Professor Lisa Evans

Professor of Accounting

Accounting & Finance University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Lisa Evans

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About me

I am a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MA Joint Honours in English Language and German) and have obtained a PhD in Accounting from the University of Reading. Previous academic positions were held as lecturer at Napier University, Edinburgh (1993-1999) and as lecturer (1999-2003) and senior lecturer (2003-2006) at the University of Edinburgh. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. I have held visiting positions in Germany, France and at NHH Bergen (Norwegian School of Economics). I was a member of the Research Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland from 2007 to 2019, and deputy convener of this committee 2017-2019. I am a member of the editorial advisory boards of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting History Review, Accounting History and Accounting in Europe. I have served one year as co-editor and three years of editor of Accounting in Europe and two terms (2004-2010) as a member of the European Accounting Association's (EAA) Financial Reporting Standards Committee, whose SME working group I chaired. From 2016 to 2019 I was a member of the EAA’s Management Committee.

Research (3)

The focus of my research interest lies primarily in two areas: international accounting and audit regulation, and accounting history. With regard to the first, I have recently been in particular interested in the impact of language translation on accounting research and accounting regulation and have recently guest edited, with Rania Kamla, a special issue of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal on this topic (see https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/aaaj/31/7) In accounting history, my interest is in the development of the accounting profession in the UK and Germany, in accounting and its social context in 19th century Scotland, in language change in accounting, and in the history of accounting regulation and international harmonisation. I am also interested in the interfaces between accounting and law and accounting and literature.

Projects

The Edinburgh Magdalene Asylum- An Accounting History
PI: Professor Lisa Evans
Funded by: The British Academy

Translation issues impacting on European textbooks: a multi-disciplinary perspective
PI: Professor Lisa Evans
Funded by: S A T E R

Accountancy and accountability in the police force in 19th century Scotland
PI: Professor Lisa Evans
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Outputs (30)

Outputs

Article

Evans L (2011) Lost in translation?. CA Magazine (Edinburgh), pp. 52-53.

Article

Evans L, Gebhardt G, Hoogendoorn M, Marton J, Di Pietra R, Mora A, Thinggard F, Vehmanen P & Wagenhofer A (2005) Problems and Opportunities of an International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities. The EAA FRSC's Comment on the IASB's Discussion Paper. Accounting in Europe, 2 (1), pp. 23-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638180500378949

Book Chapter

Evans L (2005) "Truly Impartial, Truly serving the Public": Anglo-American Influences on the Development of Auditing in Germany. In: Ajami R, Arrington E, Mitchell F & Norreklit H (eds.) Globalization, management control and ideology: local and multinational perspectives. First ed. Copenhagen, Denmark: DJOF Publishing, pp. 213-234. http://www.econbiz.de/en/search/detailed-view/doc/truly-impartial-truly-serving-the-public-anglo-american-influences-and-ideology-in-the-development-of-auditing-in-germany-evans-lisa/10003882935/?no_cache=1

Article

Evans L (2005) Editorial: Accounting history in the German language arena. Accounting, Business and Financial History, 15 (3), pp. 229-233. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-29244470869&md5=c1e731ee372bf6632abb6182c1549c77; https://doi.org/10.1080/09585200500284146

Edited Book

Aisbitt S & Evans L (eds.) (2004) Developments In Country Studies In International Accounting - Europe, First ed. The New Library of International Accounting. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=2990&breadcrumlink=&breadcrum=&sub_values=&site_Bus_Man=&site_dev=&site_eco=&site_env_eco=&site_inn_tech=&site_int_pol=&site_law=&site_pub_soc=

Book Chapter

Aisbitt S & Evans L (2004) Whither European Accounting?. In: Aisbett S & Evans L (eds.) Developments In Country Studies In International Accounting - Europe. First ed. The New Library of International Accounting. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=2990&breadcrumlink=&breadcrum=&sub_values=&site_Bus_Man=&site_dev=&site_eco=&site_env_eco=&site_inn_tech=&site_int_pol=&site_law=&site_pub_soc=