News from the Department 2020-21


Alnoor Profile

July 06,2021
Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks at the Manufacturing and Service Accounting Research (MSAR) Conference on How Digitalization is Disrupting Accounting

Professor Bhimani delivered a plenary address at the MSAR conference on 30 June 2021.  He spoke about changes in management accounting associated with technological advances during the 1970 – 2000 period noting that the evolution of digital technologies from 2000 onwards, and especially over the past five year, far exceeds the impact of the earlier period of change. MORE



May 11, 2021
Professor Ane Tamayo appointment Research Fellow in the Financial Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

CEPR's international network is made up of 1,500 research economists with a broad European base. As a Research Fellow, Professor Tamayo's role is to promote world-class research to help get policy-relevant results into the hands of public- and private-sector decision-makers. This is a four year appointment for Professor Tamayo.


Andrea Mennicken

May 3 to 7, 2021
Dr Andrea Mennicken takes part in the May 2021 EDEN Doctoral Seminar at the European Institute for Advance Studies in Managerment

Dr Andrea Mennicken was part of the Faculty at the recent European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management EDEN Doctoral Seminar on qualitative research in accounting. The EDEN seminar provides awareness of the opportunities when doing qualitative research so that PhD students can make choices about conducting research on the one side. On the other side it also identifies the skills and competencies necessary to undertake qualitative research.



April 23, 2021
Accounting for Groups: The Dynamics of Intragroup Deliberation

Professor J McKenzie Alexander and Dr Julia Morley mobilise empirical evidence from the board deliberations of an international accounting standard setter to challenge the predominant view in the philosophical literature concerning irreducible group agency. Article published in Synthese




April 8, 2021
Brandes Institute 2020 Call for Papers Winning Team: Dr. Elroy Dimson, Dr. Oğuzhan Karakas, and Dr. Xi Li for their co-authored paper 'Coordinated Engagements'

Dr Xi Li (LSE), Oğuzhan Karakaş and Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge Judge Business School) looked at the nature of and outcomes from coordinated engagements by a prominent international network of long-term shareholders cooperating to influence firms on environmental and social issues. It was awarded first prize in the Brandes Institute’s Call for Research Paper Propose Strategies for Investors Who Seek to Influence Companies to “Behave in a Responsible Fashion.”  MORE


SciencesPo MP

March 18, 2021
Are Inspectors Auditors Like Any Other? 

Professor Mike Power draws upon organisation theories to understand the roles of accounting in economy and society in a recent interview with Sciences Po. MORE



QS 2021

March 3, 2021
Accounting and Finance at LSE ranked first in the UK and fourth globally in the 2021 QS World Ranking

LSE has been ranked top in Europe — and second in the world — in social sciences and management subjects for the ninth consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. MORE



March 1, 2021
Professor Mike Power to give keynote speech at the Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research

Organised by the Institute for Management Accounting and Control at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, Professor Mike Power's keynote speech will look at “Organizing Risk: Understanding the Risk Cycle”. MORE



February 19, 2021
ACT.COUNT.THINK January-February podcast online

Join the LSE accounting student podcast team ACT.COUNT.THINK as they interview Olivia Chan Global Systems Expert at AB InBev on alternative careers in accounting and finance; Joachim Klement, Investment Strategist at Liberum on ESG roadblocks; and Adriano Sbroscia, Analyst at Sequoia Investment Management on sustainable investment for January and February podcast episodes. Available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcast.


MRes Phd Info session feb 2021

February 10, 2021
MRes/PhD in Accounting Information session Tuesday 23 February, 11.00-12.00

Join Dr Andrea Mennicken and Dr Maria Correia to find out more about studying for an MRes/PhD in Accounting at LSE. This session will include information and advice about making an application, funding and the programme structure followed by Q&A with current PhD students and faculty. Find about the programme and registering for the session.


Per Ahblom

February 4, 2021
Dr Per Ahblom presents at Alliance Manchester Business School

Dr Per Ahblom will present his paper What happens behind closed doors?  which explores the conduct of private meetings between investors and company representatives at the Alliance Manchester Business School accountng and finance seminar on 10 February 2021. He will also be presenting his research in the upcoming European Accounting Association 2021 Congress on 26-28 May.

Accounting Distupted

February 1, 2021
Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization is Changing Finance by Professor Alnoor Bhimani

Published by Wiley, Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization is Changing Finance by Professor Alnoor Bhimani delivers a powerful analysis of the new technological forces buffeting the accounting profession and identifies key pathways to responding to the challenges. Available from March 2021. MORE

Listen to Professor Alnoor Bhimani, author, speak about this in ACT.COUNT.THINK LSE student podcast.


