Roehampton Business Professor launches Routledge Companion

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017

Professor Elaine Harris both contributed to and edited the Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control which was comprised of research undertaken by over 50 experts

The book contains 28 chapters, and goes beyond the usual discussion of performance management in accounting and finance to consider strategic management, human behaviour and performance management in different countries and contexts.

The book received positive reviews, including one from notable academic Antonio Davila, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control at IESE Business School in Spain, who said the quality of all the authors was outstanding, and that the material will be of greatest interest to students. Professor Harris presented a copy of the book to Professor Claire Ozanne, Deputy Provost, Research and External Engagement at the University of Roehampton, for the new state of the art University Library, which opened to students and staff early in September.

Professor Ozanne said: ‘I would like to extend my congratulations to Elaine, and all those involved both in the UK and overseas on the completion of this substantial project. The result is a tremendous book which will no doubt provide a great deal of insight in to the latest developments in the field, for students, researchers and practitioners. This is a further example of Roehampton's commitment to research and collaborating with a range of partners both nationally and globally’.

The book was launched on Wednesday 13 September at the Roehampton Business School and the event was attended by contributors from around the world. It will provide a broad range of current thinking in a single volume designed predominantly for library reference purposes. The event also provided an opportunity to showcase the range of research disciplines from across the Roehampton Business School which includes Accounting, Economics and Finance, Marketing, Retail and Supply Chain Management, and People and Organisations.

The Business School at the University of Roehampton develops ‘business ready’ graduates, equipped with the knowledge and critical insight to make informed decisions, solve business problems ethically and become the kind of graduates who can add value to organisations and society.