Rachael Lewis

Lecturer

Rachael Lewis is a lecturer in the UNSW Business School and completed her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney in 2016.

Rachael’s research interests relate to the role of management accounting and control systems in shaping managerial cognition, with a particular interest in the development of mental models and local expertise. She specialises in the application of qualitative methodologies to better understand how managers think and make decisions.

Rachael currently teaches strategic management accounting and has previous experience teaching in the areas of management control, cost management, and introductory management accounting at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Prior to undertaking her PhD Rachael worked in the Tax and Advisory departments of KPMG and as a consultant to Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services Group.

Working Papers
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Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2019, Mapping Managers' Strategic Cognition: Understanding Strategy Using a Balanced Scorecard, http://dx.doi.org
2019
Sutton N; Brown D; Lewis R, 2018, Inside the packaging: studying management control design as a problem-solving process, http://dx.doi.org
2018
Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2018, Management control systems and managerial attention, http://dx.doi.org
2018
Conference Presentations
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Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2019, 'The role of meetings in the control of managerial attention', presented at The 9th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 01 July 2019
2019
Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2018, 'Management control systems and managerial attention', presented at Monforma 2018, 22 November 2018 - 23 November 2018
2018
Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2018, 'Management control systems and managerial attention', presented at AFAANZ Conference, 01 July 2018 - 03 July 2018
2018
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2018, 'Management control for decentralised aged care operations', presented at 4th International Conference of Long-Term Care Directors and Administrators, 01 August 2018 - 03 August 2018, http://cepar.edu.au/news-events/events/4th-international-conference-long-term-care-directors-and-administrators
2018
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2018, 'Empowering employees in the aged care sector', presented at Tasmanian Dementia Symposium, 21 September 2018 - 21 September 2018, http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/tds
2018
Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2018, 'Management control systems and managerial attention', presented at Emerging Management Accounting Scholars Symposium II, 19 April 2018 - 20 April 2018, https://business.illinois.edu/accountancy/events/symposium/emas-2018-2/
2018
Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2018, 'Management control systems and managerial attention', presented at 11th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting, 12 December 2018 - 14 December 2018
2018
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2017, 'Cause and effect: how strategic performance measurement systems shape and reflect managers’ causal mental models', presented at 9th Conference on Performance Measurement and Management Control, 13 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
2017
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2015, 'The paradox of management control and employee empowerment', presented at Monforma 2015, 11 February 2015 - 13 February 2015
2015
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2013, 'An organising paradox – management control and four forms of employee empowerment', presented at 36th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, 06 May 2013 - 08 May 2013
2013
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2012, 'The paradox of management control and employee empowerment', presented at Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, 11 July 2012 - 13 July 2012
2012
Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2012, 'The paradox of management control and employee empowerment', presented at AFAANZ Conference, 01 July 2012 - 03 July 2012
2012
Conference Papers
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Lewis R; Sutton N; Brown D, 2019, 'Strategic management system engagement and strategic cognition', in Klein G; Militello L (ed.), San Francisco, CA, USA, presented at 14th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, San Francisco, CA, USA, 18 June 2019
2019
Journal articles
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Lewis R; Brown D; Sutton N, 2019, 'Control and empowerment as an organising paradox: implications for management control systems', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2017-3223
2019
Theses / Dissertations
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Lewis R, 2017, Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Explaining the relation between management control systems and managers' causal mental models, http://hdl.handle.net/10453/116791
2017
Brown D; Lewis R; Sutton N, 2020, Workers strike balance between empowerment and control, https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/workers-strike-balance-between-empowerment-and-control-20200106-p53p84.html
2020