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Dr Sandra Brosnan

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Accounting & Finance
O'Rahilly Building
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Dr. Sandra Brosnan is a Lecturer in Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance, at Cork University Business School, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Sandra is the Director of the BSc Accounting degree; one of the department's flagship programmes.  Pursuing her interest in the multidisciplinary nature of intellectual capital, Sandra’s research interests include recognition and management of intellectual capital from the different perspectives, lifeworlds, language and social realities of accounting and HR disciplines in organisational lifeworlds; disclosures of intellectual capital in annual reports; digital disruption and accounting; Integrated Reporting; Sustainability; and various contemporary issues in financial reporting.

 

Sandra in addition to her co-authors attained Joint Best Paper Award at EIASM, the 13th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital,  Ancona, Italy Sept 21-22, 2017. This paper was subsequently invited to publish in a special issue of the Journal of Management and Governance and has been successfully published.

 

Sandra currently has a number of working papers with various co-authors including “Digital Futures for Accountants”; “Beyond accounting: on the performative research limits of tacit background knowing; ‘not-knowledge’, in organisational lifeworlds”; “Developments in Intellectual Capital disclosures of the top 20 FTSE 100 companies over ten years”; “A comparative analysis of the intangible asset and Intellectual Capital disclosures of two firms' during a global financial crisis”; and “Accounting for Sustainability in Ireland: Real or Rhetoric?”.

Grants and Honours

  • 22/09/2017 - Joint Best Paper Award at EIASM, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • 01/06/2011 - Doctoral Consortium Fellow, AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium
  • 01/01/2011 - PhD research competition: AAA/Deloitte Foundation/ J.Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium IAFA Representative, Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) 
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Other Activities

  • 04/03/2019 - E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing
  • 03/09/2018 - External Examiner to UCD for various undergraduate and postgraduate accounting modules, UCD Quinn School of Business, UCD Quinn School of Business
  • 01/09/2017 - Professional Accounting Bodies Panel Presentation, Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • 29/10/2014 - External Examiner for MSc Research thesis, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology
  • 01/01/2014 - Exemptions Committee, Cork University Business School
  • 01/01/2014 - Accounting Forum/Accounting Seminar
  • 01/09/2013 - As Director of the BSc Accounting degree, this requires continuous engagement with various employers (e.g. Big 4, accounting firms, industry, etc); promotion of the degree with Career Councillors/Second level schools; attendance at various award ceremonies; interaction with alumni/graduates of the degree for promotional purposes, etc, University College Cork
  • 01/09/2008 - FAE Lecturer, Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • 01/09/2004 - Academic Director of Placement MSc/MBS MIMAS, University College Cork
  • 01/01/2004 - Academic Mentor, Cork University Business School
  • 01/01/2003 - Ongoing Member of IAFA, Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) 
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Research Domains

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Introduction to Accounting Information
  • MAcc Accounting Research Project
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Consolidated Financial Statements and Reporting
  • International Integrated Reporting Framework
  • Accountability and sustainability
  • Intellectual capital  
  • Technology innovation  
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Thesis

  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2013 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2017 - Relationship between Information Technology and Accounting, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - Auditor Preparation For The Implementation Of Frs 100-102, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - Auditor Preparation For The Implementation Of Frs 100-102, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - Auditor Preparation For The Implementation Of Frs 100-102, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - Auditor Preparation For The Implementation Of Frs 100-102, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - A Study on the Attitudes towards Whistleblowing of Trainee Accountants working in Large Accounting Firms in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - A Study on the Attitudes towards Whistleblowing of Trainee Accountants working in Large Accounting Firms in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - A Study on the Attitudes towards Whistleblowing of Trainee Accountants working in Large Accounting Firms in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2005 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2009 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - A Study on the Attitudes towards Whistleblowing of Trainee Accountants working in Large Accounting Firms in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2019 BROSNAN, S., O’DONNELL, D., O’REGAN, P. (2019). A performative exploration of the lifeworlds of human capital and financial capital: an intellectual capital case vignette. Journal of Management and Governance. Details
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