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  1. Textbook 2 items
    1. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture P. Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    2. Strategizing management accounting: liberal origins and neoliberal trends - Chandana Alawattage, Danture Wickramasinghe, Taylor & Francis Group 2018

      Book Essential

  2. Week 1: Making Sense of MAOS: Calculations, Interventions and Beyond 6 items
    Aim: This seminar is to examine the role of management accounting beyond its calculative practices by appreciating how organisational and social aspects are implicated in the actual practices of management accounting. In the first half, the seminar will catalogue what actually management accounting and accountants do within organisations and beyond. In the latter half, the seminar will look into how we can make sense of these practices and their organisational and social implications through diverse theoretical paradigms.
    1. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture P. Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See Chapter 1

    2. The roles of accounting in organizations and society - Stuart Burchell, Colin Clubb, Anthony Hopwood, John Hughes 1980-1

      Article Further

  3. Week 2 Globalisation versus Glocalisation of MA 13 items
    Aim: This seminar is to address the question of whether management accounting is also subject to so-called globalisation forces or whether something different is enacted when management accounting is practised in local organisations. In the first half, the seminar will illustrate how management accounting ideas become globalised and how local firms react to these forces. In the latter half, it will look into how we can make sense of such developments through the lenses of globalisation theories.
    1. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture P. Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See Chapter 7

    2. The localisation of a global management control system - Inês Cruz, Robert W. Scapens, Maria Major 10/2011

      Article Recommended

    3. Global modernities 1995

      Book Further See Chapter 2 Glocalization: Time-space and homogeneity-heterogeneity

    4. Globalization and culture: global mélange - Jan Nederveen Pieterse c2004

      Book Further

    5. The ABC bandwagon and the juggernaut of modernity - T Colwyn Jones, David Dugdale 2002-1

      Article Further

    6. The Routledge companion to performance management and control 2018

      Book Further See Chapter 16 Alawattage et al. (2017)

    7. Globalisation, accounting and developing countries - Trevor Hopper, Philippe Lassou, Teerooven Soobaroyen 03/2017

      Article Further

    8. Accounting, organizations, and institutions: essays in honour of Anthony Hopwood - Anthony G. Hopwood, Christopher S. Chapman, David Cooper, Peter Miller 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Further See Chapter 5 Bhimani and Bromwich (2009)

  4. Week 3 Hybridised, heterogenic and heterarchical tendencies in MA 9 items
    Aim: This seminar is to address the question of how management accounting has come to be a hybrid practice and how it developed such practices into heterogeneous ideas and processes, and heterarachical (as opposed to hierarchical) possibilities. In the first half, the seminar will illustrate how these developments take place around the globe and what consequences they bring about. In the latter half, it will look into how we can make sense of such developments through the lenses of justification analyses.
    1. Strategizing management accounting: liberal origins and neoliberal trends - Chandana Alawattage, Danture Wickramasinghe, Taylor & Francis Group 2018

      Book Essential See Chapter 10

    2. Accounting, hybrids and the management of risk - Peter Miller, Liisa Kurunmäki, Ted O’Leary 10/2008

      Article Recommended

    3. The sense of dissonance: accounts of worth in economic life - David Stark, Daniel Beunza, Monique Girard, János Lukács 2009

      Book Further See Chapter 1

    4. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture P. Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Further See Chapter 10.

    5. Monetized medicine: from the physical to the fiscal - Sajay Samuel, Mark W. Dirsmith, Barbara McElroy 2005-4

      Article Further

  5. Week 4 The big data movement in MA 12 items
    Aim: This seminar is to address the question of how management accounting has come to an era where managers grapple with Big Data and try to come out with possible patterns for gaining competitive advantage. In the first half, the seminar will illustrate how these developments take place around the globe and what consequences they bring about. In the latter half, it will look into how we can make sense of such developments through the informationalisation theories.
    1. How Big Data Will Change Accounting - J. Donald Warren, Kevin C. Moffitt, Paul Byrnes 06/2015

      Article Recommended

    2. Big Data in Accounting: An Overview - Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, Alexander Kogan, Brad M. Tuttle 06/2015

      Article Further

    3. Big Data : A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

      Book Further See Chapter 1. Available via the Online Resource button.

