Professor Paolo Quattrone

Dean of Special Projects, College of Humanities & Social Sciences and Chair in Accounting Governance & Social Innovation at The University of Edinburgh

Before joining Edinburgh, Paolo Quattrone was Professor of Accounting and Management Control at IE Business School, Madrid, and Reader in Accounting at the Saïd Business School, and Official Student (i.e. Fellow) of Christ Church, at the University of Oxford. A truly international scholar, he has conducted research and taught at the Universities of Catania, HEC-Paris, Kyoto, Madrid Carlos III, Manchester, Oxford, Palermo, Siena, Stanford and Luigi Bocconi of Milan. His work addresses questions related to the emergence and diffusion of accounting and managerial practices in historical and contemporary settings.

Professor Quattrone has published widely on the interface between management control and information technologies (especially ERPs), the history of accounting and management practices and thinking, the diffusion of management solutions, and the managerialisation of higher education institutions. His research appears on journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work on the accounting and administrative practices in the Jesuit Order has been featured in the Financial Times. 

As Fulbright New Century Scholar at the University of Stanford, he conducted research on changes in higher education and the university. Professor Quattrone also served on the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association for several years. He is Associate Editor of The British Accounting Review  and Critical Perspectives of Accounting and sits on the editorial boards of major academic journals such as Accounting Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, the Accounting Historians Journal and Organization. More recently, he teaches, consults, and researches in the area of Major Programme Management, where he is developing a series of case studies on reporting, governance and leadership practices to address issues of risk and uncertainty in complex organizations for courses that he teaches at Oxford, and for the Major Projects Leadership Academy of the UK Cabinet.

Professor Quattrone is also an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School and a Senior Research Associate of Italian Studies at Oxford, both at the University of Oxford.

Professor Paolo Quattrone, University of Edinburgh
Professor Paolo Quattrone, University of Edinburgh


The financial support of the CIMA General Charitable Trust is grate­fully acknowledged.