Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Claudia Gabbioneta

Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance


Claudia is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Newcastle University Business School. Before joining the Business School in 2014, she was Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Genoa (Italy). Claudia graduated with a first class honours degree in Communication from IULM University (Italy) and gained her PhD in Economics from the same University in 2008.

Her research explores the institutional, social and political facets of financial markets, with a particular emphasis on the role of corporate communication and the professions on these markets. She is also conducting research on corporate wrongdoing and professional misconduct.

Her research has been published in leading journals, including Accounting, Organisation and Society, Human Relations, Work, Employment & Society, the Long Range Planning, the Journal of Management Inquiry, and the Journal of Professions and Organisation. She is currently co-editing two Special Issues, one in Human Relations (on "Inserting professionals and professional organisations in studies of wrongdoing: The nature, antecedents, and consequences of professional misconduct") and one in the Journal of Professions and Organisation (on "Management, professional occupations and knowledge as a contested terrain"). 

Claudia is Senior Editor of Organisation Studies, Associate Editor of Financial Reporting and sits in the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Professions and Organisation, and the Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiations. 

She is currently Chair of the Accounting and Finance Board of Studies. She was Head of the Accounting, Governance and Accountability (AGA) Research Group from 2014 to 2017.


My main research interest can be broadly classified under the complementary areas of financial markets and professions. 

Recent areas of application and projects include:

  • The distributional wealth effects of strategy disclosure on financial markets.
  • Corporate wrongdoing and corporate scandals.
  • The impact of geography on tax avoidance.
  • Professional misconduct.
  • Professionals' and professional service firms' reputation.
  • Professionals' career paths. 
  • How members of a nascent occupation negotiate their mandate.

Awards and academic recognition:

  • 2017, Shortlisted for Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Professions and Organization.
  • 2014, Gabbioneta C., Greenwood R., Mazzola P., Minoja M. 2013. The influence of the institutional context on corporate illegality Accounting, Organization and Society, 38(6/7): 484-504 is selected for inclusion in the "Novak Druce Center Insights", a practitioner-oriented collection published by University of Oxford Business School. 
  • 2014, Shortlisted for Best Paper Award, Journal of Professions and Organization.
  • 2014, Shortlisted for Best Environmental and Social Issue Paper Award, OMT Division, Academy of Management. 
  • 2008, Best Paper Award, AIDEA Giovani. 


I am currently involved in teaching Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business (ACC3000) and Accounting, Organisations & Society (ACC3016) at undergraduate level, Accounting for analysts (NBS8006) at postgraduate level, and Research Designs in Management and Business Studies (NBS8554) and Core Readings in Management and Business Studies (NBS8556) at postgraduate level. I currently supervise three PhD students.

I am interested in supervising prospective PhD students on research projects that deal with corporate wrongdoing, professional misconduct and professions more in general - please drop me a line to discuss potential topics and funding opportunities.