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Professor Rob Gray: Extended C.V.

Faculty Title

Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting

Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), 1991-2012

Publications to 2003/2004

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Employment

1973-1977 KPMG, Chartered Accountants, Manchester: Trainee then Audit Senior.

1977-1980 Preston Polytechnic: Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Accounting.

1980-1987 University College of North Wales: Lecturer and Director of Studies in Accounting.

1988-1990 University of East Anglia: Reader in Accountancy.

1990-1999 University of Dundee: Mathew Professor of Accountancy and Information Systems.

2000-2004 University of Glasgow: Professor of Accounting and Finance. Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.

2004 - University of St Andrews: Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting.

Academic and Professional Activities

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research

Founded in 1990/91, activities include:

Social and Environmental Accounting Journal:
Bi-annual newsletter/journal edited by CSEAR and distributed to members since 1993;
International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research:
Organised annually since 1992 and involving about 50 academic and practitioner delegates annually from the UK and overseas;
Information and Consultation:
Dealing with enquiries, requests for information and tutorial support for visitors and members.
Arranging facilities and support for the many visitors from all over the world.
Maintaining a specialist library and supplying reading lists and other guidance;
Developing and maintaining supportive website
Funding:
CSEAR is supported by the University but is otherwise financially self-supporting through
membership, fees, consultancy, research grants, donations and sponsorship;
Other Activities:
Various other activities including data and research dissemination, networking and encouraging
the development of regional centres.

CSEAR received a "flagged" status for its research work in the 1996 RAE.

Editorial

British Accounting Review:
Editor, previously Joint/Deputy Editor, (1978-1993); Editorial Advisor (1993-1998);
Editorial Board (1998-).
British Accounting Review Research Register:
Joint Editor (1986-).
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal:
Editorial Advisory Board (1987-).
Joint Editor of Special Issue on Green Accounting 4(3) 1991.
Joint Editor of Special Issue on Accounting and Theology 17(3) 2004
Integrated Environmental Management Journal:
Editorial Board (1991-1995)
Business Strategy and the Environment:
Editorial Board (1992-2003)
Pacific Accounting Review:
Editorial Board (1992-)
Social and Environmental Accounting Journal:
Editor (1993-)
Accounting Forum:
Editorial Advisory Board (1994-)
Accounting, Organizations and Society:
Editorial Board (1995-).
Environmental Accounting and Auditing Reporter:
Editorial Board (1995-99).
Environmental Taxation and Accounting:
Editorial Board Member (1995-1999).
Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management:
Editorial Board Member (1998-)
European Accounting Review:
Guest Joint Editor of Special Issue on Social and Environmental Accounting (2000).
Meditari (South Africa):
Editorial Board Member (1999-2003)
Accounting in the Public Interest (AAA):
Editorial Board Member (2000-)
Journal of Accounting and Finance (Korea):
Editorial Board Member (2000-).

Professional Accountancy Bodies

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales:
Board of Accreditation of Educational Courses (1985-1992);
Foundation Examination Sub-Committee (1986-1992);
Technical Advisory Committee Branch (1985-1987).
Business Services Group Working Party on Innovation, R&D (1988);
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants:
Working Party on Environmental Accounting (1989-1991).
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants:
Environmental Reporting Awards Judging Panel (1991-1999)
Social (now Sustainability) Reporting Awards Judging Panel (1999-).
Social and Environmental Issues Committee (1999-)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland:
District Society Review Meetings (1991-95); Panel of Academic Referees (1995-2003).

Other Activities and Involvements - Academic and University

British Accounting Association:
Executive Committee Member (1978-1993), co-opted 1993-1997.
Organiser BAA Research Summer School 1992.
Exec Committee Member BAA Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group (1997-2000)
Doctoral Colloquium Guest Presenter (2001); CHAPS Research Methods Workshop (2001);
Council for National Academic Awards:
Register of Specialist Advisors (1989-1992).
Greening of Higher Education Council:
Advisory Board member (1994-96)
University of Lapland (Finland):
Postgraduate Summer School on Environmental Accounting (1994);
Herning School of Business Administration and Technology (Denmark):
Member of the Board of the Environmental Management Programme (1995-1999);
University of Lund (Sweden):
Postgraduate Summer School - Social and Environmental Accounting & Research Methods (1996);
University of Sevilla (Spain):
Doctoral Summer School - Social and Environmental Accounting & Research Methods (1997);
University of Tasmania (Australia):
Strategic Research Centre for Environmental Accountability Advisory Board Member (1997-);
BAA/ICAS Scottish Doctoral Colloquium:
Organiser of Colloquium Day (1997-2001); Convenor of Steering Group (1998-2001);
Ethics for USS:
Convenor (until 2004) and now Member of Steering Group (1997-2004);
Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Performance Information Network (CESPIN):
Invited "Editor" (1999);
IPA Young Scholars Colloquium:
Faculty Member (2000);
APIRA Emerging Scholars Colloquium:
Faculty Member (2001);
University of Essex:
Academic and Strategic Review of Department of AFM (2001).

