Seminar about institutional theory – and the use in accounting research

Sven Modell

Sven Modell is Professor of Management Accounting at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Adjunct Professor (Professor II) at the Norwegian School of Economics and Visiting Professor at Turku School of Economics. His research interests pivot on the social, political and behavioural aspects of accounting and control. He has also written extensively about diverse methodological issues associated with qualitative and mixed methods research in accounting. He serves as Editor of Journal of Management Accounting Research and Associate Editor of Accounting and Business Research and European Accounting Review. He has published extensively in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Accounting Research and several other, leading accounting journals.

Seminar about institutional theory – and the use in accounting research – relevant for everyone at IRRR

Sven Modell is a leading researcher in Management Accounting, and has extensive knowledge on institutional theory. We are very happy to have him as a Professor II at our department, and have asked him to give a seminar on institutional theory to all of us at IRRR, next time he visits. We hope all of you take the opportunity to participate at the seminar and get an introduction to “the state of the art” of institutional theory in general.

In addition to an introduction to institutional theory, he will also address how the accounting literature has used institutional theory. In the enclosed link you will find his latest paper in CAR with the title: “Is Institutional Research on Management Accounting Degenerating or Progressing? A Lakatosian Analysis. While this paper focus on the use of institutional theory in the Management Accounting literature, the seminar will take a broader perspective on institutional theory in the accounting literature in general.