Professor Danture Wickramasinghe

  • Professor in Accounting (Accounting & Finance)

telephone: 0141 330 5575
email: Danture.Wickramasinghe@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Professor Danture Wickramasinghe is the Chair in Management Accounting and the Co-ordinator of PhD programme in Accounting, and Alternate Cluster Lead in Accounting Research at Adams 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 35 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, 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, is writing two new books to be published by Routledge in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He has contributed to several edited collections with monographs on accounting and development issues and presented at many international conferences.

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 5 PhD students at Glasgow.   


Research interests

Danture is a member of the Accounting research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Critical- interpretive accounting
  • Accounting, development and governance
  • NGO accountability, controls and development
  • Management controls within global supply-chains and production networks
  • Microfinance, social controls, and accounting
  • Accounting consequences of public sector reforms in developing countries  

 


Teaching

Danture teaches management accounting and control and conducts Master Classes for PhD students at Glasgow.


All publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 1995
Number of items: 35.

2018

Alawattage, C., Graham, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2018) Microaccountability and biopolitics: microfinance in a Sri Lankan village. Accounting, Organizations and Society, (doi:10.1016/j.aos.2018.05.008) (Early Online Publication)

Yazdifar, H., Askarany, D., Wickramasinghe, D., Nasseri, A. and Alam, A. (2018) The diffusion of management accounting innovation in dependent (subsidiary) organisations and MNCs. International Journal of Accounting, (Accepted for Publication)

Mohamad-Yusof, N.-Z., Wickramasinghe, D. and Zaman, M. (2018) Corporate governance, critical junctures and ethnic politics: Ownership and boards in Malaysia. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2017.12.006) (In Press)

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

Wickramasinghe, D. (2018) Power of accounting and power over accounting. In: Hoque, Z. (ed.) Methodological Issues in Accounting Research. Spiramus Press. ISBN 9781910151464

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., 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)

2015

Hopper, T., Ashraf, J., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2015) Social theorisation of accounting: challenges to positive research. In: Jones, S. (ed.) Routledge Companion to Financial Accounting Theory. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 452-471. ISBN 9780415660280

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

Wickramasinghe, D. (2015) Getting management accounting off the ground: post-colonial neoliberalism in healthcare budgets. Accounting and Business Research, 45(3), pp. 323-355. (doi:10.1080/00014788.2015.1009358)

2012

Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (Eds.) (2012) Handbook of Accounting and Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781848448162

Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2012) Introduction: Accounting and Development. In: Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (eds.) Handbook of Accounting and Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781848448162

Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2012) Privatization, market-based reform and management control. In: Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (eds.) Handbook of Accounting and Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 206-223. ISBN 9781848448162

2011

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2011) Power over empowerment: encountering development accounting in a Sri Lankan fishing village. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 22(4), pp. 396-414. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2010.12.008)

Jazayeri, M., Wickramasinghe, D. and Gooneratne, T. (2011) Convergence versus divergence of performance measurement systems: lessons from spatial variations. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 8(3), pp. 292-314. (doi:10.1108/11766091111162098)

Wickramasinghe, D. (2011) Ontological dependency on epistemology strategy: interpretive management accounting reseach revisited. In: Abdel-Kader, M. (ed.) Review of Management Accounting Research. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9780230252370

2010

Herath, S.K., Wickramasinghe, D. and Indrani, M.W. (2010) Improving efficiency and accountability: a case study on outsourcing strategies in higher education in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2(3), p. 275. (doi:10.1504/IJMFA.2010.034119)

Herath, S.K., Wickramasinghe, D. and Indrani, M.W. (2010) A teaching case on implementing an activity-based costing system in a service firm: Lakhiru Insurance Company. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2(2), p. 177. (doi:10.1504/IJMFA.2010.033290)

Wickramasinghe, D. (2010) Review of 'The official history of privatization, volume 1 - the formative years 1970–1987', by David Parker. International Journal of Public Administration, 33(4), pp. 207-209. (doi:10.1080/01900690903387733) [Book Review]

