Westminster Talks: Financialization: Why it Matters
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
The University of Westminster's Lecture Series 'Westminster Talks 2016-2017
Westminster Talks is proud to continue the series with a talk by Professor Pauline Gleadle
Financialization: Why it Matters
Professor Gleadles lecture will address the importance of financialization as a research issue, not just in the UK but also internationally. As an illustration of the significance of the topic, she will discuss her own research on both the global pharmaceutical industry (‘big pharma’) and much smaller quoted biotech firms and why this is relevant to us all.
Professor Pauline Gleadle, Westminster Business School
Pauline Gleadle is Professor of Accounting and Research Leader for Accounting and Governance within Westminster Business School. She has degrees in economics (Cambridge), psychology (The Open University and London School of Economics) and a PhD in management control (Brunel) as well as having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a Big Four firm. Before becoming an academic, she worked in industry and as director of finance of a major NGO. She utilises insights from her earlier non-academic career in both her teaching and her research so as to add a practice angle, sometimes missing from the management literature and from accounting textbooks.
Her current research focuses on critical accounting, largely on the issue of financialization, defined at the firm level as the interaction between financial market pressures and the strategy and governance of non-financial corporations. As a topic, financialization has moved from being something of a minority interest, to centre stage with the 2008 global financial crisis, being regularly debated now within the mainstream press.
For more information on Professor Pauline Gleadle and the other talks in the series please visit: westminster.ac.uk/westminster-talks
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