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Professor John Ferguson

Professor John Ferguson

BA (Hons), MAcc, PhD, CertTHE, FHEA

Professor of Accounting

Co-Head of School

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2860

Teaching 2018-2019

  • MN4227 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

Biography/ Research interests

John's research interests are in the area of accountability and corporate governance. In particular, his work explores the social and organisational impact of different models of corporate governance and issues related to corporate accountability for human rights. In respect of the latter, John has worked with the Scottish Government to develop a National Baseline Assessment (NBA) of Scotland's implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Based on the work undertaken for the NBA, John continues to provide input into the development of a Scottish National Action Plan. See more at:

John is Co-Head of the School of Management and Co-Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accountability (CSEAR). He has previously served as the Editor of CSEAR's journal, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal (SEAJ) and currently serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Accounting and Business Research.

John is a visiting professor at the University of Bergamo.

Selected publications