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Professor Paolo Quattrone Awarded ESRC Funding
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The Accounting Profession

The accountancy profession is arguably the most important occupational group in contemporary economy and society. We focus on the emergence and development of the profession, and the social issues confronting it, such as social inclusion, the public interest and the role of professional bodies in society.

Communication, Governance & Control

Accounting shapes how organisations are governed and decisions are made in both the private and public sector. We study the emergence of new reporting processes, alternative forms of governance, and how the finance function and controls deal with unknowns in large projects, organisations and society.

Accounting, Culture & Society

Understanding the context in which accounting operates necessitates an appreciation of the social and cultural dimensions of everyday life. Accounting calculations define social structures and shape contemporary cultural phenomena. A recognition of this broad context is central to the interdisciplinary accounting research agenda.

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Professor Paolo Quattrone has been awarded major ESRC Funding as part of Project X, a collaboration between academic researchers and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) – the government department responsible for the oversight and effective delivery of projects.

The inaugural recipient of the CAS scholarship, Yi Ling Ong, read for a PhD in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh Business School from 2015 to 2018. Having successfully defended her thesis in August 2018, she is now a Teaching Fellow at King’s Business School, King’s College London. Here, Yi Ling reflects upon her PhD journey at CAS.

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