Governance, Organisations and Accountabilities

The Governance, Organisations and Accountabilities (GOA) group focuses on the ethics, mechanisms and consequences of governance and accountability in profit and non-profit 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 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:

  • sustainability and net-zero transitions
  • business and human rights
  • ethics and governance
  • markets and market exchange
  • philanthropy.

The research produced by the GOA group uses largely qualitative methodologies to understand the ethics of governance and the organisation of responsible and sustainable enterprises. The group's work helps to develop insights into contemporary crises.

Applications are welcomed from potential PhD students, who are advised to contact staff members directly. Members of the GOA group also maintain close links with the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR).

Members of GOA