Prof John Ferguson

Prof John Ferguson

Professor in Accounting

Researcher profile




 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 currently 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.

PhD supervision

  • Anne Stoerk

Selected publications


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