Dr Chandana Alawattage

  • Professor in Accounting, Tax and Audit, Dissertation Supervisor (Accounting & Finance)

Biography

Chandana joined the Adam Smith Business School as a Professor of Accounting in September 2019. Before coming to Glasgow, he was the Chair in Accounting at the University of Aberdeen Business School. He has experience of teaching and research in accounting and related subjects for more than 20 years now.
Chandana is internationally known as a critical accounting scholar through his publications in leading accounting journals, such as:

  • Accounting, Organisations, and Society (AOS)
  • Critical perspectives on Accounting (CPA)
  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ)

Well-received academic texts include:

  • “Strategizing management accounting: liberal origins and neoliberal trends” (2019)
  • “Management accounting change: approaches and perspectives” (2007)

Among many other themes, he has published extensively on the issues pertaining to how western managerial and development discourses implicate on the polities, societies and the economies of the peripheral nations, and how people in peripheral nations accommodate and resist such discourses. His research has interesting ethnographic insights into the ways in which the dialectic between the global discourses and local practices takes place. He has extensively drawn on Marxist and post-Marxist social theories to theorise the connections between the global and the local.


Research interests

Chandana is a member of the School's Accounting research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Cultural political-economy of accounting, organisational control, and governance
  • Accountability and sustainable development
  • Neoliberalism and accounting

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015
Number of items: 11.

2019

Alawattage, C. and Azure, J. D.-C. (2019) Behind the World Bank’s ringing declarations of “social accountability”: Ghana’s public financial management reform. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2019.02.002) (In Press)

Alawattage, C., Graham, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2019) Microaccountability and biopolitics: microfinance in a Sri Lankan village. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 72, pp. 38-60. (doi:10.1016/j.aos.2018.05.008)

Helfaya, A., Whittington, M. and Alawattage, C. (2019) Exploring the quality of corporate environmental reporting: surveying preparers’ and users’ perceptions. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 32(1), pp. 163-193. (doi:10.1108/AAAJ-04-2015-2023)

2018

Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2018) Strategizing Management Accounting: Liberal Origins and Neoliberal Trends. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138783546

Alawattage, C. and Alsaid, L. A. (2018) Accounting and structural reforms: a case study of Egyptian electricity. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 50, pp. 15-35. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2017.09.001)

2017

Wickramasinghe, D. and Alawattage, C. (2017) Interpretivism. In: Roslender, R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: New York, pp. 17-36. ISBN 9781138025257

Alawattage, C., Wickramasinghe, D. and Uddin, S. (2017) Theorising management accounting practices in less developed countries. In: Harris, E. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 287-305. ISBN 9781138913547

Alawattage, C. and Fernando, S. (2017) Postcoloniality in corporate social and environmental accountability. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 60, pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1016/j.aos.2017.07.002)

Alawattage, C., Wickramasinghe, D. , Tsamenyi, M. and Uddin, S. (2017) Doing critical management accounting research in emerging economies. Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting, 10(2), pp. 177-188. (doi:10.14392/asaa.2017100203)

Alawattage, C. and Elshihry, M. (2017) The managerialism in neoliberal global governance: the case of OECD. In: Littoz-Monnet, A. (ed.) The Politics of Expertise in International Organizations: How International Bureaucracies Produce and Mobilize Knowledge. Series: Global institutions series (127). Routledge: London, pp. 167-186. ISBN 9781138687257

2015

Alawattage, C., Wickramasinghe, D. and Tennakoon, A. (2015) Performing civil society. In: Hoque, Z. and Parker, L. (eds.) Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Global Perspectives. Series: Routledge studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations (17). Routledge: London, pp. 394-418. ISBN 9781138787988

This list was generated on Sat Oct 19 11:26:03 2019 BST.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Alawattage, C. and Azure, J. D.-C. (2019) Behind the World Bank’s ringing declarations of “social accountability”: Ghana’s public financial management reform. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2019.02.002) (In Press)

Alawattage, C., Graham, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2019) Microaccountability and biopolitics: microfinance in a Sri Lankan village. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 72, pp. 38-60. (doi:10.1016/j.aos.2018.05.008)

Helfaya, A., Whittington, M. and Alawattage, C. (2019) Exploring the quality of corporate environmental reporting: surveying preparers’ and users’ perceptions. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 32(1), pp. 163-193. (doi:10.1108/AAAJ-04-2015-2023)

Alawattage, C. and Alsaid, L. A. (2018) Accounting and structural reforms: a case study of Egyptian electricity. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 50, pp. 15-35. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2017.09.001)

Alawattage, C. and Fernando, S. (2017) Postcoloniality in corporate social and environmental accountability. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 60, pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1016/j.aos.2017.07.002)

Alawattage, C., Wickramasinghe, D. , Tsamenyi, M. and Uddin, S. (2017) Doing critical management accounting research in emerging economies. Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting, 10(2), pp. 177-188. (doi:10.14392/asaa.2017100203)

Books

Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2018) Strategizing Management Accounting: Liberal Origins and Neoliberal Trends. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138783546

Book Sections

Wickramasinghe, D. and Alawattage, C. (2017) Interpretivism. In: Roslender, R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: New York, pp. 17-36. ISBN 9781138025257

Alawattage, C., Wickramasinghe, D. and Uddin, S. (2017) Theorising management accounting practices in less developed countries. In: Harris, E. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 287-305. ISBN 9781138913547

Alawattage, C. and Elshihry, M. (2017) The managerialism in neoliberal global governance: the case of OECD. In: Littoz-Monnet, A. (ed.) The Politics of Expertise in International Organizations: How International Bureaucracies Produce and Mobilize Knowledge. Series: Global institutions series (127). Routledge: London, pp. 167-186. ISBN 9781138687257

Alawattage, C., Wickramasinghe, D. and Tennakoon, A. (2015) Performing civil society. In: Hoque, Z. and Parker, L. (eds.) Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Global Perspectives. Series: Routledge studies in the management of voluntary and non-profit organizations (17). Routledge: London, pp. 394-418. ISBN 9781138787988

This list was generated on Sat Oct 19 11:26:03 2019 BST.

Supervision

Current supervision

Dawda Adams
Sustainable Development Goals and Management control practices within Ghanaian oil extraction firms

Rehenuma Rahman
Sustainable Development Goals and governance practices in Bangladesh higher education


Teaching

  • Strategic management accounting
  • Accounting theory
  • Research methodologies