Professor Paul Rouse

PhD, MCom Accounting (1st Class Hons), BCom Accounting, CA

Research | Current

Paul Rouse's research area is performance and productivity measurement with specialist applications to transport, education and health. Current research includes simulation and artificial data sets, complexity, cost and performance in hospitals and revenue and cost management systems.

Teaching | Current

  • 2014    ACCTG 323    Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • 2014    ACCTG 721    Research in Revenue and Cost Management


  • 2010 Faculty Research Excellence Award for Research Relevance through Impact on Pedagogy, Policy and / or Practice.
  • Department of Accounting and Finance Teaching Award.
  • 1995 New Zealand Society of Accountants Research PhD Scholarship ($3,000).
  • 1992 Transit New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship ($30,000).
  • 1974 Fowlds Memorial Prize in Commerce; Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.

Areas of expertise

  • Costing systems
  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Health performance and case mix
  • Performance measurement systems
  • Road maintenance management

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2014 Co-Editor Pacific Accounting Review
  • 2012 Regional Associate Editor for the Asian region: Journal of Centrum Cathedra.
  • 2010 Associate Editor Journal of Data Envelopment Analysis.
  • 2010 Associate Editor Pacific Accounting Review.
  • 2007 Organiser of the inaugural New Zealand Management Accounting Conference "Small Country Big Laboratory", April, 2007 Auckland.
  • 2013 Panel member for committee to review the Bachelor of Health Science, School of Population Health.
  • 2011 Present Chair Advisory Group to Head of Accounting and Finance Department.
  • 2008 Present Chair A&F Teaching & Learning Committee.
  • Department of Accounting and Finance Academic Leader on the BBIM.
  • Head of Management Accounting area in Department of Accounting and Finance.
  • New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee Representative on NZ Qualifications Authority.
  • Member of Chartered Accountants College, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Operations Research Society of New Zealand.
  • Council member of Operations Research Society of New Zealand.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rouse, P., & Tripe, D. (2016). Allocative and technical efficiency of New Zealand Banks. Meditari Accountancy Research, 24 (4), 574-587. 10.1108/MEDAR-02-2016-0035
  • Färe R, Margaritis, D., Rouse, P., & Roshdi, I. (2016). Estimating the hyperbolic distance function: A directional distance function approach. European Journal of Operational Research, 254 (1), 312-319. 10.1016/j.ejor.2016.03.045
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dimitris Margaritis
  • Ng, F., Rouse, P., & Harrison, J. (2016). Classifying Revenue Management: A Taxonomy to Assess Business Practice. Decision Sciences10.1111/deci.12230
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Fred Ng, Julie Harrison
  • de Villiers, C., Rouse, P., & Kerr, J. (2016). A new conceptual model of influences driving sustainability based on case evidence of the integration of corporate sustainability management control and reporting. Journal of Cleaner Production10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.107
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Charl de Villiers
  • O’Grady W, Morlidge, S., & Rouse, P. (2016). Evaluating the completeness and effectiveness of management control systems with cybernetic tools. Management Accounting Research10.1016/j.mar.2016.02.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winnie O'Grady
  • Pillai, K., Rouse, P., McKenna, B., Skipworth, J., Cavney, J., Tapsell, R., ... Madell, D. (2016). From positive screen to engagement in treatment: a preliminary study of the impact of a new model of care for prisoners with serious mental illness. BMC psychiatry, 16
  • Sandiford, P., Consuelo, D. J. J. V., & Rouse, P. (2016). How efficient are New Zealand's District Health Boards at producing life expectancy gains for Māori and Europeans?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health10.1111/1753-6405.12618
  • Harrison, J., & Rouse, P. (2016). Performance measurement beyond best practice: Tools for tomorrow’s organisation. Pacific Accounting Review, 28 (4), 362-363. 10.1108/PAR-09-2016-0082
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Harrison

Contact details

Primary location

Level 5, Room 5119
New Zealand