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DCU Business School - Mary Canning

DCU Business School

Dr Mary Canning

Mary CanningName: Dr Mary Canning
Phone Number: 5679
Room Number: Q229
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Academic and Professional Qualifications: B.Comm., M.B.S., Ph.D., DPA, FCA
Biography: Mary Canning is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Dublin City University. She is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and was previously employed with PwC. She graduated from University College Galway with B. Comm. (1987) and M.B.S. (1988) degrees, from University College Dublin with a Diploma in Professional Accounting (1989) and completed her Ph.D. on auditor independence at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1997.

Mary has published in many peer reviewed accounting journals and also acts as a reviewer for a number of accounting journals. Her current research interests in professional accounting ethics and regulation are driven by her professional experience and are very much aligned with her teaching interests.
Teaching Areas: Critical Perspectives in Accounting
International Accounting Theory & Practice
Research Interests: Disciplinary processes and procedures of the accounting profession
Complainants’ perceptions of the accounting profession’s disciplinary processes
Disciplinary processes within other professions
Work practices of accounting firms

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Selected Publications: O’Dwyer, B. and Canning, M. (2008) “On professional accounting body complaints procedures: Confronting professional authority and professional insulation within the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)”, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.21, no.5, pp.645-670.

Canning, M. and O’Dwyer, B. (2006) “The Influence of the ‘Organisation’ on the Logics of Action Pervading Disciplinary Decision Making: The Case of the ICAI”, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.19, no.1, pp.17-46.

Canning, M. and O’Dwyer, B. (2003) “A critique of the descriptive power of the private interest model of professional accounting ethics: an examination over time in the Irish context”, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, vol. 16, no.2, pp.159-185.

Canning, M. and O’Dwyer, B. (2001) “Professional accounting bodies’ disciplinary procedures: accountable, transparent and in the public interest?”, European Accounting Review, vol.10, no.4, pp.725-49.

Canning, M. and Gwilliam, D. R. (1999) “Non-audit services and auditor independence: some evidence from Ireland”, European Accounting Review, vol.8, no.3, pp.401-419.