Professor Danture Wickramasinghe
- Professor in Accounting (Accounting & Finance)
Professor Danture Wickramasinghe is the Chair in Management Accounting 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 40 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 over 50 publications. These include in internationally reputed journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Accounting and Business Research; Accounting Forum, Accounting & Organizational Change; Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management; and Accounting in Emerging Economies. Currently, he serves on editorial boards of 6 of these journals. He is also the co-author/editor of two landmark books in accounting. 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 22 PhDs both at Manchester, Glasgow and elsewhere, and examined over 75 PhDs in the UK, Australia, Norway, France, New Zealand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. He has three honorary professorships in three universities in Sri Lanka, Malysia and Indonesia and 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 several PhD students at Glasgow, focusing on management accounting, controls and governance, critical perspectives on accounting and accountability, sustainability and accounting, and microfinance and accounting.
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 'new' organisational configurations.
- Gunathilake, Panditha Thenne Madushani
Corporate Governance and the Realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a Developing Country Context: Evidence from Sri Lanka
- Muttaqin, Muhammad Faizal
Evolution of governance in Indonesian SOEs: a governmentality perspective
- Xu, Ying
Governance and Accountability in China COVID-19 Crisis: Perspective from a Local Residents Committee
- Management accounting and controls
- Management accounting in organisations and society
- Financial Information Management
- Entreprenurial Finance for SMEs
Professional activities & recognition
- 2016: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
- 2014: Critical Perspectives on Accounting
- 2013: Accounting and Business Research
- 2011: Journal of Accounting and Organisational Change
- 2010: Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies
- 2011: Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management
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
- Working with a Sri Lankan local authority to examine how Sustainable Development Goals are being tralslated into 'Beyond Budgeting Practices'.
- 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)