Dr Ronita Ram

Associate Professor in Accounting

Dr Ronita Ram

Dr Ronita Ram

Henley Business School, Whiteknights
ronita.ram@henley.ac.uk
0118 378 5833

Biography

Dr Ronita Ram joined Henley Business School as a lecturer in accounting in 2015. She has a PhD in Accounting from the University of Sydney, a Post graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Information System from the University of the South Pacific (USP) Suva, Fiji Islands. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand.  Prior to joining the Henley Business School, she worked as a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has also previously taught in the Accounting and Financial Management Department at University of the South Pacific in Fiji and worked as an auditor at PriceWaterHouseCoopers in Fiji.

Ronita has over ten years of teaching experience.  She has been the recipient of the Dean’s Citation award for every semester of her teaching at the University of Sydney. She has taught courses on financial accounting at undergraduate and also post graduate levels at University of Sydney. Currently she is the lecturer and module convenor for Introduction to Accounting at Henley Business School.

Ronita’s research interest is in the area of international financial reporting standards, IFRS for SMEs, accounting for developing countries, and compliance issues. Her PhD thesis titled Development of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs) won the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Doctoral Research Award for 2012 for the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research category. She was also the 2013 finalist for Rita and John Cornforth Medal, at University of Sydney. 

Ronita has published her research in a number of international journals. In April 2010, Ronita was also awarded 'Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner' at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010 by Emerald for the paper "Corporate Governance and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS): The Case of Developing Countries" published in Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 2008. Ronita has also reviewed papers for a number of international journals and conferences.

Programme Delivery

Module convenor for:

  • AC101 Introduction to Accounting

Publications

Journal Article/s:

Ram, R and Newberry, S (forthcoming) Agenda Entrance Complexity in International Accounting Standard Setting: the Case of IFRS for SMEs, Abacus.

Ram R and Newberry S 2013 'IFRS for SMEs: The IASB’S due process', Australian Accounting Review, vol.23:1, pp. 3-17

Ram R and Newberry S 2008 'Corporate Governance and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): The Case of Developing Countries' in Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies- Corporate Governance in Less Developed and Emerging Economies, ed. Mathew Tsamenyi and Shahzad Uddin, JAI Press Emerald Publishing Group, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 483-518

Ram R and Reddy M 2007 'Corporate Governance in Fiji's Native Land Trust Board', Pacific Economic Bulletin, vol.22:2, pp. 36-52 5

Ram R and Gray SJ 2006 'International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-Sized Entities (SMEs) Issues and Challenges for National Jurisdictions', Indian Accounting Review, vol.10:2, pp. 1-17

Conference Paper/s:

Ram, R and Gray, S (2016) “Examining Australia’s New Differential Reporting

Initiative: Why IFRS for SMEs was not adopted, APIRA conference, Melbourne, 13-15 July.

 

Ram, R and Gray, S (2016) “Examining Australia’s New Differential Reporting 

Initiative: Why IFRS for SMEs was not adopted, 7th International Workshop on Accounting and Regulation, Siena, 7-9 July.

 

 

 

Newberry, S and Ram, R (2016) “Understanding the Complexities in International Accounting

 

Standard Setting: Agenda Entrance and the Case of IFRS for SMEs, 7th International Workshop on Accounting and Regulation, Siena, 7-9 July.

 

 

Ram R and Newberry S 2015 'Understanding Complexities in International Accounting Standard Setting: Agenda Entry and the Case of IFRS for SMEs (Winner of the Best Conference Paper Prize in the International Accounting stream)', Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Hobart, Australia, 7th July 2015

Ram R 2013 'Exploring the Role of Staff in the IASB's Standard Setting Process: A Case of IFRS for SMEs Standard', 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association EAA 2013, Paris, France, 8th May 2013

Ram R and Newberry S 2010 'The International Accounting Standards Board's Agenda Formulation Process: A Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities', 5th Workshop on Accounting and Regulation, Siena, Italy, 25th September 2010

Ram R 2009 'Simplified International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS) - A Moving Target?', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ 2009, Adelaide, Australia, 7th July 2009

Ram R 2007 'IFRS for SMEs to benefit both SMEs and the Emerging Economies?', The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Doctoral Colloquium, Gold Coast QLD, Australia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Ram R and Gray SJ 2007 'The Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in Fiji: Issues and Challenges', 19th Asia Pacific Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Ram R 2007 'The Development of One International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs) and Emerging Economies', 19th Asia Pacific Conference, Doctoral Colloquium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007 4

Ram R 2005 'Accrual accounting in the public sector; a case study of the financial reporting of local government councils in Fiji', The Fourth Accounting History International Conference, Braga, Portugal, 1st January 2005-31st December 2005

Ram R 2005 'Accounting Standards and Compliance: An Analysis of the Extent of Non-Compliance with Fiji Accounting Standards', 9th Financial Reporting and Business Communications Conference, Cardiff Wales, United Kingdom, 8th July 2005 

 

 

Seminar Paper/s:

Ram R 2012 'Development of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs): An Agenda Setting Explanation, University of Konan Seminar Presentation, Kobe, Japan, 9 June 2012

Ram R 2012 'Accounting Education in Australia: Teaching Experience of Financial Accounting B, University of Kinki Seminar Presentation, Higashiosaka, Japan, 6 June 2012

Ram R 2011 'The International Accounting Standards Board's Agenda Formulation Process: A Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities, University of Adelaide Seminar Presentation, Adelaide, Australia 2011