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Dr Andrea Mennicken

Associate Professor of Accounting 

Deputy Director of CARR

Research interests

  • Global accounting and audit regulation and standardisation
  • Processes of social, political and economic transition in post-Soviet Russia 
  • Accounting reforms in the public sector
  • Accounting in prisons
  • Social studies of valuation
  • The sociology of calculative practices


  • L. Kurunmäki, A. Mennicken & P. Miller, “Quantifying, Economising, and Marketising: Democratising the social sphere?”. Sociologie du Travail Vol. 58, 4 (2016), 390-402. Downloadable free of charge from the following link until December 28, 2016:  https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1U0ZN_tLoBLDs
  • Mennicken, A. (with Sjogren, E.) (2015): ‘Valuation and Calculation at the Margins.’ Valuation Studies 3 (1), 1‑7. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Doganova et al.) (2014): ‘Valuation Studies and the Critique of Valuation’. ValuationStudies 2 (2), 87-96. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Power, M.) (2015): ‘Accounting and the Plasticity of Valuation’, in A. Berthoin Antal; Hutter, M. and Stark D. (eds.), Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 208-228.
  • Mennicken, A. (with Miller, P.) (2014): ‘Michel Foucault and the Administering of Lives’, in P. S. Adler, P. du Gay, G. Morgan and M. Reed (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 11-38.
  • Mennicken, A. (2014): ‘Accounting for Values in Prison Privatization’, in S. Alexius and K. Tamm Hallström (eds.), Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 22-42.
  • Mennicken, A. (2013): '“Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Succeed”: Accounting and Privatisation in the Prison Service of England and Wales'. Financial Accountability and Management 29 (2): 206-226. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Power, M.) (2013): 'Auditing and Corporate Governance', in M. Wright, D. S. Siegel, K. Keasey and I. Filatotchev (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 308-327.
  • Mennicken, A. (with Miller, P.) (2012): ‘Accounting, Territorialization and Power’. Foucault Studies, No. 13 (May 2012), 4-24. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2012): Book review of Gill, Matthew (2009). Accountants’ Truth. Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), British Journal of Sociology 63 (1): 189-190. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2010): ‘From Inspection to Auditing: Audit and Markets as Linked Ecologies’. Accounting, Organizations and Society 35 (3): 334-359. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Vollmer, H., and Preda A.) (2009): ‘Tracking the Numbers: Across Accounting and Finance, Organizations and Markets’. Accounting, Organizations and Society 34 (5): 619-637. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Kurunmäki, L.) (2008): ‘Accounting for Failure’. Risk and Regulation (Financial Crisis Special), December 2008, p. 17 Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Miller, P., and Samiolo, R.) (2008): ‘Accounting for Economic Sociology’. Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter 10 (1): 3-7 Read article
  • Mennicken, A., (2008): ‘Connecting Worlds: The Translation of International Auditing Standards into Post-Soviet Audit Practice’. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 33 (4/5): 384-414. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Ahrens, T., et al.) (2008): ‘The Future of Interpretive Accounting Research’. Critical Perspectives in Accounting 19 (6): 840-866.
  • Mennicken, A., (2008):  ‘Mobilizing  International Auditing Standards in Arenas of Political and Economic Change in Post-Soviet Russia’, in U. Schuerkens (ed.), Globalization and Transformations of Local Socio-Economic Practices. New York: Routledge, pp. 75-98.
  • Mennicken, A. and Vollmer, H. (eds.) (2007): Zahlenwerk: Kalkulation, Organisation und Gesellschaft [Number-Work: Calculation, Organisation and Society] Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Mennicken, A. and Heßling, A. (2007): ‘Welt(en) regulierter Zahlenproduktion zwischen Globalität und Lokalität: Reflexionen zu globalen Standards in Rechnungslegung und Wirtschaftsprüfung’, in Mennicken, A. and Vollmer, H. (eds.) Zahlenwerk: Kalkulation, Organisation und Gesellschaft, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Mennicken, A. (2006): Translation and Standardisation: Audit World-Building in Post-Soviet Russia, CARR Discussion Paper No. 36. 
  • Mennicken, A. (2005): ‘Sociology of Accounting’, in Beckert, J. and Zafirovski, M. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge, pp. 1-5.   
  • Mennicken, A. (2002): ‘Bringing Calculation Back In: Studies in the Sociology of Accounting’. Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter 3 (3): 17-27.   
  • Mennicken, A. (2000): ‘Figuring Trust: The Social Organisation of Credit Relations in Russia’, in Kalthoff, H. and Rottenburg, R. (eds.) Facts and Figures. Economic Representations and Practices, Marburg: Metropolis.

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Contact information

Department of Accounting
Room KSW 3.09
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4641
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912

Email: a.m.mennicken@lse.ac.uk

Administrative contact

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