I count myself lucky to have done a PhD in Accounting at the Department of Accounting. Doing a PhD there was simply an unforgettable experience in my life, which still remains deeply in my memory and have continued to influence me as a person and as an academic.
During the highly intellectual journey of doing a PhD, my understanding of accounting and related forms of economic calculation was fundamentally transformed. This DNA-type transformation took place in a place that has been well known for its sociological and institutional approach to accounting research for many decades, i.e., the Department of Accounting at the LSE. I am so proud to have ever been part of it and play a part in extending this research tradition elsewhere.
The journey of completing my PhD was positively lonely, in the sense that I was given complete freedom to explore my research topic and was in command of my own thesis. However, I was never intellectually or geographically isolated or alone. I was always surrounded by my supervisors, other faculty members, departmental visitors, and fellow PhD students, who were so patient, supportive, collegiate, and generous with their time to guide me, support me, and share ideas with me. I nowadays still feel that I am part of the big LSE accounting family that I often find ways to stay in touch with after completing my PhD.