Slapničar Sergeja

Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Queensland

Sergeja Slapnicar is Associate Professor of Accounting within the University of Queensland Business School. Her predominantly experimental research focuses on the impact of management control, accountability and incentivising on managerial behaviour and decision-making (motivation, risk-taking, cognition). She has published in accounting, finance and psychology outlets. She held directorships and advisory roles in several public interest entities, served as a member of the Board of the Slovenian Agency for Public Oversight of Auditing and as a Chairwoman of the Slovenian statutory dispute resolution body.

Research projects: Dr. Slapničar’s research interests focus on the effects of accountability, performance measuring and various incentives on human cognition and decision making (in particular risk-taking and motivation). She had her team research these topics in behavioral and neuroscientific experiments. In the next academic year she invites a student with information system background to join her on the project addressing the development of a cyber security scorecard comprised of a limited comprehensible, quantifiable and causally linked set of key performance indicators together with best practices that would enable Boards of Directors to proactively engage in effective governance and management of cyber security risk, including promoting a healthy cyber security culture.