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May 13, 2022
Research Excellence Framework confirms LSE’s strengths in business and management

LSE’s approach to research excellence in business and management studies has been recognised by assessors in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Ninety-six per cent of the overall research profile for business and management studies at LSE was regarded as world-leading (four star) or internationally excellent (three star). MORE

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February 20, 2022
Legends in Risk Management with Professor Michael Power

Watch full discussion with Håkan Jankensgård, Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden with Professor Michael Power, LSE, on the organizing and formalizing risk management. Professor Power points out, many of these attempts at ‘organizing uncertainty’ end up being rather shallow processes that merely serve to create a false sense of security. MORE



February 19, 2022
LSESU Accounting Society holds first student -led accounting conference at LSE

This year's theme focused on Accounting for ESG and Sustainability and included a panel discussion from leaders in the field of sustainable accounting including Alice Chapple, Paul Druckman, Neil Stevenson, and Ian Thomson. MORE



February 15, 2022
LSE Professor receives British Accounting and Finance Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Alnoor Bhimani is awarded the BAFA Lifetime Achievement Award for substantial contributions to UK academic accounting and finance. The award will be formally conferred during the gala dinner at the Annual Conference on 12 April 2022 in Nottingham. MORE


January 31, 2022
LSE’s new Marshall Building opens its doors

Since opening its doors in January 2022, the Marshall Building, has already transformed campus life. Designed by award-winning studio Grafton Architects and located at the south-west corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, it is LSE’s largest building with ten storeys plus two basement levels. It also houses the Department of Accounting, Department of Finance and the Department of Management. MORE



January 13, 2022
LSE Business Review - Scenarios in Innovation Pitches: Boon or Bane?

Professor Wim A Van der Stede discusses the effects of scenario presentation on the perceived innovation project risk and project team expertise. MORE



September 02, 2021
LSE Business Review - Sticks and Carrots: the Effectiveness of Penalties Versus Bonuses
Professor Wim A Van der Stede, Department of Accounting in the LSE Business Review asks should organisations penalise employees who underperform or should they limit themselves to rewarding good performance? MORE



Alnoor Profile

July 06, 2021
Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks at the Manufacturing and Service Accounting Research (MSAR) Conference on How Digitalization is Disrupting Accounting

Professor Bhimani delivered a plenary address at the MSAR conference on 30 June 2021.  He spoke about changes in management accounting associated with technological advances during the 1970–2000 period noting that the evolution of digital technologies from 2000 onwards, and especially over the past five years, far exceeds the impact of the earlier period of change. MORE



May 11, 2021
Professor Ane Tamayo appointed Research Fellow in the Financial Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

CEPR's international network is made up of 1,500 research economists with a broad European base. As a Research Fellow, Professor Tamayo's role is to promote world-class research to help get policy-relevant results into the hands of public- and private-sector decision-makers. This is a four-year appointment.


Andrea Mennicken

May 3-7, 2021
Dr Andrea Mennicken takes part in the May 2021 EDEN Doctoral Seminar at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management

Dr Andrea Mennicken was part of the Faculty at the recent European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management EDEN Doctoral Seminar on qualitative research in accounting. The EDEN seminar provides awareness of the opportunities when doing qualitative research so that PhD students can make choices about conducting research. It also identifies the skills and competencies necessary to undertake qualitative research.



April 23, 2021
Accounting for Groups: The Dynamics of Intragroup Deliberation

Professor J McKenzie Alexander and Dr Julia Morley mobilise empirical evidence from the board deliberations of an international accounting standard setter to challenge the predominant view in the philosophical literature concerning irreducible group agency. Article published in Synthese




April 8, 2021
Brandes Institute 2020 Call for Papers Winning Team: Dr Elroy Dimson, Dr Oğuzhan Karakas, and Dr Xi Li for their co-authored paper 'Coordinated Engagements'

Dr Xi Li (LSE), Oğuzhan Karakaş and Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge Judge Business School) examined the nature of, and outcomes from, coordinated engagements by a prominent international network of long-term shareholders cooperating to influence firms on environmental and social issues. Their paper was awarded first prize in the Brandes Institute’s Call for Research Papers. MORE


SciencesPo MP

March 18, 2021
Are Inspectors Auditors Like Any Other? 

Professor Mike Power draws upon organisation theories to understand the roles of accounting in economy and society in a recent interview with Sciences Po. MORE



QS 2021

March 3, 2021
Accounting and Finance at LSE ranked first in the UK and fourth globally in the 2021 QS World Ranking

LSE has been ranked top in Europe — and second in the world — in social sciences and management subjects for the ninth consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. MORE



March 1, 2021
Professor Mike Power gives keynote speech at the Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research

Organised by the Institute for Management Accounting and Control at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, Professor Mike Power's keynote speech addresses “Organizing Risk: Understanding the Risk Cycle”. MORE



February 19, 2021
ACT.COUNT.THINK January-February podcast online

Join the LSE accounting student podcast team ACT.COUNT.THINK  as they interview Olivia Chan, Global Systems Expert at AB InBev, on alternative careers in accounting and finance; Joachim Klement, Investment Strategist at Liberum, on ESG roadblocks; and Adriano Sbroscia, Analyst at Sequoia Investment Management, on sustainable investment. Available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcast.


