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Personal profile

Biography

Luisa Unda is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Accounting. Her main research interests are corporate governance in unique ownership structures, effect of board composition on firm performance, determinants of board effectiveness, board gender diversity, financial reporting quality and disclosure, gender differences on capital markets, cooperative institutions and microfinance, and accounting education. Her work has been published in various journals including: Journal of Banking & FinanceAccounting & Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Luisa is developing a research expertise on the role of ownership and governance in firm outcomes, and financial reporting quality. She is interested in unique governance structures, such as those with democratically-elected boards, internal stakeholders and volunteer directors. Her research explores whether distinctive governance mechanisms challenge the conventional wisdom (for shareholder-owned firms) on the relationship between board characteristics and firm performance.

Learn more about her research on the impact of board characteristics on credit union performance here.

Learn more about her research on determinants of board effectiveness in the school setting here.

Learn more about her research on gender trustworthiness and loan repayment in microfinance here.

Luisa's teaching experience includes conducting lectures and tutorials in financial accounting and auditing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as, facilitating accounting and business ethics based workshops to high-school students. She has a strong teaching record in the following courses: Introduction to Financial Accounting, Accounting for Managers, Auditing and Assurance Service, Cost Accounting and Decision Making. Her teaching excellence has been recognised by outstanding teaching evaluations and teachign awards such as a Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence and two Commendation Letters from the Vice Provost (Learning and Teaching) in 2016, and the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Education) for high unit evaluations.

In terms of academic citizenship and engagement, Luisa acted as an Early Career Research (ECR) representative in the Department of Accounting for two years – a role she performed well, implementing a number of initiatives that enhanced ECR engagement. More recently, Luisa was a coordinator of the Governance and Regulation Research Network (GARNET) at the Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School. Luisa regularly contributes to the accounting discipline through reviewing for quality journals and conferences and also acting as a discussant. 

Prior to becoming and academic, Luisa worked as a financial analyst in the banking industry and gained practice based experience surrounding matters such as financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and risk management.

Community service

  • Coordinator of the Governance and Regulation Research Network (GARNET) at the Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School (Aug 2019 - Mar 2020)
  • ECR Representative (Financial Accounting & Auditing) at the Department of Accounting Research Committee (2016-2018).
  • International Member of the Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (CNPR) at Queen's Management School, Belfast.
  • Affiliated Member of the Cooperative Research Group, University of Sydney.

Monash teaching commitment

ACF5950 Introductory Accounting (postgraduate course)

ACC5903 Accounting for Business (postgraduate course)

Teaching Excellence Awards:

- 2016 Department of Accounting's Teaching Award

- 2016 Monash Business School's Team Teaching Commendation

Research area keywords

  • Corporate Governance
  • Not-For-Profit Organisations
  • Board Diversity
  • Financial Reporting Quality
  • Accounting Education
  • Gender differences on capital markets

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Projects

Research Output

Gender differences in the repayment of microcredit: the mediating role of trustworthiness

Shahriar, A. Z. M., Unda, L. A. & Alam, Q., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Banking and Finance. 110, 16 p., 105685.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Board characteristics and credit-union performance

Unda, L. A., Ahmed, K. & Mather, P. R., Dec 2019, In : Accounting and Finance. 59, 4, p. 2735-2764 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

To pay or not pay: board remuneration and insolvency risk in credit unions

Unda, L. A. & Ranasinghe, D., 9 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Pacific Basin Finance Journal. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sustainability of the accounting and finance academic profession: students' and supervisors' views about the PhD supervision process

Unda, L. A., Khosa, A., Burch, S. & Wilkin, C., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Accounting and Finance. 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The impact of regulatory governance standards on board characteristics: evidence from Australian credit unions

Unda, L., 2016, In : JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance. 4, p. 21-26 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

AFAANZ 2016 Inaugural Winner Best Research Interactive Session

Unda, Luisa (Recipient), 5 Jul 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence

Unda, Luisa (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Highly Commended Paper Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

Unda, Luisa (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 6 Contribution to conference
  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Continuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses

Dandenong Ranges Steiner School (External organisation)

Luisa Unda (Member)

1 Oct 201928 Feb 2020

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Governance and Regulation Research Network Workshop

Luisa Unda (Organiser)

4 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Research

Luisa Unda (Member of programme committee)

5 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Instil Group - Australasian Mutuals Institute Ltd (External organisation)

Luisa Unda (Contributor)

9 Apr 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsContinuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses

2018 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference

Luisa Unda (Speaker)

4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

WHY WE CAN TRUST WOMEN TO REPAY LOANS

Abu Zafar Shahriar & Luisa Unda

26/02/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Pay Enough or Do not Pay at all

Luisa Unda

27/03/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Research into Credit Unions

Luisa Unda

17/01/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Do credit unions care too much?

Luisa Unda

19/10/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Begin een kredietunie

Luisa Unda

10/07/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs