Newcastle University Business School

Business, Accounting & Management History

Business, Accounting and Management History


We aim to produce world class research in business and accounting history.

We conduct inter-disciplinary research in business and accounting history using cross-disciplinary methodologies from the social sciences.

This provides a longitudinal, historical focus on business and business practices which supports the contemporary focus of the Strategy, Organisations and Society group.


Our specific strengths are:


Systems and strategy

Power relations

  • industrial and political elites
  • protection of intellectual property (David Higgins)
  • accounting and imperialism (Shanta Davie)
  • history of labour relations, banking and Fordism (Alan McKinlay)


We promote our work by publishing in high ranking academic journals, through conferences and by contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Group Members

Head of group

Head of group

Professor Tom McGovern
Professor of Business History and Management, Associate Director of the Leadership, Work and Organization Group, and Director of The Business, Accounting and Management History Research Group

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1712

Primary group members

Primary group members

Professor David Higgins
Prof of Accounting & Finance

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1529

Andrew Holden

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1652

Secondary group members

Secondary group members

Dr Shanta Davie
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1645

Professor Charles Harvey
Professor of Business History and Management

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5812

Professor David McCollum-Oldroyd
Professor of Accounting

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1707

Dr Paul Richter
DPD - MA Arts Business & Creativity and MSc Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2081696

Dr Aly Salama
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Chair of Accounting and Finance Exam Board

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1662

Professor Jonathan Sapsed
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Dr Adrian Small
Lecturer in Operations Management

Telephone: +44 0191 2081688

Professor Roy Suddaby
Professor of Strategic Management and Organization

Dr Anna Tilba
Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Governance, Director of Corporate Engagement

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1628