January to September 2018 News



Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks to Barclays Bank executives on Digitalisation and Finance

Professor Bhimani delivered a talk at Barclays Bank to executives in the corporate banking division at Canary Wharf on 8 May 2019.   

Professor Alnoor Bhimani delivers a seminar on artificial intelligence and why scholars need to update their research methods

Professor Bhimani delivered a research seminar at Westminster Business School in London on 5 February 2019.  

Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks about digitalisation and accounting research in Coimbra on 24 January 2019

Professor Alnoor Bhimani inaugurated the Centre for Business and Society at the business school at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on 21 January 2019.

Professor Bhimani speaks on Sustainable Development Goal number 5

Professor Alnoor Bhimani inaugurated the Centre for Business and Society at the business school at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on 21 January 2019.

Professor Wim Van der Stede speaks at the Shanghai National Accounting Institute Summit, 15 NOV 2018

Attended by over 800 participants, Professor Wim Van der Stede will be delivering the keynote speech on Distributed Ledgers at the SNAI Summit. Various other Accounting executives, professionals, regulators and academics are also speaking at the Summit. This year's summit looks at Management Accounting Reports: Application and Innovation. Professor Van der Stede will also be taking part in the Management Accounting: Impact of Technology session which focuses on the future, welcoming discussions on how new technologies affect management accounting and addresses how companies integrate new technologies in management accounting.

ACT.COUNT.THINK the first LSE Student-led Podcast on Accounting, Business and Finance launched NOV 2018

LSE Act.Count.Think serves as a platform for professionals and scholars to share their insights in order to keep you updated with the most pressing matters in business and finance. The conversation is conducted by Danyal Adnan, MSc Accounting and Finance student [MORE]

The Dynamics of (Dis)Intergration in Enterprise Risk Management OCT 2018

No matter how you approach integration, something will be left out and will eventually become a key challenge for ‘integrated’ designs, writes Tommaso Palermo [MORE on the LSE Business Review]

LSE Excellence in Education Awards OCT 2018

This year Dr Stefano Cascino, Dr Maria Correia, Dr Henry Eyring, Dr Saipriya Kamath, Dr Xi Li and Dr Julia Morley are this year's recipients of the LSE Excellence in Education Awards. The Awards are made on the recommendations of Heads of Departments to staff who have demonstrated outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership in their departments.

Professor Peter Miller amongst 7 academics who have become British Academy Fellows - July 2018

Seven LSE academics have been made Fellows of the British Academy for contribution to humanities and the social sciences, including the Department of Accounting’s Professor Peter Miller.

 The LSE academics are among 76 distinguished scholars to be elected to the British Academy Fellowship in 2018, joining over 1,400 Fellows. [MORE]

LSE Students Announced as Winners of the St James’s Place Prize -  July 2018

Two graduating Masters students from the London School of Economics were awarded the St James’s Place Prize for Academic Excellence in Accounting [MORE]

Dr Stefano Cascino on the Quality of Financial Information Explains Why Stocks and Bonds Co-Move - May 2018

Firms that report conservatively provide a timely, credible signal to bondholders, leading to co-movement and informing asset allocation decisions [MORE]

Professor Alnoor Bhimani asks whether Finance is keeping up with Artificial Intelligence - April 2018

On 16 April 2018, Professor Bhimani gave a talk at the Grant Thornton’s CAM-I Meeting in London entitled “Artificial Intelligence and the Coming Transformation of Business: Is Finance leading or lagging?”  [MORE]

The UK's Financial Reporting Council Appoints New as Academic Expert on the Financial Reporting Lab Steering Group - April 2018

Funded by the UK's Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to help improve the effectiveness of corporate reporting the Financial Reporting Lab provides an environment where investors and companies can come together to develop pragmatic solutions to today’s reporting needs. Dr Yasmine Chahed, LSE, has been appointed as their academic expert to the Financial Reporting Lab Steering Group. Current projects include the reporting of performance metrics and the digital future of corporate reporting. 

Dr Xi Li receives International Centre for Pension Management Awards for research paper - April 2018

Dr Xi Li, LSE, and co-authors Elroy Dimson and Oguzhan Karakas from Cambridge Judge Business School was awarded the ICPM Research Award for their working paper ‘Coordinated Engagements’ [MORE].

Professor Alnoor Bhimani speaks on Lean Financial Management for Tech Entrepreneurship - March 2018

Professor Bhimani delivered an address on lean financial management for tech entrepreneurship at the University of Law in London [MORE]

Professor Alnoor Bhimani leads a discussion on Artificial Intelligence - Feb 2018

On 22 February 2018, Professor Bhimani led a discussion following a lecture by Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at University of the West of England, on 'AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence'. The event took place at the Ismaili Centre in London as part of the Diamond Jubilee Lecture Series. The lecture traced the evolution of the field of robotics. Professor Bhimani in the discussion noted the commercial and societal impact which AI technologies are rapidly making.  He mentioned the hundred-fold increase in AI-related product commercialisation which can be anticipated in the next 2 to 3 years and pointed to the ongoing exponential growth of robotics and AI which could contribute a potential 15% additional global GNP by 2030.  Alongside this, is the expectation that possibly 850 million jobs could be altered, many disappearing and others requiring extensive modification and therefore retraining.  Preparing tomorrow’s workforce will present a key challenge to governments.  The transition from the first, to the second through to the third industrialisation phases caused machines to replace physical and repetitive administrative labour producing both wealth and extensive social change. AI which is part of the fourth industrialisation phase is however expected to upend intellectual labour across some industrial sectors and possibly place at a premium jobs entailing technology, adaptive education and social leadership. Professor Bhimani noted the importance of regulatory action to ensure data ethics and digital governance retain balance in the face of AI-based technological changes the world will witness in the very near term