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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 2017-2018

  • 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: www.snaprights.info/action-areas/better-world/business-and-human-rights

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

Chapters

Sustainability Accounting and Education
Collison, D., Ferguson, R. J., Stevenson, L., Unerman, J. (ed.), Bebbington, J. (ed.) & O'Dwyer, B. (ed.) 2007 Sustainability Accounting and Accountability. Routledge, p. 327-344
Research output: ResearchChapter

 

Articles

The development of accounting in UK universities: an oral history
Stevenson, L., Power, D., Ferguson, J. & Collison, D. 1 Feb 2018 In : Accounting History. 23, 1-2, p. 117-137
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Shareholder protection, income inequality and social health: a proposed research agenda
Ferguson, J., Power, D., Stevenson, L. & Collinson, D. Sep 2017 In : Accounting Forum. 41, 3, p. 253-265
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Should the International Accounting Standards Board have responsibility for human rights?
McPhail, K., Macdonald, K. & Ferguson, J. May 2016 In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 29, 4, p. 594-616 24 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Corporate Response to climate change: language, power and symbolic construction
Ferguson, J., de Aguiar R S , T. & Fearfull, A. 2016 In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 29, 2, p. 278-304
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Control over accounting standards within the European Union: the political controversy surrounding the adoption of IFRS 8
Crawford, L., Ferguson, J., Power, D. & Helliar, C. Jul 2014 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 25, 4-5, p. 304–318
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Financialization and company law: a study of the UK Company Law Review
Collison, D. J., Cross, S., Ferguson, J., Power, D. & Stevenson, L. A. Feb 2014 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 25, 1, p. 5–16
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Disability and the Professional Accountant Insights from Oral Histories
Duff, A. & Ferguson, J. 2012 In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 25, 1
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Legal Determinants of External Finance Revisited: The Inverse Relationship between Investor Protection and Societal Well-being
Collison, D. J., Cross, S., Ferguson, J., Power, D. M. & Stevenson, L. A. 2012 In : Journal of Business Ethics. 108, 3, p. 393-410
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Accounting Education, Socialization and the Ethics of Business
Ferguson, J., Collison, D. J., Power, D. M. & Stevenson, L. A. Jan 2011 In : Business Ethics: A European Review. 20, 1, p. 12-29
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Disability and the socialization of accounting professionals
Duff, A. & Ferguson, J. 2011 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The Impact of Introductory Financial Courses on Student Perceptions about Business and its Objectives: A Comparison of the UK and Japan
Ferguson, J., Collison, D. J., Power, D. M. & Stevenson, L. A. 2011 In : Accounting Forum. 35, 1, p. 47-60
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Introductory Financial Accounting Students' Views of Course Texts
Ferguson, J., Collison, D. J., Power, D. M. & Stevenson, L. A. 2010 In : International Journal of Management Education. 9, 1, p. 81-90
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The views of 'Knowledge Gatekeepers' about the use and content of Accounting textbooks
Ferguson, J., Collison, D. J., Power, D. M. & Stevenson, L. A. 2010 In : Accounting Education: An International Journal. 19, 5, p. 501-525
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Constructing Meaning in the Service of Power: An Analysis of the Typical Modes of Ideology in Accounting Textbooks
Ferguson, J., Collison, D. J., Power, D. M. & Stevenson, L. A. Nov 2009 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 20, 8, p. 896-909
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Issues Concerning the Employment and Employability of Disabled People in UK Accounting Firms: An Analysis of the Views of Human Resource Managers as Employment Gatekeepers
Duff, A., Ferguson, J. & Gilmore, K. Mar 2007 In : British Accounting Review. 39, 1, p. 15-38
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Disability And Accounting Firms: Evidence from the UK
Duff, A. & Ferguson, R. J. Feb 2007 In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 18, 2, p. 139-157
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Exploring Accounting Educators’ Perceptions Of The Emphasis Given To Different Stakeholders In Introductory Textbooks
Ferguson, J., Collison, D., Power, D. & Stevenson, L. 2007 In : Accounting Forum. 31, 2, p. 113-127
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Analysing accounting discourse: avoiding the "fallacy of internalism"
Ferguson, J. 2007 In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 20, 6, p. 912-934
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Accounting Textbooks: Exploring A Cultural and Political Artifact
Ferguson, J., Collison, D., Power, D. & Stevenson, L. Sep 2006 In : Accounting Education: An International Journal. 15, 3, p. 243-260
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

What are Recommended Accounting Textbooks Teaching Students About Corporate Stakeholders?
Ferguson, J., Collison, D., Power, D. & Stevenson, L. Mar 2005 In : British Accounting Review. 37, 1, p. 23-46
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The Relationship Between Personality, Approach to Learning and Academic Performance
Duff, A., Boyle, E., Dunleavy, K. & Ferguson, J. Jun 2004 In : Personality and Individual Differences. 36, 8, p. 1907-1920
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle