Bhimani, Alnoor

Professor Alnoor Bhimani  


Position held

Professor of Management Accounting


Experience keywords:

comparative financial management; e-business and internet entrepreneurship; management accounting and financial control; strategic finance

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Professor Bhimani's research interests encompass management accounting in the digital economy; international comparative financial management; strategic finance; the socio-cultural analysis of accounting systems; and aspects of globalisation, governance and financial management.

Countries and regions to which research relates:



French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7329



Bhimani, Alnoor (2017) Financial management for technology start ups: A handbook for growth Kogan Page, London, UK. ISBN 074948134X

Bhimani, Alnoor (2017) Tech start-ups need a different approach to financial management LSE Business Review (26 Oct 2017) Blog entry

Bhimani, Alnoor and Lopes, Alexsandro and De Aquino, Andre Carlos Busanelli (2017) Measurement costs and control in outsourcing relationships International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 8 (3/4). 296-318. ISSN 1753-6715

Bhimani, Alnoor and Sivabalan, Prabhu and Soonawalla, Kazbi (2017) A study of the linkages between rolling budget forms, uncertainty and strategy British Accounting Review. ISSN 0890-8389

Bhimani, Alnoor and Dai, Narisa Tianjing and Sivabalan, Prabhu and Tang, Guliang (2017) How do enterprises respond to a managerial accounting performance measure mandated by the state? Journal of Management Accounting Research. ISSN 1049-2127 (In Press)


Bhimani, Alnoor and Silvola, Hanna and Sivabalan, Prabhu (2016) Firms adopt corporate social responsibility for complex reasons LSE Business Review (31 Aug 2016) Blog entry

Bhimani, Alnoor and Silvola, Hanna and Sivabalan, Prabhu (2016) Voluntary corporate social responsibility reporting: a study of early and late reporter motivations and outcomes Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28 (2). 77-101. ISSN 1049-2127


Bhimani, Alnoor (2015) Exploring big data’s strategic consequences Journal of Information Technology, 30 (1). 66-69. ISSN 0268-3962


Bhimani, Alnoor and Gulamhussen, Mohamed Azzim and Rocha Lopes, Samuel (2014) Owner liability and financial reporting information as predictors of firm default in bank loans Review of Accounting Studies, 19 (2). 769-804. ISSN 1380-6653

Bhimani, Alnoor and Willcocks, Leslie P. (2014) Digitisation, ‘big data’ and the transformation of accounting information Accounting and Business Research, 44 (4). 469-490. ISSN 0001-4788


Bhimani, Alnoor and Gulamhussen, Mohamed Azzim and da Rocha Lopes, Samuel (2013) The role of financial, macroeconomic, and non-financial information in bank loan default timing prediction European Accounting Review, 22 (4). 739-763. ISSN 0963-8180


Bhimani, Alnoor (2012) Cost management in the digital age In: Mitchell, Falconer and Nørreklit, Hanne and Jakobsen, Morten, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Cost Management. Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge, London, UK, 381-388. ISBN 9780415592475

Bhimani, Alnoor (2012) Management accounting system implementation success: is reporting useful information sufficient? International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 8 (2). 115. ISSN 1740-8008


Bhimani, Alnoor and De Souza, B. C. and Rocha, W. (2011) Inter-organizational cost management in a Brazilian context Cost Management, Nov- (Dec). 5-16. ISSN 1092-8057


Bhimani, Alnoor and Soonawalla, Kazbi (2010) Sustainability and organizational connectivity at HSBC In: Hopwood, Anthony and Unerman, Jeffrey and Fries, Jessica, (eds.) Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights. Earthscan, Abingdon, UK, 173-190. ISBN 9781849710664

Bhimani, Alnoor and Bromwich, Michael (2010) Management accounting: retrospect and prospect CIMA, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781856179058

Bhimani, Alnoor and Hausken, Kjell and Ncube, Mthuli (2010) Agent takeover risk of principal in outsourcing relationships Global Business and Economics Review, 12 (4). 329-340. ISSN 1097-4954

Bhimani, Alnoor and Gulamhussen, Mohamed Azzim and Lopes, Samuel Da-Rocha (2010) Accounting and non-accounting determinants of default: an analysis of privately-held firms Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 29 (6). 517-532. ISSN 0278-4254


Bhimani, Alnoor and Gosselin, Maurice (2009) Cost management diversity in a global world: what can we learn? Cost Management, Sept- (Oct). 29-33. ISSN 1092-8057

Bhimani, Alnoor and Bromwich, Michael (2009) Management accounting in a digital and global economy: the interface of strategy, technology, and cost information In: Chapman, Chris S. and Cooper, David J. and Miller, Peter, (eds.) Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 85-111. ISBN 9780199546350

