ECRM Biographies

Below are the ECRM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Prof Paola Demartini is Full Professor in Management and Accounting at the University of Roma TRE, Department of Business Studies. She has been teaching Business administration, Managerial accounting, Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance. She co-chair of the Roma TRE Corporate Governance Lab. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Pula, Boston University, Macquarie University and Alliance Boston University. Her main research interests are intellectual-based management and financial communication.

Michela Marchiori is Associate Professor of Business Organization and Human Resource Management at the Department of Business Studies, University of Rome TRE. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Program “Organization and Well-being”. Her research interests include: Organizational theory, SMES’s organizational design, People competencies assessment and management, Organizational Health and Safety (OHS), People with disabilities (PWD) work inclusion. She has published scientific papers in these topics in relevant national and international Journal, as well as books and book chapters.

Prof John Dumay is Associate Professor in Accounting at Macquarie University, Sydney. John’s research specialties are intellectual capital, knowledge management, non-financial reporting, management control, research methodologies and academic writing. John has published many peer reviewed articles in leading academic journals. He is also on the Editorial Board of a number of leading journals, he is the Australasian Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital and the Editor of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof Maria Serena Chiucchi is Full Professor of Management Accounting at Università Politecnica delle Marche, in Ancona, Italy. She has  been a Visiting Professor at University of Sydney Business School. Her research interests include intellectual capital, management control and qualitative research methods with particular reference to the case study method. In addition, over the last fifteen years, she has been conducting several interventionist research projects regarding management accounting, Intellectual Capital and more recently, Integrated Reporting. She has authored books, book chapters and Journal articles on these topics.

Dr Vicki Baard is Senior Lecturer in Accounting with the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University. Her areas of research and publication are interventionist research, management control systems, performance measurement, and teams and teamwork in service organisations. She is currently on the editorial board of Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal (AABFJ) and is the Editor of Scholaris eJournal of Accounting & Finance, a student focused academic journal supported by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Keynote Speakers

Mini Track Chairs


Dr.David Lamb is a Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, where he lectures on a range of event/tourism/recreation management courses and supervises postgraduate student research in the same areas. He is a keen advocate of using qualitative research methods, in particular focus groups at all stages of the research process and in combination with a range of other research methods in the research projects he has been involved with. He has contributed papers to the ECRM conference on a number of occasions and is keen to encourage all researchers to consider using focus groups.

Workshop Facilitators