Professorial Lecture: Accounting: Politics, Practice and Emancipatory Potential

Louise Crawford Professorial Lecture
Event Date: Time:6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Location: The Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU’s Garthdee campus, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen

A professorial lecture delivered by Professor Louise Crawford, Director of Research at RGU’s Aberdeen Business School.

A Chartered Accountant, Professor Crawford trained with KPMG and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland after completing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh.  

Professor Crawford’s personal research agenda is to contribute to influencing contemporary research debates and directions in her discipline across areas she feels particularly passionate about.  In so doing, she is committed to ensuring her research has an impact on business and society, towards facilitating equality, diversity and fairness.

In her lecture, Professor Crawford will explore how politics and power influence accounting practice, in the context of globalisation.  She will then explore the extent to which a transnational social movement organisation, campaigning for transparency in the extractive sector, has been successful in mobilising emancipatory accounting change across the globe, in pursuit of improving the lives of women, men and children in resource-rich countries.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments.

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