Accounting, Governance and Organisations
The Accounting, Governance and Organisations Group (AGOG) focuses on the ethics, mechanisms and consequences of governance and accountability in organisations. Group members' research examines the social, moral, economic and environmental effects of organisational arrangements such as accounting practices, regulatory assemblages, and markets. The creation of value in the world and the processes of valuation and classification at work are also examined. Research projects scrutinise the construction of fact, expertise and managerial agency, as well as financial institutions and investment, with studies covering a wide range of geographic and industry areas, including:
- business and human rights
- ethics and governance
- markets, marketing and market exchange.
The research produced by AGOG uses largely qualitative and critical methodologies to construct an anthropology of governance. The group is underpinned by a commitment to understanding the ethics of governance and the organisation of responsible and sustainable enterprises. The group's work helps to develop insights into contemporary crises, such as those around truth and politics.
Applications are welcomed from potential PhD students, who are advised to contact staff members directly. Members of the AGOG also maintain close links with the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR).