Prof. Lee Parker

Professor Parker is RMIT Distinguished Professor of Accounting in the School of Accounting at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Research Professor of Accounting at Glasgow University Scotland. His research has been published in over 200 articles and books on management and accounting, with a Google Scholar H score of 59 and cited in over 13,000 publications. On Scopus SciVal, he has been listed as the highest published scholar in the accounting discipline globally. He is joint founding editor of the ISI listed interdisciplinary research journal Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal and serves on over 20 journal editorial boards internationally. His academic leadership roles have included President of the Academy of Accounting Historians (USA), the American Accounting Association Public Interest section and Vice-President International of the American Accounting Association.
Professor Parker is a specialist qualitative, interdisciplinary researcher in:

  • Strategic Management and Corporate Governance

  • Accounting and Management History

  • Social and Environmental Accountability

  • Public/Nonprofit Sector

  • Qualitative and Historical Research Methodology


Prof. Ileana Steccolini

Ileana Steccolini is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University London and the chair of the IRSPM Accounting and Accountability Special Interest Group. Her research develops at the interface among public administration, management and accounting and focuses on public sector accounting and accountability, performance management and governmental financial resilience. She is an associate editor of Financial Accountability and Management, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, and Public Administration Review.


Prof. Danture Wickramasinghe

Danture Wickramasinghe is the Chair in Management Accounting at Adam Smith Business School in the University of Glasgow. His research interest lies in accounting and management control issues in public sector reforms in developing countries; NGO accountability and development; Global supply-chains and production networks; Interface between management accounting and corporate governance, and enterprise risk management; Microfinance, social controls, and accounting; and Participative development, governance and accounting. He adopts qualitative methodologies with structural and post-structural/postmodernist theoretical perspectives. Presently, he serves on editorial boards at Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Accounting and Business Research; Accounting & Organizational Change; Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management; and Accounting in Emerging Economies.


Prof. Mark Christensen

Mark is Professor, Accounting and Management Control Department, ESSEC Business School. His career to date has involved endeavours in three broad areas: public sector, consulting and academia. He holds a PhD from The University of Adelaide and his research interests are broadly themed along considerations of accounting as a socio-technical construction and he applies qualitative methods to address a wide range of topics within that theme. Topics of interest have been across matters such as public sector accrual accounting; performance reporting; comparative international studies; consultants in accounting change; accounting history; environmental sustainability and budgeting; audit as an instrument of blame; and, related topics. His research of public sector accrual accounting is highly cited. He has published in journals that include: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting, Organizations & Society; Accounting Education; Accounting History; Australian Accounting Review; Contemporary Accounting Research; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; European Accounting Review; International Journal of Public Sector Management; International Review of Administrative Sciences; and, Financial Accountability & Management. Prior to joining ESSEC, he had been employed by The University of New South Wales, The University of New England, Southern Cross University and Copenhagen Business School.