Bhimani, Alnoor (2009) Handbook of management accounting CCH. ISBN 9781847982056

Bhimani, Alnoor (2009) Risk management, corporate governance and management accounting: emerging interdependencies Management Accounting Research, 20 (1). 2-5. ISSN 1044-5005

Bhimani, Alnoor and Gulamhussen, Mohamed Azzim and Lopes, Samuel (2009) The effectiveness of the auditor's going-concern evaluation as an external governance mechanism: evidence from loan defaults International Journal of Accounting, 44 (3). 239-255. ISSN 0020-7063


Bhimani, Alnoor (2008) Strategic finance Strategypress, London, UK. ISBN 9780954147730

Bhimani, Alnoor (2008) Making corporate governance count: the fusion of ethics and economic rationality Journal of Management and Governance, 12 (2). 135. ISSN 1385-3457

Bhimani, Alnoor and Frantz, Pascal and Gulamhussen, Mohamed Azzim and Ncube, Mthuli (2008) Collaboration, competition and strategic costing: knowing when to start learning International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 5 (2). 138. ISSN 1740-8008

Bhimani, Alnoor (2008) The role of a crisis in reshaping the role of accounting Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 27 (6). 444-454. ISSN 0278-4254


Bhimani, Alnoor and Horngren, Charles and Foster, George and Datar, Srikant (2007) Management and cost accounting Prentice Hall, Harlow, UK. ISBN 9780273711490

Bhimani, Alnoor and Gosselin, Maurice and Soonawalla, Kazbi (2007) The value of accounting information in assessing investment risk Cost Management, 21 (1). 29-35. ISSN 1092-8057

Bhimani, Alnoor (2007) Comparative management accounting research: past forays and emerging frontiers In: Chapman, Christopher S and Hopwood, Anthony G and Shields, Michael D, (eds.) Handbook of Management Accounting Research. Elsevier, London, UK, 343-364. ISBN 9780080453408

Bhimani, Alnoor and Gosselin, Maurice and Ncube, Mthuli and Okano, Hiroshi (2007) Activity-based costing: how far have we come internationally? Cost Management, 21 (3). 12-17. ISSN 1092-8057

Bhimani, Alnoor and Langfield-Smith, Kim (2007) Structure, formality and the importance of financial and non-financial information in strategy development and implementation Management Accounting Research, 18 (1). 3-31. ISSN 1044-5005


Bhimani, Alnoor (2006) Contemporary issues in management accounting Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0954147723

Bhimani, Alnoor and Ncube, Mthuli (2006) Virtual integration costs and the limits of supply chain scalability Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 25 (4). 390-408. ISSN 0278-4254


Bromwich, Michael and Bhimani, Alnoor (2005) Management accounting: pathways to progress CIMA Research. CIMA Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 9781874784272


Bhimani, Alnoor and Roberts, H (2004) Management accounting and knowledge management: in search of intelligibility Management Accounting Research, 15 (1). 1-4. ISSN 1044-5005


Bhimani, Alnoor (2003) Management accounting in the digital economy Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 0199260389

Bhimani, Alnoor (2003) A study of the emergence of management accounting system ethos, and its influence on perceived system success Accounting, Organizations and Society, 28 (6). 523-548. ISSN 0361-3682


Bhimani, Alnoor (2002) European management accounting research: traditions in the making European Accounting Review, 11 (1). 99-117. ISSN 0963-8180

Bhimani, Alnoor and Horngren, Charles. T and Foster, George and Datar, Srikant (2002) Management and Cost Accounting Pearson Education Ltd, Hemel Hempstead, Uk. ISBN 9780877787150


Bhimani, Al and Mülder, Peter S. (2001) Managing processes, quality and costs: a case study Journal of Cost Management, 15 (2). 28-32. ISSN 1092-8057

Bhimani, Alnoor and Bromwich, Michael (2001) Activity based costing In: Warner, Malcolm, (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Business and Management (International encyclopedia of business & management library). Cengage Learning EMEA, London, UK. ISBN 9781861521613


Bhimani, Alnoor and Keshtvarz, M. (1999) British management accountants: strategically oriented? Journal of Cost Management, 13 (2). 25-31. ISSN 1092-8057

Bhimani, Alnoor and Neike, C. (1999) How Siemens designed its target costing system to redesign its products Journal of Cost Management, 13 (4). 28-34. ISSN 1092-8057

Bhimani, Alnoor (1999) Mapping methodological frontiers in cross-national management control research Accounting, Organizations and Society, 24 (5/6). 413-440. ISSN 0361-3682


Bhimani, Alnoor and Okano, Hiroshi (1995) Targeting excellence: target cost management at Toyota in the UK Management Accounting: Magazine For Chartered Management Accountants, 73 (6). 42-45. ISSN 0025-1682

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