Newcastle University Business School

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Embracing ambiguity: A brief history of business visualisations

Date/Time: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 14:00-15:30

Venue: Room 4.23, Newcastle University Business School

Speaker: Paolo Quattrone, University of Edinburgh

Speaker biography

Paolo Quattrone is Professor and Chair of Accounting, Governance and Social innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School and Dean of Special Projects for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

Before joining Edinburgh, he was Professor of Accounting and Management Control at IE Business School, Madrid and Reader in Accounting at the Saïd Business School, and Official Student (i.e. Fellow) of Christ Church.

A truly international scholar, he has conducted research and taught at the Universities of Catania, Kyoto, Madrid Carlos III, Manchester, Oxford, Palermo, Siena, Stanford and Luigi Bocconi of Milan. His work addresses questions related to the emergence and diffusion of accounting and managerial practices in historical and contemporary settings. He is particularly interested in researching the relationships between material accounting visualizations and decision making, strategizing, and governance.

Professor Quattrone has published widely on the interface between management control and information technologies (especially ERPs), the history of accounting and management practices and thinking, and the managerialisation of higher education institutions and his works have appeared in he has published in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research on the Jesuit administrative and accounting practices has recently been featured in the Financial Times.

Research group: Accounting, Governance and Accountability