Professor Michelle Carr



Professor in Accounting and Head of Department

Accounting & Finance ORB 3.19 O'Rahilly Building Cork University Business School University College Cork

+353 21 490 2840 [email protected] ORCID profile


Dr Michelle Carr is the Professor in Accounting (Sustainable Business) at Cork University Business School (CUBS), University College Cork (UCC). Michelle's research interests focus on performance measurement systems and management control. Specifically, she has investigated the use of performance measurement systems in organisations pursuing regulatory reform, the performance implications of using combinations of management controls systems, and the use of management controls in complex professional dominated organisations. Her research has been published in outlets such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability,  British Accounting Review, Financial Accountability and Management, British Accounting Review, and Public Money and Management. Michelle coordinates and lectures in the subjects Cost Management, Managerial Control and Performance Systems.



Journal article

Year Publication
2019 MULCAHY, M., BECK, M., CARR, M., HOURIGAN, N. (2019). Novel approaches to the regulatory control of financial services providers: The importance of cultural context. The British Accounting Review. doi:10.1016/ Details
2010 HEALY, M., MCCUTCHEON, M., O'SULLIVAN ROCHFORD, C., CARR, M. (2010). Exploring the potential for technology to enhance the operation of student support centres.
2008 CARR, M., O'BRIEN, F. G. (2008). The Role of Human Capital in Explaining the Cross-Sectional Variation of FTSE 100 Stock Returns. Irish Accounting Review.
2019 CARR, M., BECK, M. P. (2019). Clinician responses to management control: Case evidence from a university hospital during the fiscal crisis. Financial Accountability & Management: in governments, public services and charities. Details
2020 MURPHY, B. P., O'RAGHALLAIGH, P., CARR, M. (2020). Nurturing the digital baby: Open innovation for development and optimization. Health Informatics Journal, 26 (4), 2407-2421. doi:10.1177/1460458220906067. Details
2022 CARR, M., BECK, M. (2022). Accounting practices and professional power dynamics during a crisis. The British Accounting Review, 54 (3). doi:10.1016/ Details
2023 GIBBS, R., CARR, M., MULCAHY, M., WALSHE, D. (2023). Healthcare budgeting for cyclicality: Structured literature review of accounting, public administration and ­­­health management. Public Money & Management. doi:10.1080/09540962.2023.2172686. Details


Year Publication
2022 CARR, M., BECK, M. (2022). Healthcare Management Control : A Research Overview. State of the Art in Business Research. Routledge. Details


Year Publication
2017 CARR, M. (2017). Management Control in a Healthcare Context.
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