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Dr Emma McDaid

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Research Interests

My research interests centre on the use of algorithms in practices of control in organisations, institutions and in society, particularly in the context of technology or platform organisations. This also includes, but is not limited to:

Algorithms and the future of work and employment;
Algorithms and crowdbased technology in the healthcare sector and
Online ratings, reviews and the nature of crowdbased accountability

Teaching in 2020-2021

Distance Learning MBA
  • IB801P: Accounting and Financial Management
Evening Executive MBA (London)
  • IB701N: Accounting and Financial Management
Full Time MBA
  • IB9030: Accounting & Financial Management

Accounting Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 23775  /  Room: 1.202


I joined Warwick Business School as an Assistant Professor in 2019. I hold a MPhil and PhD from UNSW Business School (Accounting) in Australia, where I taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules from 2015 to 2019.

My PhD examined the international ride-sharing organisation Uber, investigating issues in accounting control and labour resistance in disaggregated platform-based organisations. It was supported by the Sasakawa Fellowship provided by the Nippon Foundation and was awarded the UNSW Deans prize for outstanding research.

Prior to entering academia, I qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in Dublin and over the following years, held finance positions within the telecommunications industry (Digicel Telecommunications in Fiji and Australia), the online travel industry (, now in Australia) and within the recruitment sector for the multinational labour hire firm Randstad.


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