Collette Kirwan

Dr Collette Kirwan is a lecturer in accounting at the Quinn School of Business, UCD. She qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she subsequently worked as a manager in audit services. Prior to taking up her academic post at University College Dublin, Collette was a lecturer in the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology. In 2011, Collette was awarded the Waterford Institute of Technology Teaching Excellence Award.

Latest Articles by Collette Kirwan

  1. boardroom, best practice standards, corporate governance

    25 October, 2017

    The guardianship circle: praxis of governance and audit committees

    Why is the practice of corporate governance so different from best practice standards? Effective corporate governance “in practice” is fluid, context-specific and depends on practitioners’ skills, initiative and adaptation.

  1. Information gap, jigsaw bridge

    5 October, 2017

    Information asymmetry is good for effective boards

    Commentators often complain that non-executives need more information. But recent research suggests that it is information asymmetry that actually makes non-executives effective.