Anna Samsonova - Taddei

Anna Samsonova - Taddei


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Anna's teaching responsibilities include:

  • BMAN 71291 "Accounting in an International Context" (MSc)
  • BMAN30131 "Accountability and Auditing"


Anna Samsonova-Taddei is Professor of Accounting at Alliance Manchester Business School. She relies on qualitative research methodology to explore topics such as auditing and accountabiliy; country-specific and transnational regulatory processes and structures; audit reforms in transition economies, professional ethics and practice methodology. Her work has appeared in leading international journals, such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Organization Studies; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability journal; British Accouning Review; Accounting and Business Research; Journal of Business Ethics, and Abacus. Anna is an Editorial Board member for academic journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory. 

Research interests

In her research, Anna employs a wide range of qualitative research methodology.

Anna's current research interests are in the following areas: 

  • Professionalisation of auditors in the context of a transitional economy; determinants of the disposition of regulatory powers between the state and the profession; contrasting the roles and interests of the local audit community against those of the players in an international audit arena; power interplays and conflicts of interest between various members of the professional field;
  • Regulatory impact assessment in the context of British auditing;
  • Transnational governance and regulation in accountancy; transnational policy networks; roles of international organisations;
  • Institutional triggers of change in accountancy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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