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Dr Julia Smith

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Accounting and Finance

Personal statement

Dr Julia Smith started her academic career in the Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF), Department of Economics, University of St Andrews, in 1993, as a Research Assistant, Associate then Fellow. She worked on a number of research projects under the guidance of the Director of CRIEFF, Professor Gavin C Reid. She then went on to a Postdoctoral Research appointment with Professor James Foreman-Peck, at the Institute of Economics and Statistics, University of Oxford, where she was also a member of St Antony's College. From there, Dr Smith moved to Cardiff Business School, University of Wales Cardiff, where she was a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in the Accounting & Finance Division. She has been a Reader in Accounting & Finance at the University of Strathclyde since 2006.

Dr Smith's research interests are in the area of management accounting, venture capital, and small business. She has worked on interdisciplinary projects with academics in accounting, finance and economics. Her current research covers work on management accounting in SMEs, venture capital decisions in high-technology investments, and entrepreneurial orientation in social enterprises. She currently has a project funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland to investigate a stated-preference approach to financial reporting, along with co-workers Professor Gavin C Reid and Yu-lin Hsu.

Dr Smith is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, manufactures and commerce (FRSA), and a member of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching interests are in management accounting, financial management, and accounting & financial management for smaller enterprises. She directs the MSc in International Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde.

Publications

Accountability in the Scottish charitable context : managing disparate masters
Smith Julia, Miller Lesley
British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference 2018, (2018)
Accountability policy & practice in hybrid organisations : primary source evidence from indigenous markets in Indonesia
Andriana Denny, Smith Julia A.
Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE) Conference 2018, (2018)
Accountability in the Scottish charitable context : managing disparate masters
Smith Julia, Miller Lesley
European Accounting Association Annual Conference 2018, pp. 1-42, (2018)
Intangible assets and determinants of firm growth in China
Reid Gavin C., Smith Julia, Xu Zhibin
European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Conference 2017, (2017)
The effect of auditors' geographic distance and industry specialization on the reporting of goodwill impairment
Elmahgoub Mohamed, Smith Julia
British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference 2017, (2017)
Intangible assets and determinants of firm growth in China
Reid Gavin, Smith Julia, Xu Zhibin
British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference 2017, (2017)

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Teaching

Dr Smith's teaching interests are in: management accounting, financial management, and accounting & financial management for smaller enterprises. She directs the MSc in International Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde.

Professional activities

European Accounting Association (EAA) annual conference 2014
Participant
5/2014
British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference
Participant
4/2014
Management Research Review (Journal)
Peer reviewer
4/2014
THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS'
Visiting researcher
2014
KPMG
Visiting researcher
11/9/2013
Scottish Enterprise
Advisor
15/5/2013

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Projects

Applying the Stated Preference Approach to the Study of Financial Reports
Smith, Julia (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2014 - 30-Apr-2014
Investment in Companies with Intangible Assets: what are the key issues?
Smith, Julia (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2011 - 31-Dec-2011
SEMINARS IN ACCOUNTING FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (SAFE)
Smith, Julia (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2006 - 31-Aug-2008

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