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Personal profile

Biography

Ralph Kober is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Monash University. Ralph has a broad range of research interests spanning management accounting, accounting education, intellectual disability and quality of life. Ralph completed his PhD in 2006 from The University of Western Australia. Ralph's research has been published in a variety of accounting, education and psychology journals including, Management Accounting Research, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting and Finance, Education + Training, Financial Accountability and Management, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, and Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Prior to joining Monash University, Ralph worked for 3 years at The University of Auckland and 14 years at The University of Western Australia. 

Ralph has also been actively involved with both academic and professional associations, having previously held various positions of responsibility across numerous associations, including being Vice President of the New Zealand Branch of CPA Australia. Ralph was actively involved in the establishment of the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group of AFAANZ.

Research interests

Management Control Systems
Performance Measurement in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Usefulness of Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector
Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure

Supervision interests

Management Control Systems
Performance Measurement in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Usefulness of Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector
Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure

Monash teaching commitment

2018 semester 2:

ACF5080 Management control systems

Keywords

  • Accrual accounting in the public sector
  • Quality of life
  • Management control systems
  • Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Intellectual Disability
  • financial performance
  • small and medium enterprises (smes)
  • total quality management (tqm)

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Projects 2016 2016

Research Output 1999 2018

Does gender matter? The association between gender and the use of management control systems and performance measures

Bobe, B. J. & Kober, R., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Accounting and Finance. 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The principality of Hutt River: a territory marooned in the Western Australian outback

de Castro, V. B. & Kober, R., 2018, In : Shima: the international journal of research into island cultures. 12, 1, p. 143-159 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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University dean personal characteristics and use of management control systems and performance measures

Bobe, B. J. & Kober, R., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in Higher Education. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Life cycle cost analysis of Australian route buses

Napper, R., Thambar, P., Kober, R. & Roberts, S., 2016, Caulfield, Vic, Australia: Monash University. 18 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Measuring organisational capabilities in the higher education sector

Bobe, B. J. & Kober, R. O., 2015, In : Education and Training. 57, 3, p. 322 - 342 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

2010 Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

Ralph Oliver Kober (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2011 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ralph Oliver Kober (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

David Solomon Prize

Ralph Oliver Kober (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2005 2014

  • 4 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Pacific Accounting Review (Journal)

Ralph Kober (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (Publisher)

Ralph Kober (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (Journal)

Ralph Kober (Guest editor)
1 Dec 201131 Jan 2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

CPA Australia (External organisation)

Ralph Kober (Member)
1 Jan 200631 Dec 2007

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

Applied Research in Quality of Life (Journal)

Ralph Kober (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 200531 Dec 2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility