Dr Soon Yong Ang

Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance Stirling

Dr Soon Yong Ang

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Soon Yong Ang is a lecturer in Accounting at the University of Stirling. He is a Ph.D. in accounting graduate (2020) and a winner of the College of Social Science Scholarship, University of Glasgow, UK. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Fellow Member of Higher Education Academy ( FHEA)

Before coming to the United Kingdom, he was a lecturer in Accounting at University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. Having 14 years of experience in teaching and research in accounting, he engages extensively with local professional bodies on the various issues of management control, and accounting. Prior to an academic career, he also worked in Ernst & Young and multinational corporations in management accounting and control functions.

Being participating actively on NGO sustainable development agenda in Ph.D., his research interest to explore critically how the sustainable development discourse is implicated by competing logic between centre and periphery in light of its social, cultural, political and historical parameters, how such dialectics give rise to a difference of management control, governance, accounting and accountability practice on sustainability issue in Less Developed Countries. Drawing from an ethnographic approach, his Ph.D. work is theorized through various social theories. Currently, he is ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

Soon Yong Ang participate in the cross-discipline research project entitled : Engaging with one-health, Translating perceptions around aquatic and terrestrial animal consumption in Vietnam and China with intention to apply ESRC/AHRC/ NERC grant in the future. Please refers to link below https://onehealth-stirling.webador.co.uk/


Inspired by critical social theory, Soon Yong Ang’s research takes an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses on the cultural-political-economy of accountability, accounting, management control, and governance issue. He is particularly interested in how accounting practice is implicated by the wider historical-social-cultural-political context. His current research interest are as follows:

1) Accountability in non-governmental organization/ public sector or other non-profit organization

2) Management Accounting and Control

3) Accountability on sustainable development issue (e.g. democracy, emancipation, poverty eradication, indigenous people right, biodiversity, etc)

4) Development Accounting and Accountability (e.g. colonial and postcolonial management control, accountability and ethnicity, etc.)

5) Professionalisation of accountants

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Book Chapter

Ang SY & Wickramasinghe D (2021) Capturing traditions and preserving outcomes: evidence from Malaysian river-care programmes. In: Hoque Z (ed.) Public Sector Reform and Performance Management in Emerging Economies: Outcomes-Based Approaches in Practice. Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 174-192. https://www.routledge.com/Public-Sector-Reform-and-Performance-Management-in-Emerging-Economies-Outcomes-Based/Hoque/p/book/9780367435523