Rebecca Maughan

School of Business
Quinn School of Business

Tel: 01 7164753


Rebecca Maughan joined UCD Business School in 2012 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Rebecca earned her PhD in the area of corporate sustainability practices at the Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam. Rebecca completed her undergraduate (B.Comm) and master's (M.Acc) level education at UCD. She is also a member of the Chartered Accountants in Ireland (CAI), having qualified with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Prior to her appointment in UCD, she was a lecturer at School of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Rebecca's research interests are qualitative in nature and span a range of disciplines including: corporate sustainability practices and reporting, corporate governance, organizational identity and accountability in family firms, accounting education and qualitative methods. Her research work is currently focused on two main projects: the first is in the area of sustainability, identity and accountability in a family firm and the second focuses on sector level sustainability reporting. A range of book chapters, professional articles, working and conference papers have been published from these projects.

Rebecca has been the recipient of a number of research funding awards. Individual awards include a New Horizons Grant from the Irish Research Council in 2012 and the Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Funding  Award in 2012. In collaboration with colleagues in DIT, she was part of successful projects receiving funding from the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning and the DIT Post-Graduate Research & Development Skills Programme.

Previous professional engagements include acting as external moderator for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (2008-2011) and being the ACCA Irish representative on the European Sustainability Reporting Association board (2006 and 2007). Rebecca has teaching experience, at undergraduate and post graduate levels, in the areas of financial and management accounting, corporate governance and ethics, corporate sustainability and audit



Honours and Awards

Year: 2012.
Title: New Foundations
Year: 2012.
Title: Doctoral Funding Competition
Year: 2009.
Title: National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Grant
Year: 2007.
Title: DIT Post-Graduate Research & Development Skills Scholarship

Conference Contributions

Maughan R. and O'Dwyer (2012) Where is the accounting?: The role of internal accounting and external reporting in an emerging sustainability process. [Published Abstract], International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, St Andrews University , 03-SEP-12 - 05-SEP-12.
Maughan, R. and O¿Dwyer, B. (2010) Exploring Sustainability Practices and Reporting at Musgrave Group: A Case Study of an Irish Private Company. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], 22nd International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, St Andrews University, Scotland , 01-SEP-10 - 02-SEP-11.
Maughan, R. and O¿Dwyer, B. (2010) Integrating the Corporate Sustainability Process: An Exploration of the Development of Internal Legitimacy for Corporate Social and Environmental Practices and Reporting. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], 7th Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Euromed Management Marseille, France , 15-SEP-10 - 17-SEP-10.
Maughan, R (2007) Emerging Scholars Colloquia. [Oral Presentation], Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA), University of Auckland, New Zealand , 06-JUL-07 - 10-JUL-08.


Employer: Dublin Institute of Technology
Position: Lecturer
Employer: KPMG
Position: Audit Senior
Employer: Arthur Andersen
Position: Audit Trainee


Year 1999 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BComm Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MAcc Subject: Accountancy



Book Chapters

Maughan, R. and O¿Driscoll, A. (2012) 'Reconsidering Community Based Retailing' In: O'Callaghan, E. and O'Riordan, D (eds). Retailing in Ireland - Contemporary Perspectives. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
Maughan, R (2010) 'CSR in Ireland: Current Practice and Directions for Future Research' In: J. Hogan, P.F. Donnelly and B.K. O¿Rourke (eds). Irish Business and Society: Reflections on Governing, Participating and Transforming in the 21st Century. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan. [Details]

Other Journals

Maughan, R (2012) 'Celebrating Co-Operatives' Accountancy Ireland . [Details]
Maughan, R. (2007) 'Great Responsibility' Business Ireland (Winter) . [Details]


Teaching Philosophy


Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership

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