Dr. Donald Drury joined McGill in 1976. He had previously taught at McMaster University.
Dr. Drury's teaching focuses on managerial accounting, management information systems and financial decision-making. His affiliations with a number of professional accounting and forecasting associations assist him in presenting a modern accounting perspective and in synthesizing the theoretical and practical aspects of his subject matter in the classroom.
In research, Dr. Drury's approach combines managerial accounting and management information systems. He is also interested in management forecasting and in comparative studies of accounting practices and theories. Books and monographs entitled Management Planning and Control of Information Systems (1979), Management Forecasts of Earnings: Issues and Practices (1982), Managing Foreign Exchange Exposure (1985), and The Effects of Control on Innovative Behavior (1990) are among Dr. Drury's publications. His research on international dimensions of accounting has been published in top journals in the fields of Accounting, International Business studies and Policy and Management Information Systems, demonstrating the cross-area approach of his research.
A recipient of the Society of Industrial Accountants' National Gold Medal Award, Dr. Drury has been recognized for distinction in his profession. He maintains strong links within the business community, where he had worked for a number of years before embarking on an academic career. His vast range of private- and public-sector affiliations has included consulting and contract research for Alcan Chemicals and Smelters, Cyanimid of Canada, the International Finance Corporation, and the World Bank.