Alessandro Ghio


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Alessandro Ghio is a Lecturer in Accounting at Monash University. He holds a Ph.D. in financial accounting from ESSEC Business School and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Pisa.

His research focuses on issues surrounding financial reporting quality, corporate social media communication, the sociology of the accounting profession and intellectual capital. Alessandro has published in several academic journals including Accounting Forum, Applied Economics, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Intellectual Capital and Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal and he co-authored a book on Accounting Choices in Family Firms (Springer). Alessandro received the Best Paper Award at the 2018 IAAER World Congress. He is the co-instigator of the project “Queering Accounting” and he has led and/or taken key roles in competitive research funded projects equating to over one million Australian dollars.

Alessandro teaches the capstone course “Global Issues in Accounting”.

Prior to joining Monash University, Alessandro has been a controller in a large telecommunication organization, a consultant for the Italian Ministry of Education on social mobility in education and a visiting scholar at Indiana University.

Research area keywords

  • Earnings Management
  • Social Media
  • Accounting Profession
  • SMEs
  • Diversity

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2015 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Art, accounting and technology: unravelling the paradoxical “in-between”

McGuigan, N. & Ghio, A., 2019, In : Meditari Accountancy Research. 27, 5, p. 789-804 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Financial constraints on sport organizations’ cost efficiency: the impact of financial fair play on Italian soccer clubs

Ghio, A., Ruberti, M. & Verona, R., 2019, In : Applied Economics. 51, 24, p. 2623-2638 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Accounting Choices in Family Firms: An Analysis of Influences and Implications

Ferramosca, S. & Ghio, A., 2018, 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer. 265 p. (Contributions to Management Science)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Accounting practitioners' attitudes toward accounting harmonization: adoption of IFRS for SMEs in Italy

Ghio, A. & Verona, R., 2018, In : Journal of International Accounting Research. 17, 2, p. 103-122 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fair Value Disclosures and Fair Value Hierarchy: Literature Review on the Implementation of IFRS 13 and SFAS 157

Ghio, A., Filip, A. & Jeny, A., 2018, Paris France: Autorité des Normes Compatables. 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access


AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Fellowship

Alessandro Ghio (Recipient), 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Aspen Institute Award 'Ideas Worth Teaching'

Alessandro Ghio (Recipient) & Nicholas McGuigan (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award - 13th World Congress Accounting Educators and Researchers IAAER

Alessandro Ghio (Recipient), 10 Nov 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean’s Awards for PRME Education Excellence

Annemarie Conrath-Hargreaves (Recipient), Alessandro Ghio (Recipient) & Nicholas McGuigan (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice-Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Award

Alessandro Ghio (Recipient), Nicholas McGuigan (Recipient) & Lisa Powell (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Contribution to conference

Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference

Alessandro Ghio (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

What is Queering Accounting?

Alessandro Ghio


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview