Prof Carol Tilt

Position/s:Dean
Flinders Business School
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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Professor Carol Tilt has worked at Flinders University since 1993. Prior to that she worked as a teacher and in retail business. Her research interests are in social and environmental accounting and she is a member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) in Scotland. She is also on the editorial board of a number of leading journals, including the A* rated AAAJ.  Professor Tilt has been the Dean of Flinders Business School since 2009.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education (1985), South Australian CAE

Graduate Diploma in Accounting (1992), Flinders University

Doctor of Philosophy (1999), Flinders University

FCPA, CA

Key responsibilities

Dean, Flinders Business School

Teaching

Teaching interests

Introductory Accounting
Accounting Theory
Research Methods

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Accounting, auditing and accountability

Research interests

Corporate Social and Environmental Accounting
Accounting Theory

Supervisory interests

  • Corporate social disclosure
  • Corporate social reporting
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Environmental accounting and reporting

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: CSR Reporting by Islamic Banks (1); Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Reporting (1); Environmental Strategy and Environmental Management Accounting (1); Environmental Reporting in China (1); Fraud in Universities (1);

Associate supervisor: Philanthropy Reporting in South Africa (1);

Completion

Principal supervisor: Management Accounting and Quality Information Systems (1);

Publications

Book chapters
  • Tilt, C.A. (2009). Corporate social responsibility accounting and accountants. In Samuel O. Idowu and Walter Leal Filho, ed. Professionals Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 11-32.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2007). External Stakeholders' Perspectives on Sustainability Reporting. In Jeffrey Unerman, Jan Bebbington, Brendan O'Dwyer, ed. Sustainability accounting and accountability. Oxon UK: Routledge, pp. 104-126.
Refereed journal articles
  • Situ, H. and Tilt, C.A. (2012). Chinese Government as a determinant of corporate environmental reporting: a study of large Chinese listed companies. Journal of Asia Pacific Centre For Environmental Accountability, 18(4) pp. 251-286. [Link]
  • Rao, K., Tilt, C.A. and Lester, L.H. (2012). Corporate governance and environmental reporting: an Australian study. Corporate Governance, 12(2) pp. 143-163. [10.1108/14720701211214052]
  • Tilling, M.V. and Tilt, C.A. (2010). The edge of legitimacy: voluntary social and environmental reporting in Rothmans' 1956 - 1999 annual reports. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 20(1) pp. 55-81. [doi:10.1108/09513571011010600]
  • Reinig, C. and Tilt, C.A. (2009). Corporate social responsibility issues in media releases: a stakeholder analysis of Australian banks. Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting, 2(2) pp. 176-197.
  • Tilt, C.A., Davidson, R.A. and Tilling, M.V. (2008). NGO communication and activism via electronic media: Australian evidence. Third Sector Review, 14(2) pp. 75-96.
  • Tilt, C.A. and Lubansky, G.S.F. (2008). Corporations' political obligation: A philosophical argument for mandated social and environmental reporting. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 7 pp. 1-14.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2008). Environmental disclosure outside the annual report. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 9(3) pp. 288-309. [doi:10.1504/IJMDM.2008.017411]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2007). Community Attitudes and Activism on Social, Political and Environmental Issues. Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, 13(1) pp. 8-13. [Link]

