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. International Review of Economics and Finance (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  2. Future of Fintech III

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  3. Blockchain use cases in Traditional Finance

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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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. BiP Consultancy on public procurement training centre in Jamaica

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

  2. Scottish and Irish Finance Initiative

    Project: Knowledge Exchange

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  1. Adam Smith Business School Prize for PhD excellence 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Fellow - CFA Society of the United Kingdom

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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