Accounting Review WIM

January 30, 2021
The Accounting Review - An Empirical Analysis of Employee Responses to Bonuses and Penalties

Research by Professor Wim Van der Stede (LSE), Professor Anne Wu (National Chengchi University) and Dr Steve Yu-Ching Wu (Western University) examines how employees respond to bonuses and penalties using a proprietary dataset from an electronic chip manufacturer in China. Article published in The Accounting Review.



January 27, 2021
Professor Alnoor Bhimani join distinguished panel to discuss Bangabandhu and Visions of Bangladesh with Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate and LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik

Full video to watch on the LSE South Asia Centre. The panel also included Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman for the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka and Her Excellency Saida Muna Tasneem Honorable High Commissioner of Bangladesh in the United Kingdom.


Coordinated Engagement

January 22, 2021
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance - Coordinated Engagements

Dr Xi Li (LSE), Oğuzhan Karakaş and Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge Judge Business School) looked at the nature of and outcomes from coordinated engagements by a prominent international network of long-term shareholders cooperating to influence firms on environmental and social issues. Article published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.


Modelling the MicroFoundation

January 14, 2021
Academy of Management - Modelling the Micro-Foundations of the Audit Society: Organizations and the Logic of the Audit Trail

Professor Mike Power examines how the audit trail is a deceptively powerful mechanism which shapes conceptions of performance and influences organizational actors.  

Published in the Academy of Management Review.


Andrea Mennicken

December 16-18, 2020
Dr Andrea Mennicken gives keynote speech at the 12th Conference on New Direction in Management Accounting

Organised by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Dr Andrea Mennicken gave the keynote speech titled 'From Management Control to Algorithmic Governance Shifrs in the Construction of the Governable Person' at this year's conference. The 2020 theme was examining innovative management accounting practices and innovative ideas about how to conduct research on them.


Labor Market Effects of Spatial Licensing Requirements_ Evidence from CPA Mobility

December 15, 2020
Journal of Accounting Research - Labor Market Effects of Spatial Licensing Requirements: Evidence from CPA Mobility 

Dr Stefano Cascino (LSE), Professor Ane Tamayo (LSE) and Dr Felix Vetter (Universität Mannheim) in the Journal of Accounting Research examines the removal of licensing‐induced geographic barriers affects CPA wages and employment levels and the pricing and quality of professional services in the December 2020 issue.



December 11, 2020
CIMA announces inaugural Excellence Award winners 2020

The Excellence Awards honor academic partners, education providers and students who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the institute over the past year through efforts made in teaching, research and learning in accounting education. LSE was awarded the global bronze in the Global Excellence Award category



December 10-11, 2020
Accounting faculty awarded at 2020 Review of Accounting Studies Conference

Dr Maria Correia received the award for Best Reviewer/ Discussant, whilst Dr Aneesh Raghunandan received the Best Paper award at recent RAST Conference. The RAST conference held at Stanford University focused on the role of financial reporting and disclosure and its impact on corporate social responsibility, and environmental, social, and governance policies and actions.


Lance Uggla

December 8, 2020
The Uggla Family Scholarship Programme

LSE announces The Uggla Family Scholarship Programme to support social mobility for exceptional students. It has been made possible by the generous and visionary philanthropy of distinguished alumnus Lance Uggla (MSc Accounting & Finance 1986) and his family. MORE.



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December 7, 2020
Building a Credible Financial Reporting System Model

As the transition to a new financial regulator continues apace, Professor Mike Power says the time is ripe to pull apart the financial reporting system to better understand whether a more fundamental overhaul might be needed to prevent future corporate failings. Read full interview with ICAEW.



St James Place

November 14, 2020
Academic Excellence in Accounting Prize Winners 2020 sponsored by St. James’s Place Wealth Management

St. James’s Place Academy has awarded the Academic Excellence in Accounting Prize to Gianluca D’Avino, Achmad Masyhadul Amin and Shengli Shen for their 6,000 word essays as part of the LSE’s MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programme. MORE



November 12, 2020
ACT.COUNT.THINK podcast - new season, new editorial team and new interviews

Now in its third year, ACT.COUNT.THINK remains LSE's only student-specific podcast on all things accounting, business and finance. The new editorial team led by hosts Ronojit Dasgupta and Ramesh Mukund Kashyap; research officers Matthieu Berthault and Noémie Curmi; and Marketing Officer Gabrielle Kwan will see new podcasts published fortnightly on Apple, Spotify and Soundcloud. Follow the team on social media channels Instagram @lse.act and LinkedIn


Alnoor Profile

November 11, 2020 
Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks at ICAEW on Accounting Disrupted: How should finance professionals react? 

Professor Alnoor Bhimani delivered a talk to finance executives at the ICAEW’s Business Bitesize event on 11 November 2020.  The ideas he presented are based on his forthcoming book: Accounting disrupted: How digitalization is changing finance (AICPA/Wiley). MORE