Dr Nick Rowbottom

Dr Nick Rowbottom

The Department of Accounting
Reader in Accounting

Contact details

Address
Dept of Accounting
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Nick is a Reader in Accounting whose research focuses on how extensions and innovations in the corporate reporting measurement model are shaped, constructed and implemented. Through publications, funding, and collaborations with regulators, practitioners and firms, Nick is an active researcher in the fields of ‘wider’ corporate reporting, digitisation and accounting technology, and an Associate of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business. Nick teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the School.

Qualifications

PhD (Birmingham)
FHEA

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome applications from those considering pursuing a PhD in the fields of management commentary, integrated reporting, 'sustainability' / ESG / CSR reporting and XBRL.

Research

Research Interests

Narrative Corporate Reporting (management commentary, sustainability/SEA/CSR, ESG, integrated reporting standards and standardisation)

Digital Corporate Reporting (and XBRL)

Research Funding

 I. Troshani & N. Rowbottom. ‘Digital Corporate Reporting and XBRL: international practice and implications’, CPA Australia (2021) A$9,951.

I. Troshani, B. Howieson & N. Rowbottom. ‘Digital transformation of corporate information infrastructure for sustainability reporting’, AFAANZ Research Fund (2020-2021) A$6,837.

N. Rowbottom ‘The Development of Global Accountability Standards: Competition, Collaboration and Standardisation’, BBS Responsible Business Seedcorn Fund (2019-2020) £2,850.

D. Herbert. & N. Rowbottom ‘The Education Experience of Widening Participation Students’, UoB Education Enhancement Fund  (2014-2015) £5,260.

N. Rowbottom, 'An investigation of the business case for investor relations and online reporting', UK ESRC INDEX scheme (2008) £3,000.

A. Lymer, N. Rowbottom & A. Allam 'Measuring and understanding the demand for online corporate reporting', UK ESRC (2003-2004) £75,000.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Troshani, I & Rowbottom, N 2021, 'Digital corporate reporting: research developments and implications', Australian Accounting Review, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 213-232. https://doi.org/10.1111/auar.12334

Munasinghe, M, Cuckston, T & Rowbottom, N 2021, 'Sustainability certification as marketisation: Rainforest Alliance in the Sri Lankan tea production industry', Accounting Forum, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 247-272. https://doi.org/10.1080/01559982.2021.1893053

Rowbottom, N, Locke, J & Troshani, I 2021, 'When the tail wags the dog? Digitalisation and corporate reporting', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol. 92, 101226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2021.101226

Troshani, I, Locke, J & Rowbottom, N 2019, 'Transformation of accounting through digital standardisation: tracing the construction of the IFRS Taxonomy', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 133-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2016-2794

Locke, J, Rowbottom, N & Troshani, I 2018, 'Sites of translation in digital reporting', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 2006-2030. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-07-2017-3005

Rowbottom, N 2017, 'Widening participation and contextual entry policy in accounting and finance', Accounting Education, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 242-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2017.1284004

Rowbottom, N & Locke, J 2016, 'The emergence of <IR> ', Accounting and Business Research, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 83-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/00014788.2015.1029867

Rowbottom, N & Schroeder, M 2014, 'The rise and fall of the UK Operating and Financial Review', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 655-685. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-09-2012-1107

Schroeder, M & Rowbottom, N 2013, 'A KANTIAN ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING', Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, vol. 8, no. 2, 2.

Rowbottom, N 2013, 'A-level subject choice, systematic bias and university performance in the UK : the case of Accounting', Accounting Education, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 248-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2013.799840

Commissioned report

Troshani, I & Rowbottom, N 2022, Digital Corporate Reporting: Global Experiences from the G20 and Implications for Policy Formulation. CPA Australia, Australia. <https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/about-cpa-australia/media/media-releases/make-digital-financial-reporting-mandatory-accountants-urge>

Paper

Munasinghe, A & Rowbottom, N 2017, 'The agency of global sustainability certifications in developing countries: Rainforest Alliance & the Sri Lankan tea industry', Paper presented at British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 10/04/17 - 12/04/17.

Troshani, I, Locke, J & Rowbottom, N 2016, 'Attempting faithful transformation: tracing the construction of the IFRS Taxonomy', Paper presented at asia pacific interdisciplinary research in accounting conference, melbourne, Australia, 13/07/16 - 15/07/16.

Rowbottom, N, Locke, J & Troshani, I 2016, 'Performativity of corporate reporting taxonomies', Paper presented at Financial Reporting & Business Communication Conference, bristol, United Kingdom, 30/06/16 - 1/07/16.

Rowbottom, N 2015, 'The experience of widening participation students in accounting and finance', Paper presented at British Accounting & Finance Association Education Conference, manchester, United Kingdom, 6/05/15 - 8/05/15.

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