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Dharmendra is a Lecturer and Brown Bag Coordinator at Department of Accounting, Monash University. His research interests include archival research in financial accounting, management accounting and capital markets. Specifically, he is interested in issues such as financial reporting quality, managerial ability, inventory management, purchase obligations, cost of equity and value relevance. Dharmendra has published in journals including Journal of Corporate Finance, Australian Journal of Management and Accounting & Finance.

Dharmendra is teaching ACC2100, ACF2100 Financial Accounting and ACF5510 Integrated Accounting. Previously, he has also taught ACF5955 Management Accounting and ACF5150 Financial Reporting Issues. 

Dharmendra joined Monash University in July 2016 after completing his doctorate degree. His PhD examined a research question within the intersection of Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. He examined the association between managerial ability, purchase obligations and cost of equity capital. Prior to his PhD, Dharmendra has worked at The University of the South Pacific. 

Research area keywords

  • Financial Accounting
  • Capital Markets Research
  • Cost of Equity
  • Financial Reporting Quality
  • Inventory Management
  • Investment Decisions


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