Roslender, Robin


  • 881 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
1990 …2020
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Personal profile


Professor Roslender joined the School of Business in 2011 from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh where he held the Chair in Accountancy for six years. Prior to that he taught accounting at the University of Stirling, having begun his academic career teaching sociology and organisational behaviour at Napier University, Edinburgh.

External Affiliations

  • Associate Editor of the Accounting Forum
  • Editor in chief, Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting
  • Visiting Professor, Centre for Research Excellence in Business ModelS, University of Aalborg
  • Visiting Professor, Deusto Business School, Bilbao
  • Visiting Professor, Turku School of Economics, Finland


  • Intellectual capital
  • Accounting and strategy
  • Social and sociological theory

Research Grants

  • Workforce health as a key organisational asset - an accounting perspective: funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (£12,000), 2005 (with J Stevenson and H Kahn).
  • Workforce health and management control: funded by SALTSA, a joint venture between the Swedish National Institute for Working Life and several Swedish professional unions (90,000€), 2004.
  • The management of intellectual capital and its implications for business reporting: funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (£8,600), 2001 (with R Fincham).
  • The valuation and evaluation of customer databases: a study commissioned by the Royal Mail (£24,000), 1999 (with S Hart and N Tzokas).
  • The development of the strategic management accounting concept: funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (£25,500), 1997 (with S Hart).


  • Managerial accounting
  • Strategic management
  • Accounting theory
  • Critical accounting
  • Research methods & methodology

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Intellectual capital Business & Economics
management Social Sciences
strategic management Social Sciences
knowledge society Social Sciences
customer Social Sciences
labor Social Sciences
Marxism Social Sciences
financial service Social Sciences

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Research Output 1990 2020

Promoting greater levels of employee health and well-being in the UK: How much worse do the problems have to get?

Roslender, R., Monk, L. & Murray, N., 17 Nov 2019, Virtuous Cycles in Humanistic Management: From the Classroom to the Corporation. Aguado, R. & Eizaguirre, A. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Verlag, p. 135-149 15 p. (Contributions to Management Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Human resource management

Accounting for people

Roslender, R. & Monk, E., 2018, The Routledge Companion to Intellectual Capital. Guthrie, J., Dumay, J., Ricceri, F. & Nielsen, C. (eds.). Routledge, p. 40-56 17 p. (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Management accounting change in developing countries: evidence from Libya

Lasyoud, A. A., Haslam, J. & Roslender, R., 10 Sep 2018, In : Asian Review of Accounting. 26, 3, p. 278-313 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Management accounting change
Management accounting systems
Developing countries
Management control systems
14 Citations (Scopus)
95 Downloads (Pure)

Explaining the demise of the intellectual capital statement in Denmark

Nielsen, C., Roslender, R. & Schaper, S., 2017, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 30, 1, p. 38-64 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Intellectual capital
Design methodology
4 Citations (Scopus)
115 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Intellectual capital
Narrative disclosure
Limited attention


An Empirical Investigation of Management Accounting and Control Systems Change in Two Libyan State-owned Manufacturing Companies: An Institutional Perspective

Author: Ali, A., 2014

Supervisor: Haslam, J. (Supervisor) & Roslender, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Governance and Accountability Issues in Nigerian Parastatals: The Case of Ajaokuta Steel

Author: Obera, J., 2015

Supervisor: Roslender, R. (Supervisor) & Haslam, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Sharia compliant investment funds in Saudi Arabia: a critical perspective

Author: Hariri, M. M., 2013

Supervisor: Helliar, C. (Supervisor) & Roslender, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Science