Professor of Accounting, Emeritus Professor | Alliance Manchester Business School
Professor Robert W. Scapens is a part-time professor in the Accounting and Finance Department of the Birmingham Business School, where his primary role is to support the research activities of the members of the Department. He is also an Emeritus Professor at the Manchester Business School and a visiting professor of Management Accounting at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Vaasa in Finland and Lund University in Sweden.
Together with Michael Bromwich, he was co-founder of Management Accounting Research and he is now the Editor-in-Chief. In his research, which is primarily in the area of management accounting, he uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and he has written extensively on research methodology and the methods of case research.