Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Claudia Gabbioneta

Reader in Professions and Organizations

Background

Claudia is Reader in Professions and Organizations 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 primarily examines professions and professional occupations and addresses a wide range of issues within this context, including professional identity, professional reputation, and professional misconduct. She is also interested in organizational wrongdoing and corporate scandals, and how professionals and professional organizations are implicated in them. 

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 has co-edited 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, Consulting Editor of the Journal of Professions and Organisation and sits in the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Management Studies 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.


Research

Claudia' research mainly examines professions and professional occupations and addresses a wide array of issues within this research context, including professional identity, professional reputation, and professional misconduct. She is also interested in organizational wrongdoing and corporate scandals. 

She has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals (for the full list, please click on the publications tab) and has co-edited 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 currently working on the following research projects:

  • Client capture in the UK audit industry
  • Discrimination in the Australian audit industry
  • Reputation trajectories of UK elite lawyers
  • Individual and organizational reputation in the UK law industry
  • Professional identity in new professions
  • Theorizing professional misconduct
  • Corporate scandals and social evaluation

Claudia has received a number of awards and accolades, including:

  • 2020, Winner of the Journal of Management Studies Best Reviewer Award
  • 2019, Winner of the NUBS Research of the Year Award for Accounting and Finance
  • 2019, Winner of the Best Reviewer Award for the STR Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting
  • 2019, Winner of the Best Reviewer Award for the OMT Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting
  • 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. 

In addition, she is a regular attendee at national and international conferences and has been invited as guest speaker at many workshops and seminars, including:

  • The OMT Doctoral Consortium at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2019-2020)
  • The ODC Doctoral Consortium at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2018-2020)
  • A seminar on qualitative research methods at IULM University (2019)
  • A seminar at Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management (2019)
  • The Organization Studies workshop on “How to write theory papers” at EGOS (2019)
  • The Current Issues of Corporate Governance Conference in Seoul (2019)
  • A seminar at ESSEC Business School, Paris (2019)
  • The sub-plenary on "Corruption and Organizational wrongdoing" at EGOS (2019)
  • A seminar at Durham University (2018)
  • A seminar at Bozen University (2018)

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

She is also member of the Scientific Committee of the Interdisciplinary and Critical Research Strand of the European Accounting Association.

In 2020, she was awarded a visiting scholarship by LUISS University (Rome). 

Claudia is currently supervising six PhD students and she would very much interested in supervising new PhD students doing research in her areas of research. If interested, please drop her a line. 

Teaching

Claudia has 20 years of experience in higher education. She has taught in several countries, including Italy, Canada, and the UK.

At Newcastle University Business School, she teaches or has taught the following modules:

  • ACC3000 – Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business, 2014-2021
  • ACC3016 – Accounting, Organisations and Society, 2014-2021
  • NBS8006 – Accounting for Analysts, 2018-2021
  • NBS8554 – Research Designs in Management and Business Studies, 2014-2021
  • NBS8556 – Core Readings in Management and Business Studies, 2014-2021
Claudia regularly serves as external assessor in promotion and recruitment panels at UK and international Universities and is a Fellow of HEA.

She is the Chair of the Board of Studies for Accounting and Finance. 

Publications