Accounting And Finance

Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

The department's research has long been a source of excellence which has recently been recognised in its contribution to the Business School's top rating in Scotland in the latest RAE, affirming us as a leader for "world leading and internationally excellent" research.

Chan et al. (2007) has ranked the Department's research the 5th in Europe. In studies of the most prolific authors of the past 50 years in Finance and in Accounting Heck et al. (2009) have shown that 5 Professors are within the top 5%.

The research activities in the Department are supported by excellent research and technical assistance, subscription to an extensive set of comprehensive databases, internal workshops, hosting a series of seminars by renowned researchers in the fields of accounting and finance and generous financial support to participate in national and international conferences.

The research themes of the department can be summarised into four categories.

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance & Market Based Accounting
  • Derivatives
  • Empirical Finance


  1. Revisiting conditional accounting conservatism in state-controlled firms

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Earnout deals: method of initial payment and acquirers' gain

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. The financial auditing of distributed ledgers, blockchain and cryptocurrencies

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. Economic and Social Research Council (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

  2. Journal of Small Business Management (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  3. Meditari Accountancy Research (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

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  1. Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK Business Cases

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation

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  1. AFRC Route to Impact Funding

    Project: Research - Institute

  2. Critical Factors of AIS Effectiveness in the Malaysian Federal Government

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

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  1. Top 50 management articles

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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