The Department specialises in interpretive and critical research approaches and welcomes interdisciplinary research across the following topic areas:
Accountability and ‘Sustainability’
Ecological accounting. Biodiversity Accounting. Carbon Accounting. Social Accounting. Corporate Social Responsibility.
Financial Accounting and Corporate Reporting
Accounting Standards and Standard-Setting; Narrative Reporting, Management Commentary, Integrated Reporting and emerging corporate reporting frameworks. Corporate communication and textual analysis of reporting disclosures. The role, work undertaken and information used by investment analysts and fund managers.
The Role, Development and Impacts of Taxation Policy. Formal and Informal Taxation in Practice.
Public sector, Not for Profit, NGO Accounting & Accountability
Accounting, Accountability, Valuation and Control in Local and Central Government and across the Public, NGO and Not-for-Profit sectors (e.g. Higher Education, Police).
The Accounting Profession
Education, Professionalisation and Social Mobility.
The Communication, Use and Regulation of Digital Reporting.