Dr David Monciardini
Senior Lecturer in Management
+44 (0) 1326 259172
Stella Turk Building B046-024, Stella Turk Building
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE
David Monciardini is a social scientist with a strong interdisciplinary background, which spreads across Business, Law and Sociology. He joined the Business School in 2015, based at the beautiful Cornwall campus, and he is also Director of the Law and Business programmes for the Business School.
His research interest revolves around the relationship between business and society and its regulation through legal and social norms. This includes research on circular economy and its regulation; business and human rights; sustainable finance; and social and environmental business accountability. David has published in Business Ethics Quarterly; Business & Society; Journal of Business Ethics; and Regulation & Governance.
David obtained the International PhD degree in Law and Society (2013) for his research on the emerging EU regulation of corporate sustainability reporting (i.e. social and environmental matters, human rights and corruption). Before joining the School, David was working as module leader in Financial Accounting at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). He has been Visiting Scholar at Lund University; VU Amsterdam; Antwerp University; and VU Brussels.
David is a member of the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy and he is also a member of the Company Law Research Group of the University of Olso (Norway). His current research focuses on new forms of accounting for business performance that integrate financial and non-financial KPIs and on the competing rationales of lawyers, financial analysts and accountants.
BA, MSc, Ph.D
Research group links
- Business regulation
- Sustainability reporting
- Circular economy
- Innovation and value creation
- Business and human rights
- Sustainable finance
The focus of my research lies at the cross-road between Management, Accounting, Law and Sociology. I have a sound knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their implications for managerial studies. My long-term research interest deals with the pressing issue of mandatory disclosure of corporate information related to sustainability. In fact, accounting practices and standards are still largely limited to financial information, reflecting an industrial age of abundant natural resources; physical production; and unconstrained consumption while today value creation is largely based on intangible assets and companies operate in a world of limited natural resources.
I am currently working on a research project on the competing rationales of accountants, financial analysts and lawyers in dealing with the emerging field of non-financial reporting regulation.
Research fellow ERDF funded project: https://tevi.co.uk/
External Engagement and Impact
- 2016-current: Member of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
- 2013-2018: Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)
- 2020-current: Companies, Markets and Sustainability Research Group - Faculty of Law University of Oslo (Norway)
- 2019-2020 Guest editor (with R. Malcolm and C. Dalhammar) special issue Regulating the Circular Economy: Gaps, Insights and an Emerging Research Agenda, of the Journal of Cleaner Production.
- 2020-2021 Guest editor (with J. Mähönen, and G. Tsagas) special issue Non-Financial Reporting of Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium.
TeachingMy teaching is research-driven and my style encourages students to think critically about business reality and the context in which companies operate. My aim is to enhance students’ capacity to develop their own arguments and their methodological and research skills. In order to achieve these objectives, I use different sources of material, case studies and workshops where management practice and theory are linked. List of course/teaching experience:
- Business and Society
- Theory and Practice of Management
- International Business
- Financial Accounting
- Sociology of Law and the Economy
All my teaching takes place at Penryn Campus, Cornwall.
- BEP1010 - Business and Society
- BEP3030 - Globalisation and Internationalisation
- BEPM011 - Environmental Governance