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David J. Cooper

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My research is primarily in critical management studies, management accounting and control, and the regulation of accounting and accountants. My research is interdisciplinary, critically orientated, and problem centered, drawing on sociology, political science and social theory to understand regulation, organizational and managerial rationality, and performance measurement and management.

David J. Cooper

Department of Accounting & MIS

Department of Accounting & MIS
School of Business
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2R6 CANADA
Telephone: (780) 492 5413
FAX: (780) 492 3325
Curriculum Vitae

  • CGA Professor of Accountancy

  • globalization and management of professional service firms (notably accounting and law)
  • institutional theory
  • theories of cultural globalization international accounting regulation ideology of self regulation
  • governance of professional bodies professional ethics
  • construction of demand for accounting and assurance services
  • theories of professions and regulation
  • technologies of New Public Management (strategic planning and performance measurement systems) in government
  • social constructivism
  • sociology of translation

  • Honourary Professor, Cardiff University. 2010- 2015
  • Kaplan Award 2010
  • Killam Annual Professor 2008/9
  • Sun Ei Gen Lecture, University of Edinburgh. 2008
  • Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 2007
  • Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought, Canadian Academic Accounting Association. 2005
  • Doctor of Economics, Honoris Causa, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration 2005
  • International Consultant Advanced Institute of Management (Economic and Social Research Council, UK). 2003- 2005
  • Chartered Inst. Of Management Accountants Distinguished Lecturer, London School of Economics. 2001
  • Certified General Accountants of Alberta Professor of Accountancy, University of Alberta. 1995 - date
  • Radcliffe Memorial Lecturer, University of New South Wales. 1994
  • McCalla Professor, University of Alberta 1993-94
  • Francis Winspear Professor of Business, University of Alberta. 1992-94
  • Ph.D. University of Manchester (Faculty of Economic and Social Studies), "Shareholder Power and Corporate Behaviour" 1980
  • Social Science Research Council (UK) Graduate Scholarship 1970-2
  • B.Sc. (Econ. Honours) London School of Economics 1970

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