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Book chapters
  • Tilt, C.A. (2009). Corporate social responsibility accounting and accountants. In Samuel O. Idowu and Walter Leal Filho, ed. Professionals Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 11-32.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2007). External Stakeholders' Perspectives on Sustainability Reporting. In Jeffrey Unerman, Jan Bebbington, Brendan O'Dwyer, ed. Sustainability accounting and accountability. Oxon UK: Routledge, pp. 104-126.
  • Tilt, C.A. and Jones, J.T. (2001). Social, Ethical and Environmental Issues in International Business. In Rofferey, B; Morkel, A, ed. International Business Management. Darwin, NT: Northern Territory University Press, pp. 45-93.
Refereed journal articles
  • Rao, K., Tilt, C.A. and Lester, L.H. (2012). Corporate governance and environmental reporting: an Australian study. Corporate Governance, 12(2) pp. 143-163. [10.1108/14720701211214052]
  • Situ, H. and Tilt, C.A. (2012). Chinese Government as a determinant of corporate environmental reporting: a study of large Chinese listed companies. Journal of Asia Pacific Centre For Environmental Accountability, 18(4) pp. 251-286. [Link]
  • Tilling, M.V. and Tilt, C.A. (2010). The edge of legitimacy: voluntary social and environmental reporting in Rothmans' 1956 - 1999 annual reports. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 20(1) pp. 55-81. [doi:10.1108/09513571011010600]
  • Reinig, C. and Tilt, C.A. (2009). Corporate social responsibility issues in media releases: a stakeholder analysis of Australian banks. Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting, 2(2) pp. 176-197.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2008). Environmental disclosure outside the annual report. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 9(3) pp. 288-309. [doi:10.1504/IJMDM.2008.017411]
  • Tilt, C.A. and Lubansky, G.S.F. (2008). Corporations' political obligation: A philosophical argument for mandated social and environmental reporting. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 7 pp. 1-14.
  • Tilt, C.A., Davidson, R.A. and Tilling, M.V. (2008). NGO communication and activism via electronic media: Australian evidence. Third Sector Review, 14(2) pp. 75-96.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2007). Community Attitudes and Activism on Social, Political and Environmental Issues. Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, 13(1) pp. 8-13. [Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2006). Linking environmental activity and environmental disclosure in an organisational change framework. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 2(1) pp. 4-24. [doi:10.1108/18325910610654108]
  • Xydias-Lobo, M., Forsaith, D.M. and Tilt, C.A. (2004). The future of management accounting: a South Australian perspective. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, 2(1) pp. 55-69.
  • Tilling, M.V. and Tilt, C.A. (2004). Alas poor critical accounting, we knew him, Karl. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15(4-5) pp. 557-563.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2002). Frameworks for assessing business response to the environment: a critical review. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 1 pp. 29-41.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2001). The Content and Disclosure of Australian Corporate Environmental Policies. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 14(2) pp. 190-212.
  • Milne, M.J., Tilt, C.A. and Owen, D. (2001). Corporate Environmental Reporting: Are New Zealand Companies Being Left Behind. University of Auckland Business Review, 3(2) pp. 24-36.
Refereed conference papers
  • Rao, K. and Tilt, C. (2013). Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Critical Review. In Professor Katsuhiko Kokubu, Professor Norio Sawabe and Professor Manabu Sakaue, ed. The 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. The 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. [Link]
  • Reynolds, G. and Tilt, C. (2013). An Investigation of How Management Accounting Supports Corporate Environmental Strategy: Case Studies of Australian Businesses. In Professor Katsuhiko Kokubu Professor Norio Sawabe Professor Manabu Sakaue, ed. The 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. The 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. [Link]
  • Situ, H., Tilt, C., Seet, P. and Smith, M. (2013). Understanding the Chinese Government's Influence on Corporate Environmental Reporting Among Chinese Firms. In Professor Katsuhiko Kokubu Professor Norio Sawabe Professor Manabu Sakaue, ed. The 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. The 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. [Link]
