Dr. Martin Quinn, Head of Accounting at DCU Business School and Dr. Ruth Mattimoe (who organised today’s seminar) were delighted to welcome Prof. Maria Major, Associate Professor of Management Accounting and Control at Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, a triple accredited school, to DCU Business School to give a presentation entitled “When Power Relations fail; the case of Responsibility Centres in Portuguese Hospitals“. This was part of the Research Seminar Series led by Dr. Martin Quinn.
Maria studied for her doctorate at the Manchester School of Accounting and Finance with Professor Trevor Hopper on the topic “ABC in a Portuguese Telecommunications Company”, which was subsequently published in Management Accounting Research, 2005.  She has published in academic journals such as ‘Management Accounting Research’, ‘European Accounting Review’, ‘Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal’, ‘Accounting, Organizations and Society’ and ‘Total Quality Management and Business Excellence’, among others. Maria is also the author or co-author of several books and international book chapters. She is on the editorial board of Qualitative Research on Accounting and ManagementJournal of Accounting and Organizational Change and previously the European Accounting Review.

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