Position

Lecturer
College of Business, Government and Law

Biography

Mr Maz Demosthenous began his academic career at Flinders University in 1999 after working in the banking and finance sector in Europe and Australia.

A strong advocate for active learning and a student focused approach, Mr Demosthenous was named lecturer of the year by Flinders in 2011 and 2013. He uses his past experiences and education knowledge of the learning process to inspire and motivate his students.

He has successfully completed a Bachelor of Accounting, a Graduate Diploma of Education, a Master of Commerce and a Doctor of Education and has maintained a strong connection with industry during his time as a lecturer.

Mr Demosthenous research interests are in the area of ethics and sustainability. He is particularly interested in the moral reasoning and ethical decision making of accountants, business executives and students. He has published more than 15 research papers, articles and conference papers and has served as Associate Editor for The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.

Qualifications

Doctor of Education,

Master of Commerce,

Graduate Diploma of Education,

Bachelor of Accounting,

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders University lecturer of year 2011, 2013

Key responsibilities

Topic coordination and teaching of Ethics, Sustainability and Governance, and Accounting at the undergraduate and Masters level.

Topic Coordinator:

  • BUSN3043  Governance, Sustainability and Ethics
  • BUSN9113  Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUSN9229  Sustainability and Ethics

Topic Lecturer:

  • BUSN3043  Governance, Sustainability and Ethics
  • BUSN9113  Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUSN9229  Sustainability and Ethics

Research interests

Business Ethics, Culture, Moral reasoning of accountants, executives and business students, Accountants' work values

Publications

  • Mangos, N.C. and Demosthenous, M. (2004). Customizing Web-sites to fit Global cultures: Proposing an eCulturation Model. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference: Ethicomp 2004: Challenges for the Citizen of the Information Society. De Montfort University: Ethicomp. Ethicomp 2004: Challenges for the Citizen of the Information Society. Syros, Greece, pp. 611-618.
  • Mangos, N.C. and Demosthenous, M. (2005). Customizing web-sites to fit global cultures: proposing an eCulturation Model. The Ethicomp Journal, 2(2) pp. 1-15.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2017). The 2017 Australian wine tax rebate exposure draft legislation. In Australia and New Zealand Business, Law and Social Science Conference. Sydney: Australia and New Zealand Business, Law and Social Science Conference. Australia and New Zealand Business, Law and Social Science Conference. Sydney. Nov 2017, pp. 1-24.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2016). The Commonwealth’s 2016 budget wine tax rebate proposals. In Australia and New Zealand Business and Social Science Research Conference. Sydney, New South Wales: Australia and New Zealand Business and Social Science Research Conference. Australia and New Zealand Business and Social Science Research Conferenc. Sydney, New South Wales. Sep 2016, pp. 18-26.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2009). Wayward bullets: more small business tax concessions. In 2009 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand conference. Adelaide, SA: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. 2009 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand conference. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 1-24.
  • Demosthenous, M. (2003). What effects if any, do age and sex have on the ethical maturity of South Australian accounting students? In Andrew Burge, ed. Hawaii International Conference on Business: Conference Proceedings. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Business. Hawaii International Conference on Business 2003. Honolulu, Hawaii. Jun 2003.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2017). Small business depreciation in New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy, 23(4) pp. 398-421.
  • Demosthenous, M. (2015). Rival Views of Corporate Responsibility: Is Ethics One of Them? Management Education: an International Journal, 14(3-4) pp. 17-24.
    [Scopus]
  • Demosthenous, M. (2012). The Effect of Gender on the Moral Reasoning of Australian and Cypriot Business Students: A Cross National Comparative Study. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 11(5) pp. 23-38.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Demosthenous, M. and Krambia-Kapardis, M. (2010). Moral Reasoning of Cypriot Business Students: A Long Way Off Perfection. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(1) pp. 373-384.
    [Scopus]
  • Demosthenous, M. (2006). The moral reasoning levels of accounting students in South Australia: Recent findings of the effect of studying ethics and gender have upon moral development. Teaching Journal of the ooi Senior Academy, Transactions on ... 6(1) pp. 19-29.
  • Mangos, N.C. and Demosthenous, M. (2006). Customising a firm's web-site to fit global cultures: the myth of globalising web site designs. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6(3) pp. 87-94.
    [Web Link]
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2017). The 2017 Australian wine tax rebate exposure draft legislation. In Australia and New Zealand Business, Law and Social Science Conference. Sydney: Australia and New Zealand Business, Law and Social Science Conference. Australia and New Zealand Business, Law and Social Science Conference. Sydney. Nov 2017, pp. 1-24.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2016). The Commonwealth’s 2016 budget wine tax rebate proposals. In Australia and New Zealand Business and Social Science Research Conference. Sydney, New South Wales: Australia and New Zealand Business and Social Science Research Conference. Australia and New Zealand Business and Social Science Research Conferenc. Sydney, New South Wales. Sep 2016, pp. 18-26.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2009). Wayward bullets: more small business tax concessions. In 2009 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand conference. Adelaide, SA: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. 2009 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand conference. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 1-24.
  • Demosthenous, M. (2003). What effects if any, do age and sex have on the ethical maturity of South Australian accounting students? In Andrew Burge, ed. Hawaii International Conference on Business: Conference Proceedings. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Business. Hawaii International Conference on Business 2003. Honolulu, Hawaii. Jun 2003.
  • Kenny, P. and Demosthenous, M. (2017). Small business depreciation in New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy, 23(4) pp. 398-421.
  • Demosthenous, M. (2015). Rival Views of Corporate Responsibility: Is Ethics One of Them? Management Education: an International Journal, 14(3-4) pp. 17-24.
    [Scopus]
  • Demosthenous, M. (2012). The Effect of Gender on the Moral Reasoning of Australian and Cypriot Business Students: A Cross National Comparative Study. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 11(5) pp. 23-38.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Demosthenous, M. and Krambia-Kapardis, M. (2010). Moral Reasoning of Cypriot Business Students: A Long Way Off Perfection. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(1) pp. 373-384.
    [Scopus]
  • Demosthenous, M. (2006). The moral reasoning levels of accounting students in South Australia: Recent findings of the effect of studying ethics and gender have upon moral development. Teaching Journal of the ooi Senior Academy, Transactions on ... 6(1) pp. 19-29.
  • Mangos, N.C. and Demosthenous, M. (2006). Customising a firm's web-site to fit global cultures: the myth of globalising web site designs. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6(3) pp. 87-94.
    [Web Link]

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