Dr Mo Yan

Lecturer

School Dundee Business School

Department Division of Accounting Finance and Economics

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8479

Biography

EDUCATION
University of Edinburgh Business School
Ph. D. in Accounting
Awarded PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Finance for 3 years 
Thesis: Performance Management in Scientific and Cultural Organisations
– From an Institutional Perspective (external examiner: Prof. Trevor Hopper)
M. Sc. in Accounting and Finance  with Distinction 
Dissertation: Enjoying the New Role of ‘Business Partner’ – case study on the role change of Management Accountants in Diageo Global Supplies

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

ACCA Member (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

I’m a Chartered Accountant with a PhD in Accounting from the University of Edinburgh. 
My research interests involve looking at accounting as a social practice and moving beyond the conventional assumption of rational decision-making.
I’m particularly interested in the interface between accounting and organisational studies.  For example, what role do emotions and group dynamics play in institutional change? How do institutions enable and constrain management and accounting changes in the public sphere? And how does accounting facilitate power shifts during management accounting changes?
I sit on the Board of Trustees for Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS). 
In 2017 I was nominated as 'Outstanding Teacher' by the Abertay Students Association.

 

I have been involved in the teaching of various modules:

AC0705A / ANF103 Financial and Management Accounting

AC0803A / ANF104 Information Systems

AC0816 Group FInancial Accounting

ANF201 Financial Accounting

ANF303 Advanced Financial Accounting

ANF304 Advanced Management Accounting

My research interests lies in viewing accounting as a social practice, especially the interface between accounting and organizational studies. Firstly, I am interested in examining how institutions – the socio-cultural elements – enable and constrain management accounting changes in the public sphere, a more complicated organizational context. Secondly, I am interested in how accounting facilitates power shifts during management accounting changes. Thirdly, I am interested in the translation of management accounting/performance management techniques in the public sector, especially how individuals (professionals) at the intersection of changes reconcile multiple institutional logics/vocabularies to promote institutional changes. Fourthly, I’m interested in investigating the role of emotions and group dynamics in the processes of institutional changes. Fifthly, I’m interested in strategic practices in unique organisations.

CONFERENCE ATTENDENCES AND PAPERS PRESENTED
   European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, Valencia                2017

  EXPLORING THE DIVERGING PATHS AND OUTCOMES OF BSC AND ABC IMPLEMENTATION IN THE SAME ORGANISATION

   European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, Maastricht                 
   THE ACCOUNTING INVASION INTO PROFESSIONAL SPACES – THE CASE OF RBGE                   2016

   Interdisciplinary Perspective on Accounting (IPA) Doctoral Colloquium and Conference, Stockholm    
    “Now you see it, now you don’t: hidden institutional complexity behind management accounting inscriptions” 2015
    European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, Athens
    “The Use of Visuals in Promoting Institutional Changes”                                                2015
   
     European Accounting Association (EAA) Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Congress, Estonia
“Management Accounting Change - the Restrained Rise of Business Logic and the   Unintended Empowerment of Management Accountants” 2014
     British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium and
     Annual Congress, London
“Management Accounting Change – A case study informed by ANT and NIS” 2014
     European Network for Research on Organisational and Accounting Change
     Doctoral Summer School in Management Accounting (ENROAC), Siena, Italy        2014
“Management Accounting Change – A case study informed by ANT and NIS”

     EIASM Public Sector Conference Young Scholar Program, Edinburgh
“Exploring Current Performance Measurement and Management Practices and Organisational Responses to Change” 2014
     Scottish Doctoral Colloquium (ScotDoc) in Accounting and Finance                          2014 and 2013

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Esteem

I was nominated as 'Outstanding Teacher' by Students Association in 2017.

Outreach

I am a Board of Director/Trustee for Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS) since 2016.

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