Dee joined Middlesex University Business School in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and is currently involved in teaching Management Accounting modules. Previously she taught at Brunel University and has been instrumental in designing and lecturing both postgraduage and undergraduate courses in Financial Accounting, Financial Risk Management and Company Valuation and Performance. This follows her extensive professional career working for major multinational corporations including Wilkinson Swords, Dell Computers, ICI and THORN-EMI, in varied positions as management accountant, European financial accountant, financial analyst and financial controller. Trained and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, Dee is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and was recently awarded Chartered Global Management Accountant. In parallel with her work experience, Dee obtained a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and a doctoral degree in Intellectual Capital from Brunel University. Her PhD thesis examined the impact of intangible resources on organisational performance and value creation. Her research interests are in innovation and value creation, corporate governance and the role of management accounting in performance evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ACMA
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA
  • MSc in Information Systems, Brunel University
  • PhD in Intellectual Capital, Brunel Univerrsity
  • PG Certificate in Higher Education

DOCTORAL SUPERVISION

James A. DiGabriele "An Investigation in Forensic Accounting: Private Company Valuation and Related Components of Forensic Accounting - completed in 2009

Sara Hegazy "Exploring the Forensic Accounting Practice in the UK: Evidence from Case Studies" - expected completion in December 2013

PUBLICATIONS - REFEREED ARTICLES:

  • Coakes, E. Smith, P and Alwis D (2011) Sustainable Innovation and Right to Market, Information Systems Management, Special Issue on Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge Management Transfer in the Public and Private Sector, 28(1): 30-42
  • Coakes, E. Smith, P. and Alwis D (2010) Leveraging Communities for Sustainable Innovation: A Commentary, International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 2 (3): 1-10
  • Coakes, E. Smith, P. and Alwis, D (2009) Developing Innovative Practice in Service Industries, in B. Whitworth, A de Moor (eds) Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems, IGI Publications: Hershey Ch 15
  • Coakes, E. Smith, P. and Alwis, D (2009) Leveraging Communities for Sustainable Innovation: A Commentary.Proceedings of the ISPIM 2009 Conference, Vienna, Austria,21-24 June 2009, pp
  • Alwis, D. Hlupic, V. and G. Rzevski (2003) Designing Organisational Memory in Knowledge Intensive Companies: A Case Study in Hlupic, V (Ed) Knowledge and Business Process Management, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA pp137-153
  • Alwis, D. Hlupic, V. and G. Fitzgerald (2003) Intellectual Capital Factors that Impact on Value Creation. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, Cavtat, Croatia, 16-19 June 2003 pp 411-416
  • Alwis, D. Hlupic, V. and G. Rzevski (2002) Building Critical Organisational Knowledge: A Case Study. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, Cavtat, Croatia, 24-27 June 2002 pp 293-298
  • Alwis, D. Hlupic, V. and G. Rzevski (2001) Designing Organisational Memory in Knowledge Intensive Companies: A Case Study. Proceedings of the 6th UKAIS Conference, University of Portsmouth, England, UK 18-20 April 2001 pp 392-402

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - ACMA
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant - CGMA
  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Finance

 

Dee has previously taught financial accounting at undergraduate level and Management Accounting, Financial Risk Management and Company Valuation and Performance at postgraduate level.

  • Intangible resources and their effect on organisational performance
  • The role of management accounting in performance evaluation
  • Innovation in professional service firms
  • Corporate governance with a particular focus on corporate financial reporting

Research in Progress:

  • Creating organisational value from intellectual capital: Current issues and challenges
  • Innovation in professional service firms: Two case studies
  • The role of intellectual capital in organisational value creation: An application of a theoretical model to two case studies
  • Voluntary disclosure of loss making companies (with Professor Skerratt of Brunel University and Professor Gregoriou of University of East Anglia)
  • Understanding and leveraging knowledge resources for value creation

Research Publications

Designing organizational memory in knowledge intensive companies: a case study.

Alwis, Dee and Hlupic, Vlatka and Rzevski, George (2003) Designing organizational memory in knowledge intensive companies: a case study. In: Knowledge and business process management. Hlupic, Vlatka , ed. Idea Group, Hershey, pp. 137-153. ISBN 9781591400363

Building critical organizational knowledge: a case study

Alwis, Dee and Hlupic, Vlatka and Rzevski, George (2002) Building critical organizational knowledge: a case study. Information Technology Interfaces, International Conference . pp. 293-298. ISSN 1330-1012

Intellectual capital factors that impact on value creation.

Alwis, Dee and Hlupic, Vlatka and Fitzgerald, Guy (2003) Intellectual capital factors that impact on value creation. Information Technology Interfaces, International Conference . pp. 411-416. ISSN 1330-1012

Leveraging communities for sustainable innovation: a commentary.

Coakes, Elayne W. and Smith, Peter A. C. and Alwis, Dee (2010) Leveraging communities for sustainable innovation: a commentary. International journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 2 (3). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1941-6253

Sustainable innovation and right to market.

Coakes, Elayne W. and Smith, Peter A. C. and Alwis, Dee (2011) Sustainable innovation and right to market. Information Systems Management , 28 (1). pp. 30-42. ISSN 1058-0530

Developing innovative practice in service industries

Coakes, Elayne W. and Smith, Peter A. C. and Alwis, Dee (2009) Developing innovative practice in service industries. In: Handbook of research on Socio-technical design and social networking systems. Whitworth, Brian and De Moor, Aldo , eds. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 209-221. ISBN 9781605662640