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Ian Herbert FCMA, MBA, DipM, MILT

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management

Director of Singapore Programmes

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Ian Herbert gained extensive experience in accounting and general management roles in industry before moving to higher education in 1990. He teaches accounting and financial management on under-graduate and post-graduate courses.

His main research interests are the evolving role of the finance function and the impact of shared services on the design of the multi-divisional company and the implications for professional workers.

Project website: www.shared-services-research.com

Recent research outputs include

1. Refereed journals

Shared business services and the evolution of the multi-divisional corporation,Chinese and American Scholars Association, with  Seal, W.B., ISSN 1935-4819, Chinese American
Scholars Association, New York, January 2010. Download →

Business transformation through empowerment and the implications for management control systems, Journal of Human Resource and Cost Accounting, 2009,13, 3, pp. 221-244.

Outstanding Paper Award Winner in the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010. 
Back to the future: new potential for structuration in evolutionary theories of management accounting?, Management Accounting Research, with Coad, A.F. (Birmingham University), 2009, 20, 3, pp. 177-192, DOI: 10.1016/j.mar.2009.02.001

Maintaining alignment in management education: the potential for drift in assessment, International Journal of Management Education, 2009, 7, 2, pp. 21-31, with Joyce, J. and Hassall, T.
Award for ‘Best Paper in Volume 7’, April, 2010.

Self Perceived Employability: construction and initial validation of a scale for university students, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 2008, 73, 1, pp. 1-12, with Rothwell, A. T. and  Rothwell, F. M. 

Accounting professionals and CPD: attitudes and engagement – some survey evidence, Research in Post Compulsory Education, March 2007, 12, 1, pp. 121-138, with Rothwell, A.R., ISSN:1359-6748.

2. Professional journals

Shared Services: Getting behind the back office, CIMA Research Focus, Autumn 2010. Reprinted in SSON Newsletter and archived on website.

Share and share alike, Excellence in Leadership, CIMA, June 2010, with Seal, W.B.
Reprinted in SSON Newsletter and archived on website 11.8.10 at            http://www.ssonetwork.com/topic_detail.aspx?id=8886&ekfrm=6

The shared service vision: rethinking fundamentals (2009) CIMA Insight (emagazine) November. http://www.cimaglobal.com/cps/rde/xchg/live/root.xsl/Insight057153_7258.htm

Becoming a key player in shared services, (2009) CIMA Insight (emagazine) May, with Seal, W.B. http://www2.cimaglobal.com/cps/rde/xchg/SID-0A82C289-EAE25D1C/live/root.xsl/Insight056440_6513.htm 
Received ‘Outstanding Paper Award’ January 2010 by The International Federation of Accountants       

Why are management accounting questions always set in manufacturing when nowadays everybody works in a service industry? Financial Management, CIMA, April, p.53.

The role of shared services: keeping perspective and momentum, Management Services Journal, 53, 1, pp. 43-47. ISSN 0 307 6768, with Seal, W.B.

Profitability, Balance Sheet Data, Real Options and the Valuation of Equity, Journal of Financial Transformation, 22, pp. 195-201, with Shinozawa, Y and Tippet, M.,

Theory Into Practice: Shared Service Centres, Financial Management, CIMA, with Seal, W.B. interview by Ross, L., April, 2008. 

Modern manufacturing – Production technology and management accounting,Financial Management, CIMA, March, 2008.

New Working Practices and management accounting, Financial Management, CIMA, June, 2008.

Modern manufacturing: the role of management accounting in supporting empowered work practices, Financial Management, CIMA, July, 2008.

3. Funding

Loughborough University - Mini-project, £1,600, April 2009, Maintaining alignment in Assessment and Student Feedback.

CIMA -  £14,041, June 2008, Extended +£5,000, September 2009Extended +£15,000, May 2010, Shared Service Centres:  Repackaging Intellectual Property, with Seal, W.B.

Management Control Association - £7502004 (seed corn funding) Outsourcing and role of management accounting activities with Seal., W.B.

4. Conference presentations

Assessment in higher education: the potential for a Community of Practice to improve validity and reliability, with Joyce, J. and Hassall, T.BAA SIG Accounting Education, Dublin, 26th-28th May 2010.

Shared Service Centres: Maintaining Employability for the Martini workers in the hourglass profession? With Rothwell, A. T., Seal, W.B., MARG Conference, London School of Economics, 22 April 2010.

Shared business services and the evolution of the multi-divisional corporation, Chinese and American Scholars Association, Singapore, 4-6 January 2010, with Seal, W.B.

The Shared Service Centre – moving beyond cost reduction? CIMA Regional Network Event, October 6th 2009, with Seal, W.B.

Shared Service Models and the finance function: the ‘strategy and structure’ discourse re-visited? ENROAC Conference, University of Dundee, 23-25 June, 2009.

Maintaining alignment in management education: the potential for drift in assessment, BAA-SIG, Seville, 21-23 May 2008, with Hassall, T. and Joyce, J.

Back to the future: new potential for structuration in evolutionary theories of management accounting? MCA/MACORG Workshop - Manchester - 15-16 May 2008, with Coad, A.F.

Maintaining alignment in management education: the potential for drift in assessment, BMAF, London, 23 April 2008, with Hassall, T. and Joyce, J.

Ian is a Learning Through Partnership Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is a member of the Institute of Teaching and Learning and a past President of the CIMA's Nottingham, Derby and District Branch.


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