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CRAFiC Research Seminar: Accounting and the social:Stigma with Dr Chinyere...

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Sheffield University Management School

Conduit Road

Sheffield

S10 1FL

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This research seminar is hosted by the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC) at Sheffield University Management School

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Dr. Chinyere O. Uche, lecturer in accounting at the University of Bristol


Dr Chinyere O. Uche

Chinyere's research interest focuses on exploring how accounting is implicated in societal issues, interactions and discourses. Her current research platform is the health context and corporate reports. Her prior research has largely focused on corporate governance. More specifically, corporate governance in higher education and shareholder activism.


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The paper showcases the social character of accounting in following streams of research that examine unstable societies. The paper seeks to elaborate on how government mobilisation of accounting contributes to the reconstitution social relations in examining an epidemic. In particular, it analyses stigma arising from an epidemic to capture changes in social relations. The study relies of labelling theory for theoretical elaboration on stigma. Our illustrative case is the Ebola virus epidemic that occurred in Nigeria in 2014. This paper demonstrates that accounting has implications for social relations in a health context. More specifically, the study suggest that classifications and information disclosures as accounting technologies are implicated in the facilitation and reversal of stigmatisation thereby contributing to the devaluation or reformation of social relationships in a catastrophic society.


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  • 12.30 - 13.00 A light lunch will be served in the Courtyard Cafe (soft seating area)
  • 13.00 - 14.00 Seminar with Q&A in Meeting Room 3
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