Accounting seminar: Faith at work - the role of religious/spiritual values in management control (Chris Akroyd, Oregon State University)

Date: Wednesday 23 Sep, 11am - 12pm
Location: Online via MS Teams
Auckland
New Zealand
Contact: zsarra.rose.perez@aut.ac.nz
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Accounting seminar: Faith at work - the role of religious/spiritual values in management control (Chris Akroyd, Oregon State University) 09/23/2020 11:00 09/23/2020 12:00 Chris Akroyd is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Oregon State University.  In his seminar, he presents a paper using data from a US company.Pap Online via MS Teams, Auckland , New Zealand

Chris Akroyd is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Oregon State University.  In his seminar, he presents a paper using data from a US company.

Paper overview

There is a growing trend for businesspeople to bring their religious beliefs into the workplace. While it has been shown that religious values and beliefs have social and economic benefits, we do not have a good understanding of the effect of religious/spiritual values in an organisational setting. In order to understand this area, we carry out a case study of a growing entrepreneurial family firm in the US with a culture based on religious values and the motto “What would Jesus do?”. We examine the role of religious core values and how they influence other management control mechanisms to understand their effect on the behavior of organisation members.

About Chris Akroyd

Chris Akroyd is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Oregon State University. Chris has a broad range of research interests spanning management accounting and control in relation to sustainability, product innovation, high growth firms, religious core values and accounting for vulnerable populations. Chris completed his PhD in 2007 from The University of Auckland. Chris's research has been published in journals such as, Management Accounting Research, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting & Finance, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, and Advances in Management Accounting Research. Prior to joining Oregon State University, Chris worked for 12 years at The University of Auckland.

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