Mr Graham Jones

Position/s:Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Flinders Business School
Phone: +61 8 82012006
Location: Law Commerce (3.19)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


Educated primarily in Africa, joined the School from consulting and full-time study after twenty years in the ministry and a number of years in human resources management with two international companies. Graham's community interests include encouraging wholistic development aid for the two-thirds world, particularly southern and central Africa, Indonesia and Bangladesh; developing employment opportunities for South Australian young people in South Australia; and encouraging senior executives to act ethically in all areas of their business ventures.


BAcc (Flinders), BA (University of South Africa), BTheol (University of South Africa), MCom (Flinders), LTh (Baptist Theolocial College of Southern Africa), FCPA, CA, JP


Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

  • BUSN2029  Accounting Theory in Practice

Research and supervision

Research interests

  • Corporate social investment in South Africa
  • Accountability Theory as it relates to corporations in South Africa.
  • Black economic empowerment.
  • The influence of senior executives values on decisions regarding corporate philanthropy.
  • The reporting practices of Australian corporations in the area of corporate philanthropy.
  • Corporate social reporting.
  • Effective means of motivating accounting students.


Refereed journal articles
  • Jones, G.R. (2007). Senior executives' personal values: the role personal values play in decisions regarding corporate philanthropy - a theoretical model. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 8(2-3) pp. 343-355. [doi:10.1504/IJMDM.2007.012728]
Refereed conference papers
  • Jones, G.R. (2001). Personal Values and Corporate Philanthropy - A Theoretical Model for the Role Senior Executives' values Play in Decisions Regarding Corporate Philanthropy. In Birch, D; Batten, J, ed. Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the New Millenium. Melbourne, VIC: Deakin University Press. Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the New Millenium. Deakin University, VIC. Nov 2001.
Journal articles
  • 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.

Professional and community engagement

Fellow of CPA Australia
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Justice of the Peace in the State of South Australia

inspiring achievement