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Dr Suzana Grubnic BA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting

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Suzana joined Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics as a Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting in October 2011. She previously held an academic position at the University of Nottingham.

Suzana welcomes Ph.D. applicants interested in undertaking research on sustainability accounting and accountability, particularly if related to the public sector.

Suzana's research interests are in the areas of (a) sustainability accounting and accountability, (b) performance management in the public sector, (c) e-government and partnership working, and (d) the private finance initiative.  Her research has been funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), The British Academy, and the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group on Public Services Accounting.

On the former research area, Suzana seeks to understand the outworking and transformative potential of sustainability accounting in public and private sector organisations.  Current work-in-progress draws upon the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project and a CIMA-funded study.  Focusing on the public sector, Suzana is working with Professor Ian Thomson and Dr Georgios Georgakopoulos on the relationship between accounting and sustainable development in two different contexts.  Within the corporate sector, work is underway on the role of management control in advancing the integration of sustainability within strategy.  This work is being conducted with Professor Jean-Pascal Gond, Dr Christian Herzig and Professor Jeremy Moon.

Suzana’s research has been published in various accounting and public administration journals including Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Financial Accountability & Management, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Management Accounting Research.  She has co-edited a Special Issue of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal with Professor Markus Milne on Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Accounting, Auditing and Accountability [see volume 24, issue 8 (2011) and volume 25, issue 1 (2012)].

Selected Publications
Journal Articles
Gond, J-P.; Grubnic, S.; Herzig, C.; Moon, J. (2012)., ‘Configuring management control systems: Theorising the integration of strategy and sustainability’, Management Accounting Research, Vol. 23, pp.205-223.

Milne, M.J.; Grubnic, S.(2011)., ‘Climate change accounting research: Keeping it interesting and different’, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal,  Vol. 24 (8), pp.948-977.www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0951-3574&volume=24&issue=8

Currie, G.; Grubnic, S.; Hodges, R.(2011)., ‘Leadership in public services networks: Antecedents, process and outcome’, Public Administration, Vol.89 (2), pp.242-264.

Hodges, R.; Grubnic, S.(2010)., ‘Local authority e-Government partnerships in England: A case study’, Financial Accountability & Management, Vol.26 (1), pp. 42-64.

Ball, A.; Mason, I.; Grubnic, S.; Hughes, P.(2009)., ‘The carbon neutral public sector: Early developments and an urgent agenda for research’, Public Management Review, Vol.11(5), pp. 575-600.

Woods, M.; Grubnic, S.(2008)., ‘Linking Comprehensive Performance Assessment to the balanced scorecard: Evidence from Hertfordshire County Council’, Financial Accountability & Management, Vol.24(3), pp.343-361.

Practitioner Report

Moon, J.; Gond, J.-P.; Grubnic, S.; Herzig, C. (2011)., ‘Management control for sustainability strategy’, in Research Executive Summary Series 7(12), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. http://www.cimaglobal.com/en-gb/Thought-leadership/Research-topics/Sustainability/Management-control-for-sustainability-strategy/

She is a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), and British Academy of Management (BAM).


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