• United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The department's research has long been a source of excellence which has recently been recognised in its contribution to the Business School's top rating in Scotland in the latest RAE, affirming us as a leader for "world leading and internationally excellent" research.

Chan et al. (2007) has ranked the Department's research the 5th in Europe. In studies of the most prolific authors of the past 50 years in Finance and in Accounting Heck et al. (2009) have shown that 5 Professors are within the top 5%.

The research activities in the Department are supported by excellent research and technical assistance, subscription to an extensive set of comprehensive databases, internal workshops, hosting a series of seminars by renowned researchers in the fields of accounting and finance and generous financial support to participate in national and international conferences.

The research themes of the department can be summarised into four categories.

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance & Market Based Accounting
  • Derivatives
  • Empirical Finance

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Investors Business & Economics
Federal Government Report on Social Policy Social Sciences
Industry Business & Economics
environmental reporting Social Sciences
Equity Business & Economics
firm Social Sciences
responsibility Social Sciences
economics Social Sciences

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Projects 2006 2020

Business case for paying a Living Wage: case evidence of Place-based approaches

Coulson, A. & Butcher, D.


Project: Internally funded projectResearch

New Professor Start Up Funding

Hillier, D.

1/01/11 → …

Project: Internally funded project

Research Output 1971 2019

An ethnographic study of culture and performance in the UK lingerie industry

Smith, J. A. & England, C., 10 Feb 2019, In : British Accounting Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational culture
Performance measures
Performance measurement
1 Citations

Exploring the benefits of international government bond portfolio diversification strategies

Fletcher, J., Paudyal, K. & Santoso, T., 31 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Finance. 25, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Portfolio diversification
Diversification benefits
Bond portfolio
Diversification strategy
Government bonds

Extended audit reporting and audit quality: evidence from goodwill impairment

Elmahgoub, M. & Smith, J., 3 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Audit reporting
Audit quality


Adam Smith Business School Prize for PhD excellence 2017

Hai Zhang (Recipient), 1 Feb 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Award for Excellence - Outstanding reviewer

Daniel Broby (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards
Institutional shareholders
International business research
Investor protection
Shareholder activism

Activities 1997 2019

Future Tech Festival - Kolkata

Daniel Broby (Participant)
5 Feb 20198 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Fintech: Why Glasgow?

Daniel Broby (Speaker)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Financial Cryptography 2019 (Publisher)

Daniel Broby (Peer reviewer)
22 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member


Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK Business Cases

Andrea Coulson (Main contact)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation