Collison, David


  • 689 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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External Affiliations

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - Sustainability Forum
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland - Sustainability Advisory Group
  • Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board, Scottish and Southern Energy


  • Varieties of capitalism and their relationship with accounting and finance practice
  • Social indicators
  • Social and environmental accountability
  • Corporate propaganda

Research Grants

  • "Exploration of the rationale for shareholder primacy in UK company law" ACCA (Collison D.J., Cross, S.,Ferguson J., Power D.M. & Stevenson L.A.), £11,500
  • ICAS "The Role of the Textbook and other Teaching materials in the Construction of Accounting Knowledge: A Stakeholder Approach" (Jointly with R.J.Ferguson, D.M.Power and L.Stevenson), 2004, £7,000


  • Business Environment
  • Management Accounting
  • Social and environmental accounting

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Research Output

Understanding Power-related Strategies and Initiatives: The Case of the European Commission Green Paper on CSR

Contrafatto, M., Ferguson, J., Power, D., Stevenson, L. & Collison, D., 17 Dec 2019, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 33, 3, p. 559-587 29 p.

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    Justification: “Propaganda, accounting and finance: An exploration”

    Collison, D. J., 18 Jan 2018, From Individualism to the Individual: Ideology and Inquiry in Financial Economics. Frankfurter, G. M. & McGoun, E. G. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Taylor & Francis, p. 54-79 26 p. (Routledge Revivals).

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  • The development of accounting in UK universities: an oral history

    Stevenson, L., Power, D., Ferguson, J. & Collison, D., 1 Feb 2018, In : Accounting History. 23, 1-2, p. 117-137 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    164 Downloads (Pure)

    Earnings management and audit quality: stakeholders’ perceptions

    Barghathi, Y., Collison, D. & Crawford, L., 30 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Management and Governance. 31 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    213 Downloads (Pure)

    Earnings management in Libyan commercial banks: Perceptions of stakeholders

    Barghathi, Y., Collison, D. & Crawford, L., 2 Mar 2017, In : International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation. 13, 2, p. 123-149 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    212 Downloads (Pure)