Accounting Distupted

February 1, 2021
Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization is Changing Finance, by Professor Alnoor Bhimani

Published by Wiley, Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization is Changing Finance by Professor Alnoor Bhimani delivers a powerful analysis of the new technological forces buffeting the accounting profession and identifies key pathways to responding to the challenges. MORE

Listen to Professor Alnoor Bhimani, author, speak about this in ACT.COUNT.THINK LSE student podcast.


Accounting Review WIM

January 30, 2021
The Accounting Review - An Empirical Analysis of Employee Responses to Bonuses and Penalties

Research by Professor Wim Van der Stede (LSE), Professor Anne Wu (National Chengchi University) and Dr Steve Yu-Ching Wu (Western University) examines how employees respond to bonuses and penalties using a proprietary dataset from an electronic chip manufacturer in China. Article published in The Accounting Review.



January 27, 2021
Professor Alnoor Bhimani joins distinguished panel to discuss Bangabandhu and Visions of Bangladesh with Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate, and LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik

Full video to watch on the LSE South Asia Centre. The panel also includes Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman for the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, and Her Excellency Saida Muna Tasneem, Honorable High Commissioner of Bangladesh in the United Kingdom.


Coordinated Engagement

January 22, 2021
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance - Coordinated Engagements

Dr Xi Li (LSE), Oğuzhan Karakaş and Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge Judge Business School) looked at the nature of, and outcomes, from coordinated engagements by a prominent international network of long-term shareholders cooperating to influence firms on environmental and social issues. Article published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.


Modelling the MicroFoundation

January 14, 2021
Academy of Management - Modelling the Micro-Foundations of the Audit Society: Organizations and the Logic of the Audit Trail

Professor Mike Power examines how the audit trail is a deceptively powerful mechanism which shapes conceptions of performance and influences organizational actors.  

Published in the Academy of Management Review.


Andrea Mennicken

December 16-18, 2020
Dr Andrea Mennicken gives keynote speech at the 12th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting

Organised by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Dr Andrea Mennicken gave the keynote titled 'From Management Control to Algorithmic Governance Shifts in the Construction of the Governable Person'. The 2020 theme was examining innovative management accounting practices and innovative ideas about how to conduct research on them.


Labor Market Effects of Spatial Licensing Requirements_ Evidence from CPA Mobility

December 15, 2020
Journal of Accounting Research - Labor Market Effects of Spatial Licensing Requirements: Evidence from CPA Mobility 

Dr Stefano Cascino (LSE), Professor Ane Tamayo (LSE) and Dr Felix Vetter (Universität Mannheim) in the Journal of Accounting Research examines how removal of licensing‐induced geographic barriers affects CPA wages and employment levels and the pricing and quality of professional services.



December 10-11, 2020
Accounting faculty awarded at 2020 Review of Accounting Studies Conference

Dr Maria Correia received the award for Best Reviewer/Discussant, and Dr Aneesh Raghunandan received the Best Paper award at recent RAST Conference. The RAST conference held at Stanford University focused on the role of financial reporting and disclosure and its impact on corporate social responsibility, and environmental, social, and governance policies and actions.


Lance Uggla

December 8, 2020
The Uggla Family Scholarship Programme

LSE announces The Uggla Family Scholarship Programme to support social mobility for exceptional students. It has been made possible by the generous and visionary philanthropy of distinguished alumnus Lance Uggla (MSc Accounting & Finance 1986) and his family. MORE.



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December 7, 2020
Building a Credible Financial Reporting System Model

As the transition to a new financial regulator continues apace, Professor Mike Power says the time is ripe to pull apart the financial reporting system to better understand whether a more fundamental overhaul might be needed to prevent future corporate failings. Read full interview with ICAEW.



St James Place

November 14, 2020
Academic Excellence in Accounting Prize Winners 2020 sponsored by St. James’s Place Wealth Management

St. James’s Place Academy has awarded the Academic Excellence in Accounting Prize to Gianluca D’Avino, Achmad Masyhadul Amin and Shengli Shen for their essays for the LSE’s MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programme. MORE


Alnoor Profile

November 11, 2020 
Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks at ICAEW on Accounting Disrupted: How should finance professionals react? 

Professor Alnoor Bhimani delivered a talk to finance executives at the ICAEW’s Business Bitesize event on 11 November 2020.  The ideas he presented are based on his forthcoming book: Accounting disrupted: How digitalization is changing finance (AICPA/Wiley). MORE