Christo Karuna


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Christo Karuna received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Michigan. Christo has taught students in the undergraduate, Full-time MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Health Care Executive MBA, and Executive Education programs at leading universities worldwide like the University of Michigan, University of California at Irvine, University of Houston, and University of Southern California. He has also supervised PhD students who are currently employed at leading universities. He currently teaches Strategic Management Accounting at the masters level and is the recipient of the inaugural Dean’s PRME Education Excellence Award in 2017 and the Purple Letter for Teaching Excellence in 2020.

Christo’s research interests lie broadly in organisational culture and governance. He is the founder coordinator of the International Consortium for Values-based Governance (ICVG) based at Monash University. He has published in leading academic journals and has received accolades for his research, which he has presented at leading universities worldwide. His product market competition measures have been extensively used by researchers across a range of disciplines. Christo is on the editorial board at the Journal of International Accounting Research, an American Accounting Association journal, and is frequently invited to be a reviewer for top-tier journals and discussant at top-tier conferences. He received a Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of International Accounting Research in 2019. Christo has worked in Australia for KPMG, Telstra, and Ferrier Hodgson & Co. in audit, corporate insolvency, and investment banking. He is currently engaged in collaborative research projects with practice and policy-making bodies.


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