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

Dr Nick Rowbottom 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. He designed and implemented the KPMG School Leavers Programme with in the University, and conducts research into widening participation policy at the University and within the accounting profession. 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)

Digital Corporate Reporting (web-based reporting and XBRL)

Accounting Education

Research Funding

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

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

Lymer, A., Rowbottom, N. & Allam, A. 'Measuring and understanding the demand for online corporate reporting', ESRC (March2003 - August 2004) £75,000

Publications

Journal Articles

Troshani, I., Locke, J. & Rowbottom, N. (forthcoming). 'Transformation of accounting through digital standardisation: Tracing the construction of the IFRS taxonomy', Accounting, Accountability & Auditing Journal

Locke, J., Rowbottom, N. & Troshani, I. (2018). 'Sites of Translation in Digital Reporting', Accounting, Accountability & Auditing Journal 31/7, 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 26/3, 242-264 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2017.1284004

Rowbottom, N. & Locke , J. (2016). ‘The Emergence of <IR> Integrated Reporting’, Accounting & Business Research 46/1, 83-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00014788.2015.1029867

Rowbottom, N. & Schroeder, M. (2014). ‘The Rise and Fall of the UK Statutory Operating & Financial Review’, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 27/4, 655-685. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-09-2012-1107

Rowbottom, N. (2013).  ‘A-level Subject Choice, Systematic Bias and University Performance: the Case of Accounting’, Accounting Education 22/3, 248-267. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09639284.2013.799840

Schroeder, M. & Rowbottom, N. (2013). ‘A Kantian Analysis of Financial Accounting’, Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research 8/2, 38-78.

Rowbottom, N. & Lymer, A. (2010). ‘Exploring the Use and Users of Narrative Reporting in the Online Annual Report’, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 11/2, 90-108.

Rowbottom, N. & Lymer, A. (2009). ‘Exploring the Use of Online Corporate Reporting Information’, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 6, 27-44.

Rowbottom, N. & Lymer, A. (2009). 'Exploring the use of Online Corporate Sustainability Information', Accounting Forum, 33, 176-186.

Rowbottom, N., Allam, A. & Lymer, A. (2005). An Exploration of the Potential for Studying the Usage of Investor Relations Information through the Analysis of Web Server Logs, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 6, 31-53.

Lymer, A., Rowbottom, N. & Allam,A. (2003). 'The power of the web log - a guide for IROs', Informed (Investor Relations Society), November, 18-19.

Rowbottom, N. (2002). 'The Application of Intangible Asset Accounting and Discretionary Policy Choices in the UK Football Industry', British Accounting Review, 34, 335-355.

Rowbottom, N. (1996). 'The Football Industry', P.A.S.S., Sept., 10-11 

Conference Proceedings

Rowbottom, N., Allam, A. & Lymer, A. (2004) "An exploration of the potential for studying the usage of Investor Relations information through the analysis of Web server logs" Collected Papers of the 13th Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligenceand Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, Orlando, USA, p.41-52.

Conference Papers

Rowbottom, N., Locke, J. & Troshani, I. (2016). “Performativity of Corporate Reporting Taxonomies’ FRBC Bristol 2016

Rowbottom, N. (2015). “Widening Participation and Contextual Entry Policy: the experience and performance of Accounting & Finance students” BAFA Education Manchester 2015

Rowbottom, N. & Locke, J. (2013). ‘The Emergence of Integrated Reporting’ FRBC Bristol 2013, APIRA Kobe 2013, BAFA London 2014

Rowbottom, N. (2012). A-Level Subject Choice, Systematic Bias and University Performance: the Case of Accounting. BAFA Education Sheffield 2012

Rowbottom, N. & Lymer, A. (2007). User Access to Statements of Management Commentary: the Case of the Operating & Financial Review, EAA Lisbon 2007.

Rowbottom, N. Lymer, A. & Wilkins, B. (2006). The Demand for Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Online Evidence, EAA Dublin 2006.

Rowbottom, N. Lymer, A. & Wilkins, B. (2005). The Demand for Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Online Evidence, FRBC Cardiff 2005.

Rowbottom, N., Allam, A. & Lymer, A. (2004). An Exploration of the Potential for Studying the Usage of Investor Relations Information through the Analysis of Web Server Logs, EAA Prague 2004.

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