Research Register Editorial Policy

Research Register Editorial Policy

The biennial Research Register is published as an information service to members of the British Accounting and Finance Association. Institutions supply data voluntarily and the editors undertake, within reasonable limits, to publish the data supplied by these institutions and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the information is also consistent across institutions. The Register is published primarily to facilitate communication and cooperation between members of the British academic accounting and finance community. There is, however, no restriction on who may use the Register and the data is used by practitioners, research bodies, funding agencies and publishers as well as colleagues overseas. The editors and publishers accept no liability arising from the use of the Register. The data is not audited and could, therefore, not be considered sufficiently reliable for any detailed comparison between departments.

 The Research Register focuses on accounting and finance faculty and as a result various filter rules are adopted.


Accounting and finance faculty are included who are in post at December 31st 2011, and who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. They are located in an accounting and finance department;
  2. Their primary commitment is to teaching and researching accounting and finance and are members, to a significant degree, of the accounting and finance community;
  3. They do the bulk of their teaching on accounting and finance degree courses;
  4. They publish in accounting and finance journals.

The staff entries include the lecturing and research interests of each member of faculty. Research interests are categorised according to the list in the next section. The editors try to ensure that all categorisations match the research funding and publications record for each staff member in this edition of the Register.

Category of Interest


A Project with at least one full time, paid researcher financed by external research grant.

B Project financed by external research grant but without full-time, paid researcher.

C Completed project/research where results have been published in 2010 and 2011.

D Continuing research activity where some results have been published in 2010 and 2011.

E Project where some data/papers have been completed (but not yet published) and are available to enquirers.

F Area of research not yet at a stage where data/papers could be made available to enquirers.

O Registered for own PhD

S Supervision of student(s) for PhD

‘F’ category research has not been included in the subject index as the individual involved is unlikely to be able to make further information available to enquirers.

For any particular subject the index generally refers to the page number on which the researcher’s institution is listed. In many cases more information about the project is given in the “Further Details” or “Publications” section for that particular institution.


Publications include only those published in 2010 and 2011 and include journal articles, review essays and review articles. Conference proceedings are only published if an ISBN has been provided and are limited to two per person. Publications exclude discussion and working papers, other conference papers, in-house publications, private reports, teaching units, book reviews and forthcoming publications, including on-line versions of hard copy publications. General blogs are also excluded.

The editors have tried to apply these rules as far as possible and practicable.

Publications are shown for the institution at which an individual resided on December 31st 2011. Publications for colleagues joining or leaving “the system” are included in the Appendix.

Research Interests and Publications

There are two indices included at the end of the publication: a name index of academic staff
members with e-mails; and a subject index.

The subject index was compiled from the research interest of each academic listed in the
institutional entry. Each institutional entry lists the name, qualification, position, lecturing
specialism and research interest of academic staff in accounting and finance, and lists
publications by staff in 2010 and 2011. Research is categorised into the following areas:
Accounting History
Accounting Profession and Regulation
Accounting Theory
Corporate Governance
Critical, Social and Environmental
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Financial Institutions
Financial Markets
Government, Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Organisations
Industries & Specific Organisations
International Aspects
Management Accounting & Control
Managerial Finance
Market Based Accounting Research
Methodology and Methods
Other Aspects of Accounting & Finance
Taxation & Law

Professional Bodies

Two professional bodies, ICAEW and ICAS, contributed to BAFA for the production of this
publication and their project funding and publications are listed at the end.