Dr Davood Askarany



Dr Askarany is a leading researcher in the area of diffusion of management accounting innovations in New Zealand. He has successfully received funding for and conducted major research projects in this area within Australia, New Zealand, UK and the Middle East. His research and professional interests primarily rest in the diffusion of innovation, management accounting, organisational change, performance measurement, and diffusion theory.
He has published extensively in these areas, for both academic and professional outlets. Davood has authored over 40 academic papers, including publications in International Journal of Production and Economics, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, International Journal of Accounting, Automation in Construction, The International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance, Thunderbird International Business Review, Managerial Auditing Journal, and the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology.  Among several quality assured journal papers, he has published 4 A* papers (based on – ABCD ranking).
He has served as an editorial board member and a primary reviewer of more than 20 international journals such as 'International Journal of Production and Economics', ‘Group and Organization Management’ and ‘Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change’.
Most of his publications have been ranked among the top ten downloads by Social Science Research Network (SSRN). According to SSRN and Research-Gate’s websites, some of his papers have been downloaded more 29,000 times over the past five years from SSRN and Research Gate’s websites. According to SSRN, he is currently in the top 10% of Authors (out of 235,000+) on SSRN by all-time downloads. – He has more than 600 followers and endorsements on LinkedIn and Research-Gate. - According to Google Scholar, some of his papers have been cited more than 900 times over the past six years.

Research | Current

  • Management accounting, cost accounting systems, performance measurement and the diffusion of innovation

Teaching | Current

  • ACCTG 722 Research in Revenue and Cost Management

    ACCTG 323 Performance Measurement and Evaluation

    ACCTG 221 Cost and Management Accounting

    ACCTG 721 Research in Management Control

    Business 390 Special Project

    ACCTG 291 Cost Accounting Systems

    ACCTG 321 Strategic Management Accounting

    ACCTG 391 Financial Decision Support


  • 2010 Teaching Excellence Awards for Collaboration in Teaching (The University of Auckland)
  • 2004 The best paper of the year award of "US Informing Science and Information Technology Conference" see Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, (2004) 1, 179-188)
  • 2002 Nominated as the best postgraduate student (research) of the year in University of South Australia


  • Panel member of Centre of excellence Australasia
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal of Business and Systems Research (IJBSR).
  • Editorial Board member of Contemporary Management Research (CMR)
  • Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)
  • Reviewer, Group & Organization Management
  • Reviewer, Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change
  • Reviewer, Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal
  • Reviewer, Journal of Flexible Services and Manufacturing
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Energy Sector Management
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Management Accounting Research
  • Reviewer, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR)
  • Reviewer, Meditari Accountancy Research
  • Reviewer, Operational Research: An International Journal
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Production Economics
  • Reviewer, Journal of Global Business and Technology
  • Reviewer, Thunderbird International Business Review
  • Member of American Accounting Association (AAA)

Areas of expertise

  • Cost Accounting Systems including Activity-Based Costing and TDABC
  • Management Control Systems and Responsibility Accounting
  • Performance measurement, Strategy and  Balanced Scorecard
  • Diffusion of Innovation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Centre of excellence Australasia
  • Member of American Accounting Association (AAA)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Yazdifar, H., Askarany, D., Wickramasinghe, D., Nasseri, A., & Alam, A. (2019). The Diffusion of Management Accounting Innovations in Dependent (Subsidiary) Organizations and MNCs. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING, 54 (1)10.1142/S1094406019500045
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47194
  • Marzoughi, F., Arthanari, T., & Askarany, D. (2018). A decision support framework for estimating project duration under the impact of weather. Automation in Construction, 87, 287-296. 10.1016/j.autcon.2017.11.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tiru Arthanari
  • Askarany, D., & Yazdifar, H. (2018). The diffusion of balanced scorecard from the perspective of adopters: Evidence from Australia. Review of Economics and Finance, 14 (4), 71-82.
  • Spraakman, G., O'Grady WM, Akroyd, C., & Askarany, D. (2018). ERP Systems and Management Accounting: New Understandings through "Nudging" in Qualitative Research. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 14 (2), 120-127. 10.1108/JAOC-06-2016-0038
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winnie O'Grady
  • Askarany, D. (2018). Managerial tools and techniques for decision making. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.) Encyclopedia of information science and technology (pp. 2166-2177). Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch188
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38703
  • Askarany, D., & Yazdifar, H. (2017). Management accounting and the shortcomings of current performance measurement systems. International Journal of Accounting Research, 05 (01)10.4172/2472-114X.1000146
  • Askarany, D. (2017). How can we improve the balanced scorecard?. Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, 07 (03)10.4172/2229-8711.1000202
  • Askarany, D. (2016). Attributes of innovation and management accounting changes. Contemporary Management Research, 12 (4), 455-466. 10.7903/cmr.1144
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38688


Contact details

Primary office location

New Zealand

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