Dr Greg Richins

Dr Greg Richins

  • Ph.D. Accounting, University of Waterloo
  • CMA
Business School
School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting in the United States at Brigham Young University and then completed my doctoral degree in Canada at the University of Waterloo. I commenced as a Lecturer at the School of Accounting at UNSW in July 2019. Prior to my appointment at UNSW I taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, and audit at the University of Waterloo, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Presslee A; Richins G; Saiy S; Webb A, 2023, 'Small sample field study: The effects of team-based recognition on employee engagement and effort', Management Accounting Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mar.2022.100829
    Journal articles | 2017
    Richins G; Stapleton A; Stratopoulos TC; Wong C, 2017, 'Big Data Analytics: Opportunity or Threat for the Accounting Profession?', JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, vol. 31, pp. 63 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/isys-51805

  • 2016: CAAA Special Topics Research Grant $5000
  • 2018: CPA Ontario Centre For Performance Management Research Grant $1000
  • 2020: AFAANZ Research Grant $7500

My current research interests relate to employee responses to the management control system. My ongoing projects relate to employee learning, employee engagement, goal setting, and reciprocity in the workplace. I primarily address my research questions experimentally as well as with field data.

My Teaching

I have taught a range of accounting courses including management accounting, financial accounting, and audit and have taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am interested primarily in management accounting. I also believe in incorporating data analytics and data visualization into all topical areas of accounting in order to better prepare students for their futures.