Associate Professor Monte Wynder - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Associate Professor Monte Wynder

PhD NSW, MCom(Hons) NSW, GradCertEdStud Newcastle, BCom(Hons) Qld., BBus S.Qld., FCPA

  • Associate Professor, Accounting
+61 7 5430 1263
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SD K.2.08A
Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor Monte Wynder


Associate Professor Monte Wynder came to academia from the banking industry. Prior to joining the USC, he taught both management and financial accounting at the University of Southern Queensland, the University of New South Wales, the University of Lethbridge (Canada), and the University of Newcastle.

Monte's research has included the study of the effects of instruction and practice on the acquisition of accounting knowledge and the effects of management accounting control system design on creativity as manifest in continuous improvement programs in organisations.

His current research continues to examine the effects of control system design on performance with an emphasis on the integration of social and environmental performance measures in the balanced scorecard.


USC Advance Awards for Learning and Teaching — Advancing Quality Teaching, USC, 2015

Research Grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year/s Focus
Evaluating the creation, use and contribution to learning of electronically distributable multimedia learning objects. Matching tools and learning objectives Monte Wynder (lead), Michelle Joubert, Gabrielle Parle Exploratory Learning and Teaching Grant, USC (A$10,000) 2015–2016  
The Whole of University Experience: retention, attrition, and student support interventions throughout undergraduate business studies Lesley Willcoxson, Mark Manning, Monte Wynder Carrick Institution 2007–2010 A national study of the causes of attrition amongst undergraduate business students
An experimental investigation of the interaction effect of knowledge structure and performance-based rewards on creativity Monte Wynder USC Internal Seed Research Grant 2004–2005 An examination of the interaction effects of performance-based pay or a fixed-rate pay scheme and different forms of instruction on performance in a task involving both analytic and creative thinking
The effect of control system design on creative problem solving Monte Wynder University of Newcastle Early Researcher Grant 2002 A study of the interactive effect of results or process-based control and ABC or VBC cost information in employee involvement in a continuous improvement task

Research areas

  • behavioural issues in management accounting
  • continuous improvement
  • creativity
  • accounting education
  • sustainability and performance evaluation
  • the balanced scorecard
  • corporate social responsibility

Teaching areas

  • Management Accounting
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Accounting Theory

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Associate Professor Monte Wynder's specialist areas of knowledge include: accounting, management accounting, accounting theory, behavioural issues in management accounting, continuous improvement, creativity, accounting education, balanced scorecard, corporate social responsibility

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