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Accounting Control and Controlling Accounting: Interdisciplinary and Critical Perspectives

Research Seminars - business and economics
  • Topic: Accounting Control and Controlling Accounting: Interdisciplinary and Critical Perspectives
  • Speaker: Professors Jane Broadbent (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Richard Laughlin (King's College London, University of London)
  • Venue:MGSM, Woolworths Amphitheatre 102
  • When: 20th November, 2014, (Thu)
  • Time:

Professor Jane Broadbent

Jane Broadbent, B.A.Sociology (York), M.A. Accounting and Financial Management (Sheffield), PhD Accounting (Sheffield), F.C.C.A, (Certified Accountant), CIPFA (Hon), AcSS,started her career in the NHS where she qualified as an accountant, gaining experience in all aspects of NHS finance.

In 1981 she returned to full-time education completing a first degree in sociology as a mature student at the University of York. She held posts at Leeds Polytechnic and the University of Sheffield before moving to the University of Essex as Reader in Accounting in September 1995. She was appointed the first Professor of Accounting at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London in 1997 and served as Dean of History and Social Sciences (from 2000 to 2002) before taking the post of Vice-Principal (Academic Affairs) from 2002, which she held until 2004 when she became Senior Vice-Principal. In 2006 she moved to Roehampton University, London, taking the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost until her retirement in 2012. Jane has since returned to Royal Holloway University of London taking a fractional position in the School of Management. She has also held numerous visiting appointments in Australia and New Zealand. She has made numerous plenary and other presentations to workshops and conferences in the UK, Continental Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Japan.

Jane has published extensively,as a sole and joint author, producing a wide-range of international refereed academic journals, book chapters and professional publications, taking an interdisciplinary and critical perspective on management and accounting change with a specific emphasis on the public services. Her publications also cover aspects of management control, the changing role of the professions and gender. Her most recent work is in the area of the Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnerships, and Performance Management in Higher Education.

In April 2008, she received the British Accounting Association's Distinguished Academic Award for her substantial and sustained contribution to the development of academic accounting.

She is on the editorial boards of many international journals and is the Editor of Public Money and Management and one of the Associate Editors of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and the Journal of Accounting and Organisational Change.

Jane has jointly (with Richard Laughlin) held a number of research grants with the Economic and Social Research Council, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and with the Australian Research Council.

Professor Richard Laughlin

Richard Laughlin is Emeritus Professor of Accounting specialising in Accounting and Accountability in the Public Services. His current research is on analysing public private partnerships and performance management systems in the public services.

Richard has a M.Soc.Sc. in Accounting (Birmingham), a PhD in Accounting (Sheffield), is a FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), a FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts) and a FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy). He worked as a trainee and manager in a professional accounting practice and as a consultant accountant before joining the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management in 1973. Richard was promoted to Professor of Accounting in 1991 and moved to the University of Essex in 1995. From 1995 to December 1998 he was Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex.

From January 1999 until his retirement in September 2010 he has been Professor of Accounting in the Department of Management at King's College London. He was Head of Department between 1999 and 2002. Following his retirement he has become an Emeritus Professor of Accounting at King's College London. Richard is the Associate Editor of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal as well as the Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change.

He is also on the editorial boards of four other international journals (Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Financial Accountability and Management, Accounting Forum and The British Accounting Review).

In 2005 Richard received the British Accounting Association's Distinguished Academic Award for his contribution to academic accounting. Richard has held a number of visiting academic appointments in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji and made numerous presentations to conferences and workshops in the UK, Continental Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil and Fiji.

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