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De Zoysa, Anura Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Discipline: Accounting

Overview


Anura joined the School in 2001 having completed his PhD in Accounting at University of Wollongong, Australia. Prior to this, Anura spent 8 years in Japan teaching and conducting research into the cost management and management accounting practices of Japanese manufacturing companies. His fascination with Japanese culture, especially Japanese cost management systems such as Genka Kikaku, Just-in-time (JIT) and Kaizen, as well as his close associations with Japanese researchers and organisations, has given him unique insight which informs his research and teaching at UOW.

Anura’s research and teaching commitments at UOW have developed his expertise in cost management, small business management, corporate governance, accounting education, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Currently, he lectures and coordinates subjects in the areas of management accounting and financial management.

Anura’s extensive experience in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects at universities in Sri Lanka, Japan and Australia spans more than 30 years. His ability to draw on this experience makes him a valued member of the School. He has more than 80 publications in both English and Japanese, including 31 journal articles and 39 domestic and international conference papers. Anura’s publications on UOW’s institutional repository, Research Online, have attracted more than 66,000 downloads from 172 countries since 2008. He has 1,000 citations and H index of 13 as per Google Scholar.

In addition, Anura is actively engaged in supervising higher degree research students. He has successfully supervised 15 HDR students to completion, including 10 PhD students and 5 Masters by Research students. Anura is a professionally qualified accountant holding CPA, CMA and FCA memberships. He also has practical experience in accounting, auditing and taxation from working as a chartered accountant. 

For his teaching efforts, Anura has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s University Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) in 2019. For his research supervision efforts, he was also awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision (Highly Commended) in 2019. These awards are a testament to his long and sustained contributions to the domains of both teaching and research.

Research Overview


  • Anura's research interests include:

    • Financial reporting
    • Cost management
    • Accounting education
    • Corporate governance
    • CSR and sustainability

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Corporate Governance, Level of Disclosures and Corporate Competitivenes From Conformance to Performance.
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Nexus between Corporate Citizenship and Earnings Quality: An Empirical Study of the Banking Sector in MENA Region in Jordan. Al Manaseer, Omar Issa Falah
    Doctor of Philosophy Credence Goods, Optimal Advisory Services and Nudge Kuruppu, Gayithri
    Doctor of Philosophy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs): A case study of SMEs in Regional Australia Kardaslar, Sevim

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Title of thesis: Corporate Financial Disclosure in Emerging Markets: The Case of Sri Lanka 2003
  • Master of Economics (Honours) in Accounting, Wakayama University, Title of thesis: Transfiguration of Cost Accounting in the New Manufacturing Environment with Special Emphasis on JIT Implications 1992
  • Diploma of Japanese, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Diploma in Japanese Language and Culture 1991
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Sri J’pura, Title of thesis: An Assessment of the Production and Marketing Problems in the Inland Fishery Industry of Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation 1979

Keywords


  • Cost management

    Small business management

    Corporate governance

    Accounting education

    CSR and sustainability  

    Financial disclosure and reporting

Full Name


  • Dr. Anura De Zoysa

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Research Overview


  • Anura's research interests include:

    • Financial reporting
    • Cost management
    • Accounting education
    • Corporate governance
    • CSR and sustainability

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Corporate Governance, Level of Disclosures and Corporate Competitivenes From Conformance to Performance.
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Nexus between Corporate Citizenship and Earnings Quality: An Empirical Study of the Banking Sector in MENA Region in Jordan. Al Manaseer, Omar Issa Falah
    Doctor of Philosophy Credence Goods, Optimal Advisory Services and Nudge Kuruppu, Gayithri
    Doctor of Philosophy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs): A case study of SMEs in Regional Australia Kardaslar, Sevim

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Title of thesis: Corporate Financial Disclosure in Emerging Markets: The Case of Sri Lanka 2003
  • Master of Economics (Honours) in Accounting, Wakayama University, Title of thesis: Transfiguration of Cost Accounting in the New Manufacturing Environment with Special Emphasis on JIT Implications 1992
  • Diploma of Japanese, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Diploma in Japanese Language and Culture 1991
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Sri J’pura, Title of thesis: An Assessment of the Production and Marketing Problems in the Inland Fishery Industry of Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation 1979

Keywords


  • Cost management

    Small business management

    Corporate governance

    Accounting education

    CSR and sustainability  

    Financial disclosure and reporting

Full Name


  • Dr. Anura De Zoysa

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility