Dean Peter Wolnizer

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Peter Wolnizer, OAM

Dean, Professor of Management

MGSM

Contact Details

Tel: +61 2 9850 6012

Email: peter.wolnizer@mgsm.edu.au

Bio

About Dean Peter Wolnizer OAM

Dean, Professor of Management

BEc UTAS, MEc PhD Sydney, FCA FCPA

Contribution to management education

Peter Wolnizer was appointed as a Professor of Management at MGSM, on a part time basis, in July 2013.

He served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Sydney from 1999-2010 and as Professor of Accounting until his retirement at the end of 2011. The University of Sydney Senate conferred on him the title Professor Emeritus taking effect from the date of his retirement.

Prior to returning to The University of Sydney, where he had been a lecturer and senior lecturer over eleven years, Professor Wolnizer served as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University (1991-1998) following his appointment as Foundation Professor of Accounting and Finance in 1989.   He was a Reader in Accounting at the University of Tasmania from 1987-88.   He has been a visiting professor at the University of Kansas, University of Glasgow, Czech Management Center, University of Canterbury and Korea University; and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah.

Professor Wolnizer was appointed Chairman of the International Accounting Education Standards Board from 2012-14, having served as the first Australian member of the IAESB (2004-06). He served on the Board of Directors of AACSB International (2006-11); Strategic Board of the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies, CEMS (2008-10); Council of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (2004-10); and as President of the Australian Business Deans Council (2004-05). He was a member of Australia's Corporations and Securities Panel from 1994-99.

His service to the wider educational community has included membership of the Councils of Scotch College (Melbourne), The Scots College (Sydney) and Moore College.

Professor Wolnizer was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List 'for service to higher education in business and economics as an academic and administrator'.  During the University of Tasmania’s 125th anniversary in 2015, he received the Inaugural Alumni Achievement Award from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.

Publications

Journal articles

  • J. R. Edwards, G. Dean, F. Clarke and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Accounting academic elites: The tale of ARIA’, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 38 (2013) 365-381.
  • T. A. Lee and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘An Intellectual Memorial to Robert Raymond Sterling: Accounting Reformer’, Accounting Horizons, Vol. 26, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 135-146.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘A Tribute to Robert R. Sterling’, Abacus, Vol. 46, No. 3, September 2010, pp. 229-231.
  • G. W. Dean, P. W. Wolnizer and F. L. Clarke, ‘The R. J. Chambers Collection: An “Archivist’s” Revelations of 20th Century Accounting Thought and Practice’, The Accounting Historians Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, June 2006, pp.145-166.
  • F. L. Clarke, G. W. Dean and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘A Rejoinder to the Commentaries of Professor Chambers’ 1999 paper The Poverty of Accounting Discourse: More Questions than Answers’, Accounting Education: an International Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 39-51.
  • S. Jones, S. Rahman and P. W. Wolnizer, 'Accounting reform in Australia: contrasting models of agenda building’, Abacus, Vol. 40, No. 3, October 2004, pp. 379-404.
  • S. Jones and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Harmonisation and the conceptual framework: an international perspective’, Abacus, Vol. 39, No. 3, October 2003, pp. 375-387
  • G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Public sector accounting: a common reporting framework? A rejoinder’, Australian Accounting Review, Vol. 12 No. 3, November 2002, pp. 45-47.
  • G. W. Dean, F. L. Clarke and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Auditor Independence Reforms – Recycled Ideas’, Abacus, Vol. 38, No. 2, June 2002, pp. i-vi.
  • G. W. Dean and P. W. Wolnizer, 'Chambers as Educator and Mentor', Abacus, Vol. 36, No. 1, October 2000, pp. 243-254.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, 'Raymond John Chambers', Abacus, Vol. 36 No. 1, February 2000, pp. 1-3.
  • G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Unravelling the rhetoric about the financial reporting of public collections as assets: A response to Micallef and Peirson’, Australian Accounting Review, March 1999, pp. 16-21.
  • J. Carmen, G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Is archaeological valuation an accounting matter?’, Antiquity, Vol. 73, No. 279, March 1999, pp. 143-148.
  • J. Tabart-Gay and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Business firms as adaptive entities: the case of the major Australian banks 1983-94’, Abacus, Vol. 33, No. 2, September 1997, pp. 186-207.
  • G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Accounting for publicly-owned collections: whither financial (market) values and contingent valuation estimates?’ Australian Accounting Review, May 1997, pp. 44-50.
  • G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Enabling accountability in museums’, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 9 No. 5, 1996, pp. 84-99.
  • G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘The financial valuation of cultural, heritage and scientific collections: an accounting fiction’, Australian Accounting Review, June 1995, pp. 31 – 47.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Are audit committees red herrings?’, Abacus, March 1995, pp. 45-66.
  • R. J. Chambers and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘A true and fair view of position and results: the historical background’, Accounting, Business and Financial History, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1991, pp. 197-213.
  • R. J. Chambers and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘A true and fair view of financial position’, Company and Securities Law Journal, December 1990, pp. 353-368.
  • C. E. M. Orpen and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Outside directorships and conflicts of interest: a study among partners of major accounting firms’, Australian Director, November/December 1990, pp. 25-28.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Audit committees and peer reviews in the public sector’, Convention Proceedings, South Pacific Regional Convention, The Institute of Internal Auditors, 28-31 May 1989, pp. 297-302.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘‘Correspondence with the facts’- a recurrent theme in commentaries on the statutory quality standard of truth and fairness in accounts’ Company and Securities Law Journal, August 1985, pp. 147-161.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Market prices v. cost indexation in accounting for steel inventories’, Abacus, Vol. 19, No. 2, December 1983, pp. 171-188.
  • W. T. Austin and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Accounting for research and development expenditure - an examination of the Rolls Royce RB.211 project’, Accounting and Finance, November 1982, pp. 19-32.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Corporate audit committees - evolution and evaluation’, The Commercial Law Association Bulletin, Vol.12 No. 3, 3 July 1980, pp. 49-57.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘The accounting valuation of primary production inventories’, The Accountants' Journal, October 1978, pp. 338-343.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Corporate audit committees and the independence question’, The Chartered Accountant in Australia, August 1978, p. 4-10.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Independence in auditing - an incomplete notion’, Abacus, June 1978, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 31-52.
  • G. W. Dean and P. W. Wolnizer, ‘The securities fraud of the century - lessons for auditors’, The Chartered Accountant in Australia, March 1978, pp. 22-31.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘Primary production inventories under current value accounting’, Accounting and Business Research, Autumn 1977, pp. 303-311.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, ‘An examination of the impact of Research Study M1A on the accounts of primary producers’, The Chartered Accountant in Australia, October 1977, pp. 76-81.

