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 13 545-554 (2002)
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Saravanamuthu K, Lehman C, Nyamori RO, 'Facilitating social learning by integrating the multiple attributes of environmental degradation into risk-based accounts', Critical Perspectives on Accounting 2011 Conference Papers, Clearwater Beach, FL (2011) [E1]
2009Saravanamuthu K, Lehman C, 'Accounting for the climate change footprint: Socialising the risk attributes of a carbon-intensive economy', IPA 2009 Program, Innsbruck, Austria (2009) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$24,290

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2012 (1 grants)

Phase 2 of pilot study that seeks to improve management of the natural water cycle by providing stakeholders with integrated risk assessments.$8,072
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Associate Professor Kala Saravanamuthu
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,07220122013
GNo:G1201014

2010 (1 grants)

Pilot study that seeks to improve management of the natural water cycle by providing stakeholders with integrated risk assessments$15,654
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Kala Saravanamuthu
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,65420102010
GNo:G1000717

2009 (1 grants)

Developing and using multiple criteria risk-management models employing financial and non-financial data to measure sustainable development in local communities: A case-study methodology$564
Funding Body: CPA Australia

Project Team
Associate Professor Kala Saravanamuthu, Emeritus Professor Jack Flanagan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$56420092009
GNo:G0189835
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.4

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
20142018PhD (Politics)Principal SupervisorRight-Left Confusion in Contemporary Liberal Democracies
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Associate Professor Kalathevi (Kala) Saravanamuthu

Work Phone(02) 4921 7226
Email
PositionsAssociate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAccounting and Finance
Office
SRS 211,
Social Science,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kalathevi-saravanamuthu