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Chair in Leadership Development, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Susan Elaine Murphy has been appointed Chair in Leadership Development at the University of Edinburgh. Susan was formerly Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Professor of Leadership Studies. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on leadership, leadership development, and mentoring. Her work has been published in Academy of Management Executive (currently Academy of Management Perspectives), The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Making, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Her most recent work includes an edited volume with Rebecca Reichard, Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders and an authored book, Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Make the Most of Their Relationships (with Ellen Ensher). She also serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly. Her current research examines leadership requirements, effectiveness, and development across different contexts and organisational levels.


Chair in Accounting, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Stephen P Walker has been appointed Chair in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh. Stephen joined the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Accounting in 1991, having trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. He was subsequently Head of Department and Professor of Accounting History. In 2003 he was appointed Professor of Accounting at Cardiff Business School and served as the Head of the Accounting and Finance Section. He is editor of Accounting History Review and a former editor of The Accounting Historians Journal. He is a recipient of the Hourglass Award of the Academy of Accounting Historians and is a past-President of that organisation. Stephen has also served as the Convenor of the Accounting History Committee of ICAS and is a former academic fellow of the ICAEW.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting Historians Journal; Accounting History; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Critical Perspectives on Accounting and European Accounting Review. Stephen has held visiting positions at Dauphine Université-Paris, Deakin University, Glasgow University, Sydney University and Victoria University of Wellington.   His research interests focus on: the emergence and development of the accountancy profession in Britain; the history of accounting in social institutions; accounting and gender in historical and contemporary contexts.


Chair in Accounting, Governance and Social Innovation, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Paolo Quattrone has been appointed Chair in Accounting Governance & Social Innovation at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining Edinburgh, Paolo was Professor of Accounting and Management Control at IE Business School, Madrid, and Reader in Accounting at the Saïd Business School, and Official Student of Christ Church Oxford. He has conducted research and taught at the Universities of Catania, HEC-Paris, Kyoto, Madrid Carlos III, Manchester, Oxford, Palermo, Siena, Stanford and Luigi Bocconi of Milan. His work addresses questions related to the emergence and diffusion of accounting and managerial practices in historical and contemporary settings and his research interests cut across various disciplines including history and history of science and technology, semiotics, sociology and he is particularly interested in the interface between business and the humanities.  Paolo is currently working on the analysis of the visual and rhetorical techniques, which allow the spread and success of management, governance and accountability practices.

Paolo has published widely on the interface between management control and information technologies (especially ERPs), the history of accounting and management practices and thinking, the diffusion of management solutions, and the managerialisation of higher education institutions. He sits on the editorial boards of major academic journals such as Accounting Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the Accounting Historians Journal and Organization.  He is the Principal Investigator of a project sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) to innovate the design of reporting systems in order for these to generate innovation, wise governance and leadership.