Gordon’s research examines the theory and practice of accounting in its interrelation with sociopolitical and environmental issues in different contexts.  Combining methodological and theoretical rigour with interdisciplinarity and practical relevance, his published work primarily adopts social, critical and interpretive perspectives.

Gordon’s publications encompass a range of interrelated areas of accounting and accountability:

–   Public administration and accountability, including the role of technologies of accounting in public discourse

–   Professionalism and the public interest

–   Social accounting and accountability and the interaction of accounting with sustainability, ethical, and related issues

–   Critical and interpretive perspectives on accounting

–   The socio-political context of accounting education and implications for practice.

Professional teaching experience includes significant subject development and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  He has taught subjects across the spectrum of accounting – including introductory accounting, financial accounting, management accounting, accounting information systems, accounting theory, audit, accounting and society, social and critical perspectives on accounting, and contemporary developments in accounting research.

Gordon has successfully supervised a number of higher degree (PhD) research students whose theses examined various aspects of accounting and accountability.

He has served in a variety of leadership, governance, and adminstrative roles across a wide range of academic activity and wider service.

Senior Associate Editor:

–   Accounting Education

Associate Editor:

–   Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

Editorial Board member:

–   Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal

–   Accounting Forum

–   Issues in Accounting Education

–   Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management

Research interests

Social, environmental and sustainable management and reporting, environmental performance, business ethics, corporate accountability and human rights

– Accounting and accountability; Social accounting; Critical & interpretive perspectives on accounting

Recent publications

(Since 2008)

Boyce G, Greer S, Narayanan V, Blair B (2015). Sociologically Reimagining Accounting: A Scaffolded Framework of Research and Resources. Melbourne, 205pp. (OLT Project report ID12-2530, available at socialaccountingblog.wordpress.com).

Boyce G, Greer S, Narayanan V, Blair B (2015). Bringing the Social into Accounting Education: Student, Staff, and Professional Perspectives. Melbourne, 31pp. (OLT Project report ID12-2530, available at socialaccountingblog.wordpress.com).

Davids C and Boyce G (2015) “Integrity, accountability, and public trust: Issues raised by the unauthorised use of confidential police information”, in Lister S and Rowe M (eds) Accountability of Policing, Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 86–110.

Zhang G, Boyce G and Ahmed K. (2014) “Institutional change in university accounting education in post-Revolutionary China: From political orientation to internationalization”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 25(8): 819–843.

Boyce G (2014) “Ethics in accounting education”, in Wilson R M S (ed) The Routledge Companion to Accounting Education, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 533–557.

Boyce G (2014) “Accounting, ethics and human existence: Lightly unbearable, heavily kitsch”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 25(3): 197–209.

Boyce G (2014) “Professionalism, the Public Interest, and Social Accounting”, in Mintz S (ed) Accounting for the Public Interest: Perspectives on Accountability, Professionalism and Role in Society, Advances in Business Ethics Research Volume 4, Springer, pp. 115–139.

Boyce G, Greer S, Blair B, and Davids C (2013) “2012: Expanding the horizons of accounting education: Incorporating social and critical perspectives”, in Wilson R M S (ed) Accounting Education Research: Prize-winning Contributions, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 490–517.

Boyce G and Greer S (2013) “More than imagination: Making social and critical accounting real”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 24(2): 105–112.

Boyce G, Greer S, Blair B, and Davids C (2012) “Expanding the horizons of accounting education: Incorporating social and critical perspectives”, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 21(1): 47–74. (British Accounting and Finance Association prize for the best paper published in Accounting Education: An International Journal during 2012).

Boyce G and Adams C (2011) Incorporating climate change impacts and adaptation into capital investment decision-making. Melbourne: Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research.

Boyce G (2011) “Sustainability in Austerity: How Local Government Can Deliver During Times of Crisis”, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 2(1), pp. 172–175.

Boyce G and Davids C. (2010) “A social accountability framework for public sector conflict of interest: Private interests, public duties, and ethical cultures” – in Ball A and Osborne S P, eds. Social Accounting and Public Management: Accountability for the Public Good, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 275–286.

Boyce G and Davids C (2009) “Conflict of interest in policing and the public sector: Ethics, integrity, and social accountability”, Public Management Review, 11(5), pp. 601–640.

