Keith Robson, HEC Paris Professor, named Editor-in-Chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society

2 December 2015

Keith Robson, Professor at the Accounting and Management Control department of HEC Paris, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious accounting journal Accounting, Organizations and Society .

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Accounting, Organizations & Society  (AOS) is a major international journal concerned with all aspects of the relationship between accounting and human behavior, organizational structures and processes, and the changing social and political environment of the enterprise.

Its unique focus covers such topics as: the social role of accounting, social accounting, social audit and accounting for scarce resources; the provision of accounting information to employees and trade unions and the development of participative information systems; processes influencing accounting innovations and the social and political aspects of accounting standard setting; behavioral studies of the users of accounting information; information processing views of organizations, and the relationship between accounting and other information systems and organizational structures and processes; organizational strategies for designing accounting and information systems; human resource accounting; cognitive aspects of accounting and decision-making processes, and the behavioral aspects of budgeting, planning and investment appraisal.

Accounting, Organizations and Society  has ten Editors and an Editorial Board of 78 scholars from across the globe. It is an ‘FT 45’ listed journal. The journal is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), and the Impact Factor for AOS in 2014 ranked 15 out of 88 journals in Business and Finance. AOS is also an A in the HEC journal list, and in the top echelon of national and international journal rankings lists generally. 

Keith Robson is a former associate editor of British Accounting Review, and serves on the boards of many international accounting journals, including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, International Journal of Auditing, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Organizational Change, and the British Accounting Review. He has authored and co-authored three books, seven chapters in edited collections and over 35 articles in accounting, management and organization studies journals. His research interests include performance measures and their diffusion; socio-political studies of accounting regulation; the profession, professional firms and professionalization; management control in public sector organizations; and auditing methodologies. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), European Accounting Association (EAA), and is Doctoral Alumnus of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Doctoral Consortium (as the BAA nominee), and of the European Accounting Association Doctoral Colloquium. He held a Research Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Keith is a co-organizer and Faculty member of the Doctoral Colloquium of the European Accounting Association. 

Keith Robson is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff Business School. At HEC Paris, he teaches cost accounting (HEC Master of Science in Management - Grande École), and concepts of management control (HEC PhD program). He supervises one PhD student at HEC Paris and two at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

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