Emma McDaid

Research Student

School of Accounting - PhD in Accounting (in progress) | MPhil in Accounting - UNSW | MBS in Accounting, Dublin City University | BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, Dublin City University

About Emma

Thesis title

  • Networks, Accountability and Control

Supervisors

  • Professor Clinton Free
  • Professor Paul Andon

Journal Articles

  • McDaid EM; Boedker C; Free C; 2019, 'Close Encounters and the Illusion of Accountability in the Sharing Economy' Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. vol. forthcoming

Conference and Colloquium Publications

  • McDaid EM; Andon P; Free C, 2018, ‘Action-in-Absentia and Remote Control in Networked Organisations; the Case of Uber’ in Action-in-Absentia and Remote Control in Networked Organisations; the Case of Uber, Monforma2018 presented at Monforma2018, Melbourne, Australia, 22 – 23 November 2018
  • McDaid EM, 2018, ‘Uber Drivers and the Paradox of Control’ in Uber Drivers and the Paradox of Control, Emerging Scholars Colloquium, Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Accounting, presented at Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Accounting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 09 -10 July, 2018.
  • McDaid EM; Free C; Boedker C, 2016, 'Personal Encounters and the Illusion of Accountability in the Sharing Economy' in Personal Encounters and the Illusion of Accountability in the Sharing Economy, Australasian - Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at Australasian - Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Adelaide, South Australia, 07 - 09 December 2016

Research interests

  • Control in network organisations
  • The effect of digitisation on work and employment
  • The emergence of online rankings as an accountability mechanism
  • Trust in online systems of ratings and reviews for decision-making

Research grants

  • Australian Postgraduate Award 2017 - 2020
  • UNSW Business School Supplementary Scholarship 2017 – 2020
  • Awarded The Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship by the Nippon Foundation and Tokyo Foundation 2017 – 2020
  • Sylff Research Abroad Award, visiting institution: Copenhagen Business School 2017

Courses taught

  • ACCT5906: Introduction to Financial Literacy (M.Comm)
  • ACCT2542: Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis (B.Comm)
  • ACCT3708: Auditing and Assurance Services (B.Comm)

Impact

  • 2016-2018 Appointed as Postgraduate Student Representative on UNSW Business School Research Committee

Professional activities

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, Dublin in 2008. As a Senior Auditor, audited firms in the Asset Management and Consumer and Industrial Products divisions. Over the following years, held finance positions within the telecommunications industry (Digicel Telecommunications in Fiji and Australia), the online travel industry (HotelClub.com, now Expedia.com in Australia) and more recently, within the recruitment sector for multinational labour hire firm Randstad.

Professional memberships

  • Member, Chartered Accountants (CA) Ireland
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