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Research interests

Corporate Social Responsibility and Disclosure

  • Social and Environmental Accounting, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Disclosure, Stakeholder Engagement

Corporate Governance and Accountability

  • Shareholder activism, Shareholder Engagement, Corporate Governance, Board of Directors, Transparency


Giovanna has been Professor of Accounting at the University of Bristol since June 2019. Before that, she was at the University of Exeter Business School for six year. She started her career at the University of Padova in Italy where she also obtained her PhD. She has held visiting positions at Concordia University (Canada), University of Central Florida (USA), ESSEC Business School and Université Toulouse Capitole (France).

Giovanna is a well-established international scholar in the field of corporate governance and sustainability accounting and reporting, with more than 40 publications in leading academic journals such as the Accounting, Organizations and Society, European Accounting Review Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics. Her work has explored how corporate governance drives corporate social responsibility activities and reporting, and the role of sustainability information for market participants and other stakeholders. Recently, she is interested in investigating the dynamics of shareholder activism on social and environmental issues.

Giovanna is highly engaged with both the academic community and practitioners. She currently serves on the European Accounting Association (EAA) Management Committee and the EAA Publications Committee, she is Editor-in-Chief of the EAA Accounting Resources Centre, Co-editor of Accounting Forum, a Council member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (University of St. Andrews) and Chair of the ACCA Global Forum for Governance, Risk and Performance.


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Structured keywords and research groupings

  • AF Accountability Sustainability and Governance
  • AF Financial Reporting

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Research Output

  • 31 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Editorial (Academic Journal)

Accounting in times of the COVID-19 pandemic: a forum for academic research

Rinaldi, L., Cho, C. H., Lodhia, S. K., Michelon, G. & Tilt, C. A., 25 Jun 2020, In : Accounting Forum.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

Accounting research boundaries, multiple centers and academic empathy

Michelon, G., 24 Jul 2020, In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 9 p., 102204.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • The future of carbon accounting research: “we’ve pissed mother nature off, big time”

    Gibassier, D., Michelon, G. & Cartel, M., 11 Mar 2020, In : Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. 11, 3, p. 477 - 485 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

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