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Professor John Richard Edwards

Professor John Richard Edwards

Professor in Accounting

Cardiff Business School

Email
edwardsjr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6658
Campuses
S03, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Overview

Before entering academe J. R. Edwards qualified as a chartered accountant in the London office of Cooper Brothers & Co. (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). His research interests embrace various aspects of accounting history with outputs published in academic journals, professional journals and in book form.

He has held numerous editorial appointments and is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of Accounting and Business Research, the editorial advisory panel of Accounting History and the editorial boards of Abacus, Accounting History Review and the Accounting Historians Journal

Biography

Qualifications

  • BSc (Econ) (Wales), MSc (Econ) (Wales)
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Honours and awards

2014 Academy of Accounting Historians Barbara D. Merino Award for Excellence in Accounting History Publication (jointly with Trevor Boyns) for A History of Management Accounting. The British Experience (Routledge 2013).

2012 Accounting Historians Journal Manuscript Award (runner up) for paper entitled ‘Accounting on English landed estates during the agricultural revolution – a textbook perspective’.

2011 Accounting, Business & Financial History Basil Yamey Prize, for paper entitled ‘Researching the absence of professional organisation in Victorian England’.

2010 Recipient of the British Accounting Association Lifetime Achievement Award made to ‘individuals who have made a substantial and direct contribution (through research, teaching or public service) to UK academic accounting and finance over the course of their careers’.

2008 Accounting Historians Journal Manuscript Award (jointly runner up with Masayoshi Noguchi) for paper entitled ‘Professional leadership and oligarchy: the case of the ICAEW’.

2007 Accounting Historians Journal Manuscript Award (jointly runner up with Stephen P. Walker) for paper entitled ‘Accountants in the British census’.

1994 Academy of Accounting Historians (USA) 1994 Hourglass Award for an ‘outstanding contribution to the accounting history literature’.

1994 Accounting and Business Research Walter Taplin Prize (jointly with Malcolm Anderson and Roy Chandler) for the article judged by the editors to be the best published in volume 23 (1993/4): ‘Changing perceptions of the role of the company auditor, 1840-1940’.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

  • Associate (from 1976 Fellow) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wale

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Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • BS3503. Development of accounting (Module leader)

Primary research interests

  • Accounting and class conflict in Victorian Britain
  • Asset valuation and profit measurement
  • Professionalisation of accounting

PhD supervision research interests

  • Accounting history