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Professor John Burns

Professor John Burns

Professor of Management & Accountancy

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+44 (0) 1392 726106

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

I joined Exeter Business School in 2010. Previous academic positions have been held at the universities of Dundee, Colorado (USA), and Manchester.

Broadly, my research interest is in understanding and theorising both continuity and change in organisations. My work is qualitative, and usually takes the form of theoretically-informed case studies. I frequently draw on institutional theory or structuration theory to inform my interpretations.

Past publications have appeared in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and SocietyOrganization StudiesQualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability JournalCritical Perspectives on AccountingManagement Accounting Research, and European Accounting Review.

I am currently also a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin (Ireland) and Trondheim Business School (Norway).

Research clusters

Research interests

Broadly, my research interest is in understanding and theorising both continuity and change in organisations. My work is qualitative, and usually takes the form of theoretically-informed case studies. I frequently draw on institutional theory or structuration theory to inform my interpretations.

Current themes I am working on include: performance management and management control in the public sector (e.g., hospitals, higher education and schools); and accounting for product development in the automobile industry.

External positions

  • Visiting Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Visiting Professor at Trondheim Business School, Norway

My primary teaching responsibilities for the academic year 2016-17 will be with a 3rd year undergraduate (optional) module.

Modules

2016/17