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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 & Business Research, Financial Accountability & ManagementAccounting & Finance, Education + Training, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, and Journal of Policy & 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, Treasurer of the Victorian Branch of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability, Co-chair of the Special Interest Reserachh Group on Quality of Life for the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, and a Director of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. Ralph was actively involved in the establishment of the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group of AFAANZ and was the inagural secretary.

Research interests

Management Control Systems
Performance Measurement in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Usefulness of Accrual Accounting in the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors

Supervision interests

Management Control Systems
Performance Measurement in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Usefulness of Accrual Accounting in the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors

Monash teaching commitment

2020 semester 1:

ACX4090 Issues in management accounting

BEX6300 Philosophy of research

2020 semester 2:

ACF5080 Management control systems

BEX6200 Advanced qualitative research methods

Research area 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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