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Undertaking a doctorate in the Accounting Group means that you join an exciting, vibrant, and truly international research community here at WBS. The WBS PhD programme is one of the largest in Europe and ranked amongst the top in the world.

In the 2008 RAE, 75 percent of WBS research was rated at 3* and above, placing us 3rd in the UK. The University of Warwick is regularly ranked among the top ten UK universities, recognised as part of Britain's Ivy League, theRussell Group.

While studying for your doctorate at WBS, you will benefit from the expertise, opportunities and top class facilities that our excellent reputation attracts. You'll find the calibre of expertise open to you at WBS creates an ideal environment for cutting edge work. WBS can offer you the opportunity for world class single and cross disciplinary supervision, and maximum support while you study for your PhD.

Members of the Accounting Group are happy to discuss research ideas with potential doctoral students. We are supervising specialist PhDs in various areas of accounting as well as interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with other subject groups in WBS.

Our current PhD projects are:

Waqar Ahmed

Can managers 'fool' the market using share repurchase announcements? Is the market 'smart' enough to distinguish between true and false signals?

Jae Hwan Ahn

N Farahin Ali
The institutionalisation of accrual evidence in the Malaysian public sector

Mehrshad Motahari Asl

Antonio Casaneuva
Management control systems and their assumptions about human nature: a study on Mexican senior managers

Ying Fung Hung
Strategy or story: cosmetic or real - can the market see through?

Liang Jin
Share repurchases and extraordinary earnings repatriations

Sadia Khan
Mapping different capital portfolios in different service lines: a study of Big 4 professional service firms

Arturs Praulins
The changing professional accounting field in Latvia

Shiyun Song



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