Distinguished Professor James Guthrie has a long history of research impact upon industry and government. His work on performance reporting, accounting for intellectual capital and sustainability accounting have pioneered new approaches to accounting. James has regularly been sought out by government and industry for advice and ideas.
James is the joint founding editor of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, now in its 29th year and ranked 7th globally by Google Scholar within accounting and taxation journals. James is a consultant on public sector commercialisation for the Committee of Economic Development of Australia, an expert for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on ‘The Role of Audit in Performance Improvement in Government’, and an expert witness on productivity and performance measurement in the public sector for the Industrial Relations Commissions of NSW, WA and SA. James also served on the GAP Taskforce on Leadership in Education (2013-2015) that served as an informal advisory board to the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP in his capacity as Minister for Education.
James’s performance reporting research has been linked to several consultancies for government and non-profit organisations. He has been asked over the past decades to provide comment to several Parliamentary Public Accounts Committees’ inquiries into public sector annual reporting and performance measurement. His education research has challenged both the construction and reporting of teaching, administration and research performance in the Australian and the UK tertiary sectors.