    4. AIS in an Age of Big Data - Kevin C. Moffitt, Miklos A. Vasarhelyi 12/2013

      Article Further

    5. Big Data and corporate reporting: impacts and paradoxes - Khaldoon Al-Htaybat, Larissa von Alberti-Alhtaybat 15/05/2017

      Article Further

    6. Accounting, accountability, social media and big data: revolution or hype? - Michela Arnaboldi, Cristiano Busco, Suresh Cuganesan 15/05/2017

      Article Further

  6. Week 5 Institutionalising, de-institutionalising and re-institutionalising MA 7 items
    Aim: This seminar is to address the question of why most firms follow similar management accounting practices and under what circumstances such practices can be changed. In the first half, the seminar will show why similar practices are diffused and how organisations may react differently to challenge “best practices”. In the latter half, it will look into how we can make sense of such circumstances through the lenses of variants of institutional theory perspectives.
    1. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture P. Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See Chapter 13

  7. Week 6 Making New MA Ideas Enacted Through Acting Networks 6 items
    Aim: This seminar is to address the question of how actors develop network and establish new ideas of management accounting and why only some ideas become popular around the globe. In the first half, the seminar will show how networks are built around new ideas of management accounting and examine how and why certain ideas of management accounting have become popular and diffused in the last few decades. In the latter half, it will look into how we can make sense of such developments through the lenses of variants of actor network theory perspectives.
    1. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture P. Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See Chapter 13.

    2. Popularizing a Management Accounting Idea: The Case of the Balanced Scorecard - David J. Cooper, Mahmoud Ezzamel, Sandy Q. Qu 06/2017

      Article Recommended

    3. The Routledge companion to financial accounting theory 2015

      Book Further See: Hopper, T., Ashraf, J., Uddin, S., and Wickramasinghe, D. (2015), Chapter 18: Social theorisation of accounting: challenges to positive research, pp. 452-471.

    4. The ABC bandwagon and the juggernaut of modernity - T Colwyn Jones, David Dugdale 2002-1

      Article Further

  8. Week 7 Constructing a Governable Person 5 items
    Aim: This seminar is to address the question of how management accounting has come to discipline people in organisations by constructing a governable person. In the first half, the seminar will illustrate how disciplinary practices developed in the past and how they are reproduced in the present. In the latter half, it will look into how we can make sense of such developments through the lenses of Foucauldian analysis of disciplinary/surveillance practices.
    1. Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives - Danture Wickramasinghe, Chandana Alawattage, Dawson Books 2007

      Book Essential See Chapter 15

    2. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Michel Foucault 1977

      Book Further

  9. Week 8. Constructing a neoliberal subject 6 items
    Aim: This seminar is to extend the previous topic to show how neoliberalism has complicated disciplinary practices and developed new regime of governmentality where competition sits as the governing principle. Management accounting now facilitates this transformation showing that it is now implicated in the production of lives through which neoliberalism enters unchartered territories such as universities, NGOs, social relations, rural villages, and so forth, making the world a complete market place.
    1. Strategic management accounting: a social science perspective - Chandana Alawattage, Danture Wickramasinghe 2019

      Book Essential See Chapter 5

    2. The birth of biopolitics: lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-79 - Michel Foucault, Graham Burchell, Collège de France 2010

      Book Further

    3. Society must be defended: lectures at the Collège de France, 1965-76 - Michel Foucault, Mauro Bertani, Alessandro Fontana, Fran̨cois Ewald c2003

      Book Further

  10. Week 9. Strategising management accounting: neoliberal trends 1 item
    Aim: As capitalism is now entering a new phase of development political-economic logics of neoliberalism. Some of the effects of this were discussed in previous sessions. This session reflects on this overall development in management accounting (as a result of this transformation) which is now being redirected: towards strategizing; scorecards-based balancing of conflicting systemic imperatives; managing activities and themes rather than departments and processes; creating strategic alliances and networks; continuous improvement of quality; managing risks; creating better systems of corporate governance, and addressing issues of global sustainability and development agenda, and so on.
    1. Strategic management accounting: a social science perspective - Chandana Alawattage, Danture Wickramasinghe 2019

      Book Essential See Chapter 5

  11. Week 10: Topic: Course Review and Exam Giude 0 items
    Aim: This seminar is to provide an overview of the seminar series and to reflect on the final exam. In the first half, the seminar will revisit the issues addressed so far and clarify the aims and coverage. In the latter half, it will look into how the students should prepare for the exam.