”Barbara Czarniawska holds an MA in Social and Industrial Psychology from Warsaw University and a Ph.D.in Economic Sciences from Warsaw School of Economics. She is Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, and Helsinki School of Economics. At present, she is Senior Professor of Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In her research she applies a constructivist perspective on organizing, with the focus on action nets. Her methodological interests concern fieldwork techniques and the narrative approach in social science studies. […] She is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Engineering Academy, the Royal Society of Art and Sciences in Gothenburg, and Societas Scientiarum Finnica. [She has received the] Lily and Sven Thuréus Technical-Economic Award for internationally renowned research in organization theory, 2000; Wihuri International Prize ’in recognition of creative work that has specially furthered and developed the cultural and economic progress of mankind’” (Gothenburg University profile page).
Barbara’s work has inspired numerous accounting scholars not least through the research she has published on accounting and in accounting journals. She is also the (at the time of the seminar) first SUGS speaker with her own Wikipedia entry. From this page we learn that, most recently her research explores:
”the management of overflows, for example in news agencies. She is interested in complex organizations, institutionalism, action nets, organizational change, as well as methodology, especially in fieldwork techniques and in the application of narratology to organization studies” (Wikipedia 2018-05-04).
”David Cooper joined the University of Alberta in 1989, and became the first holder of the Certified General Accountants of Alberta Chair in Accounting (1995 – 2011). David obtained a BSc (Econ, honours) from the London School of Economics and his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1980. Previously he held academic positions at Manchester, UMIST, East Anglia UBC and University of Oxford, and is currently an Honorary Professor at Cardiff Professor and Consulting Professor at Strathclyde University. David was awarded the Haim Falk Award for distinguished contribution to accounting thought in 2005, the Killam Annual Professorship in 2008, the Kaplan Prize in 2010, and has received 2 Honorary Doctorates.
David has written or edited eight books and over seventy five articles and book chapters. His research has examined the development and implementation of business planning and performance measurement systems in government organizations and multinational organizations, and their impact on managerial practices. He has also conducted research on the management of large professional service firms (notably law and accounting), with special emphasis on processes of change, ethics and globalization.
He is an editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society and is a member of the Editorial Boards of seven other international research journals. He has taught senior managers in a variety of programs in Canada, the US and Europe, and has consulted with public and private sector organizations on strategy, performance management and costing.”
Professor Chua has published widely in international journals including the Accounting Review; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. She is an editor for Accounting, Organizations and Society, a tier one international journal. In 2008, Professor Chua received the Outstanding Contribution to the Accounting Research Literature award from the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Wai Fong Chua is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students – formerly Enterprise Systems) at the University of New South Wales. She holds a first class honours degree and a Phd from Sheffield University. Professor Chua was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland in 2008. She has been a Professor at UNSW since 1994 and was Head of the School of Accounting from 2000-2006 and the Senior Associate Dean of the Australian School of Business from 2006-2010.
Jan Mouritsen is a Professor and Head of the Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School where he also serves as Vice Dean for the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
Jan Mouritsen is currently editorial board member of 12 academic journals in the various areas of management and business research including accounting, operations management, IT and knowledge management, and he has published in journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society; Management Accounting Research; Scandinavian Journal of Management; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Journal of Intellectual Capital and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
Michael Power is the P D Leake Professor of Accounting at London School of Economics and Political Science where he also is the Research Theme Director for the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR).
Michael Power is the author of The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification (Oxford University Press, 1997; second paperback edition 1999), translated into Italian, Japanese and French and most recently Organized Uncertainty: Designing a World of Risk Management (Oxford University Press, 2007). He has also written a number of influential articles on risk, control, governance and auditing in journal such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Management Studies, European Accounting Review and International Journal of Auditing.