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Dr Lynda Taylor

BA (Liverpool), MSc (Manchester), PhD (Manchester), Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Assistant Professor in Accounting & Finance

Division: Accounting
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467431
Location: B08 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Lynda Taylor is currently employed as Assistant Professor of Accounting. Lynda was awarded an ESRC scholarship to undertake her M.Sc. and Ph.D at the University of Manchester. She joined Nottingham University Business School on completion of her Ph.D. Lynda specializes in management accounting and has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has developed new courses, covering contemporary issues in management accounting (practice and research) for level 3 undergraduates and specialist MSc students.

Lynda has also directed the Business school's new M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance. In addition to her broad teaching experience, Lynda's research interests cover management accounting (in both the public and private sectors) including performance measurement, accountability and risk management. Lynda's research uses qualitative research methods to explore and understand the social and institutional aspects of management accounting, including how it is practiced and used within organizations. She has published in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability journal and Management Accounting Research.

Research Interests
Performance measurement & management, including in the public sector Management control & risk management Case study research in management accounting.

Administrative Roles
Deputy Academic Lead for Accreditation
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Introduction to Management Accounting (N11413)


Current Issues in Accounting (N14181)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Lynda's research interests cover management accounting and control systems (in both public and private sectors), Risk management and qualitative research methods in management accounting. Lynda aims to publish her work in prestigious journals, and currently has several papers under review. Lynda is currently collaborating on a new research project looking at risk management and control systems within the financial services sector. The data collection for this project is ongoing.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Michelle Stirk

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Taylor, L. (2018), "Reassessing and refining theory in qualitative accounting research: An illustrative account of theorizing", Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Vol.15 (4), 510-534.

Taylor, L.; Scapens, R. (2016), "The role of identity and image in shaping management accounting change", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol.29 (6), pp.1075-1099.

Alcock, S.; Greenhalgh, K.; Taylor, L.; Murphy, P. (2015), "Who pays for Gareth?: Relying on reservists - the UK Government's Strategic defence and security review", Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, Vol.14 (1).

Taylor, L.; Woods, M.; Cheng Ge Fang, G. (2014), "How using EVA target costing can align the interests of your shareholders and customers", Financial Management (CIMA), Vol.April, pp.55-56.

Woods, M.; Taylor, L.; Cheng Ge Fang, G. (2012), "Electronics: a case study of economic value added in target costing", Management Accounting Research, Vol.23 (4), pp. 1-17.

Chapters in Books

Murphy, P., Lakoma, K., Greenhalgh., K. Taylor, L. (2019), "A comparative appraisal of recent and proposed changes to the fire and rescue services in England and Scotland", in Critical perspectives on the management and organisation of emergency services., (1st Edition), 217-231, Rouledge.

Taylor, L.; Murphy, P.; Greenhalgh, K. (2018), "Reform of Scottish Fire and Rescue Services from 2010-2015", in Fire and rescue services: leadership and management perspectives., 191-205, Springer.


Varoutsa, E., Taylor, L., Soin, K. 2019, "Management control practices in banks post financial crisis: Changes in the front office", in MCA Joint Research Conference with ENROAC, University of of Roehampton, London.

MURPHY, P.; LAKMOA, K.; GREENHALGH, K.; TAYLOR, L.,, 2018, "Scoring the fire reforms: England 0-3 Scotland: A collaborative appraisal of recent changes to the fire and rescue services in England and Scotland", in Fire Related Research and Developments (RE18) Annual Conference, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Birmingham, 13th November 2018.

Murphy. P, Lakoma, K., Greenhalgh, K. and Taylor, L. 2018, "Fire and rescue services in England and Scotland: the story moves on", in Public administration committee (PAC) annual conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Varoutsa, E; Taylor, L; Soin, K. 2018, "Strenghtening accountability in banking: good practice and the three lines of defence model", in Managment Accounting Research Group Conference, Aston, Birmingham.

Manochin, M.; Taylor, L.; Williams, C. 2017, "The social construction of Quality Improvement measures in Health and Care service commissioning practices - A Strong Structuration analysis", in Presented at Strong Structuration Theory Workshop, Essex Business School.

MURPHY, P., GREENHALGH, K. and TAYLOR, L. 2017, "Fire and Rescue services in England and Scotland: governance, performance management and service configuration since devolution", in Research Workshop, Edge Hill University Business School, Ormskirk, 7 December.

Taylor, L. 2017, "Reflection, reassessment and refinement: A personal account of the use of theory in qualitative accounting research", in Presented at internal seminar, January, Aston Business School..

Taylor, L. 2017, "Understanding accountability for performance: the potential of strong structuration theory", in Presented at IRSPM, Budapest, Hungary.

Varoutsa, E.; Taylor, L., Soin, K. 2017, "Management Control and Risk Management Practices in the Financial Industry", in 11th ENROAC Conference - The Contribution of Management Accounting to Effective Risk Management, Naples, Italy..

Murphy, P,; Taylor, L.; Greenhalgh, K. 2016, "Public assurance and value for money in the 3 'blue light' emergency services 2010-2015: the coalition government's scoresheet.", in IRSPM 20th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong and The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China,.

Talyor, L,; GreenHalgh, K.; Murphy, P. 2016, "Understanding performance and financial resilience in fire and rescue services in a continuing era of austerity: a comparative study of England and Scotland.", in IRSPM 20th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong and The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Taylor, L., Murphy, P., Greenhalgh, K. 2016, "Centralism and localism: Changing performance management regimes and accountability arrangements in UK Fire and Rescue Services", in Management Accounting Research Group Conference, Aston, Birmingham..

Murphy, P.; Greenhalgh, K.; Taylor, L. 2015, "The reform of fire and rescue services in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland", at European Group for Public Adminstration (EGPA) 40th Anniversary Conference, Toulouse, France, 26-29 August 2015.

Taylor, L.; Murphy, P.; Greenhalgh, K.; Ferry, L. 2015, "The Efficacy of the Performance management and public assurance regimes in fire an rescue services: a comparative study of Scotland and England", at ENROAC Conference, Galway Ireland, June 2015.

Alcock, S.; Greenhalgh, K.; Taylor, L.; Murphy, P. 2014, "Relying on Reservists? The Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review", in presented at Public Administration Committee (PAC) conference, Liverpool. 2014.

Taylor, L.; Derbala, A. 2014, "Re-assessing and developing theory in qualitative case studies of management accounting: illustrative examples of a 'systematic' framework", in Management Accounting Research Group (MARG), Birmingham.

Taylor, L. 2013, "Re-assessing theory in interpretive case studies of management accounting: an illustrative example", at 9th International conference of Management Control Association..

Taylor, L. 2009, "Understanding stability and resistance to management accounting change - the role of identity and image", at 32nd Congress of the European Accounting Association.

Taylor, L.; Woods, M.; Cheng Ge Fang, G. 2009, "Using Strategic Management Accounting to Manage Economic Value Added at Product Level: A Case Study Of Practice in a Major MNC", at presented at the Management Accounting Research Group (MARG).



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