Dr Gerhard Kristandl

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

Associate Professor

Dr Gerhard Kristandl, an award-winning Associate Professor at Greenwich Business School (GBS) and in Academic and Learning Enhancement (ALE), is renowned for integrating technology in higher education. His 18-year career across the UK, Canada, and Austria has been marked by advances in blended, hybrid, and hy-flex teaching methods, and a focus on Generative AI in higher education. His role as GBS Learning Technologist until August 2023 led to several key technology-based educational initiatives.

A key member of the University of Greenwich AI Task Force and the Online Assessment Workgroup, Dr Kristandl contributes significantly to these crucial areas. As an Empowered Presenter and the university lead for Mentimeter since January 2021, he brings unique insights into interactive learning. He was awarded a Senior Fellowship in Higher Education in 2018 and has been influential in HE Learning and Teaching with ALE since November 2023.

Dr Kristandl's research spans learning technology and generative AI, extending from his work in intellectual capital. His background in management consulting with Accenture Germany enriches his academic pursuits, which began in 2010.

An advocate for Generative AI in Higher Education, he engages audiences through blogs on LinkedIn and Medium, and via X (Twitter) and BlueSky. His YouTube channel further disseminates his expertise.

Dr Kristandl's innovative and student-focused approach continues to impact the evolving landscape of educational technology.

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 (2011-2021);
  • Management Accounting lead for Excel lab teaching Year 2 (2013 - 2018);
  • Accounting & Finance Web Author.

Awards

Awards won

  • Accessible Education Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2023 Winner
  • Innovative Learning and Teaching Award - Greenwich Business School Staff Awards 2022 Winner
  • Accessible Education Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2022 Winner
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2021 Winner
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2017 Winner
  • Outstanding Teaching Award - 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 & Shortlistings

  • Most Innovative Teacher of the Year - Times Higher Education Awards 2023 - Nominated
  • The Innovation Award - University Alliance Awards 2023 - Nominated
  • Greenwich Excellence Award - This is Our Time Staff Awards 2022 - Shortlisted
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2023 - Shortlisted
  • Accessible Education Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2023 - Shortlisted
  • Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2023 - Nominated
  • Innovative Learning and Teaching Award - Greenwich Business School Staff Awards 2022 - Shortlisted
  • Greenwich Excellence Award - This is Our Time Staff Awards 2022 - Nominated
  • Accessible Education Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2022 - Shortlisted
  • Positive Impact Award - University of Greenwich This Is Our Time 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
  • Inspirational Teaching Award - Student Led Teaching Awards 2017 - Shortlisted
  • Outstanding Teaching Award - Faculty of Business Staff Awards 2017 - 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/Learning Technologies
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • 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

Quinn, Martin and , Kristandl, Gerhard (2022), Accounting controls at the Kelheim Brewery in the Seventeenth century – Single entry accounting as fit for purpose. The Economic & Business History Society. In: , , , . The Economic & Business History Society, Essays in Economic & Business History, 39: 443 . pp. 45-71 ISSN: 0896-226X (Print), 0896-226X (Online) (doi: https://www.ebhsoc.org/journal/index.php/ebhs/article/view/443).

Reilly, Dawn , Warren, Elizabeth, Kristandl, Gerhard, Lin, Yong (2021), An investigation into the self-efficacy of year one undergraduate students at a widening participation university. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Teaching in Higher Education ISSN: 1356-2517 (Print), 1470-1294 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2021.2015756).

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 Unit, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 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).

Book section

Kristandl, Gerhard and , (2022), Technologies underpinning accounting Information Systems. Routledge - Taylor & Francis eBooks. In: , , In: Erik Strauss, Martin Quinn (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Accounting Information Systems. Routledge - Taylor & Francis eBooks, Oxon & New York , 2 (2nd) . pp. 33-49 . ISBN: 9780367678111 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003132943).

Strauß, Erik and , Kristandl, Gerhard (2022), Controlling in der digitalen Wirtschaft. Springer Gabler. In: , , In: Tobias Kollmann (ed.), Controlling in der digitalen Wirtschaft. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden , 1 . ISBN: 9783658173456 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-17345-6_24-1).

Kristandl, Gerhard and , (2017), Technologies underpinning accounting information systems. Routledge. In: , , In: Martin Quinn, Erik Strauss (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Accounting Information Systems. 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.

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