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 journalArticle

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 Report

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 journalArticle

GAAP, GFS and AASB 1049: Perceptions of public sector stakeholders

Kober, R. O., Lee, J. & Ng, J. 2013 In : Accounting and Finance. 53, 2, p. 471 - 496 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conceptual framework issues: Perspectives of Australian public sector stakeholders

Kober, R. O., Lee, J. & Ng, J. 2012 In : Accounting and Business Research. 42, 5, p. 495 - 518 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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)

Kober, R. O. (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2014 → …

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (Publisher)

Kober, R. O. (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2012 → …

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (Journal)

Kober, R. O. (Guest editor)
1 Dec 201131 Jan 2012

Activity: Editorial responsibility

CPA Australia (External organisation)

Kober, R. O. (Member)
1 Jan 200631 Dec 2007

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Applied Research in Quality of Life (Journal)

Kober, R. O. (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 200531 Dec 2012

Activity: Editorial responsibility