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, Organization studies, and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research on the Jesuit administrative and accounting practices has been featured in the Financial Times.As Fulbright New Century Scholar at the University of Stanford, he conducted research on changes in business models and education. Professor Quattrone also served on the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association for several years, and is the associate editor of Critical Perspectives of Accounting. He sits on the editorial boards of major academic journals such as Accounting Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, the Accounting Historians Journal and Organization.
More recently, he teaches, consults, and researches in the area of Major Programme Management, where he is developing a series of ESRC funded impact case studies on reporting, governance and leadership practices to address issues of risk and uncertainty in complex organizations. He is a member of the Major Programme Leadership Academy of the UK Cabinet and sits on the Steering committee of Project X of the Infrastructure and Project Authority. His research on Major Programmes has received funding from the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA).
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