Julia Smith

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France: from April 3th to May 15th, 2022

Dr Julia Smith previously worked at the Universities of St Andrews, Oxford and Cardiff and has been a Reader in Accounting & Finance at Strathclyde Business School since 2006. Her current research is on management accounting in SMEs, entrepreneurial orientation in social enterprises and performance of family firms. Dr Smith is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, manufactures and commerce, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

The projet

Title: Stakeholder and stewardship issues of performance in family business: a Franco-Scot comparison

Keywords: Small firms, family business, social enterprise, stakeholder theory, agency theory, management accounting, information systems

Selected publications:

  • ’Choices of financial reporting regimes and techniques and underlying decision-making processes: a case study analysis of a port authority’, 2021 (with Reid and Hsu), National Accounting Review, vol 3, pp 137-151.
  • ’Using accounting measures of (in)tangibility for organizational classifications,  2021 (with Cardao-Pito, and da Silva Ferreira), Quantitative Finance and Economics, vol 5, pp 325-351.
  • ‘The impact of strategy, technology, size and business environment on the organizational form of small firms in China’, 2020 (with Gavin Reid and Zhibin Xu), Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, 20(4), 15-32. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajeba/2020/v20i430330.
  • ‘Empirical Insights into Supervisory Boards of Listed Companies in China’, 2020 (with Yuqi Tian), Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, 19(4), 19-37. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajeba/2020/v19i430310.
  • ‘The Social Impact of Accounting Processes on Benefit Claimants in the UK’, 2020 (with Elena Doolan), Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 1-14. doi.org/10.1007/s41134-020-00116-2.
  • ‛An ethnographic study of culture and performance in the UK lingerie industry’, 2019 (with C England), The British Accounting Review (15), 241-58.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2019.02.002.
  • ‘A coevolutionary analysis of organisational systems and processes: quantitative applications to information system dynamics in small entrepreneurial firms’, 2009 (September), (with GC Reid), Critical Perspectives on Accounting 20(6), 762-781.   doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071.  
  • ‘Business and Social Mobility into the British Elite 1870-1914’, 2004, (with J Foreman-Peck), Journal of European Economic History 33(3), 485-518.
  • ‘What makes a new business start-up successful?’, 2000, (with GC Reid), Small Business Economics, 13(3), 165-82.
  •  ‘Land ownership and social change in late nineteenth century Britain’, 2000, Economic History Review, LIII(4), 767-76.
  • Information System Development in the Small Firm: the use of management accounting, 2000, (with GC Reid and F Mitchell), CIMA Research Monograph: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; London. ISBN: 1 85971 453 6.
Published at 30 March 2022