Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Research Visit to Tasmania - Day 2

On the second day of her visit to the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Professor Dr Normah Omar, director of the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) met up with several researchers from the School of Accounting and Corporate Governance to discuss possible research collaboration in the area of forensic accounting and financial criminology. Currently ARI is focussing on three research topics in financial criminology namely: (i) Governance and Financial Reporting Framework of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), (ii) Cost Effectiveness of Anti-Money laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and Financial Fraud Risk Indicators. In the afternoon, specific discussions with Professor Roger Willet included joint journal and book publications between UTAS and ARI researchers. One of the proposed project titled "Developments in Asian Financial Markets: The Need for Better Accounting" will involve researchers and authors from more than twenty countries within the Asia Pacific region. Professor Willett further demonstrated the application of a software called SACA that could be used to predict financial risks in capital markets both in mature and emerging economies....

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