Professor Lisa McManus

P.hD., B.Bus(Acc), B.Bus(Hons.IA), FCPA, FCMA, FAIM

Deputy Director

Prior to her 2013 appointment as Professor, Lisa was Associate Professor (2008-2013), Senior Lecturer (2006-2008) and Lecturer (2001-2006) at Griffith University.  Lisa was educated at Griffith University (Qld) obtaining an undergraduate accounting degree and a first class honours degree. 

In 2006, Professor McManus was awarded a PhD for her thesis titled: An Examination of Customer Accounting in an Australian Context.

Since her 2013 Professorial appointment at Charles Darwin University, Lisa was also appointed to the academic management positions of Head of School and Deputy Head of the CDU Business School. 

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Publications & Resources

Book Chapters

McManus, L., & Guilding, C. (2012). Exploring the potential of customer accounting: A synthesis of the accounting and marketing literatures. In R. Roslender and R. Wilson (eds.), Key Issues in Marketing Management. UK: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Rook, L., & McManus, L. (2016, under review). Viewing WIL in Business Schools Through a New Lens: Moving to the Edge of Chaos with Complexity. Emergence: Complexity and Organization.

McManus, L., Guilding, C., & Lamminmaki, D. (2016, under review). An Exploratory Examination of Customer Accounting: Antecedents and Applications. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management.

Delaney, D., McManus, L., & Lamminmaki, D. (2016). The Nature and Effectiveness of Sponsorship Performance Measurement Systems. Australasian Marketing Journal, 24(1), 29-37.

Delaney, D., McManus, L., & Ng, C. (2015). First Year Accounting Students’ Perception on Blended Learning. Business Education and Accreditation, 7(2), 40-56.

Delaney, D., Guilding, C., & McManus, L. (2014). The Use of Intuition in the Sponsorship Decision-Making Process. Contemporary Management Research, 10(1), 3-60.

Guilding, C., Lamminmaki, D., & McManus, L. (2014). Staff Turnover Costs: In Search of Accountability. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 36(January), 231-243.

McManus, L., & Subramaniam, N. (2014). The Organisational and Professional Commitment of Early Career Accountants: Do Mentoring and Organisational Ethical Climate Perceptions Matter? Accounting and Finance, 54(4), 1231-1261.

Ahmad, S., Ng, C., & McManus, L. (2014). Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Implementation: Some Empirical Evidence from Large Australian Companies. Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences, 164, 541-547.

McManus, L. (2013). Customer Accounting and Marketing Performance Measures in the Hotel Industry: Evidence from Australia. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 33, 140-152.

Arkcoll, K., Guilding, C., Lamminmaki, D., McManus, L., & Warnken, J. (2013). Funding Common Property Expenditure in Multi-Owned Housing Schemes. Property Management, 31(4), 282-296.

Subramaniam, N., McManus, L., & Cameron, R. (2013). Using a Web-based, Longitudinal Approach for Enhancing Accounting Ethics Education. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 10, 143-167.

Subramaniam, N., McManus, L., & James, W. (2012). A comparative study of the effect of web-based versus in class textbook ethics instruction on accounting students’ propensity to whistle-blow. Journal of Education for Business, 8(6), 134-159.

James, W., & McManus, L. (2011). An empirical study of the influence of mentors and organizational climate on the ethical attitudes and decision-making of national female business graduates in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 8, 31-54.

McManus, L., & Guilding, C. (2009). Customer Accounting Adoption in Australian Companies: A Field Study. Accounting, Accountability and Performance Journal, 15(1), 33-69.

McManus, L., & Subramaniam, N. (2009). Ethical Attitudes and Decision-Making of Early Career Accountants: The Impact of Mentors, Professional Training and Organisational Ethical Climate. Accounting and Finance, 49(3), 619-643.

Subramaniam, N, McManus, L., & Zhang, J. (2009). The Existence and Nature of Risk Management Committees in Australian Companies. Managerial Auditing Journal, 24(4), 316-339.

McManus, L., & Guilding, C. (2008). Exploring the Potential of Customer Accounting: A Synthesis of the Accounting and Marketing Literatures. Journal of Marketing Management, 24(7-8), 771-795.

McManus, L. (2008). The Construction of a Segmental Customer Profitability Analysis. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, 5(2), 59-74.

Guilding, C., & McManus, L. (2002). The Incidence, Perceived Merit and Antecedents of Customer Accounting: An Exploratory Note. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 27(1-2), 45-59.

Subramaniam, N., McManus, L., & Mia, L. (2002). Organisational Structure, Need for Achievement, Participative Budgeting and Organisational Commitment: Evidence from the Hotel Industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 21,303-320.

Alagiah, R., McManus, L., & Delaney, D. (2001). Determining the Relationship between Attendance and Performance in Accounting Education. Asian Review of Accounting, 9(1), 75-86.

Guilding, C., Kennedy, D.J., & McManus, L. (2001). Extending the Boundaries of Customer Accounting: Applications in the Hotel Industry. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 25(2), 173-194.

Lisa McManus


T: +61 8 8946 8802

Darwin, NT