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Professor Subhash Abhayawansa

Professor of Accounting


Subhash Abhayawansa is a Professor of Accounting and serves as the Chair of the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. His pedagogical expertise is recognised by multiple accolades for his innovative teaching techniques applied in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Subhash is an accomplished researcher whose primary interests lie in the areas of business value creation, social and environmental accounting, and the use of non-financial information in judgment and decision-making. He has authored over 50 publications in both academic and practitioner journals, including leading academic journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, European Accounting Review, and the British Accounting Review. Subhash is also a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. He is actively involved in the governance of secondary and higher education institutions and professional associations.

Subhash earned his doctorate in accounting at the University of Sydney for his thesis titled ‘sell-side analysts use and communication of intellectual capital information'. He holds an MBA from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Science, where he was awarded the gold medal for best academic performance. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the U.K., CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. Before joining academia, he worked in the fields of market research, supply chain management consulting and capital markets regulation.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Accounting, Auditing And Accountability - 350100
  • Specialist Studies In Education - 390400
  • Banking, Finance And Investment Not Elsewhere Classified - 350299


Also published as: Abhayawansa, Subhash; Abhayawansa, S.; Abhayawansa, S. A.; Abhayawansa, Subhash Asanga
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Leveraging digital technologies for sustainability reporting *; CPA Australia
  • 2019: The role of campaign disclosure and communication strategies in the crowdfunding strategies in the crowdfunding success of social enterprises *; AFAANZ Research Grants
  • 2017: Engaging with the sustainable development goals: evidence from Australian public sector entities *; AFAANZ Research Grants
  • 2016: Does integrated reporting improve firm performance? *; AFAANZ Research Grants
  • 2013: Investigating ways of supporting the operations of a remote indigenous non-government organisation: Designing business processes which suitably uphold local culture and lore *; Marra Worra Worra

* Chief Investigator

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