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Dr Francois-Regis Puyou

Dr Francois-Regis Puyou

Lecturer in Management

Programme Director, MLitt in Management

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 1971

Teaching 2016-2017

  • MN1002 Organisations and Analysis
  • MN2002 Management and Analysis
  • MN5424 Corporate Finance and Accounting

Biography

Francois-Regis joined the School of Management at the University of St Andrews in May 2016. After a double degree in management (EM Lyon Business School) and in Information Technology, Management and Organizational Change (University of Lancaster), he started his career as a management accountant working for AXA and Rhodia. He then decided to embrace an academic career and to complete a doctorate in sociology at Sciences-Po Paris obtained in 2009. Prior to his move to Scotland, Francois was research assistant at EM Lyon and then associate professor at Audencia Business School (in Nantes, France). Francois enjoys conducting field studies involving interviews and non-participant observations. From a theoretical point of view, he has developed a strong interest in the work of the sociologist G Simmel and has acquired over time a good knowledge of Michel Henry's phenomenology.

Research interests

Francois' work mostly deals with critical approaches to management accounting practices. In addition to a strong personal interest in the social and organisational impacts of accounting tools and practices, he particularly enjoys interdisciplinary research projects involving collaborations with colleagues from different management disciplines such as human resources, IT, strategy and entrepreneurship. Francois has published on the phenomenology of management control systems and how they distort the managers' perception of work done by others. He has also conducted collaborative work on the power of visualisation in management and more specifically on the performative role of accounting figures in generating collaboration, mediation and envisioning organisational strategy. More recently, he has developed an interest in tension management mechanisms to prevent conflicts in relationships between venture capitalist and owner managers. All his research nourishes a particular attempt to promote in the classroom reasonable uses of financial accounting tools in order to generate constructive doubt and diversity in opinions.

Selected publications

Books

Imagining Organizations: Performative Imagery in Business and Beyond
Puyou, F-R., Quattrone, P., McLean, C. & Thrift, N. 2012 Routledge. 264 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Chapters

Learning from screens. Does ideology prevails over lived experience? The example of ERP systems
Puyou, F-R. 2014 Learning Organisations: The Importance of Place for Organisational Learning. Meusberger, P., Berthoin-Antal, A. & Suarsana, L. (eds.). Springer, p. 17-28
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

How can Venture Capitalists-Owner Managers conflicts be managed? If you want peace, agree to keep the peace
Champenois, C., Devigne, M. & Puyou, F-R. 27 Oct 2016 In : Journal of Small Business Management. 54, S1, p. 189-215 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cogs in the Wheel or Spanners in the Works? A Phenomenological Approach to the Difficulty and Meaning of Ethical Work for Financial Controllers
Puyou, F-R. & Fay, E. Jun 2015 In : Journal of Business Ethics. 128, 4, p. 863-876
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Le rôle de l’organisation du travail des capital investisseurs dans la construction de relations interpersonnelles avec les entrepreneurs
Champenois, C., Devigne, M. & Puyou, F-R. 2015 In : Finance Controle Strategie.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ordering collective performance manipulation practices: How do leaders manipulate financial reporting figures in conglomerates
Puyou, F-R. Sep 2014 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 24, 6, p. 469-488
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Living with numbers: Accounting for subjectivity in/with management accounting systems
Fay, E., Introna, L. & Puyou, F-R. 2010 In : Information and Organization. 20, 1, p. 21-43 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Papers

Teaching to read qualitative research literature in accounting as Literature
Puyou, F-R. 2016
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Images and emotions in leader-follower communication. Exploring the shadow of followership in Orwell and Loyola’s literary accounts
Puyou, F-R. 2016
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper