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Dr Will Mackay

Telephone +61 8 8313 8305
Position Lecturer
Email will.mackay@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4368
Building Nexus 10 Tower
Floor/Room 13 15
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Accounting and Finance

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Biography/ Background

Will Mackay joined the University of Adelaide in July 2007. Prior to this Will worked at Ernst & Young, a chartered accounting firm, in the audit division.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics (Flinders University)

Graduate Management Qualification (AGSM)

Master of Commerce (The University of Adelaide)

Graduate Diploma of Accounting (ICAA)

Master of Business Research (The University of Adelaide)

Doctor of Philosophy (The University of Adelaide)

Teaching Interests

Introductory Accounting

Financial accounting and reporting

Corporate Governance

Accounting Method

Research Interests

Risk Management and Reporting

Corporate Governance
Financial Reporting
Extractive Industries

Financial Markets

Research Funding

Research Grants

2016-2017: Mackay, W., & Yawson, A., Golden handshakes: ex-post performance pay or managerial rent extraction, Principal-Investigator, School of Accounting and Finance Research Funds, University of Adelaide.

2015-2016: Mackay, W., Haque, T., & Howieson, B., An examination of Australian regulated energy sector profitability and investment under various cost of equity models, Principal Investigator, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).

2015-2016: Mackay, W., Howieson, B., & Shan, G., An investigation of Australian Remuneration Report disclosures practices, Principal-Investigator, School of Accounting and Finance Research Funds, University of Adelaide.

2014-2015: Mackay, W., Howieson, B., & Shan, G., The impact of binding vote 'Say on Pay' regulations, Australian evidence, Co-Investigator, School of Accounting and Finance Research Funds, University of Adelaide.

2015: Mackay, W., & Haque, T., Modelling the rate of return for regulated assets, Pitching Research, Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIRF).

Teaching Grants

2015-2016: McMurtrie, A., Mackay, W., Ananian-Cooper, S., Clarke, M., & Smith, C. Learning and Teaching grant, Co-Investigator, University of Adelaide.

 

Publications

 

Refereed Journal Articles:

 

Mackay, W., Shan, Y.G. and Howieson, B. (2015) "The effect of board and chairperson independence: an examination of CEO dismissal in Australia", International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 11 (2), p. 130-160.

 

Refereed Conference Papers:

Mackay, W., Howieson, B. and Shan, Y.G. (2013) “How Do Board and Chairperson Independence Impact on CEO Dismissal? Australian Evidence”, 4th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance, Wellington, New Zealand, 4-5 April 2013.

Mackay, W. (2013) The Impact of Management Remuneration Structure on Firm Risk Strategy in the mining sector”, 2013 AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium, Perth Australia, 3-5 July.

Mackay, W., Shan, Y.G. and Howieson, B (2014) “The impact of binding vote “Say on Pay” regulations, Australian evidence”Global Conference on Managing in Recovering Markets, University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia, 8-9 November

 Mackay, W., Howieson, B and Shan, Y.G (2015)"The impact of binding vote “Say on Pay” regulations, Australian evidence" , AFAANZ, Hobart, Australia, 5-8 July

 Mackay, W., Shan, Y.G. and Howieson, B (2015)"SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM AS A FORM OF MANAGEMENT CONTROL", 8TH CONFERENCE ON PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Nice France, 30 September to 2 October

 

Seminar Papers:

Mackay, W., Shan, Y.G. and Howieson, B (2014) The impact of board independence on CEO monitoring”, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Seminar Series, Rome Italy, 9 December 

Mackay, W., Howieson, B. and Shan, Y.G. (2014) “David versus Goliath: Can shareholder activism constrain excessive CEO compensation?”  University of Rome Tor Vergata, Seminar Series, Rome Italy, 9 December

Professional Associations

Institute of Charted Accountants in Australia

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

Entry last updated: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

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