Details of research events to take place in the Department in 2018/19 are available below. If you are interested in attending any of the events, or would like to receive further information, please contact Jack Heaney at


Accounting Research Forums

Title: Issues In Cost Accounting

Date: Thursday 8 November, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building 

Speaker: Christopher D. Ittner, University of Pennsylvania

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 2 May, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building 

Speaker: S P Kothari, MIT Sloan School of Management

Accounting, Organisations and Institution Seminars

“Vile Ways of Traffick:” Finance, Impropriety, and Labor in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Date: Wednesday 28 November, 3:00pm

Location: LRB.R.505, 5th floor, Lionel Robbins Building

Speaker: Emily Nacol, University of Toronto

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 28 March, 3:00pm   

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building     

Speaker: Malte Ziewitz, Cornell University

Financial Accounting Seminars

Debt Financing and Collateral: The Role of Fair-Value Adjustments

Date: Thursday 27 September, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Florin Vasvari, London Business School

The Regulatory Observer Effect: Evidence from SEC Investigations

Date: Thursday 4 October, 10:30am

Location: 32L.B.11, Basement, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields

Speaker: Zahn Bozanic, Ohio State University

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 18 October, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Lakshmanan Shivakumar, London Business School

The Impact of the CEO'S personal narcissism on non-GAAP earnings

Date: Thursday 29 November, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Mark Soliman, USC Marshall

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 17 January, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Jeremy Michels, the Wharton School

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 14 February, 10:30am

Location: tba

Speaker: Adnan Isin, Exeter Business School

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 21 February, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Susanna Gallani, Harvard Business School

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 7 March, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Miguel Duro, IESE Business School

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 21 March, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Franco Wong, Rotman School of Management

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 9 May, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Weili Ge, University of Washington

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 16 May, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Vivian Fang, Carlson School of Management

Title: tba

Date: Thursday 23 May, 10:30am

Location: OLD 3.21, 3rd floor, Old Building

Speaker: Urooj Khan, Columbia Business School


Management Accounting Research Group (MARG)

The Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) conferences are dedicated to providing a forum for researchers and practitioners (approximately 50% of each) to discuss emerging research and practice. There are two annual MARG conferences - a one day event at LSE concerned with evaluating the latest trends in management accounting, and a one-and-a-half day event held at, and organised by, Aston Business School, Birmingham, which concentrates on discussing the research agenda in management accounting. 

2019 will celebrate 40 years of MARG.

Over the years, MARG has critically examined key innovations in management accounting, including:

  • Japanese management accounting;
  • business re-engineering;
  • activity-based costing and management;
  • strategic management accounting;
  • economic value-added approaches;
  • accounting and 'e' business; and
  • performance measurement and incentives.

Previous MARG conference distinguished speakers have included Jan Bouwens, Robin Cooper, Anthony Davila, Larry Gordon, David Larcker, Teemu Malmi, Jan Mouritsen, Sir Michael Peat, Bob Scapens, Mike Shields, Shyam Sunder, Juhani Vaivio and Wim Van der Stede among others.

Find out more

Financial Reporting Accounting and Auditing as Social and Organizational Practice (FRASOP) 2018

14-15 December 2018 | London School of Economics and Political Science

The aim of this workshop series continues to be agenda-building, and to stimulate research into the practices of financial accounting and auditing. The event provides a constructive forum for authors of developing papers and proposed studies, including later stage PhD students.

As in prior years, the fourteen workshop papers deal with many different aspects of financial accounting and auditing, including sustainability, standard setting and the virtual economy. The draft programme can be accessed here.

Please note that registration for FRASOP 2018 has now closed.

Workshop at the London School of Economics
Financial reporting and auditing as social and organizational practice
14 -15 December 2018

FRASOP 2018 Papers

Day one
Audit, Chair: Mike Power 

De Vries, De Loo & Blomme, Thinking with Bourdieu’s concept of hysteresis: When new audit trainees feel as a fish out of water

Tan & Dai, Forming and Organising the Leaving Audit Self for Voluntary Career Transition beyond Audit: The Case of Ex-Big-4 Auditors

Sustainability 1, Chair: Keith Robson

Wang, Cooper & Chapman, Are companies walking the talk in their sustainability reports: a pragmatic viewon corporate water disclosures

Sabelfield & Dumay, Rhetorical history in integrated reports

Financial Reporting 1, Chair: Power

Alon & Mintchik, Institutional logics and multi-mode standardization: Evolution of accounting standards in Russia

Bissessur, Litjens & Ormazábal, Legal origins, Institutional Logics and the Construction of Enforcement of International Financial Reporting Standards in the European

Counting People, Chair: Keith Robson

Crvelin & Lohlein, The making of an infrastructure: accounting and classification work in Germany’s civil society

Day Two

Virtual Economy, Chair: Keith Robson

Baudot, Kallio, Kettunen & Hovi, Playing Games in the Virtual Economy: Gamification of Revenue Recognition in the Sale of Virtual Goods

Hartmann, Reuter & Strauss, Creating space for organizational governance in everyday life: a car insurance and its smart product strategy

Financial Reporting 2, Chair: Power

Pucci & Riise Johansen, Solidifying financial accounting texts: The purification of IFRS 9 (Financial Instruments) in the EU

Oberwallner, Pelger & Sellhorn, Initiation of voluntary change and innovation in external reporting: A case study of the restructuring of an annual report

Sustainability 2, Chair: Robson

Charnock, The Emergence and Interconnecting of Mediating Instruments: A study of how accounting begins

Bluntz & Van Weeren, It’s not about manipulating the results: it’s about refining the methodology - creativefriction in the production of sustainability ratings

Governance, Chair: Power

Richard, Lambert & Leca: Proxy Contests as Legitimation Contests:Developing Competing Discursive Strategiesto Court Investor Votes

Information sessions/ Department Socials

PhD in Accounting Information Session

Information sessions to find out more about the PhD in Accounting are taking place on the following dates below for 2018/19. This is a opportunity to head first hand about the programme, the application process and funding, and meet faculty and current PhD students. For more information about attending, please email Rebecca Baker on

  • Wednesday 28 November 2018, 13.00-14.00
  • Wednesday 17 February 2019, 13.00-14.00

Location: Room OLD 3.16, Old Building - London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

LSE Open Days

Information about LSE Open Days and tours can be found on Visit LSE.