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 2018-2021

2021-22

Legends in Risk Management with Professor Michael Power

February 20, 2022

Watch full discussion with Håkan Jankensgård, Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden with Professor Michael Power, LSE, on the organizing and formalizing risk management. Professor Power points out, many of these attempts at ‘organizing uncertainty’ end up being rather shallow processes that merely serve to create a false sense of security. MORE

LSESU Accounting Society holds first student -led accounting conference at LSE

February 19, 2022

This year's theme focused on Accounting for ESG and Sustainability and included a panel discussion from leaders in the field of sustainable accounting including Alice Chapple, Paul Druckman, Neil Stevenson, and Ian Thomson. MORE

LSE Professor receives British Accounting and Finance Association Lifetime Achievement Award

February 15, 2022

Professor Alnoor Bhimani is awarded the BAFA Lifetime Achievement Award for substantial contributions to UK academic accounting and finance. The award will be formally conferred during the gala dinner at the Annual Conference on 12 April 2022 in Nottingham. MORE

LSE’s new Marshall Building opens its doors

January 31, 2022

Since opening its doors in January 2022, the Marshall Building, has already transformed campus life. Designed by award-winning studio Grafton Architects and located at the south-west corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, it is LSE’s largest building with ten storeys plus two basement levels. It also houses the Department of Accounting, Department of Finance and the Department of Management. MORE

LSE Business Review - Scenarios in Innovation Pitches: Boon or Bane?

January 13, 2022

Professor Wim A Van der Stede discusses the effects of scenario presentation on the perceived innovation project risk and project team expertise. MORE

LSE Business Review - Sticks and Carrots: the Effectiveness of Penalties Versus Bonuses

September 02, 2021

Professor Wim A Van der Stede, Department of Accounting in the LSE Business Review asks should organisations penalise employees who underperform or should they limit themselves to rewarding good performance? MORE

 

2020-2021

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

July 6, 2021

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 years, far exceeds the impact of the earlier period of change. MORE

Professor Ane Tamayo appointed Research Fellow in the Financial Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

May 11, 2021

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.

Dr Andrea Mennicken takes part in the May 2021 EDEN Doctoral Seminar at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management

May 3-7, 2021

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. It also identifies the skills and competencies necessary to undertake qualitative research.

Accounting for Groups: The Dynamics of Intragroup Deliberation

April 23, 2021

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

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'

April 8, 2021

Dr Xi Li (LSE), Oğuzhan Karakaş and Elroy Dimson (University of Cambridge Judge Business School) examined 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. Their paper was awarded first prize in the Brandes Institute’s Call for Research Papers. MORE

Are Inspectors Auditors Like Any Other?

March 18, 2021

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

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

March 3, 2021

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 2021MORE

Professor Mike Power gives keynote speech at the Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research

March 1, 2021

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 addresses “Organizing Risk: Understanding the Risk Cycle”. MORE

ACT.COUNT.THINK January-February podcast online

February 19, 2021

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. Available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcast.

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

February 1, 2021

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. MORE

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

The Accounting Review - An Empirical Analysis of Employee Responses to Bonuses and Penalties

January 30, 2021

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.

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance - Coordinated Engagements

January 22, 2021

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.

Academy of Management - Modelling the Micro-Foundations of the Audit Society: Organizations and the Logic of the Audit Trail

January 14, 2021

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.

Dr Andrea Mennicken gives keynote speech at the 12th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting

December 16-18, 2020

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

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

December 15, 2020

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

Accounting faculty awarded at 2020 Review of Accounting Studies Conference

December 10-11, 2020

Dr Maria Correia received the award for Best Reviewer/Discussant, and 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.

The Uggla Family Scholarship Programme

December 8, 2020

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.

Building a Credible Financial Reporting System Model

December 7, 2020

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.

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

November 14, 2020

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 essays for the LSE’s MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programme. MORE

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

November 11, 2020 

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

 

2019-2020

AAA Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award

Professor Wim Van der Stede, Department of Accounting, is this year’s recipient of the 2019 Outstanding International Accounting Educator award of the American Accounting Association.

21st Century Economics - Economic Ideas You Should Read and Remember

Professor Wim Van der Stede (LSE) and Professor Kenneth Merchant (University of Southern California)’s book Management Control Systems: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives was included in 21st Century Economics – Economic Ideas You Should Read and Remember edited by B. Frey and C. Schaltegger (Springer, 2019 link). The book identifies the most important contributions to economics in the 21st century, recommended by leading scholars from around the world, and Professor Van der Stede’s and his co-author’s book was considered to be among them.

James’s Place Academy Academic Excellence in Accounting Prize

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s St. James’s Place Academy Academic Excellence in Accounting Prize! Roope Keloharju and Francella Martin. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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

Professor Bhimani delivered a plenary talk at Coimbra Business School at the 24th Workshop on Accounting and Management Control in Portugal. MORE

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. MORE

 

2018/2019

 

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