Biography

Professor Sheila Killian is section co-editor of the Journal of Business Ethics, and associate editor of Accounting Forum. She serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting, Finance & Governance Review; and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. Her research is mainly qualitative, and addresses issues of social sustainability, accountability and the common good, with a focus on professional expertise, social justice, tax policy and business school education. See http://www.ul.ie/business/arc

Sheila teaches corporate finance and corporate social responsibility, mainly at postgraduate level. She has also taught these subjects at Aalto University in Finland, and at University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University in South Africa.

She is currently Director, Principles for Responsible Management Education
at the Kemmy Business School. Her past roles include Assistant Dean, Research; Head of Department; Course Director; and Head of AACSB Accreditation. Prior to joining the University of Limerick, She worked as a tax advisor with Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Ernst & Young, and in airfinance and educational software development. Her primary degree is in Maths, from NUI Galway. She holds a masters in Business Studies from UCC, and a PhD in Taxation from UCD. She also has qualifications in international teaching from IMD, and in CSR from the ILO and Boston College. Professionally, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as an associate of the Institute of Taxation of Ireland. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and is the author of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Guide with Irish Experiences.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOaq3Ylio9E

Research Interests

Sheila Killian's research is loacted within the ARC Accountability Research Cluster at the KBS< and centres on issues of the public interest, fairness and the common good as they intersect with business and financial public policy. This takes in work on accountability and sustainability, corporate responsibility, and the impact of "expert" power. Current research projects underway include:

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the role of tax professional experts in the wider tax ecosystem
- responsibility and sustainability in management education
- new media and social reporting
- the role of regulation and soft law in influencing environmental outcomes
- the role of financial expertise in society, and its relationship with the state
- professionalisation and the emergence of professions
- ethics and spirituality in financial contexts
- taxation and social enterprise
- accounting and the sustainable development goals
- accountability and accounting technologies in non-financial settings

She has published one book, five commissioned reports, nine book chapters and peer-reviewed articles is the following journals:
(Accounting, Organizations & Society; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Journal of Social Entrepreneurship; Trocaire Development Review; e-Journal of Taxation Research; The Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences; Accountancy Business and the Public Interest; Irish Business Journal; Journal of Legal Tax Research; Social Responsibility Journal, Journal Of Accounting, Ethics And Public Policy.)



Professional Activities

Award

  • 2011 - Dark Side teaching case competition (finalist)
  • 2005 - UL Award for Excellence in Service to the Community

Employment

  • 2009 University of Limerick - Head of Department of Accounting & Finance
  • 2005 Helsinki School of Economics - Visiting professor
  • 2004 Rhodes University, South Africa - Visiting academic
  • 2003 University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa - Visiting Academic
  • 1991 Ernst & Young, Limerick - Senior Tax Consultant
  • 1989 KPMG, Limerick. - Tax Senior
  • 1987 Arthur Andersen & Co., Dublin - Tax Senior
  • 1986 IACO, Shannon - Leasing analyst
  • 1985 School Software Ltd., Limerick - Software packages wriiter
  • 1984 De Beers Industrial Diamond Div (IRL), Shannon - CPO Design Programmer

Association

  • 1992 Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland

Outreach

  • Chair of Soweto Connection (Registered charity working with South African township communities)

Books

Corporate Social Responsibility: a Guide with Irish Experiences

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
Dublin
Chartered Accountants Publishing
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Book Chapters

Stratégies de l'Afrique du Sud face à la fraude fiscale: perspective théorique

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
Belgium
CETRI (Centre tricontinental et Syllepse)
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Making play work: Classroom use of a board game to teach corporate social responsibility

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
2014
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Irish Tax Policy and Policy Capture

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2013
New York
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
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Sovereign, not sovereign: Tax Policy, Ireland and the EU

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
UK
Manchester University Press
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Tax competition: Can Slovenia learn anything from Ireland?

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
New York
Springer
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Tax Experts' Response to Regulatory and Institutional Triggers

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
Oxford, United Kingdom
Oxford University Press
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Revenue Services and environmental taxes: a comparative study of the Irish and South African approaches to a levy on plastic bags

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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Business Education for Sustainable Development

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
Switzerland
Springer Cham
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On responsibility and tax policy: an exploration based on Ireland and Malawi

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
Dublin
Social Justice Ireland
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Taxing Thoughts

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
Margate
Commonwealth Publishing
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Young and Unlimited, Realising Talent: Kemmy Business School's programmes with local schools

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Stephen Kinsella
Dr. Briga Hynes
2014
London
Greenleaf
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

The Irish Carbon Tax: A lost Opportunity?

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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Mixed Blessing of Being Designated a Small Business: a four country comparison

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
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Social Media for Social Good: Student engagement for the SDGs

Dr. Gabriela Avram
Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
Dr. Marta Giralt
Dr. Liam Murray
2019
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End-of-Life Electric Vehicle Battery Stock Estimation in Ireland through Integrated Energy and Circular Economy Modelling

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
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'Uncomfortable territory': personal and organisational values in the tax profession

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2022
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Small Business Tax in a Big Business Economy: Perceptions of Irish SMEs

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
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Beyond professional closure: uncovering the hidden history of plain accountants

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
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Environmental Taxes and the Double Dividend Hypothesis, A Case Study from Ireland

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2003
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Accounting, the public interest and the common good

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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Social accounting and the co-creation of corporate legitimacy

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Taxing Thoughts: Ireland, Tax Competition and the Cost of Intellectual Capital