Boyce G, Prayukvong W, and Puntasen A (2009) “Social accounting for sufficiency: Buddhist principles and practices, and their application in Thailand”, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 14, pp. 55–119.

Boyce G (2008) “Arguing for and from faith?: A review of Hollender and Fenichell (2004). What Matters Most, New York: Basic Books”, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 28(1), pp. 56–57.

Davids C, and Boyce G (2008) “The perennial problem of police gratuities: Public concerns, political optics, and an accountability ethos”, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 3(1), pp. 44–69.

Boyce G (2008) “The Social Relevance of Ethics Education in a Global(ising) Era: From Individual Dilemmas to System Crises”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19(2), pp. 255–290.

Boyce G, Greer S, Blair B, and Davids C (2008)” Integrating sociological concepts into the study of accounting: Yielding the benefits of team teaching”, Asian Social Science, 4(3), pp. 49–58.

Older publications

Blair B, Boyce G, Davids C, and Greer S (2007) “Reflecting on Contemporary Accounting: Teaching and Learning Social and Critical Perspectives”, in Meyers N M, Smith B N, Bingham S A, and Shimeld, S F (eds) Proceedings of the Second Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education Conference. 31 January – 2 February. Hobart, Tasmania, 22 pp. (National Institute of Accountants Award for best paper)

Van Dyk G, Milam J, Davids C and Boyce G (2005) “Art in the Boardroom: Questioning the Ethics of Corporate Collecting Practices”, in Crowther, D and Jatana R (eds) Social Responsibility in India, London: Social Responsibility Research Network.

Boyce G (2004) “Critical Accounting Education: Teaching and Learning Outside the Circle”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15(4–5), pp 565–586.

Boyce G, and Davids, C (2004) “The Dimensions of Governmentality Studies in Accounting: Complementary and Critical Potentials”, in Parker, Lee and Low, Aik Meng (eds) Collected papers of APIRA 2004, Singapore: Singapore Management University and APIRA. 39 pp.

Boyce G, Emmanuel C, and Williams S (2003) “Reflexive Self-Consciousness and Research Design: Incorporating Personal Attributes Into the Processes of Research”, in the proceedings of the 2003 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Madrid, Spain: Universidad Carlos III, 33 pp.

Boyce G (2002) “Now and Then: Revolutions in Higher Learning”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 13(5/6), pp. 575–601.

Boyce G and Williams S (2002) “Public Sector Asset Accounting: A Matter of Faith or A Challenge to Orthodoxy?”, in the proceedings of the South African Accounting Association Biennial International Conference, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, pp. 1–21

Boyce G (2002) “Beyond Privacy: The Ethics of Customer Information Systems”, in IS2002: Proceedings of the Informing Science + IT Education Conference, Cork, Ireland, pp. 107–125.

Boyce G, Williams S, Kelly A, and Yee H (2001) “Fostering Deep and Elaborative Learning and Generic (Soft) Skill Development: The Strategic Use of Case Studies in Accounting Education”, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 10(1), pp 37–60.

Boyce G (2000) “Valuing Customers and Loyalty: The Rhetoric of Customer Focus versus the Reality of Alienation and Exclusion of (Devalued) Customers”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 11(6), pp 649–689.

Boyce G (2000) “Public Discourse and Decision-making: Exploring Possibilities for Financial, Social, and Environmental Accounting”, Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, 13(1), pp 27–64. (Mary Parker Follett Award for the most outstanding paper published in Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal during 2000)

Boyce G (1999) “Computer-Assisted Teaching and Learning in Accounting: Pedagogy or Product?” Journal of Accounting Education, 17(2/3), pp 191–220.

Research projects

Recent grant-supported research

Bringing the social into the accounting curriculum: integrating a sociological approach into learning and teaching accounting. Funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, 2013–2016. OLT Research Grant $268,000 (with B Blair, S Greer, V Narayanan)

Incorporating climate change impacts into capital investment decision making. Funded by the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, 2010. VCCCAR Grant $10,000 (with C Adams)

Social and critical research in accounting and accountability. Funded by Macquarie University, 2007–2008. Total funding $50,661 (wIth B Blair, C Davids, C di Lernia, S Greer, J Hazelton, V Narayanan)

A preliminary examination of the nature and extent of conflict of interest problems in the Victorian public service. Funded by the Victorian Ombudsman and Macquarie University, 2006–2007. Collaborative Grant $30,000 (with C Davids)