Accounting, Organisations and Society

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Michael Power KSW 3.12


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Accounting and MPhil/PhD in Accounting and Finance. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

In addition CARR staff and students on other programmes may be eligible to take this, with the permission of the Course Director.

Course content

This is an advanced course for doctoral and postdoctoral students focusing on the institutional and organisational context of accounting practices in their broadest sense. The seminars are generally based on key readings at the interface between accounting, organisation studies, regulation and management. Discussions will be focused on the analysis of accounting and calculative practices in context drawing on a wide range of approaches.


20 hours of lectures in the MT. 20 hours of lectures in the LT.

Indicative reading

There is no single text for this course and the seminars will be based on pre-distributed readings. Students are advised to read the following: Hopwood and Miller (Eds.), Accounting as Social and Institutional Practice, Cambridge, 1994.


Assessment will be based on written work as agreed with the Course Director.

Key facts

Department: Accounting

Total students 2012/13: 1

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills