Dr Gerhard Kristandl

Dr Gerhard Kristandl Mag. rer. soc. oec., PhD

Senior Lecturer

Dr Gerhard Kristandl is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. In his role as the Greenwich Business School Learning Technologist (since April 2021), he is a passionate advocate for and visionary thinker in the use of technology in higher education. He is driving and leading a wide range of highly innovative projects in blended, hybrid, and hy-flex teaching and learning environments, especially with a focus on enabling learning technology.

As an educator in higher education of over 15 years at several international institutions in the UK, Canada, and Austria, he has won, been nominated, and shortlisted by students and staff for a number of teaching awards. He is an Empowered Presenter in Mentimeter in 2020 and is also its university lead since January 2021. Further, he is also the University of Greenwich SAP Next-Gen Lab lead (since 2017). Since 2018, he holds a Senior Fellowship in Higher Education.

Dr Kristandl’s research interest is currently vested in enabling learning technology and runs his own channels on YouTube and Twitch. He has previously focused on intellectual capital where he is an internationally published, award-winning author of several papers and a book. He is the co-author of a textbook on Business Information Systems and a regular contributor to publications in AIS. His industrial experience stems from extensive management consulting experience in top client-facing roles at Accenture Germany’s Finance and Performance Management practice before joining UoG in September 2010.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Faculty of Business Learning Technologist (since 2021);
  • Module leader of Managing Business Processes with SAP Year 3 (since 2014);
  • Module leader of Accounting Information Systems Year 2 (since 2017);
  • Module leader of Introduction to Management Accounting Year 1 (since 2011);
  • Management Accounting lead for Excel lab teaching Year 2 (2013 - 2018);
  • Accounting & Finance Web Author.

Awards

Awards won

  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2021 Winner
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2017 Winner
  • Outstanding teaching - Faculty of Business Staff Awards 2017 Winner
  • Edvinsson/Saint-Onge Best Student Paper Award, 2007, 28th McMaster World Congress on Intellectual Capital, 2007, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Nominations

  • Positive Impact Award - University of Greenwich Staff Awards 2021 - Nominated
  • Innovative Use of Technology for Online Teaching Award - Faculty of Business Staff Awards 2021 - Shortlisted
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2021 - Shortlisted
  • Extra Mile Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2021 - Nominated
  • Lecturer of the Year Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2021 - Nominated
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2020 - Shortlisted

Recognition

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) since 2018
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) since 2011
  • Lead (SAP-A) for SAP University Alliances at University of Greenwich

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Accounting education in connection with IT teaching
  • EduTech
  • Cloud technology, big data and impact on management accounting
  • Business information systems, Enterprise Resource Planning systems
  • Accounting and business history

Key funded projects

  • CIMA seedcorn funding for research project on cloud technology and controlling, 2013, £5,000 (with Martin Quinn/DCU and Erik Strauss/WHU)

Media activity

Interviewed for:

  • Carlebach, E. (2014) "Should you put your small business accounts in the cloud?", The Guardian, 14 January 2014, [online] Available at:<http://gu.com/p/3ymga/sbl> [Accessed 12 January 2015].

Recent publications

Article

Kristandl, Gerhard and , (2021), “All the world’s a stage” – the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) as enabling technology to overcome restrictions in online teaching. Educational Development, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development, University of Greenwich, Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich, 14 (2) . pp. 1-16 ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v14i2.1241).

Warren, Elizabeth , Quinn, Martin, Kristandl, Gerhard (2018), Investments in power generation in Great Britain c1960-2010 - The role of accounting and the financialisation of investment decisions. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Qualitative Research In Accounting and Management, 15 (1) . pp. 53-83 ISSN: 1176-6093 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/QRAM-01-2016-0002).

Kristandl, Gerhard and , Quinn, Martin (2017), Internal accounting practices at Whitbread & Company c.1890-1925. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Accounting History, 23 (1-2) . pp. 206-230 ISSN: 1032-3732 (Print), 1749-3374 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373217734384).

