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

  • 2013   ACCTG  722   Research in Revenue and Cost Management

  • 2013   ACCTG  721    Research in Management Control

  • 2013    ACCTG 221    Cost and Management Accounting
  • 2013    Business 390    Special Project
  • 2012    ACCTG 221    Cost and Management Accounting
  • 2012    Business 390    Special Project
  • 2010    ACCTG 221    Cost and Management Accounting
  • 2010    Business 390    Special Project
  • 2009    ACCTG 221    Cost and Management Accounting
  • 2009    ACCTG 291    Cost Accounting Systems
  • 2009    ACCTG 323    Performance Measurement and Management Control
  • 2008    ACCTG 291    Cost Accounting Systems
  • 2008    ACCTG 321    Strategic Management Accounting
  • 2008    ACCTG 323    Performance Measurement and Management Control
  • 2007    ACCTG 221    Cost and Management Accounting
  • 2007    ACCTG 291    Cost Accounting Systems
  • 2007    ACCTG 321    Strategic Management Accounting
  • 2007    ACCTG 323    Performance Measurement and Management Control
  • 2006    ACCTG 291    Cost Accounting Systems
  • 2006    ACCTG 391    Financial Decision Support
  • 2005    ACCTG 221    Cost and Management Accounting
  • 2005    ACCTG 291    Cost Accounting Systems
  • 2005    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)

  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39308
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tiru Arthanari
  • Askarany, D. (2017). Managerial Tools and Techniques for Decision Making. In M. Khosrow Pour (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (pp. 2166-2177). USA: IDEA Group Publishing. 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch188
  • 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., & 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. (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
  • Nassei, A., Yazdifar, H., & Askarany, D. (2016). Management accounting education for the 21st century firms. International Journal of Finance and Managerial Accounting, 1 (1), 75-77. Related URL.
  • Askarany, D., & Yazdifar, H. (2015). Attributes of Adopters and the Diffusion of Benchmarking. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, 13 (2), 45-59. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30423
  • Askarany, D., & Yazdifar, H. (2015). Organizational factors and the diffusion of benchmarking. Paper presented at The 2015 American Accounting Association (AAA) Conference, Chicago, USA. 7 August - 13 August 2015. Related URL.


Contact details

Primary office location

New Zealand

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