ECRM Biographies

Below are the ECRM Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Prof Paola Demartini is Full Professor in Management and Accounting at the University of Roma TRE, Department of Business Studies. She has been teaching Business administration, Managerial accounting, Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance. She co-chair of the Roma TRE Corporate Governance Lab. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Pula, Boston University, Macquarie University and Alliance Boston University. Her main research interests are intellectual-based management and financial communication.

Michela Marchiori is Associate Professor of Business Organization and Human Resource Management at the Department of Business Studies, University of Rome TRE. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Program “Organization and Well-being”. Her research interests include: Organizational theory, SMES’s organizational design, People competencies assessment and management, Organizational Health and Safety (OHS), People with disabilities (PWD) work inclusion. She has published scientific papers in these topics in relevant national and international Journal, as well as books and book chapters.

Prof John Dumay is Associate Professor in Accounting at Macquarie University, Sydney. John’s research specialties are intellectual capital, knowledge management, non-financial reporting, management control, research methodologies and academic writing. John has published many peer reviewed articles in leading academic journals. He is also on the Editorial Board of a number of leading journals, he is the Australasian Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital and the Editor of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof Maria Serena Chiucchi is Full Professor of Management Accounting at Università Politecnica delle Marche, in Ancona, Italy. She has  been a Visiting Professor at University of Sydney Business School. Her research interests include intellectual capital, management control and qualitative research methods with particular reference to the case study method. In addition, over the last fifteen years, she has been conducting several interventionist research projects regarding management accounting, Intellectual Capital and more recently, Integrated Reporting. She has authored books, book chapters and Journal articles on these topics.

Dr Vicki Baard is Senior Lecturer in Accounting with the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University. Her areas of research and publication are interventionist research, management control systems, performance measurement, and teams and teamwork in service organisations. She is currently on the editorial board of Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal (AABFJ) and is the Editor of Scholaris eJournal of Accounting & Finance, a student focused academic journal supported by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio is Associate Professor of the Department of Management, Society and Communication at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She has used a narrative interpretive lens to investigate the cultural and historical context of the global transformations of the banking industry in the past thirty years, namely deregulation, internationalization and innovation. She is interested in interpretive methodologies and in the debate over the place of historical methods in business studies.

Paola Maria Torrioni is Associate Professor in Sociology of Cultural Processes at Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin, Italy. Her research interests and experiences are mainly in sociology of cultural processes and sociology of family. She has technical skills in quantitative analysis and in longitudinal qualitative analysis. Actually she is interested in developing mixed-methods research programs.  She is involved in national and international comparative research projects focused on transition to adulthood and autonomy, socialization processes; gender studies (see for instance ).

Mini Track Chairs


Lino Cinquini is Professor of Management Accounting at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. His research interests are in Management Accounting and Control in private and public sector, with focus in Cost management, Strategic Management Accounting and Performance measurement. He has published in high ranked journals such as Critical Perspective on Accounting and The British Accounting Review. Since 2016  he is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Management and Governance.


Dr Jonathan Lord is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employment Law at the University of Salford. He has previously been a H.R. Director, Manager and Consultant, working across all three sectors. Specifically Jonathan has worked within the transport and construction industries, as well as carrying out HR projects within the public and voluntary sector.  Jonathan has previously undertaken mixed method research involving an analysis of Recruitment and Selection techniques within the Private, Public and Voluntary sectors, analysing the reasons why there are differences in the usage of techniques.  He also recently completed a mixed method survey of UK Employment Tribunals.  Jonathan is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Member of the Industrial Law Society.


Hanne Nørreklit is Professor of Management Accounting at Aarhus University. Her research addresses the paradigmatic foundation, validity and social implications of performance management models. She researches in the digitalisation of accounting. She has published in high ranked journals such as Accounting, Organization, and Society, and Contemporary Accounting Research

Workshop Facilitators


Ana Azevedo is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department, ISCAP/ Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies from the University of Minho, Portugal. She regularly supervises master students. She has published articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters, as well as edited books. She is associate editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI). She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR), of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), and of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL). She also serves as a regular reviewer for several journals and conferences. Her primary areas of research interests are Decision Support Systems, Data mining, and Business Intelligence. Her research interests also include e assessment and gender issues in information systems research.


Ms Susanne Clarke is Head of Service Excellence and Organisational Change Lead at Bournemouth University.  Susanne has a track record in leading transformational change programmes and has expertise in the development of organisational performance frameworks.  A Chartered Global Management Accountant with expertise in strength based approaches to change such as appreciative inquiry and improvement methodologies.


Dr Ben Kei Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he teaches research methodology (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), and educational technology. He regularly publishes his research on the pedagogy of research methodology.


Dr Lois Farquharson is Deputy Dean for Education and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University. Lois has a strong academic background in organisational change and development, culture, HRM and Leadership. Lois is a Chartered Fellow of the CMI, an academic member of the CIPD and Fellow of the HEA. Lois has worked to support a number of organisations including Merlin Entertainment, Dorset Police, Investors in People Scotland, and various NHS Healthcare groups.


Anabela Mesquita is Professor at the Porto Business School / Polytechnic of Porto where she is currently Vice Dean of the school. She is also President of the SPACE European network and a Member of the Algoritmi Research Centre (Minho University). She is involved in many European and National research projects both as a researcher and as a coordinator. She has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. She is a member of the Programme Committee and Scientific Committee of several national and International conferences, in most cases also as a reviewer. She serves as Member of the Editorial Board and reviewer for IGI Global. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Information Resources Management Journal and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction. She has also been an evaluator and reviewer for European Commission projects.


Dr Tammi Sinha current role at the University of Winchester, is three fold, Tammi is the lead for Centre for Climate Change Education and Communication, Senior Lecturer in Project and Operations at Winchester Business School, and Continuous Improvement Project Manager. Tammi’s roles integrate the disciplines of operational excellence and visual / creative leadership, transformation through Lean six sigma and communities of practice.  Tammi has developed highly effective networks and links to enable different sectors to share knowledge and experience.