Business Research Seminars - 23
Towards Understanding of Strategic Control at a Distance in Public Service Delivery
15.03.2019 11:00
YER : AB1-1001
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Prof. İstemi Demirağ
İstemi Demirağ is Professor of Accounting at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. Previously he was a Professor of Accounting at Keele University Management School where led the Accounting Group and developed the School’s Post Graduate Research programmes. Before joining Keele, he worked as Professor in Accounting at Hull University and Queen’s University Belfast, Management School. He has extensive international teaching experience at postgraduate level and on executive courses. He teaches mainly Advanced Management Accounting, International Financial Management and Public Sector Accounting courses. On executive and post- graduate courses, he teaches Financial and Management Accounting for Decision Making. His research interests are in accountability and good governance, performance management, implementation of public policy and its unexpected consequences. More recently he has been exploring the role of accounting in controlling hybrid organisations, using political economy framework to analyse some of the above key themes, using critical methodologies with the aim of understanding power related issues in strategic and management control in organisations. Professor Demirag was an Associate Editor of The European Journal of Finance from 2000 to 2013 and was also one of the Associate Editors of Accounting Forum for almost ten years. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting (QJFA) and as ad- hoc reviewer of several leading management and accounting journals. He initiated, organised and contributed to the European Accounting Association’s (EAA) funded research methodology seminars entitled “Early Career Academics’ Research Development Program” designed for developing research skills of accounting lecturers from the Eastern European countries. He raised and/or contributed to research funding approximately £1 million from leading research councils including Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), ESRC, European Union, SERC, ICAS and the World Bank. Professor Demirag actively seeks enquiries from potential PhD students who wish to study one of the above themes using empirical and critical methodologies.