Professor Danture Wickramasinghe
- Professor in Accounting (Accounting & Finance)
Professor Danture Wickramasinghe is the Chair in Management Accounting and the Director of PhD programme in Accounting and Finance at Adam Smith Business School.
Previously, he was the Chair in Management Accounting and the Director of Research Centre in Accounting and Accountability at Hull University of Business School and a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and the Programme Director of MSc in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, where he was also the coordinator of the Management Accounting Module on the Global MBA Programme. Before moving to the United Kingdom, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Management & Finance and the Head of the Department of Commerce at the University of Colombo, Head of Department of Business Administration, and a Lecturer/Senior lecturer at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
Being an academic over a period of 37 years, Danture is now globally known as a critical researcher in accounting in developing countries. His international visibility is evidenced in his extensive profile of publications in reputed journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Accounting and Business Research; Accounting & Organizational Change; Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management; and Accounting in Emerging Economies. Currently, he serves on editorial boards of these 6 journals. He is also the co-author/editor of two landmark books in accounting. Presently, he is revising one of his early books which is to be published in 2020. He has contributed to several edited collections with monographs on accounting and development issues and presented at many international conferences and workshops.
Danture has produced 15 PhDs both at Manchester and Glasgow and examined over 50 PhDs in the UK, Australia, Norway, France, New Zealand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. He has held visiting appointments at, and research collaborations, with Paris Dauphine University, Nord University in Norway, Manchester Business School in the UK, York University in Canada, and several Sri Lankan universities. Currently, he supervises 10 PhD students at Glasgow.
Danture is a member of the Accounting research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Cultural political economy of management accounting and controls in developing countries
- Governance and accountability in globally diffused reform programmes, poverty alleviation and participative development projects
- Emerging practices of accounting, governance and accountability in “new” organisational configurations
Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2009) Management accounting in less developed countries: what is known and needs knowing. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 22(3), pp. 469-514. (doi: 10.1108/09513570910945697)
Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2009) Institutionalisation of control and accounting for bonded labour in colonial plantations: a historical analysis. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 20(6), pp. 701-715. (doi: 10.1016/j.cpa.2009.02.001)
Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2009) Weapons of the weak: subalterns' emancipatory accounting in Ceylon tea. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 22(3), pp. 379-404. (doi: 10.1108/09513570910945660)
Current doctoral supervision
- Ahmad, Anfaal
Neoliberal governmentality in management accounting, governance and accountability
- Albader, Khaled
Understanding The Shariah Audit in Kuwait Islamic Banks: Emergence, Practice and Consequence
- Aloumi, Dalal
The Underwriter Networks and the Pricing of Initial Public Offerings in Kuwait
- Fachri, Arief Fadhilah
Profit sharing practice in a Minangkabau-Indonesian manufacturing company
- FENG, MENGYUAN
Management control, platform accountability and neoliberalism: The case study of a Chinese digital platform
- Rahman, Rehenuma
Sustainable Development Goals, Accountability and Governance: A case of Bangladesh.
- Tang, Yayan
Fraud, anti-fraud and accounting mechanism: The case of China.
- Management accounting and controls
- Management accounting in organisations and society
- Management control systems
Among the others, the following are some of the projects Danture is engaged in:
- Working with the World Bank’s Sri Lankan office examining how their social auditing project generates mundane governance and accountability in relation to the participative development programme being institutionalised
- Guest editing (with Professor Chandana Alawattage and Professor Christine Cooper) a special issue on “Neoliberalism and management accounting” for Accountability, Auditing and Accountability Journal
- Guest editing (with Dr Tarek Rana and Dr Enrico Bracci a special issue on “Risk management in the public sector” for Journal of Public Money and Management
- Co-editing a Palgrave Series of Accounting and Finance Praces (with Associate Professor Vassili Jonnides and Professor Aude Deville)
- Working with the Sri Lanka Institute of Chartered Accountants examining the effects of corporate governance initiatives in Sri Lanka (with Dr C Abeysinghe)