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Martin Mullins
2008
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Critical perspectives on taxation

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2010
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"For lack of accountability": The logic of the price in Ireland's Magdalen Laundries

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Adding shareholder value through dividend policy : UK evidence on tax-based shareholder clienteles

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
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Where's the harm in tax competition?. Lessons from US multinationals in Ireland

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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‘Professionals who understand': Expertise, public interest and societal risk governance

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
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Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2017
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" No accounting for these people": Shell in Ireland and accounting language

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2010
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Tax aggression among tax professionals: the case of South Africa

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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Taxation and Social Enterprise: Constraint or Incentive for the Common Good

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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Tax Justice: The Impact of Global Tax on Developing Countries and the Role Ireland Can Play, , Vol 25, 2009

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2009
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Revenue approaches to Income Tax Evasion: a comparative study of Ireland and South Africa.

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2004
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Regulating havens: The role of hard and soft governance of tax experts in conditions of secrecy and low regulation

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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Other Journals

Exploding myths on CSR

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
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The Gender Diversity Dividend

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
Dublin
CPA Ireland
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The shifting standards of Corporate Social Responsibility

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland
Chartered Accountants Press
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What makes tax professionals tick?

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2017
London
ICAS
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Community involvement lends legitimacy to firms' social accounting

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Kemmy Business School: a profile

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Is there a case for equality-proofing our tax system?

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Putting 50+20 into Practice

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
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Geographic variations in Corporate Social responsibility

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2013
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Conference Publications

Accounting Research Seminar, University of Padua

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
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7th CR3+ Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
2019
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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Professional Expertise, Regulation and the Public Interest

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Christian Aid Conference on Taxation and Human Rights

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Tax Research Network Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
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Tax, Poverty and Finance for Development at the Word Social Forum

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Martin Mullins
2007
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Tax Research Network Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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British Accounting Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
1996
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South African Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2004
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12th European Conference on e-Government

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
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PRME UK & Ireland 6th Annual Conference

Dr. Gabriela Avram
Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
Dr. Marta Giralt
Dr. Liam Murray
2019
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Conference on Grey Zones between Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion and Money Laundering

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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7th CR3+ Conference, La Trobe Business School

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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7th EIASM Workshop on Accounting & Regulation

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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CSEAR Italy Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
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Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
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Adding Value in the Financial World - a 2020 Perspective

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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Tax Research Network annual conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2004
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
1997
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South African Accounting Association annual conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2004
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Development Association of Ireland Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
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Shaping and Reshaping the Landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium

Dr. Gabriela Avram
Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
2017
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Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium University of Guelph,

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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7th CR3+ Conference, La Trobe Business School

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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British Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2016

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
Dr. Liam Murray
2016
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
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CTL Regional Teaching and Learning Series, University of Limerick

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
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Research seminar

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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Tax research network annual conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. Elaine Doyle
2004
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British Accounting Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
1997
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association 18th Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2010
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The Role of Third-Party Reporting in Improving Tax Compliance in eCommerce

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
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7th International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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European Accounting Association Annual Conference, 2019

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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European Accounting Association Annual Congress, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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22nd Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Critical Perspectives on Accounting

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
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2007 Tax Research Network Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
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World Economic Forum

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Tax Research Seminar

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
1998
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association 18th Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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Alternative Accounts Europe (AAE) Conference 2022

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2022
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7th CR3+ Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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Critical Perspectives on NGO Governance and Accountability

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
2019
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1st IESE-LUISS conference on Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2017
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ABIS Annual Colloquium 2015

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Rethinking Capitals Conference: Going beyond the financial – Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
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American Taxation Association JATA Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2006
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18th Annual Irish Accounting & Finance Association Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. Elaine Doyle
2005
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UL Department of Accounting & Finance Seminar

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2000
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association 18th Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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University Association for Contemporary European Studies Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
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The Combating Fiscal Fraud And Empowering Regulators Conference, Académie Royale

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2019
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CSEAR Italy Congress 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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IAFA Conference 2016

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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10th CSEAR Spain Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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CSEAR Ecological Accounts Workshop

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2014
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
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4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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Tax Research Network Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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British Accounting Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2001
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5th annual global conference on environmental taxation

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2004
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2021 Annual Behavioral Tax Symposium

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2021
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IÉSEG School of Management Research Seminar Series

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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CSEAR Ireland Conference 2016

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Critical Perspectives on Accounting

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Dr. John Lannon
2014
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Invited seminar series

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association, 18th Annual Conference,

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Helena Lenihan
2005
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CSEAR Summer School

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Martin Mullins
2005
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2001
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Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2005
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IÉSEG School of Management Research Seminar Series

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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5th The Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium (QARS)

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2020
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2018
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2016 KBS-CRAFiC Business Research Seminar

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Irish Accounting & Finance Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2008
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19th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research,

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2007
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4th International Conference on Social Responsibility

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Helena Lenihan
2005
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European Economics Seminar

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
1995
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2003
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Irish Accounting & Finance Association

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
1995
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

Equality Budgeting in Ireland: costs and consequences

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2015
Dublin
CPA Ireland
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Financial Vulnerability in Malawi

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2014
Dublin
DDC Ireland and Trocaire
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The Bond Markets, Irish Debt and Policy Windows,

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2012
Dublin
Oireachtas Record of the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reforms
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An Audit of Irish Debt

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2011
Dublin
Unite
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Driving the Getaway Car? Ireland, Tax and Development

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
2011
Dublin
DDC Press
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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