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Dr Matthew Hall

Associate Professor of Accounting

Research interests 

  • Management accounting, management control systems and performance measurement, particularly in non-government organisations 


  • Hall, M. Realising the richness of psychology theory in contingency-based management accounting research. Management Accounting Research, forthcoming.

  • Chenhall, R., Hall, M., and Smith, D. Managing identity conflicts in organizations: A case study of one welfare non-profit organization. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, in press.

  • Hall, M. Crafting compromises in a strategizing process: a case study of an international development organisation. Financial Accountability and Management, in press.

  • Chenhall, R., Hall, M., and Smith, D. The expressive role of performance measurement systems: a field study of a mental health development project. Accounting, Organizations and Society, in press.

  • Hall, M., and Fernando, R. Beyond the headlines: day-to-day practices of risk measurement and management in a non-governmental organization. In M. Power, Riskwork, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

  • Hall, M., Millo, Y., & Barman, E. 2015. Who and what really counts? Stakeholder prioritisation and accounting for social value. Journal of Management Studies, 52, 907-934.

  • Hall, M., Mikes, A., and Millo, Y. 2015. How do risk managers become influential? A field study of toolmaking in two financial institutions. Management Accounting Research, 26, 3-22. Read article

  • Chenhall, R., Hall, M., and Smith, D. (2013). Performance measurement, modes of evaluation and the development of compromising accounts. Accounting, Organizations and Society, forthcoming. Read article
  • Mikes, A., Hall, M., &Millo, Y. (2013). How Experts Gain Influence. Harvard Business Review, July-August, 70-74. Read Article
  • Hall, M. (2012). Evaluation logics in the third sector. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Read article. 
  • Chenhall, R., Hall, M., and D. Smith. (2012). Performance measurement and management controls in non-profit organisations. CGMA report. Read report.
  • Hall, M. (2011). Do comprehensive performance measurement systems help or hinder managers' mental model development? Management Accounting ResearchRead article. 
  • Chenhall, R., Hall, M. and Smith, D. (2010). Social capital and management control systems: a study of a non-government organisation. Accounting, Organizations and SocietyRead article.
  • Chenhall, R., Hall, M. and Smith, D. (2010). Social capital: the role of management control systems in NGOs. CIMA Research Executive Summary Series, 6 (6), 1-6. Read article.
  • Hall, M. (2010). Accounting information and managerial work. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 35(3), 301-315. Read article.
  • Hall, M and Smith, D. (2009). Mentoring and turnover intentions in public accounting firms: a research note. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 34 (6-7), 695-704. Read article.
  • Hall, M. (2008). The effect of comprehensive performance measurement systems on role clarity, psychological empowerment and managerial performance. Accounting, Organizations and Society 33, 141-163. Read article. 
  • Smith, D., and M. Hall (2008). An empirical examination of a three‑component model of professional commitment among public accountants. Behavioral Research in Accounting 20, 75-92. Read article.
  • Hall, M., Smith, D., and K. Langfield‑Smith. (2005). Accountants' commitment to their profession: considering multiple dimensions of professional commitment and opportunities for future research. Behavioral Research in Accounting 17, 89-109. Read article.
  • Hall, M., Ramsay, A., and J. Raven. (2004). Changing the learning environment to promote deep learning approaches in first year accounting students. Accounting Education 13,  489-505. Read article. 

Working papers and work-in-progress

  • Hall, M., and Millo, Y. Choosing an accounting method to explain public policy? Social return on investment and the UK non-profit sector policy.

  • Barman, E., Hall, M., and Millo, Y. Demonstrating the value of a new institution: social return on investment and social enterprise.

  • Hall, M., Kilfoyle, E. and Richardson, A. ERP systems and vernacular accountings: reconciling ontologies and epistemologies.

Editorial Board Membership

  • Accounting, Organizations and Society
  • Behavioural Research in Accounting
  • European Accounting Review
  • Journal of Management Accounting Research
  • Management Accounting Research
  • Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management 



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Contact information

Department of Accounting
Room OLD 2.11A
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Phone: +44 (0)20 7849 4633
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912

Email: m.r.hall@lse.ac.uk 

Administrative contact

Justin Adams, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6542
Email: j.adams5@lse.ac.uk