  • Do, H.M.N., Tilt, C.A. and Tilling, M.V. (2007). Corporate Social Disclosure by Westpac Banking Corporation: A Study of Social Impact Reports (2002-2004) In Stewart Lawrence & Markus J Milne, ed. Fifth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference Proceedings. Christchurch, NZ: University of Canterbury, College of Business and Economics. APIRA 2007 - Fifth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. Auckland, NZ. Jul 2007. [Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2006). Considering NGO accountability: a note of caution. In Proceedings of the ANZTSR 8th Biennial Conference. Penrith South, NSW: ANZTSR. Navigating New Waters: 8th Biennial Conference of Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) Adelaide, SA. Nov 2006.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2004). A note on linking environmental activity and environmental disclosure. In Proceedings of the Fourth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. Singapore: Singapore Management University. Corportate governance and management control: Fourth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference: APIRA Singapore 2004. Singapore. Jun 2004. [Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2001). Environment Disclosure by Australian Companies: What is Happening Outside the Annual Report. In Parker, L, ed. Proceedings Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. South Australia: APIRA. Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference - 2001. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2001.
  • Milne, M.J., Owen, D. and Tilt, C.A. (2001). Environmental reporting in Australia and New Zealand: Corporate and Stakeholder reactions to best practice. In Tilt, C Dr, ed. Proceedings of the 2001 Accountability Symposium. FUSA: FUSA. Accountability Symposium, part of the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 2001. Auckland, New Zealand. Jun 2001. [Link]
  • Milne, M.J., Owen, D. and Tilt, C.A. (2001). Stand Alone Corporate Environmental Reports: Perceptions of Australian and New Zealand Issuers and Users. In Birch, D; Batten, J, ed. Governance and Social Responsibility Conference Proceedings of the 2001 Conference. Deakin University, VIC: Deakin University Press. Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the New Millenium. Deakin University, VIC. Nov 2001.
Journal articles
  • King, D.S. and Tilt, C.A. (2006). About the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) Flinders Social Monitor, 1 pp. 1-2.
  • Tilt, C.A., Tilling, M.V. and Davidson, R.A. (2006). NGO Activism Via the Web: missed potential? The Corporate Citizen, 6(2-3) pp. 15-17. [Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2006). Do we trust big business? Flinders Social Monitor, 4[Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2006). Community activism on social, political and environmental issues. Flinders Social Monitor, 2 pp. 1-3.
  • Tilt, C.A. and Jones, G.R. (2005). Corporate philanthropic reporting in Australia: some preliminary evidence. Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, 25(1) pp. 7-10.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2005). NGOs: issues of accountability. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 05(7) pp. 1-18. [Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2004). Corporate social disclosure: the influence of lobby groups. Journal of Asia Pacific Centre For Environmental Accountability, 10(2) pp. 3-5.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2003). AAAJ Special Issue on Legitimacy Theory (Review Article) Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, 23(2) pp. 18-20.
  • Milne, M.J., Owen, D.L. and Tilt, C.A. (2002). Corporate environmental reporting: a look at Australia and New Zealand. Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, 8(3) pp. 3-7.
Conference publications
  • Tilt, C.A., Tilling, M.V. and Davidson, R.A. (2006). NGO activism via websites. In The 5th Australasian CSEAR Conference. The 5th Australasian Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. Nov 2006.
Other public research outputs
  • Tilt, C.A. (2008). Gray R. and Guthrie J. (eds), 'Social accounting, mega accounting and beyond: a Festschrift in honour of M.R. Mathews' (book review) Pacific Accounting Review. 20(1) pp. 75-77.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2004). Influences on corporate social disclosure: a look at lobby groups ten years on. Commerce Research Paper Series. 04(1) [Link]
  • Tilt, C.A. (2003). 13th CSEAR Research Summer School 2003 (review) Journal of the.Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability. 9(3) pp. 18-20.
  • Forsaith, D.M., Tilt, C.A. and Xydias-Lobo, M. (2003). The future of management accounting: a South Australian perspective. School of Commerce Research Paper Series. 03(2) [Link]
  • Tilling, M.V. and Tilt, C.A. (2002). Alas poor critical accounting, we knew him, Karl. School of Commerce Research Paper Series. 02(3) [Link]
  • Forsaith, D.M., Tilt, C.A. and Xydias-Lobo, M. (2002). What Accountants Want. CPA News.
  • Tilt, C.A. (2002). Environmental disclosure by Australian companies: what is happening outside the annual report? School of Commerce Research Paper Series. [Link]

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Professional and community engagement

Member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), Scotland.
Member of the folloing Editorial Boards:
Audting, Accounting and Accountability Journal
Accounting Forum
Sustainabilty Accounting, Management and Policy Journal
Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research
APCEA Journal

Expertise for media contact

  • Environmental Accounting and Reporting Australia
  • Corporate Social Disclosure influences and patterns of disclosure by companies on social issues


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