Members of the Centre for Accounting and Society research numerous areas, including the impact of accounting in everyday life, the links between accounting and popular culture, and the history and development of the accounting profession.

Research Interests

Christine Cooper

Christine’s research is broadly concerned with the impact of accounting in our everyday lives and this broad disciplinary 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 on our decision making or actions.


Marian Gatzweiler

Marian’s research mainly focuses on the intersection between management and information systems in high-performance settings. His field work includes research on management practices in large-scale humanitarian crises and Europe’s largest megaproject. Interdisciplinary in nature, Marian’s research draws from organisation theory, science and technology studies, and political philosophy, and ultimately seeks to develop actionable insights to inform contemporary management and policy challenges.


Sebastian Hoffmann

Sebastian maintains an interdisciplinary agenda in financial accounting. His emphasis is on IFRS accounting regulation, and lobbying and accounting standard-setting in developed and emerging contexts. He is also interested in the enforcement of financial reporting enforcement and its institutional determinants. In addition, Sebastian is researching the social role of accounting in historical contexts.


Ingrid Jeacle

Ingrid’s research seeks to broaden the scope of accounting scholarship by recognising the richness in exploring the interlinkages between accounting and popular culture. She is interested in the ways and means in which accounting practices and notions of accountability permeate our everyday lives. Ingrid’s early work examined accounting practices in the department store, and since then she has published papers on the role of accounting in the areas of architecture, furniture design, tea drinking, shopping, fashion, travel, and cinema.


Stephen Walker

Stephen’s research examines the emergence and development of the accounting profession and the social issues confronting it, such as social inclusion, the public interest, and the role of professional bodies in society. He is also interested in the history of accounting in social institutions more generally, and accounting and gender in historical and contemporary contexts.

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