Mandy Cheng

AGSM Scholar, Professor, Head of School

School of Accounting - PhD Accounting, UNSW | MCom (Hons), UNSW | BCom (Hons), UNSW | FCPA (Aust)

Expertise

​​Mandy's research focuses on behavioural management accounting, that is, the effects of management accounting practices on managers' behaviours, judgements and decision-making. Her specific interests include: strategic performance management systems such as the balanced scorecard, capital investment decisions, incentive and compensation scheme designs, the use of accounting information in negotiations, and Integrated Reporting. Mandy's research draws primarily on psychology theories, and uses an experimental approach to examine how individuals respond to management accounting information and control systems.​

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About Mandy

Mandy Cheng joined the school in 1998. Prior to her appointment Mandy worked as an accountant with BHP. Her research interests include strategic performance management systems such as the balanced scorecard, capital investment decisions, incentive and compensation scheme designs, the use of accounting information in negotiations, and Integrated Reporting.

Mandy has served multiple editorial roles, including Editor of Accounting and Finance (current), Deputy Editor of Australian Journal of Management (current), a member of Management Accounting Research Editorial Board (current),​ and Associate Editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting (2011-2013). She is a panel member and the Selection Committee Chair of CIMA Australasian Centre of Excellence, and the Chair of the Advisory Board of AFAANZ Management Accounting Special interest Group. ​From 2011-2014, Mandy was also a Director of AFAANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Austrlia and New Zealand). 

Mandy regularly presents at international and national accounting conferences, and has publications in leading accounting A* journals (ABDC ranked) including The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research, and Auditing – a Journal of Practice and Theory. Her successful external grants include ARC Discovery and Linkage grants. She is one of the co-organisers of the Global Management Accounting Research Symposium - an annual conference hosted by UNSW, Michigan State University and Copenhagen Business School.

She teaches in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate management accounting courses.​

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