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Dr Stephen Jollands

Dr Stephen Jollands

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

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+44 (0) 1392 722651

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

Stephen Jollands joined the Business School in September 2011. He was formerly a Tutor in Management Accounting at The University of Auckland Business School, in the Department of Accounting and Finance, where he has just completed his PhD. Stephen has a variety of practical experience including two years working for Ernst and Young. His research and professional interests primarily rest in management accounting, management control systems, and accounting for sustainability.

Nationality: New Zealand / British

Qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Research clusters

Research interests

Stephen's research focuses on sustainable development and issues related to social and ecological sustainability. Within these broad areas Stephen is specifically interested in the unexpected and unintended consequences of artefacts that are mobilised in relation to aspects of these issues, including those that are labelled as ‘accounting for sustainability’. The main focus of his current research is on the area of ‘accounting for the vulnerable’, with a specific examination of homelessness. This is complimented by research looking at various aspects of, and the wide ranging influence of, popular culture.

The themes that Stephen has explored within current and previous research include: (i) the (un)expected and (un)intended consequences of the mobilisation of (new, sustainability focused) management controls within organisations, (ii) the (un)expected and (un)intended consequences of artefacts mobilised within political debates (and public policy) related to sustainable development within wider society, and (iii) conceptualisation of management controls, change and sustainable development.

This research has involved a diverse range of methods including conducting longitudinal case studies utilising interviews and participant observations, media analysis and big data analysis. The theoretical perspectives mobilised are grounded in practice theory (actor-network theory and ethnomethodology) in order to draw out new knowledge related to the everyday, situated practices of actors. Related to this Stephen maintains an interest in examining these issues as they relate to Japanese management accounting and methodological / theoretical aspects.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Feger C, Mermet L, Vira B, Addison PFE, Barker R, Birkin F, Burns J, Cooper S, Couvet D, Cuckston T, et al (2019). Four priorities for new links between conservation science and accounting research. Conservation Biology, 33(4), 972-975. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Jollands SE, Akroyd C, Sawabe N (2018). Management Controls and Pressure Groups: the Mediation of Overflows. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 31(6), 1644-1667. Full text. DOI.
Jollands SE, Quinn M (2017). Politicising the sustaining of water supply in Ireland - the role of accounting concepts. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30(1). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Quinn M, Lynn T, Jollands S, Nair B (2016). Domestic Water Charges in Ireland - Issues and Challenges Conveyed through Social Media. Water Resources Management, 30(10), 3577-3591. Full text. DOI.
Jollands S, Akroyd C, Sawabe N (2015). Core values as a management control in the construction of "sustainable development". Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 12(2), 127-152. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Quinn M, Jollands SE (2015). Sustainable water supply and accounting. Accountancy Plus, 3-5.

Chapters

Jollands SE (2016). Accounting. In Jeanrenaud S, Jeanrenaud JP, Gosling J (Eds.) Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach, Wiley. Full text.

Reports

Jollands SE, Burns J, Milne M (2019). Natural capital accounting: Revisiting the elephant in the boardroom. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),  London, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


2019

Feger C, Mermet L, Vira B, Addison PFE, Barker R, Birkin F, Burns J, Cooper S, Couvet D, Cuckston T, et al (2019). Four priorities for new links between conservation science and accounting research. Conservation Biology, 33(4), 972-975. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Jollands SE, Burns J, Milne M (2019). Natural capital accounting: Revisiting the elephant in the boardroom. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),  London, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Jollands SE, Akroyd C, Sawabe N (2018). Management Controls and Pressure Groups: the Mediation of Overflows. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 31(6), 1644-1667. Full text. DOI.

2017

Jollands SE, Quinn M (2017). Politicising the sustaining of water supply in Ireland - the role of accounting concepts. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30(1). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Jollands SE (2016). Accounting. In Jeanrenaud S, Jeanrenaud JP, Gosling J (Eds.) Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach, Wiley. Full text.
Quinn M, Lynn T, Jollands S, Nair B (2016). Domestic Water Charges in Ireland - Issues and Challenges Conveyed through Social Media. Water Resources Management, 30(10), 3577-3591. Full text. DOI.

2015

Jollands S, Akroyd C, Sawabe N (2015). Core values as a management control in the construction of "sustainable development". Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 12(2), 127-152. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Quinn M, Jollands SE (2015). Sustainable water supply and accounting. Accountancy Plus, 3-5.

Awards and Honours

  • 2019 University of Exeter Business School Research Inspired Teaching Award
  • Emerald Literati Network Awards Outstanding Reviewer of the Year for 2018 for Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (QRAM).
  • Emerald Literati Network Awards Outstanding Paper of the Year for 2015 in the journal Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (QRAM).
  • Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, Highly Commended Award 2012.