VG Sridharan

Dr VG Sridharan

Associate Professor of Accounting

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Associate Professor VG Sridharan teaches cost management and coordinates the Master of Accounting and Master of Accounting and Finance programs in the University of Adelaide. Holding a PhD in Accounting from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, VG has 28 years of experience in teaching, research and program administration in Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), University of Auckland (UoA), University of Melbourne, and Deakin University Melbourne. Specializing in management accounting, performance planning and control systems, VG has presented his research at business schools in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. VG’s research is published in both national and international journals such as Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting and Finance, and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. In program administration, VG has launched and successfully managed the new ACCA-integrated master of accounting program during his previous assignment.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Associate Professor of Accounting The University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2017 Associate Professor of Accounting Deakin University
    2006 - 2010 Senior Lecturer in Accounting University of Melbourne
    1999 - 2006 Lecturer in Accounting University of Auckland
    1995 - 1999 Assistant Professor of Accounting Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can speak and understand spoken
    Tamil Can read, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 - 2004 University of Auckland New Zealand PhD
    1985 - 1989 Institute of Chartered Accountants of India India ACA
    1985 - 1988 Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) India AICWA
    1982 - 1985 Bharathidasan University India BCom
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Heggen, C., & Sridharan, V. G. (2021). The effects of an enabling approach to eco-control on firms’ environmental performance: A research note. Management Accounting Research, 50, 1-9.
    DOI WoS1
    2021 Bicudo de Castro, V., & Sridharan, V. G. (2021). Advancing empowerment research in management control: the effects of access to information and deadlines. Pacific Accounting Review, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).
    2020 Sridharan, V. G. (2020). Theory development in qualitative management control: revisiting the roles of triangulation and generalization. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 34(2), 451-479.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Vesty, G., Sridharan, V., Northcott, D., & Dellaportas, S. (2018). Burnout among university accounting educators in Australia and New Zealand: determinants and implications. Accounting and Finance, 58(1), 255-277.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS13
    2018 Heggen, C., Sridharan, V., & Subramaniam, N. (2018). To the letter vs the spirit: A case analysis of contrasting environmental management responses. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 31(2), 478-502.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    2017 Navissi, F., & Sridharan, V. (2017). Determinants of target costing adoption: a research note. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 29(1), 67-77.
    DOI Scopus7
    2017 Navissi, F., Sridharan, V., Khedmati, M., Lim, E., & Evdokimov, E. (2017). Business Strategy, Over- (Under-) Investment and Managerial Compensation. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 29(2), 63-86.
    DOI Scopus20
    2014 Sridharan, V., & Phang, M. (2014). Dependent on one but vulnerable to another: opportunism threats and control solutions for customization providers. Accounting and Finance, 54(2), 591-624.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2011 Sridharan, V., & Akroyd, C. (2011). The integration substitute: the role of controls in managing human asset specificity. Accounting and Finance, 51(4), 1055-1086.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2008 Naicker, V., Navissi, F., & Sridharan, V. G. (2008). The agency cost effects of unionization on firm value. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 20(1), 133-152.
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2017 Heggen, C., & Sridharan, V. G. (2017). Enabling control, eco-control use and environmental performance.
  • Position: Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Phone: 83130730
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 13
  • Room: 13 07
  • Org Unit: Accounting

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