Deborah Anderson

Deborah Anderson

Doctoral Candidate


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Deborah Anderson is a doctoral candidate in Management Studies: Accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

She is a member of Lincoln College and has been awarded the Clarendon, Sloane Robinson Foundation and Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships. She was also awarded the 2014 Margit F and Hanns Martin Schoenfeld research grant from the Academy of Accounting Historians in support of her doctoral research. She is advised by Tim Morris and Michael Smets.

Before academia, Deborah earned a BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude), a BS in Accounting (summa cum laude), and a Master of Tax Accounting (summa cum laude). She is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and gained professional experience in the private equity tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston, MA.

While at Oxford, Deborah has served as the founding CFO of the Global Scholars Board, ASQ Blog Contributor, Treasurer of the Clarendon Council, Athena Swan Gender Charter Doctoral Representative, Economics and Management Interviewer for Hertford College and Keble College, Proseminar Convenor, Young Scholar Research Seminar Series Convenor, Doctoral Library Representative, and DPhil Committee Doctoral Representative. She has refereed for the Journal of Management Studies, Research in Accounting Regulation, Academy of Management Conference, and the American Accounting Association Regional Conference. She is a member of the Academy of Accounting Historians, the American Accounting Association, the Academy of Management and the European Group for Organizational Studies.

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Richard Whittington and Deborah Anderson (Forthcoming) Professional Structures and Practice Change: Institutionalization Processes in Accounting and Strategy” in The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas, Andrew Sturdy, Stefan Heusinkveld, Trish Reay and David Strang (ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Craig E. Smith, Deborah Anderson, and Anna Straussburger (Forthcoming) ‘Say You're Sorry: Children Distinguish Between Willingly-Given and Coerced Expressions of Remorse.’ Merrill Palmer Quarterly.

Deborah Anderson and Tomo Suzuki (2014) Financialisation of global markets: the role of private sector accounting standard setting Law and Financial Markets Review, 8 (1) pp. 20-26. ISSN 1752-1459.


Deborah has taught the Oxford Economics and Management undergraduate financial reporting classes and the MBA financial reporting support classes.

Additionally, she has led accounting tutorials for undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA students. She has aided in course development (UG, MBA, MFE), exam review sessions (UG) and assessments (UG, ExecEd).

Prior to coming to Oxford, Deborah taught an undergraduate Corporate and Partnership Tax support class and was a teaching assistant for an undergraduate logic course in the philosophy department.