WBS ranked fifth in the country for research by Times Higher Education after it analysed the UK's Research Excellence Framework results.
Research is a strategic priority for the Accounting group and is well supported by the School's long-established research reputation and growing culture of interdisciplinarity. We also contribute to teaching and supervision across the top-ranked WBS undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, and Doctoral programmes.
Current areas of research
Our research covers many key aspects of accounting research, focusing in particular on:
Auditing and accountability
Performance measurement, especially in digital platforms
Social value measurement
Stock market anomalies
The accounting profession.
We employ a variety of methodologies including historical research, qualitative research and econometric approaches. Our access to research databases (COMPUSTAT, Datastream, Boardex, WRDS Thomson One Banker, including Investext and IBES) compares favourably with US institutions.
We welcome researchers with interests in all aspects of accounting and methodology. We not only offer opportunities to work with colleagues in Accounting, but we also encourage collaboration with others in WBS such as colleagues in Finance, Behavioural Science, and Organisation and Human Resource Management.
Head of group: Professor Jo Horton.
WBS student Sofia Tziortzi won the CoBS article writing competition with her essay on how CSR and sustainability and help accountants achieve positive change.
Award recognises outstanding contribution to accounting profession and large number of former students who achieved distinctions in their professional qualifications.
Just 12 per cent of CFOs in the S&P and Fortune 500 are women and yet Yuval Millo's research argues firms would be more transparent, ethical and take less risks with a female heading the finances.
Accounting scandals such as Enron's collapse have blighted the business world. Jo Horton reveals the best regulatory regime to safeguard against them happening.
The University of Warwick has been named the University of the Year for Teaching Quality and runner-up for University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.