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Accounting & finance

Within this theme staff carry out research in various aspects of accounting.

In recent years staff's publications have appeared in prominent journals such as:

  • Accounting, Organizations and Society
  • Tourism Management, Critical Perspectives on Accounting
  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
  • Human Relations
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • International Journal of Business and Economics
  • Environment and Planning

Christine Cooper, David Cooper, and John Roberts are currently researching the economic, political and social impact of accounting on our everyday lives.

Julia Smith is working on a project on the financial reporting standard for smaller entities. Andrea Coulson conducts research and consultancy projects focused on the assessment of environmental risk in the financial sector.

Javier Husillos is exploring from a Bourdieusian perspective, the social and cultural dynamics inherent to the career paths of senior accountants. He's also interested in the diffusion process of corporate sustainability reports and its co-evolution with social concerns over the sustainability impacts of large firms.