2009

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)

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)

2008

Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2008) Appearance of accounting in a political hegemony. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19(3), pp. 293-339. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2006.08.006)

Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2008) Changing regimes of governance in a less developed country. Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 8, pp. 273-310. (doi:10.1016/S1479-3563(08)08010-9)

Thomas, K.J.D. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2008) Bounded emotionality in entrepreneurship: an alternative framework. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14(4), pp. 242-258. (doi:10.1108/13552550810887408)

2007

Alawattage, C., Hopper, T. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2007) Introduction to management accounting in less developed countries. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 3(3), pp. 183-191. (doi:10.1108/18325910710820256)

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2007) Calculative practices in a total institution. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 4(3), pp. 183-202. (doi:10.1108/11766090710826637)

Wickramasinghe, D. and Alawattage, C. (2007) Management Accounting Change: Approaches and Perspectives. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415393317

Wickramasinghe, D., Gooneratne, T. and Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2007) Interest lost: the rise and fall of a balanced scorecard project in Sri Lanka. Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 13, pp. 237-271. (doi:10.1016/S1041-7060(07)13009-1)

2006

Javasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2006) Can NGOs Deliver Accountability? Predictions, Realities and Difficulties. In: Bhargava, H. and Kumar, D. (eds.) NGOs: Roles and Accountability: Introduction. ICFAI (Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India) University, pp. 296-327.

Wickramasinghe, D. (2006) Researching power in accounting. In: Hoqu, Z. (ed.) Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories, Methods and Issues. Spiramus: London, pp. 339-356. ISBN 9781904905127

2005

Wickramasinghe, D. and Hopper, T. (2005) A cultural political economy of management accounting controls: a case study of a textile mill in a traditional Sinhalese village. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 16(4), pp. 473-503. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2003.07.001)

2004

Wickramasinghe, D., Hopper, T. and Rathnasiri, C. (2004) Japanese cost management meets Sri Lankan politics: disappearance and reappearance of bureaucratic management controls in a privatised utility. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 17(1), pp. 85-120. (doi:10.1108/09513570410525229)

1995

Hopper, T., Annisette, M., Dastoor, N., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (1995) Some Challenges and Alternatives to Positive Accounting Research. In: Jones, S., Romano, C. and Ratnatunga, J. (eds.) Accounting Theory: A Contemporary Review. Harcourt Brace, pp. 515-550. ISBN 0729509850

This list was generated on Tue Nov 13 15:28:03 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 35.

Articles

Alawattage, C., Graham, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2018) Microaccountability and biopolitics: microfinance in a Sri Lankan village. Accounting, Organizations and Society, (doi:10.1016/j.aos.2018.05.008) (Early Online Publication)

Yazdifar, H., Askarany, D., Wickramasinghe, D., Nasseri, A. and Alam, A. (2018) The diffusion of management accounting innovation in dependent (subsidiary) organisations and MNCs. International Journal of Accounting, (Accepted for Publication)

Mohamad-Yusof, N.-Z., Wickramasinghe, D. and Zaman, M. (2018) Corporate governance, critical junctures and ethnic politics: Ownership and boards in Malaysia. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2017.12.006) (In Press)

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)

Wickramasinghe, D. (2015) Getting management accounting off the ground: post-colonial neoliberalism in healthcare budgets. Accounting and Business Research, 45(3), pp. 323-355. (doi:10.1080/00014788.2015.1009358)

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2011) Power over empowerment: encountering development accounting in a Sri Lankan fishing village. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 22(4), pp. 396-414. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2010.12.008)

Jazayeri, M., Wickramasinghe, D. and Gooneratne, T. (2011) Convergence versus divergence of performance measurement systems: lessons from spatial variations. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 8(3), pp. 292-314. (doi:10.1108/11766091111162098)

Herath, S.K., Wickramasinghe, D. and Indrani, M.W. (2010) Improving efficiency and accountability: a case study on outsourcing strategies in higher education in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2(3), p. 275. (doi:10.1504/IJMFA.2010.034119)

