"Foucault as historian and analyst of management (and accounting) "as such""


Speaker:Keith Hoskin, Visiting Professor at Essex Business School
Date: Wednesday 9 November 2011
Time: 2pm
Location: TR3 Building One

Further details

Keith Hoskin is currently visiting Professor at Essex Business School, having previously been Professor of Strategy and Accounting at Warwick Business School and Professor of Accounting at the Manchester School of Management, UMIST.

He writes and researches across the fields of accounting, strategy and management, and also in the fields of education, professionalization, and translation studies, and has published widely across all these areas. He is a past Chair of the Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance: served for almost ten years on the Learning and Professional Board of the ICAEW; and was a member of the Accounting and Finance panels for RAE 2001 and 2008. He is also the Distinguished Accounting Academic of the British Accounting and Finance Association for 2010. He is currently working on a radical re-thinking of the ways we have used Foucault in the analytics of management and accounting, and through that on a substantive revision of his historical work with Richard Macve on the 19th-century genesis of modern western management and accounting in the USA, and also on an extension of that approach to analyse the pre-modern and modern development of Chinese accounting. A series of new articles and books is in progress which will set out these new ideas and findings.

The paper he will give this Wednesday is the current draft of the first of these projects in re-thinking, currently entitled: “Foucault as historian and analyst of management (and accounting) “as such”’