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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, The Impact of the Liberalisation of the Portuguese Telecommunications Industry upon Marconi’s Management Accounting System: Activity-Based Costing and New Institutional Theory, University of Manchester

1 Sept 199823 May 2002

Award Date: 23 May 2002


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