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Professor Christine Cooper

Accounting and Finance


Anglo American Corporation and the South African state : a contextual analysis of annual reports 1917-1975
Hammond Theresa, Cooper Christine, van Staden Chris
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, (2017)
Researching the exercise of power
Annisette Marcia, Cooper Christine
The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research MethodsRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting, (2017)
Social impact bonds : the securitization of the homeless
Cooper Christine, Graham Cameron, Hinick Darlene
Accounting, Organizations and Society Vol 55, (2016)
Reforming HMRC : Making it Fit for the Twenty-First Century - First Stage Report
Sikka Prem, Christensen Michele, Christensen John, Cooper Christine, Hadden Tom, Hargreaves Deborah, Haslam Colin , Ireland Paddy , Morgan Glenn, Parker Martin, Pearson Gordon, Picciotto Sol, Veldman Jeroen, Willmott Hugh
An(Other) truth : a feminist perspective on KPMG's true value
Cooper Christine, Senkl Daniela
Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, (2016)
Accounting and the third enclosure movement
Chabrak Nihel, Cooper Christine, Williams Paul F., Catchpowle Lesley
Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, pp. 1, (2016)

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Research interests

My research is broadly concerned with the impact of accounting in our everyday lives. This broad interdisciplinary arena has two dominant strands. The first is concerned with the probably unanswerable question - why do we do what we do. In terms of accounting this would mean considering how accounting information or accounting's theoretical frameworks impact upon our decision making or actions. These types of questions surround accountings' potential connection to the constitution of subjectivity, the constitution of our 'common sense', naturalised understandings of the world and our position within society. It is possible that on learning accounting language, we also acquire a slightly altered subjectivity. In a sense, accounting could have an unconscious effectivity. The second closely related strand is concerned with the wider economic and social impact of accounting on people's lives. It is perhaps self-evident that accounting in its broadest sense impacts upon our everyday lives in the economic arena. It could be argued that the large accounting firms' consultancy wings are impacting increasingly on our lives through their advice to national and local government.

Professional activities

Critical Perspective on Accounting Conference, Laval
Meditari Accountancy Research (Journal)
Editorial board member
Meditari Accountancy Research (Journal)
Editorial board member
Problems and Perspectives in Management Journal (Journal)
Editorial board member
Reforming HMRC: Making it fir for the twenty-first centruy (Event)

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