1985 PhD, School of Business, Queen's University.
1981 M.Pl., School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University.
1977 B.Sc. Faculty of Arts and Science (Biology), Queen's University.
1999 FCGA, Certified General Accountants’ Association of Canada
1990 CGA Certified General Accountants' Association of Ontario and Canada (Awarded CGA Ontario Life Membership 1999 for service to the profession)
My current research focuses on the role of accounting in managing transnational communications networks and the relationship between transnational standards and local implementation. I also have a continuing interest in the philosophy of science and the epistemology of small sample research.
I teach management accounting, including management control and performance measurement, and sustainability reporting.
Books & Volumes Richardson, Alan J. Effective Case Analysis: Techniques for Success in Case-based Learning and Examinations Toronto: Captus Press 2013
Cases and Active Learning Exercises in Management Accounting Thompson Nelson Publishing Toronto 2008
Cases in Financial Accounting: A Principles-Based Approach Thomson Nelson Publishing Toronto 2007
“Canada between empires” Chapter 3 in Poullaos, C. (Ed.) Accountancy and empire: the British legacy of professional organization.London: Routledge 2010
“Regulation” (with E. Kilfoyle) Chapter 14 (pp.317-338) in Edwards, R. and Walker, S. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Accounting History London: Taylor & Francis 2008
Kilfoyle, E., Richardson, A.J. and MacDonald, L. “Vernacular accountings: Bridging the cognitive and the social in the analysis of employee-generated accounting systems.” Accounting Organizations and Society (2013): forthcoming.
Brock, D.M. and Richardson, A.J. “The development of the accounting profession in the Holy Land since 1920: cultural memory and accounting institutions” (2013) Accounting history Review: forthcoming.
“Merging the Profession: A Historical Perspective on Accounting Association Mergers in Canada” (with E. Kilfoyle) Accounting Perspectives V11 N2 (2012): 77-109 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1911-3838.2012.00033.x]
“What do I have to do to get noticed around here?” Journal of Historical Research in Marketing V4 N2 (2012): 309-315 [DOI: 10.1108/17557501211224476]
“Paradigms, theory and management accounting practice: A comment on Parker (2011) ‘Qualitative management accounting research: assessing deliverables and relevance.’” Critical Perspectives on Accounting V23 (2012): 83-88 [doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2011.05.003]
“Does academic management accounting lag practice? A cliometric study.” (with L. MacDonald) Accounting History V16 N4 (2011): 363 – 386 [doi: 10.1177/1032373211417989]
“Myth, paradigms and academic accounting research: a comment on ‘Reading and Understanding academic research in accounting’ (Gordon and Porter, 2009)” Global Perspectives on Accounting Education V8 (2011): 67-77.
“Histories of accounting research: an introduction” (with Young, Joni J.) Accounting History V16 N2 (2011): 1-5
“Regulatory competition in accounting standard-setting: A history of the Accounting Standards Authority of Canada” Accounting History Review V21 N1 (2011): 95-114 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21552851.2011.548570]
“Justification and accounting: Applying sociology of worth to accounting research” (with Annisette, M.) Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal V24 N2 (2011): 229 – 249 [doi: 10.1108/09513571111100690] [ AAAJ “Mary Parker Follett Award for 2012”: “highly commended”]
“Agency and structure in budgeting: thesis, antithesis and synthesis” (with Kilfoyle, E.) Critical Perspectives on Accounting V22 N2 (2011): 183-199 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2010.06.013]
“Legitimating Transnational Standard-Setting: The case of the International Accounting Standards Board” (with Eberlein, B.) Journal of Business Ethics (2011) V98 N2: 217-245 [DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0543-9]
“Aggregating incomplete lists of journal rankings: An application to academic accounting journals” (with Cook, W. and Raviv, T.) Accounting Perspectives V9 N3 (2010): 217-235 [doi:101111/j.1911-3838.2010.00011.x]
“Accounting in markets, hierarchies and networks: the role of accounting in the transnational governance of postal transactions.” (with E.Kilfoyle) Accounting Organizations and Society V34 N8 (2009): 939–956 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2009.04.002]
“Regulatory Networks for Accounting and Auditing Standards: A social network analysis of Canadian and international standard-setting”. Accounting Organizations and Society V34 N5 (2009): 571-588 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2008.11.005]
“Organizational founding, strategic renewal and the role of accounting: Management accounting concepts in the formation of the ‘Penny Post.’” Journal of Management Accounting Research V20 Supplement (2008): 107-127
“Strategies in the development of accounting history as an academic discipline” Accounting History V13 N3 (2008): 247-280 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1032373208091528].
“Due Process and Standard-setting: An Analysis of Due Process in Three Canadian Accounting and Auditing Standard-Setting Bodies” Journal of Business Ethics (2008; on-line August 10, 2007) V81 N3: 679-696. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9540-z]
“Professional “brand,” personal identity and resistance to change in the Canadian accounting profession: A Comparative History of Two Accounting Association Merger Negotiations” (with D.G.B. Jones) Accounting History V12 N2 (2007): 135-164 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1032373207076035][Winner 2007 Manuscript Award: This annual award is judged by the members of the Accounting History Special Interest Group of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand and is awarded to the author(s) of the article published in the journal which “makes the most significant contribution to the accounting history literature”.]
“The Myth of the Marketing Revolution” (with D.G.B. Jones) Journal of MacroMarketing V27 N1 (2007): 15-24 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/027614670629]
“Auditor switching and the great depression” The Accounting Historians Journal V33 N2 (2006): 39-62 [Received an award as the best paper published in the Accounting Historians Journal in 2006]
“Cost, Quality and the Management of Transnational Services: A Case Study of the Universal Postal Union” (with Kobboon Chotruangprasert) Journal of Accounting Case Research V9 N1 (2006): 99-109
Grants & Awards: 2012 Hourglass Award “The Hourglass Award of the Academy of Accounting Historians is presented annually to an individual who has made a demonstrable and significant contribution to knowledge through research and publication in accounting history.
”2010 L.S. Rosen Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (given by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association for Contributions to Canadian accounting education over a sustained period of time through: excellence in teaching, publications (books, educational material, case studies, articles in magazines, etc.), educational innovation, research guidance for graduate students, involvement in professional and academic societies and activities)
“Competing, Coordinating, Co-Opting...? Interactions in Transnational Business Regulation” (with 32 others) SSHRC – 2010-2013 $200,000 (Partnership Development Grant)
“Management Accounting and Global Communications” SSHRC – 2010-2013 $69,500
“International Standard-Setting for Corporate Reporting: the legitimacy of private global governance and congruence with domestic standard-setting processes” (with Eberlein, B.) SSHRC – 2010-2013 $58,300
‘Private transnational regulation: Constitutional foundations and governance design’ (with Burkard Eberlein: part of a research network coordinated by Professor Dr. Fabrizio Cafaggi (European University Institute – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies), Prof. Dr. Linda Senden (Tilburg University) and Prof. Colin Scott (University College Dublin) and locally by Peer Zumbansen (Osgoode law school).
The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) €400.000.