Herath, S.K., Wickramasinghe, D. and Indrani, M.W. (2010) A teaching case on implementing an activity-based costing system in a service firm: Lakhiru Insurance Company. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2(2), p. 177. (doi:10.1504/IJMFA.2010.033290)

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)

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. (2008) Appearance of accounting in a political hegemony. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19(3), pp. 293-339. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2006.08.006)

Alawattage, C. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2008) Changing regimes of governance in a less developed country. Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 8, pp. 273-310. (doi:10.1016/S1479-3563(08)08010-9)

Thomas, K.J.D. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2008) Bounded emotionality in entrepreneurship: an alternative framework. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 14(4), pp. 242-258. (doi:10.1108/13552550810887408)

Alawattage, C., Hopper, T. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2007) Introduction to management accounting in less developed countries. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 3(3), pp. 183-191. (doi:10.1108/18325910710820256)

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2007) Calculative practices in a total institution. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 4(3), pp. 183-202. (doi:10.1108/11766090710826637)

Wickramasinghe, D., Gooneratne, T. and Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2007) Interest lost: the rise and fall of a balanced scorecard project in Sri Lanka. Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 13, pp. 237-271. (doi:10.1016/S1041-7060(07)13009-1)

Wickramasinghe, D. and Hopper, T. (2005) A cultural political economy of management accounting controls: a case study of a textile mill in a traditional Sinhalese village. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 16(4), pp. 473-503. (doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2003.07.001)

Wickramasinghe, D., Hopper, T. and Rathnasiri, C. (2004) Japanese cost management meets Sri Lankan politics: disappearance and reappearance of bureaucratic management controls in a privatised utility. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 17(1), pp. 85-120. (doi:10.1108/09513570410525229)

Books

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

Wickramasinghe, D. and Alawattage, C. (2007) Management Accounting Change: Approaches and Perspectives. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415393317

Book Sections

Wickramasinghe, D. (2018) Power of accounting and power over accounting. In: Hoque, Z. (ed.) Methodological Issues in Accounting Research. Spiramus Press. ISBN 9781910151464

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

Hopper, T., Ashraf, J., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2015) Social theorisation of accounting: challenges to positive research. In: Jones, S. (ed.) Routledge Companion to Financial Accounting Theory. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 452-471. ISBN 9780415660280

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

Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2012) Introduction: Accounting and Development. In: Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (eds.) Handbook of Accounting and Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781848448162

Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2012) Privatization, market-based reform and management control. In: Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (eds.) Handbook of Accounting and Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 206-223. ISBN 9781848448162

Wickramasinghe, D. (2011) Ontological dependency on epistemology strategy: interpretive management accounting reseach revisited. In: Abdel-Kader, M. (ed.) Review of Management Accounting Research. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9780230252370

Javasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D. (2006) Can NGOs Deliver Accountability? Predictions, Realities and Difficulties. In: Bhargava, H. and Kumar, D. (eds.) NGOs: Roles and Accountability: Introduction. ICFAI (Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India) University, pp. 296-327.

Wickramasinghe, D. (2006) Researching power in accounting. In: Hoqu, Z. (ed.) Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories, Methods and Issues. Spiramus: London, pp. 339-356. ISBN 9781904905127

Hopper, T., Annisette, M., Dastoor, N., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (1995) Some Challenges and Alternatives to Positive Accounting Research. In: Jones, S., Romano, C. and Ratnatunga, J. (eds.) Accounting Theory: A Contemporary Review. Harcourt Brace, pp. 515-550. ISBN 0729509850

Book Reviews

Wickramasinghe, D. (2010) Review of 'The official history of privatization, volume 1 - the formative years 1970–1987', by David Parker. International Journal of Public Administration, 33(4), pp. 207-209. (doi:10.1080/01900690903387733) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Hopper, T., Tsamenyi, M., Uddin, S. and Wickramasinghe, D. (Eds.) (2012) Handbook of Accounting and Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781848448162

This list was generated on Tue Nov 13 15:28:03 2018 GMT.