Study level

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/School

QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Sherrena Buckby
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Dr Ogan Yigitbasioglu
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law

Overview

Blockchain technology is anticipated to further disrupt the digital economy of today. Blockchain is a distributed database technology and is the underlying technical platform for digital cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Blockchain has the potential to profoundly impact accounting and the underlying financial transactions it represents, yet there is very little research exploring the implications for accounting and the profession. This research seeks to investigate how blockchain technology may impact a particular aspect of accounting such as financial accounting or audit although this can be agreed upon with the student depending on the interests. This is a transdisciplinary study and combines Accounting with Information Systems.

Skills and experience

Depending on the research method, qualitative or quantitative research skills are required.

Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information.