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Accounting Department

As the financial landscape shifts, we are looking for ways to both understand and respond to changes in accounting.

Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and accounting education.

We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing. And, through collaboration with leading firms, we are closing the gap that has emerged between academic accounting research and the real world of accountancy practice.

Research Seminars

Visiting Academic Programme

PhD by research



Paul Druckman on integrated reporting

Integrated Reporting

A series of videos in which Dr Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting interviews Paul Druckman, CEO of the IIRC about: social and environmental sustainability; value creation; the role of corporate reporting; the role of business schools; and the future of corporate reporting.

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Stock market literacy, trust, and participation

This study looks at why some households invest in stocks and shares while others do not? Possible theories explaining non-participation include levels of optimism, the IQ of the investors (or non-investors), their political leanings and level of education.

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Political Uncertainty and Stock Market Volatility in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Countries

How the events of the Arab Spring changed the financial context of business and investment. 

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