Dr. Ian D. Duncan



Author, College Professor, International Business Consultant and Public Speaker, former Senior Executive and Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Ian Duncan, brings to the classroom over 30 years of business and teaching experience. His consulting activities have focused on helping entrepreneurs and inventors realize their dreams through the commercialization of product and service innovations, launching their own enterprises and successfully growing their existing ventures.

Furthermore, he is an entrepreneur in his own right with "hands on" operational business experience, and also through his involvement, pas and present, with a number of businesses as a director, officer and interim executive.

Dr. Duncan is president of Venture Associates (http://ventureassociatesonline.com/), a business advisory and management consulting firm with a focus on Entrepreneur coaching. Practice areas include Management Accounting services, Information Technology consulting, and Web Site development. Its consulting services are targeted to meet the needs of prestart-up ventures, as well as the challenges of small and medium sized enterprises. The firm has been directly involved on a number of occasions with the raising of significant sums of both equity and debt capital for start-up ventures, and existing small and medium sized businesses. In this regard, Dr. Duncan has worked with both senior banking executives and individual investors.

Dr. Ian Duncan has been an adjunct accounting professor at the John H. Sykes College of Business, The University of Tampa, since the fall of 2006. At present Dr. Duncan makes his home in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Academic Background

Argosy University

DeVry University

DeVry University

York University

York University

Selected Publications and Research

History and Development of Cost Accounting in the US: From its Early Beginnings to Recognized Profession, Presented at the American Institute of Higher Education 7th International Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 7-9 2012.

Principles-Based vs. Rules-Based Accounting, Presented at the Fall 2010 Seminar, Tampa Bay CPA Group, Inc., Tampa, Florida, October 21, 2010, published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

The Balanced Scorecard: An Empirical Investigation of the Impact on Corporate Financial Performance – Valuable Strategic Management Tool or Passing Fad?, October 2009, Doctoral Dissertation.

Fair Value Accounting: A Critical Review, Presented at the Fall 2008 Seminar, Tampa Bay CPA Group, Inc., Tampa, Florida, October 23, 2008, published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

The Balanced Scorecard: Valuable Strategic Management Tool or Passing Fad?, Presented at the Spring 2007 Seminar, Tampa Bay CPA Group, Inc., Tampa, Florida, June 7, 2007, published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

Professional Ethics: Clearly a Significant Void in the Accounting Curriculum!, Presented at the Third Annual Business Conference, Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida Campus, April 13, 2005, published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

"Increasing Your Management Effectiveness: Introducing Feed Forward Control", CMA Magazine, December/January 1993.

"Controlling Expenses: The Key to Profitability in a Recession", CMA Magazine, November 1992.

"Boost Your Sales: A Results-Driven Approach", CMA Magazine, October 1992.

"Researching the Market", CMA Magazine, September 1992.

"Putting New Ideas to the Test", CMA Magazine, July-August 1992.

"Generating Ideas: Explorers and Artists Wanted", CMA Magazine, April 1992.

"Consulting to Entrepreneurs - Getting Started", CMA Magazine, February 1992.

"Finding A Business Opportunity", CMA Magazine, December/January 1992.

"Technical Entrepreneurship: After Your Venture's Launch", Engineering Dimensions, November-December 1991.

"An Introduction to Entrepreneurship", CMA Magazine, November 1991.

"Technical Entrepreneurship: Financing Your Venture", Engineering Dimensions, September-October 1991.

"New Venture Assessment: Building A Team and Drafting A Plan", Engineering Dimensions, July-August 1991.

"New Venture Assessment: Researching The Market", Engineering Dimensions, May-June 1991.

"New Venture Success: Idea Evaluation and Early Venture Assessment", Engineering Dimensions, March-April 1991.

"Technical Entrepreneurship: Innovation's Role", Engineering Dimensions, January-February 1991.

"Joint- and By-product costing", Chapter 9 and "Make-or-Buy Decisions", Chapter 19 CONTROLLER'S HANDBOOK, Sam R. Goodman and James S. Reece, Editors, Dow Jones-Irwin Inc., Homewood, Illinois, 1978. Contributing Author.

Online Courses Taught
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I