Books

  • G. J. Previts, P. Walton and P. W. Wolnizer (eds.), A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa, Emerald Group Publishing, UK, 2012, ISBN978-0-85724-815-2.
  • G. J. Previts, P. Walton and P. W. Wolnizer (eds.), A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: Asia and Oceania, Emerald Group Publishing, UK, 2011, ISBN 978-0-85724-813-8.
  • G. J. Previts, P. Walton and P. W. Wolnizer (eds.), A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: The Americas, Emerald Group Publishing, UK, 2011, ISBN 978-0-85724-811-4.
  • G. J. Previts, P. Walton and P. W. Wolnizer (eds.), A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: Europe, Emerald Group Publishing, UK, 2010, ISBN 978-0-85724-671-4.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, (ed.), W. P. Schuetze, Mark to Market Accounting: ‘True North’ in Financial Reporting, Routledge, London and New York, 2004, ISBN 0415299551, (Foreword by the Honorable Justice G. F. K. Santow).
  • T. A. Lee and P. W. Wolnizer, (eds.), The Quest for a Science of Accounting: An Anthology of the Research of Robert R. Sterling, Garland Publishing Inc., New York, 1997, ISBN 0-8153-3026-X.
  • G. D. Carnegie and P. W. Wolnizer, (eds.), Accounting History Newsletter 1980-89 and Accounting History 1989-94: A tribute to Robert William Gibson, Garland Publishing Inc., New York, 1996, ISBN 0-8153-2268-2.
  • R. H. Parker, C. W. Nobes and P. W. Wolnizer, (eds.), Readings in True and Fair, Garland Publishing Inc., New York, 1996, ISBN 0-8153-2273-9.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, Accounting - Financial Facts or Phantasmagoria?, Professorial Lectures, Deakin University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-7300-1450-9.
  • P. W. Wolnizer, Auditing as Independent Authentication, Sydney University Press, 1987, ISBN 0-424-00128-4. (Foreword by Professor R. J. Chambers.)
  • E. Stamp, G. W. Dean and P. W. Wolnizer, (eds.), Notable Financial Causes Célèbres, Arno Press, New York, 1980, ISBN 0-405-13488-6.
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