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Dr Marcus Rodrigs

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary

Biography

Often described as a "academic-practitioner", Marc has the passion to help demystify accounting and financial concepts in a lucid, practical and meaningful manner and leaves a 'mark' of his own on his audiences. Marc has facilitated many courses in accounting, finance, corporate governance and risk management. He has over 18 years work experience (academic as well as in consulting). He has taught courses for Bachelor degrees, Master degrees, as well as professional courses. During his consulting work as a risk management consultant in one of the Big 4 public accounting firms, his industry clients included banking and investment, software development, academia, power generation, electronics, government, research, retail and not-for-profit organizations. After his move from consulting to academia, his passion for accounting has earned him recognition among his students and colleagues.

Research Expertise
- Corporate governance - Accounting and Education - Risk management


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Madurai Kamaraj University - India
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Madurai Kamaraj University - India
  • Master of Commerce, Madurai Kamaraj University - India
  • Master of Philosophy, Madurai Kamaraj University - India

Keywords

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Finance
  • Risk Management

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 50
150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Web Learn Tutor Newcastle Business School University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2012 NSW CPA President's Award for Excellence (Achievements in Academia)
CPA Australia
2012 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle
2011 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Australian Learning and Teaching Council
2011 The Unijobs Lecturer of the Year
UniJobs Australia
2010 The Unijobs Lecturer of the Year
UniJobs Australia
2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Business and Law
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
2009 Australian College of Educators' Teacher Recognition Award
Australian College of Educators
2009 The Unijobs Lecturer of the Year
UniJobs Australia
2008 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle

Recognition

Year Award
2015 Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Business and Law
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Business and Law
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Rodrigs MC, 'The effect of capital structure change on the valuation of companies', Innovation in Management Practices, Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi, India 260-266 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Yasser QR, Mamun AA, Rodrigs M, 'Impact of board structure on firm performance: evidence from an emerging economy', Journal of Asia Business Studies, 11 210-228 (2017) [C1]

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the association between board demographics and firm financial performance of Karachi Stock Exc... [more]

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the association between board demographics and firm financial performance of Karachi Stock Exchange companies and describe the attributes of these firms and their boards. The connection between board structure and firm performance has attracted much attention, especially in emerging economies, yet yielded many inconsistent empirical results. Design/methodology/approach: This study examines the relationship between board structure and the performance of Pakistani public listed companies by using a sample of Karachi Stock Exchange 100 (KSE-100) indexed companies. This study exploits the corporate performance by accounting-based measures (return on assets), market-based measures (Tobin¿s Q), and economic profit (economic value added). Findings: The outcome of the study shows the positive relationship between the board size, minority representation in board, and family director¿s in-board and firm performance. The authors also find that, instead of adding value, independent directors in Pakistan are negatively associated with firm value. Research limitations/implications: The study is based on KSE-100 indexed companies from 2009 to 2013; however, a large sample and multiple years¿ data are required. Practical implications: The paper provides empirical evidence that board independence is not necessary for public-listed companies in Pakistan and would be of interest to regulatory bodies, business practitioners, and academic researchers. Originality/value: The paper contributes to the literature on corporate governance and firm performance by introducing a framework for identifying and analyzing moderating variables that affect the relationship between board structure and firm performance.

DOI 10.1108/JABS-06-2015-0067
2017 Rodrigs MC, 'Directors Training and Financial Disclosure:Asian Insights.', Contemporary Economics, (2017)
2016 Rodrigs MC, 'Use of the Internet for investor relations by public listed companies', Corporate Ownership and Control, 13 81-88 (2016) [C1]
2015 Al-Sahafi A, Rodrigs M, Barnes L, 'Does Corporate Governance affect financial performance in the banking sector?', International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, III 1-26 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Lisa Barnes
2014 Al-Sahafi A, Rodrigs M, Barnes L, 'Factors that affect corporate governance practices in Saudi Arabian listed banks', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, 25 137-156 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Lisa Barnes
2014 Ibrahim MA-A, Stanton P, Rodrigs M, 'Should Iraq Adopt IFRSs?', International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, 5 541-550 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.430
Co-authors Patricia Stanton
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Chan H-T, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Rodrigs MC, 'The Master of Professional Accounting: Challenging sterotypes of international students', 2011 AFAANZ Conference Proceedings (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2010 Rodrigs 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 (2010) [E2]
Co-authors Andrew Nadolny, Suzanne Ryan, Egbert Groen, Asit Bhatta
2010 Chan 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 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Christine Yap, Asit Bhatta, Suzanne Ryan, Jackie Yong
2010 Rodrigs 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 (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta, Jackie Yong, Christine Yap
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $134,800

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20161 grants / $89,800

Enhancing university retention and success for first-in-family, low SES students through a flipped classroom learning model$89,800

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Doctor Johanna Macneil, Doctor Amy Maguire, Doctor Marcus Rodrigs, Doctor David Cameron, Doctor Robert Zinko
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600149
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20141 grants / $45,000

The New Colombo Plan Tranche 2$45,000

The New Colombo Plan Tranche 2

Funding body: The New Colombo Plan Tranche 2

Funding body The New Colombo Plan Tranche 2
Project Team

Dr Marcus Rodrigs

Scheme Federal Government
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Role of Managers and Accounting Practices in the Development of Intellectual Capital in Iraq PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 PhD The Challenges and Opportunities of Iraq Transitioning to International Accounting Standards with Particular Emphasis on Accounting for Oil PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Corporate Governance and Management Misconduct in Thailand PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Marcus Rodrigs

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

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Web Learn Tutor Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Email marcus.rodrigs@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5993

Office

Room X-650
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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