Kristandl, Gerhard , Quinn, Martin, Strauss, Erik (2015), Controlling und cloud computing – Wie die cloud den informationsfluss in KMU ändert. In: , , , . , Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, 63 (3-4) . pp. 281-304 ISSN: 1860-4633 (Print), 1865-5114 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3790/zfke.63.3-4.281).

Strauss, Erik , Kristandl, Gerhard, Quinn, Martin (2015), The effects of cloud technology on management accounting and decision-making. CIMA. In: , , , . CIMA, Management and Financial Accounting Report, 10 (6) (doi: http://www.cimaglobal.com/Thought-leadership/Research-topics/Management-and-financial-accounting/The-effects-of-cloud-technology-on-management-accounting/) NB Item availability restricted.

Strauss, Erik , Quinn, Martin, Kristandl, Gerhard (2015), Möglichkeiten und grenzen eines IT-gestützten controlling- und reportingsystems für mittelständische Unternehmen mit mobilen Endgeräten. Springer Gabler. In: , , , . Springer Gabler, Controlling and Management Review, 27 (6) . pp. 313-317 ISSN: 2195-8262 (Print), 2195-8270 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15358/0935-0381-2015-6-313).

Quinn, Martin , Strauss, Erik, Kristandl, Gerhard (2014), The effects of cloud technology on management accounting and business decision-making. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. In: , , , . Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, UK Financial Management, 10 (6) . pp. 1-12 1744-7308 (Online) (doi: http://www.cimaglobal.com/Thought-leadership/Research-topics/Management-and-financial-accounting/The-effects-of-cloud-technology-on-management-accounting/) NB Item availability restricted.

Book

Quinn, Martin and , Kristandl, Gerhard (2014), Business information systems for accounting students. Pearson Education Ltd.. In: , , , . Pearson Education Ltd., London, UK (1st) . ISBN: 9780273773528 (doi: http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/bookshop/detail.asp?item=100000000485500).

Book section

Kristandl, Gerhard and , (2017), Technologies underpinning accounting information systems. Routledge. In: , , In: Martin Quinn, Erik Strauss (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Accounting Information System. Routledge, Oxon , 1 (1st) . pp. 24-38 . ISBN: 9781138125865 (doi: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Accounting-Information-Systems/Quinn-Strauss/p/book/9781138125865).

Conference item

Kristandl, Gerhard and , (2016), Cloud security, emotions and management accounting – a neoinstitutional-behavioural approach on decision-making on cloud adoption in SMBs. In: 10th European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC) conference, 3 - 4 June 2015, Galway, Ireland , . , (doi: http://www.conference.ie/content/Extract%20Programme%20ENROAC.pdf) NB Item availability restricted.

Kristandl, Gerhard , Quinn, Martin, Strauss, Erik (2014), Management accounting and management control ‐ Cloud technology effects and a research agenda. In: 11th Annual Conference of Management Accounting Research (ACMAR), 13 - 14 March 2014, Vallendar, Germany , . , (doi: ).

Quinn, Martin , Kristandl, Gerhard, Feeney, Orla, Alrajeh, A. , Whelan, G. , Mattimoe, R. (2013), Researching information technology and management accounting change – some researchers’ thoughts. In: 9th European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change (ENROAC) conference, 5-7 June 2013, Jyvaskyla, Finland , . , (doi: ).

Kristandl, Gerhard , Quinn, Martin, Strauss, Erik (2013), Closer to the cloud - The impact of cloud technology on the role of management accountants – a research note.. In: 9th European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC) conference, 5 - 7 June 2013, Jyväskylä, Finland , . , (doi: ).

Working paper

Warren, Elizabeth , Quinn, Martin, Kristandl, Gerhard (2015), Factors affecting power generation investments in Great Britain, c. 1960-2010. n/a. In: , , , . n/a, (doi: ).