Professor Craig is an internationally recognised scholar who has held senior academic positions at universities in Australia, United States, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In 2000, Professor Craig was awarded the Australian National University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

A central concern that underlies much of Professor Craig's research is to make accounting and financial reporting better and more effective. His work exposes the folly of unquestioning acceptance of measures contained in published accounting reports and in narrative accounts by CEOs.

Professor Craig is the author of about 165 research papers, 5 research monographs and 10 book chapters. Among his seven scholarly books are CEO-Speak: The Language of Corporate Leadership (MQUP 2006, with Joel Amernic); and John Croaker: Convict Embezzler (MUP 2000, with John Booker).

Professor Craig's published research papers have appeared in many high-quality refereed international journals in accounting and related fields. Recent publications appear in Research Policy, British Journal of Management, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. He is currently an editorial board member (or editorial adviser) of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Accounting and Business Research.

Selected recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Tourish, D. & Craig, R. (forthcoming) ‘Research Fraud and Malpractice in Business and Management Studies’, Journal of Management Inquiry.

Cox A., Craig, R. & Tourish D. (2018) ‘Retraction Statements and Research Misconduct in Economics,’ Research Policy, 47(5): 924-35.

Rodrigues, L.L. & Craig, R. (2018) ‘The Role of Government Accounting and Taxation in the Institutionalization of Slavery in Brazil,’ Critical Perspectives on Accounting,

Thorpe, A., Craig, R., Hadikin, G. & Batistic, S. (2018) Semantic Tone of Research ‘Environment’ Submissions in the UK’s REF 2014, Research Evaluation, 27(2): 53-62.

Craig, R. & Amernic. J. (2017) ‘CEO Speeches and Safety Culture: British Petroleum before the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.’ Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 47: 61-80.

Research interests

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • International accounting
  • Accounting history
  • Accounting education
  • Accounting and labour relations
  • Accountability discourse of executives

Teaching areas

  • Introductory Financial and Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • International Accounting


Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 5986
+61 (3) 9919 4901