Accounting and Society
The Accounting and Society Research Mobilisation Group undertakes impactful interdisciplinary research in the areas of accountability, governance, and performance management that meets the emerging agendas of the wider community of business, education and government.
- Research Themes
Our main research themes include:
- the political economy of accounting
- social, environmental and ethical accountability and sustainability
- accountability, governance, and performance management;
- public sector accounting reforms;
- data and analytics in accounting;
- capital market-based accounting research;
- corporate governance and executive compensation.
The group has strong links with UK professional accountancy bodies. The research interests and initiatives of those bodies are embraced by the group to maximise the relevance of its research activities to accounting practice.
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Associate Dean for Education and Students
Lecturer in Accounting
Senior Teaching Fellow in Accountancy
Emil Zahrin Haji Ali
We’re involved in these projects:
- Goncharenko, G. (PI), Liu, S., Adwan, S., and Polzer, T., Understanding workplace democracy through corporate and employee disclosure, Leverhulme Trust Grant
- Vine, R. (Co-I), Project X: Control and performance management in the delivery of major infrastructure programmes. Developing control capabilities for project success, ESRC Major Grant.
- Goncharenko, G. (Co-I), The impact of harassment reporting technology on organisational accountability and psychological safety in the workplace, ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
- Polzer, T. (Co-I), Outcome-Orientation in Austria: How Far Can Late Adopters Move?; Research England/Strategic Priorities Fund: Evidence-based Policy Making.
- Polzer, T. (PI), Outputs of Responsible Management Education: A Students’ Perspective, USBS Seed Funding.
- The NGO Research Day 2021 was organised by Galina Goncharenko and Tobias Polzer, giving NGO researchers a platform to discuss the impact of digitalisation on the non-profit sector.
- The Group members, Tobias Polzer and Galina Goncharenko, participated in the Workshop “Research after COVID-19” in 2020 and presented their research on contact tracing apps, accountability and public governance in the UK during the pandemic.
- In 2020, the Group hosted a workshop of the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal, Professor Yves Gendron (University of Laval), entitled “Staying True to Context”.
- The ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019 event “#MeToo: A journey towards a harassment-free workplace” was organised by Galina Goncharenko. It included a panel debate with the representatives of Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council, The Pensions Regulator, Survivior’s Network, Martin Searle Solicitors and the providers of harassment-reporting technology, Vault Platform and the Spot. The participants discussed how to tackle harassment in workplaces and launched the best practice guide. More information is available at the Annual Research Review and on the School’s YouTube Channel.
- The Paper Development Workshop 2019 was organised by the Group in collaboration with Jeremy Morales (King’s College London) and Rebecca Warren (University of Essex). Per Ahblom (LSE), David Twardowski Crvelin (HEC Paris), Galina Goncharenko (University of Sussex) and Tobias Polzer (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business) presented their research. The event facilitated academic engagement and helped the presenters to obtain constructive feedback on their work. As a result, all presented papers have been subsequently published in leading accounting journals.
The Accounting & Society group hold regular research seminars with internal and external speakers. Find out about the group's most recent seminars.
For any enquiries, email Galina Goncharenko: email@example.com
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