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Dr Ronita Ram

Associate Professor in Accounting

BISA Seminar Organiser

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  • IFRS for SMEs, 
  • Adoption and compliance issues, 
  • Accounting for developing countries, 
  • Development of international accounting standards, 
  • Qualitative research approach


G18, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Dr Ronita Ram is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Henley Business School. Dr Ram holds a PhD from University of Sydney and specializies in research in the areas of IFRS, and IFRS for SMEs standards and issues facing developing countries.

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 Systems from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji.

Prior to joining the Henley Business School, she has over 10 years of teaching experience. She was a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Sydney, as well as teaching within the Accounting and Financial Management Department at University of the South Pacific. She was the recipient of the Dean’s Citation award for every semester of her teaching at the University of Sydney, where she taught financial accounting at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Ronita Ram is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand, and has worked as an auditor at PriceWaterHouseCoopers in Fiji.

Dr Ram’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, and she has published her research in a number of international journals.