Dr Andrea  Mennicken

Dr Andrea Mennicken

Associate Professor of Accounting, Co-Director of CARR

Department of Accounting

+44 (0)20 7849 4641
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MAR 3.24
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English, German
Key Expertise
Global Accounting, Audit Regulation, Standardisation

About me


Research interests

  • Global accounting and audit regulation and standardisation
  • Processes of social, political and economic transition in post-Soviet Russia 
  • Accounting reforms in the public sector
  • Accounting in prisons
  • Social studies of valuation
  • The sociology of calculative practices


  • Mennicken, A. (with Salais, R.) (2022) (Eds.): The New Politics of Numbers: Utopia, Evidence and Democracy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Purchase book here
  • Mennicken, A. (with Salais, R.) (2022): ‘The New Politics of Numbers: An Introduction’, in Mennicken, A. and Salais, R. (Eds.) The New Politics of Numbers: Utopia, Evidence and Democracy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-41. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Guter-Sandu, A.) (2022): ‘Quantification = Economization? Numbers, Ratings and Rankings in the Prison Service of England and Wales’, in Mennicken, A. and Salais, R. (Eds.) The New Politics of Numbers: Utopia, Evidence and Democracy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 307-336. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Kornberger, M.) (2021): ‘Von Performativität zu Generativität. Bewertung und ihre Folgen im Kontext der Digitalisierung‘ [From Performativity to Generativity: Valuation and its consequences in the context of digitization] Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (KZfSS), 73, 451–478. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Lodge, M.) (2019) ‘Reflecting on Public Service Regulation by Algorithm’, in Yeung, K. and Lodge, M. (eds.), Algorithmic Regulation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 178-200. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Espeland, W.) (2019): ‘What’s New with Numbers? Sociological Approaches to the Study of Quantification.’ Annual Review of Sociology, 45 (1), 223-245. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Alon, A. and Samsonova-Taddei, A.) (2019): ‘Dynamics and Limits of Regulatory Privatization: Re-organizing audit oversight in Russia.’ Organization Studies, 40 (8), 1217-1239. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Raffnsøe, S., and Miller, P.) (2019): ‘The Foucault Effect in Organization Studies.’ Organization Studies, 40 (2), 155-182. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Kornberger, M., Bowker, G., Elyachar, J., Miller, P., Pollock, N., Randa Nucho, J.) (2019) (Eds.): Thinking Infrastructures, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 62, Emerald. Purchase book here
  • Mennicken, A. (with Kurunmäki, L. and Miller, P.) (2019): ‘Assembling Calculative Infrastructures.’ Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Volume 62: Thinking Infrastructures), 17-42. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Kurunmäki, L. and Miller, P.) (2018): ‘Économicisation et démocratisation de la faillite: Inventer une procédure de défaillance pour les hôpitaux britanniques [Economising Failure, Democratising Failure: Designing a failure regime for NHS hospitals].’ Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales, 221-222: 80-99. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with L. Kurunmäki and P. Miller) (2016): ‘Quantifying, Economising, and Marketising: Democratising the social sphere?’ Sociologie du Travail 58 (4): 390-402 Downloadable free of charge from the following link until December 28, 2016 here.
  • Mennicken, A. (with Sjogren, E.) (2015): ‘Valuation and Calculation at the Margins.’Valuation Studies 3 (1), 1‑7. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Doganova et al.) (2014): ‘Valuation Studies and the Critique of Valuation’. ValuationStudies 2 (2), 87-96. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Power, M.) (2015): ‘Accounting and the Plasticity of Valuation’, in A. Berthoin Antal; Hutter, M. and Stark D. (eds.), Moments of Valuation: Exploring Sites of Dissonance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 208-228. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Miller, P.) (2014): ‘Michel Foucault and the Administering of Lives’, in P. S. Adler, P. du Gay, G. Morgan and M. Reed (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 11-38. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2014): ‘Accounting for Values in Prison Privatization’, in S. Alexius and K. Tamm Hallström (eds.), Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets.Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 22-42. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2013): '“Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Succeed”: Accounting and Privatisation in the Prison Service of England and Wales'. Financial Accountability and Management 29 (2): 206-226. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Power, M.) (2013): 'Auditing and Corporate Governance', in M. Wright, D. S. Siegel, K. Keasey and I. Filatotchev (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 308-327. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Miller, P.) (2012): ‘Accounting, Territorialization and Power’.Foucault Studies, No. 13 (May 2012), 4-24. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2012): Book review of Gill, Matthew (2009). Accountants’ Truth. Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), British Journal of Sociology 63 (1): 189-190. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2010): ‘From Inspection to Auditing: Audit and Markets as Linked Ecologies’. Accounting, Organizations and Society 35 (3): 334-359. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Vollmer, H., and Preda A.) (2009): ‘Tracking the Numbers: Across Accounting and Finance, Organizations and Markets’. Accounting, Organizations and Society 34 (5): 619-637. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Kurunmäki, L.) (2008): ‘Accounting for Failure’. Risk and Regulation (Financial Crisis Special), December 2008, p. 17 Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Miller, P., and Samiolo, R.) (2008): ‘Accounting for Economic Sociology’. Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter 10 (1): 3-7 Read article
  • Mennicken, A., (2008): ‘Connecting Worlds: The Translation of International Auditing Standards into Post-Soviet Audit Practice’. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 33 (4/5): 384-414. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (with Ahrens, T., et al.) (2008): ‘The Future of Interpretive Accounting Research’. Critical Perspectives in Accounting 19 (6): 840-866. Read article
  • Mennicken, A., (2008):  ‘Mobilizing  International Auditing Standards in Arenas of Political and Economic Change in Post-Soviet Russia’, in U. Schuerkens (ed.),Globalization and Transformations of Local Socio-Economic Practices. New York: Routledge, pp. 75-98. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. and Vollmer, H. (eds.) (2007): Zahlenwerk: Kalkulation, Organisation und Gesellschaft [Number-Work: Calculation, Organisation and Society] Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. and Heßling, A. (2007): ‘Welt(en) regulierter Zahlenproduktion zwischen Globalität und Lokalität: Reflexionen zu globalen Standards in Rechnungslegung und Wirtschaftsprüfung’, in Mennicken, A. and Vollmer, H. (eds.) Zahlenwerk: Kalkulation, Organisation und Gesellschaft, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2006): Translation and Standardisation: Audit World-Building in Post-Soviet Russia, CARR Discussion Paper No. 36. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2005): ‘Sociology of Accounting’, in Beckert, J. and Zafirovski, M. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge, pp. 1-5.   
  • Mennicken, A. (2002): ‘Bringing Calculation Back In: Studies in the Sociology of Accounting’. Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter 3 (3): 17-27. Read article
  • Mennicken, A. (2000): ‘Figuring Trust: The Social Organisation of Credit Relations in Russia’, in Kalthoff, H. and Rottenburg, R. (eds.) Facts and Figures. Economic Representations and Practices, Marburg: Metropolis. Read here

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