Professor Richard Henry Macve

Professor Richard Henry Macve

Emeritus Professor of Accounting

Department of Accounting

+44 (0)20 7955 6138
Room No
OLD 3.11
Office Hours
Thursday 10.30-11.30; week 11 Wed, 21 March 09.30-10.30
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Professor Richard Macve CV

Research interests

  • Conceptual framework of financial accounting and reporting
  • Financial reporting in the insurance industry
  • The historical development of accounting in UK, US and China
  • The audit industry in China
  • Environmental accounting and reporting

Expertise Details

financial accounting theory; insurance accounting; accounting history

Conference presentations

Selected publications

  • Accounting for environmental cost (PDF), D. Richards (ed.) The Industrial Green Game: implications for environmental design and management (Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1997), pp. 185-199.
  • with J. Horton, Accounting for insurance (PDF), OECD Seminar on Accounting Reform in the Baltic Rim, Oslo 13-15 November 1996.
  • Discussion comments on C. Hairs et al., Fair valuation of liabilities, British Actuarial Journal, 2002, vol 8, Part II, p. 325

Book Chapters     

  • (with K. Hoskin) 'Writing, Examining, Disciplining: The Genesis of Accounting's Modern Power' (translated into Japanese), in Okano, H., Japanese translation of Hopwood, A. and Miller, P. (eds.), Accounting as Social and Institutional Practice(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), 2004 
  • (with J. Horton & G. Struyven) 'Qualitative Research: Experience in Using Semi-Structured Interviews', in Humphrey, C. and Lee, B. (eds.), The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research, pp. 339-357, (Elsevier), 2004  
  • (with K. Hoskin & J. Stone) 'Accounting and Strategy: towards understanding the historical genesis of modern business and military strategy' in Bhimani, A. (ed.)Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting, pp. 166-197, (OUP), 2006 

Comments on recent exposure drafts and discussion papers

  • Comment on ASB Exposure Draft on Deferred Taxation (FRED19), December 1999

Current research and working papers

Other information

  • Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (WCCAEW)
  • Honorary Research Fellow of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, PRC
  • Honorary Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, PRC
  • Honorary fellow of the Institute of Actuaries 
  • Member of the ICAEW's Environmental Steering Group and its Technical Steering Committee
  • Member of the Accounting Standards Board's (ASB) Academic Panel 
  • Member and vice-chairman of the Accounting and Finance Panel (panel 44) for the Higher Education Funding Council's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001)