Julia Smith, BCom PhD FCMA CGMA PGC(TLHE)

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  • United Kingdom

19972018
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Personal Statement

Dr Julia Smith started her academic career in the Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF), Department of Economics, University of St Andrews, in 1993, as a Research Assistant, Associate then Fellow. She worked on a number of research projects under the guidance of the Director of CRIEFF, Professor Gavin C Reid. She then went on to a Postdoctoral Research appointment with Professor James Foreman-Peck, at the Institute of Economics and Statistics, University of Oxford, where she was also a member of St Antony's College. From there, Dr Smith moved to Cardiff Business School, University of Wales Cardiff, where she was a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in the Accounting & Finance Division. She has been a Reader in Accounting & Finance at the University of Strathclyde since 2006.

Dr Smith's research interests are in the area of management accounting, venture capital, and small business. She has worked on interdisciplinary projects with academics in accounting, finance and economics. Her current research covers work on management accounting in SMEs, venture capital decisions in high-technology investments, and entrepreneurial orientation in social enterprises. She recently had a project funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland to investigate a stated-preference approach to financial reporting, along with co-workers Professor Gavin C Reid and Dr Yu-lin Hsu.

Dr Smith is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), A Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a member of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, manufactures and commerce (FRSA), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching interests are in management accounting, financial management, and accounting & financial management for smaller enterprises. She is Director of Research for Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde, and sits on the Faculty and University Research Committees.

Teaching Interests

Dr Smith's teaching interests are in: management accounting, financial management, and accounting & financial management for smaller enterprises. She is currently Director of Honours Accounting and Director of PhD applications in Accounting at Strathclyde.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Abertay

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Edinburgh

External positions

External Examiner, University of Dundee, University of Dundee

1 Sep 201631 Aug 2019

External Examiner, University of Bristol

31 Aug 2001 → …

Keywords

  • Management accounting
  • Venture capital
  • Small business
  • Accounting information systems
  • Social enterprise
  • Financial reporting

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Projects 2006 2014

Critical Factors of AIS Effectiveness in the Malaysian Federal Government

Sharinah Binti Puasa, S. & Smith, J.

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

Selected Research Output 1997 2018

3 Citations

Patenting and the early-stage high-technology investor: evidence from the field

Smith, J. & Cordina, R., Nov 2015, In : R&D Management. 45, 5, p. 589-605 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Investors
High technology
Patenting
Venture capital
Empirical data
3 Citations

The role of accounting in high-technology investments

Smith, J. A. & Cordina, R., Sep 2014, In : British Accounting Review. 46, 3, p. 309–322 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Stewardship
Venture capital
Investors
High technology
Technology investment

Performance measurement systems and the impact of extra-role behaviour: the case of a Malaysian SME

Smith, J. & Azri Bin Abdul Rahman, S., Apr 2014, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Performance measurement system
Extra-role behavior

Accounting and accountability in charitable SMEs

Smith, J. & Miller, L., May 2014, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Small to medium-sized enterprises
Accountability
Charity
Third sector
Social accounting

Reporting of intangible assets: views from venture capitalists

Smith, J. & Cordina, R., 2013

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Intangible assets
Venture capitalists

Patenting and the early stage hi-tech investor: a preliminary analysis

Smith, J. & Cordina, R., 2012, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

analysis

The use of financial statements by the early stage hi-tech investor

Smith, J. & Cordina, R., 2012, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Financial statements
Investors

Extending contingency: explaining organizational form by environment, strategy, size and technology for Chinese small firms

Reid, G., Smith, J. & Xu, Z., 2012, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Organizational form
Small firms
Contingency

Investigating industries and refuting the industry homogeneity assumption

Cardao-Pito, T., Smith, J. & da Silva Ferreira, J., 12 Apr 2011, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Homogeneity
Industry

A stated preference analysis of accounting standards adoption, with applications to the FRSSE

Reid, G. & Smith, J., Apr 2011, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Accounting standards
Preference analysis
Stated preference
5 Citations
information system
firm
entrepreneur
interview
performance

Managing growth in high-risk enterprises

Reid, G. C. & Smith, J. A., 2009, The Growing Business Handbook: Inspiration and Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Fast Growing UK Companies. Jolly, A. (ed.). p. 21-24 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Innovation
Service business
International expansion
Funding
Customer service
1 Citations

Some thoughts on the decline of pension schemes

Smith, J. & Maclaren, J., 2011, In : Management Research Review. 34, 12, p. 1296-1308 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pension scheme
Pensions
Defined benefit
Design methodology
Pension accounting

Risk Appraisal and Venture Capital in High Technology New Ventures

Reid, G. C., Smith, J. A., Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (Funder) & Economic and Social Reserch Council (ESRC) (Funder), 6 Sep 2007, London. 240 p. (Routledge Studies in Global Competition)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

New ventures
Risk analysis
Venture capital
Interdisciplinary approach
Patents

Venture capital and risk in high-technology enterprises

Reid, G. C. & Smith, J. A., 31 Dec 2003, In : International Journal of Business and Economics. 2, 3, p. 227-244 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Venture capital
High technology
Investors
Entrepreneurs
Market risk

Thesis

A phenomenon of the critical factors of accounting information system (AIS) effectiveness

Author: Sharinah Binti Puasa, S., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Smith, J. (Supervisor) & Paudyal, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

A stated preference approach to the choice of financial reporting regimes and techniques

Author: HSU, Y., 1 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Smith, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Julia Smith (Recipient), 31 Jan 2012

Prize: Other distinction

Selected Activities 2006 2018

Management Research Review (Journal)

Smith, J. (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS'

Smith, J. (Visiting researcher)
20142019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisation

British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Smith, J. (Participant)
2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

9th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Property and Extra-Financial Information

Smith, J. (To be assigned)
2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

KPMG

Smith, J. (Visiting researcher)
11 Sep 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external organisation

Scottish Enterprise

Smith, J. (Advisor)
15 May 2013

Activity: Consultancy

European Accounting Association (EAA) annual conference 2014

Smith, J. (Participant)
May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference

Smith, J. (Participant)
Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Peer reviewer for CIMA research proposal

Smith, J. (Peer reviewer)
2008Dec 2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workMembership of peer review panel or committee

Risk appraisal and venture capital in high technology new ventures

Smith, J. (Contributor)
Sep 2008

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Invited seminar

Smith, J. (Contributor)
Jan 2011

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Invited presentation, visiting academic

Smith, J. (Contributor)
1 Sep 200810 Sep 2008

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Venture Capital (Journal)

Smith, J. (Editorial board member)
2006 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member