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Associate Professor Simone Scagnelli

Director, Accounting and Finance

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5925, Email:, Room: 2.458A
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 5925
Room: 2.458A  


Dr Simone Scagnelli is Associate Professor in Accounting and Director of Accounting and Finance in School of Business and Law, Commerce Discipline.

Key research areas

  • Financial and Non-financial reporting
  • Accountability and sustainability in Hospitality and Travel
  • Impact Assessment of Non-Profit and NGOs
  • Innovation management (Fintech and Artificial Intelligence focus)
  • Transparency reporting (Banking and Extractive industries)


Dr Scagnelli got awarded his Ph.D in 2005 from the University of Turin, in Italy, with a thesis focussing on the accountability and measurement issues of Management Information Systems.

Prior to joining ECU as Associate Professor, Dr Scagnelli was Associate Professor at the Department of Management, University of Turin, Italy, and was the Head of International Relations and Director of the International Bachelor in Business & Management.
From 2012 to 2018, he was also Adjunct Professor of Financial & Managerial Accounting at ESCP Europe, one of the top Business Schools in the World.

Dr Scagnelli’s research has been mostly in Accounting, with a particular focus on Corporate Social Responsibility. He has presented at leading international conferences and published in scholarly international journals such as the Australian Accounting Review, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, and Pacific Accounting Review. His international research partnerships span the countries of Italy, UK, Germany, Russia, Australia and Japan, where has obtained a number of research grants.
He has also supervised research students to completion at the PhD level.

Dr Scagnelli has also developed an extensive experience in the industry. Prior to joining Academia, he was associate partner at a leading Italian Law and Accounting firm, providing advisory services to national and multinational companies in the Automotive, Aerospace and ICT industries.

Theme Two: Society and Culture; Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

Theme Three: Natural and Built Environments; Sustainability of energy, water, materials and resources

  • Italian
  • French
  • 2018 – Italian qualification to be appointed as Full Professor in Business and Accounting disciplines, (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Italy)
  • 2015 – Best conference paper award, (Italian Academy of Business Administration)
  • 2010 – WWS research award, (University of Torino, Italy)
  • 2010 – WWS2 research award, (University of Torino, Italy)
  • European Accounting Association, member
  • Sustainability Accounting Standard Board Alliance, member
  • Italian Academy of Business Administration (AIDEA), member
  • Italian Society of Accounting Scholars (SIDREA), member
  • Italian registry of professional Auditors, member

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