Academic Profile

Dr Michelle Phang joined Nanyang Business School in December 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting. Prior to coming to Singapore, she was a Lecturer in Accounting at Deakin University (Melbourne). Dr Phang has more than 15 years of experience in the education industry. She has taught and chaired undergraduate, honours and post-graduate accounting courses. Her primary teaching interests include cost accounting, management accounting, and strategic management accounting. She has also taught research methods. She has served as supervisor for honours students and mentor for Dean Scholars.

Prior to joining academia, Dr Phang was an Accountant at Akzo Nobel (Atlanta), and Asia Pacific Regional Manager at International Development Research Council (Atlanta).

She is a member of CPA Australia, American Accounting Association, and Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
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Dr Michelle Phang Mee Seong
Senior Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Accounting

Dr Phang’s research interests are in management control systems, risk management, knowledge management, and firm performance. Her projects primarily focus on investigating the impact of management control systems within the risk management context, exploring the relationship between use of management control systems and knowledge sharing, and examining the roles of knowledge sharing in competency development.

She was a recipient of the Best Paper Award (Education) at the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference in 2011. Her research projects also received the MIA Articles of Merit Award from the Malaysia Institute of Accountants in 2010, and the Highly Commended Paper Award from the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence in 2012.
  • Butterworth, S., Subramaniam, N., and Phang, M. (2015). Carbon risk management: a comparative case study of two companies within the Australia energy sector. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, Winter, 9-40.

  • Phang, M. M. S., Johl, S. K., and Cooper, B. J. (2014). Goal-efficacy framework: an examination of domestic and international accounting students' academic performance. Accounting and Finance - Journal of Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand, 54(4), 1295-1318.

  • Sridharan, V., and Phang, M. M. S. (2014). Dependent on one but vulnerable to another: opportunism threats and control solutions for customization providers. Accounting and Finance - Journal of Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand, 54(2), 591-624.

  • Subramaniam, N., Collier, P., Phang, M., and Burke, G. (2011). The effects of perceived business uncertainty, external consultants and risk management on organisational outcomes. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 7(2), 132-157.

  • Phang, M. M. S., and Foong, S. Y. (2010). Information communication technologies (ICTs) and knowledge sharing: The case of professional accountants in Malaysia. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 7(1), 21-35.