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Dr Oliver Marnet

Dr Oliver Marnet

Lecturer in Accounting

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr Marnet joined the University of Exeter Business School in September 2010.  He was formally a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University, and before that a Lecturer at the University of Aberystwyth.  Prior to pursuing a full-time career in academe, Oliver worked for the European Commission in Asia, and held a number of research posts in Asia and North America.

Oliver graduated with a PhD from the University of Bath, applying insights from Behavioural Economics on Corporate Governance.  He published in leading academic journals and sole authored a book on Corporate Governance. 

During 2010 he was asked to comment on the consultation document of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators’ Review of the Higgs Guidance.  Key arguments from the ICSA Review were incorporated in the FRC's 'Board Effectiveness Guidance' (March 2011).

Nationality: German

Administrative responsibilities

  • PhD and MSc/MA supervision
  • Deputy Director PG programme (Accounting)

Research

Research interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Board Decision-Making

Oliver’s current research interest involves investigation of the effects of bias on the judgement and work of agents in governance, with a particular focus on the work of auditors and corporate boards.  A particular application is on improving the quality of decision-making of boards of directors.  This work frequently involves joint work with the private and professional sector, and is typically aimed at providing practical guidance to practitioners and policy makers.

Current research activity

Currently supervising several Masters and PhD candidates on various aspects of audit and corporate governance in emerging markets

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Marnet O (In Press). Explaining governance failure: accountability spaces in-between and bias. International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA) Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O, Barone E (In Press). Multiple element arrangements in the telecommunications industry: a simulation of the effect of the proposed new standard on revenue recognition. Journal of Applied Accounting Research Abstract.
Marnet O, Gwilliam D, Teng CM (2013). A Review of Audit Quality and Joint Provision of Audit and Non-Audit Services (2013). Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW),  London, ICAEW. Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the Boardroom (September 2010). ICSA (The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators),  London, ICSA.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the boardroom. Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 2, 238-251. Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O (2010). Bias in the Boardroom: Effects of Bias on the quality of board decision-making. 10th European Corporate Governance Conference. 6th - 7th Dec 2010.

Publications by category


Books

Marnet O (2008). Behaviour and Rationality in Corporate Governance., Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Journal articles

Marnet O (In Press). Explaining governance failure: accountability spaces in-between and bias. International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA) Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O, Barone E (In Press). Multiple element arrangements in the telecommunications industry: a simulation of the effect of the proposed new standard on revenue recognition. Journal of Applied Accounting Research Abstract.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the boardroom. Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 2, 238-251. Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O (2008). Behaviour and Rationality in Corporate Governance. Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 1(1), 4-22. Abstract.
Marnet O (2007). History repeats itself: the failure of rational choice models in corporate governance. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 18(2), 191-210. Abstract.
Marnet O (2005). Behavior and rationality in corporate governance. Journal of Economic Issues, 39(3), 613-632.
Marnet O (2005). Economic governance in the age of globalization. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 39(1), 282-284. Author URL.
Marnet O (2004). BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. Advances in Financial Economics, 9, 265-285. Abstract.

Conferences

Marnet O (2010). Bias in the Boardroom: Effects of Bias on the quality of board decision-making. 10th European Corporate Governance Conference. 6th - 7th Dec 2010.

Reports

Marnet O, Gwilliam D, Teng CM (2013). A Review of Audit Quality and Joint Provision of Audit and Non-Audit Services (2013). Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW),  London, ICAEW. Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the Boardroom (September 2010). ICSA (The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators),  London, ICSA.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the boardroom -. Effect of bias on the quality of board decision-making. European Commission Website. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Marnet O (In Press). Explaining governance failure: accountability spaces in-between and bias. International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA) Abstract.  Full text.
Marnet O, Barone E (In Press). Multiple element arrangements in the telecommunications industry: a simulation of the effect of the proposed new standard on revenue recognition. Journal of Applied Accounting Research Abstract.

2013

Marnet O, Gwilliam D, Teng CM (2013). A Review of Audit Quality and Joint Provision of Audit and Non-Audit Services (2013). Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW),  London, ICAEW. Abstract.  Full text.

2011

Marnet O (2011). Bias in the Boardroom (September 2010). ICSA (The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators),  London, ICSA.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the boardroom -. Effect of bias on the quality of board decision-making. European Commission Website. Abstract.
Marnet O (2011). Bias in the boardroom. Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 2, 238-251. Abstract.  Full text.

2010

Marnet O (2010). Bias in the Boardroom: Effects of Bias on the quality of board decision-making. 10th European Corporate Governance Conference. 6th - 7th Dec 2010.

2008

Marnet O (2008). Behaviour and Rationality in Corporate Governance., Routledge (Taylor & Francis).
Marnet O (2008). Behaviour and Rationality in Corporate Governance. Int. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 1(1), 4-22. Abstract.

2007

Marnet O (2007). History repeats itself: the failure of rational choice models in corporate governance. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 18(2), 191-210. Abstract.

2005

Marnet O (2005). Behavior and rationality in corporate governance. Journal of Economic Issues, 39(3), 613-632.
Marnet O (2005). Economic governance in the age of globalization. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 39(1), 282-284. Author URL.

2004

Marnet O (2004). BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. Advances in Financial Economics, 9, 265-285. Abstract.

Awards and Honours

  • PhD Scholarship - University of Bath
  • MA Scholarship - University of New Brunswick
  • MA Scholarship – Carleton University
  • ESRC grant to attend a 3-day workshop on ‘Survey Design and Implementation’, held at the Cass Business School, London, April 2008.  Courses in Applied Social Surveys (CASS).  CASS is a programme of short courses in applied social surveys run by the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) at the University of Southampton.
  • European Commission grant under the Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions to present a paper (‘Failures in governance at a not-for-profit organization’) and chair one session stream at the 2nd European Risk Conference, Bocconi University, Milan, 11-12 September 2008. Organized by the Nottingham University Business School.  Paper subsequently submitted to Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
     

External positions

  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance.

Oliver currently teaches corporate governance and audit.  Key issues are the quality of decision-making of governance agents and fraud detection.

Modules

2016/17

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