Other Activities and Involvements - Other

British Institute of Management:
Membership 1984. Branch Committee (1985-87).
Scottish Natural Heritage:
Research Board (1992-94)
Royal Society of Arts:
Fellowship (1992-2002) & Inquiry into Tomorrow's Company Network (1993-95).
Business-in-the-Environment:
Advisory Group Member (1991-1998).
Environment Council:
Membership (`Councillor'), (1991-2000).
Institute of Environmental Assessment:
Educational Accreditation/NEARB, (1992)
KPMG Peat Marwick Environmental Award Scheme:
Member of judging panel, (1992-95).
Fife Environment Business Awards:
Member of judging panel, (1992).
Touche Ross/SustainAbility:
Working group on reporting for sustainability, (1992).
HRH Prince of Wales Business/Environment Summer School:
Interim Steering Committee (1992); Presenter (1994-96).
Institute of Environmental Management:
Member of Council (1992-98); Chair of Educational Panel (1993-98).
Institute for Policy Analysis and Development:
Member (1992-97).
New Economics Foundation:
Traidcraft Social Audit and Advisory Panel (1993-97).
Body Shop Social Audit and Advisory Panel (1995-97)
WWF Conservation Committee:
Committee member (1993-1995)
Scottish Enterprise Tayside:
Member of Environment Business Forum Working Party (1993-1995);
Advisory Committee on Business and The Environment (DTI):
Member of Waste Levy Working Party (1995);
Member of Internalisation of Costs Working Party (1995);
Institute for Social and Ethical Accountability:
Founding Member and Member of Steering Committee (1995-98)
Social Reporting Awards Judging Panel (1999-)
Working Group Member on AA1000S "Quality Assurance and External Verification" (2001)
Centre for Human Ecology:
Member of Advisory Council (1995-); Member of Social Audit Panel (1999)
Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department:
Adviser on Agricultural sustainability projects (1995-1999);
Traidcraft Exchange:
Adviser of social accounting methodology (1995-97);
SustainAbility:
Faculty member (1997-);
Dow Chemical Company:
Member of Corporate Environmental Advisory Council (1999-)
United Nations UNCTAD ISAR:
Member of Consultative Group on Social Reporting Indicators (2004-).

Honours and Awards

  • 1982: Will Baxter Manuscript Prize (with A.J.B.Hope) for "Power and Policy Making: The Development of an R&D Standard" Journal of Business Finance and Accounting Vol.9 No.4 Winter 1982 (pp531-558)
  • 1992: Larry Sawyer Manuscript Award (with D.J. Collison)"The Environmental Audit: Green-gauge or Whitewash?" Managerial Auditing 6(5) 1991 (pp17-25)
  • 1994: Nominated for United Nations Global 500 Laureate - not awarded.
  • 1994: Award for Environmental Excellence from Dundee City Council for work with CSEAR
  • 1994: British Accounting Association Special Interest Group Manuscript Award for "Teaching Ethics and the Ethics of Accounting Teaching: Educating for immorality and a case for social and environmental accounting education"" (with K.J.Bebbington & K.McPhail) Accounting Education: An International Journal 3(1) Spring 1994 (pp51-75)
  • 1995: Shortlisted for British Accounting Association/Chartered Association of Certified Accountants inaugural Outstanding Educators Award
  • 1995: Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award - "Highly Commended" for "Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting: A Review of the Literature and a longitudinal study of UK Disclosure" (with R.Kouhy and S.Lavers) Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 8(2) 1995 (pp47-77)
  • 1996: The Research Assessment Exercise of 19996 gave the research work of CSEAR a "flagged" status.
  • 1997: University of Dundee Honorary Graduates Award for Innovative Teaching (jointly awarded with K.J.Bebbington) for the development of teaching methods, textbook and seminar exercises for introductory financial accounting.
  • 1997: Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award - "Highly Commended" for "Struggling with the praxis of social accounting: Stakeholders, accountability, audits and procedures" (with C.Dey, D.Owen, R.Evans and S.Zadek) Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 10(3) 1997 (pp325-364)
  • 1998: Mary Parker Follett Manuscript Award - "Highly Commended" for "Accounting and Management Research: Passwords from the gatekeepers" (with L.Parker and J.Guthrie) Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal 11(4) 1998 (pp371-402)
  • 1999: Anbar Citation of Excellence for "Accounting and Management Research: Passwords from the gatekeepers" (with L.Parker and J.Guthrie) Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal
  • 1999: Anbar Citation of Excellence for "Imagination, A Bowl of Petunias and Social Accounting" Critical Perspectives on Accounting 9(2) April 1998 (pp205-216)
  • 1999: Anbar Citation of Excellence for "Seeing the wood for the trees: Taking the pulse of social and environmental accounting" (with K.J.Bebbington and D.L.Owen) Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal 12(1) 1999 (pp47-51)
  • 2000: Identified in P.Dobers, L.Strannegard & R.Wolff (2000) Business Strategy and the Environment 9(1) (pp49-61) as the most cited accounting author and the 7th most cited author in a review of environmentally-related research in management.
  • 2001: Elected British Accounting Association Distinguished Academic Fellow
  • 2004: Elected to be one of 14 founding members of the British Accounting Association Hall of Fame.

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