Department of Business Studies

Accounting

The Accounting sector conducts research in four main areas of the broad accounting field: Financial Accounting, Finance, Management Control, and Enterprise Information Systems. The research group is headed by Professor Fredrik Nilsson.

Our research

Accounting is the language for communicating financial and non-financial information. This makes it important to understand how accounting is prepared, used and how it affects individuals, organisations, and society. We try to contribute to this understanding by investigating and problematising the design, use and effects of accounting information within and between organisations. We conduct research in four main-areas of the broad Accounting field:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Control
  • Enterprise Information Systems

In our teaching we integrate ongoing research, arming students with outstanding knowledge, skills and a critical mindset. It is also one of the ways accounting research can be communicated beyond the accounting research community and provide future employers with high-skilled individuals. 

The Accounting group is associated to two research schools, one in Accounting (FIRE) and one in Management and IT (MIT). Both of them provide a stimulating research environment enabling PhD-students and faculty from different universities to meet and discuss research. Several of our researchers are also active in debating issues in their areas of expertise in professional and popular media.