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  • Campus de Campolide

    1099-032 Lisboa


  • 262 Citations
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Research interests

Maria João Major is an Associate Professor of Management Accounting and Control at Nova SBE; Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She holds a PhD from the University of Manchester and a Post-doc from the Manchester Business School. 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 João 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 Management '; "˜Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change ' and earlier on the editorial board of the "˜European Accounting Review '. She is additionally active in refereeing articles for a number of leading accounting journals. Maria João has served as member of scientific committees in several international accounting conferences. Prior to joining Nova SBE she was Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL where she received teaching awards as best professor in post-graduate programs and executive education.

Current research interests include: study of management accounting change drawing on organizational theories; in particular; institutional theory. Currently she is conducting a research project on management control in the health care sector.

Education/Academic qualification

Management Accounting and Control, Doctorate, University of Manchester

1 Sep 199823 May 2002

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Research Output at NOVA

Auditor independence: a qualitative study of the perceptions of auditors

Marques, I. S. S., Major, M. & Veiga, M. D. R. D., Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Accounting and Taxation. 17, 1, p. 15-25

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    Guest editorial

    Major, M., Suomala, P. & Laine, T., 1 Jan 2018, In : Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. 15, 2, p. 154-160 7 p.

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    Institutional theory and accounting research

    Major, M., Sep 2018, p. 28-30.

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    Institutional Theory in Accounting Research

    Moll, J., Burns, J. & Major, M., 2018, Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories and Methods. Hoque, Z. (ed.). 2nd ed. London: Spiramus, p. 225-247

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