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About Sandy Qu
My research concerns the organizational and social aspects of accounting and management accounting practices. Particularly, I am interested in the adoption and implementation of performance measurement systems, diffusion of management control technologies, sociology of management ideas, and innovative research methodologies. Most recent research initiatives under development focus on healthcare accounting debate, as well as the use of microfinance to alleviate poverty in less developed economies.
2012 Listed SSRN's Top Ten download list for Research Methods & Methodology in Accounting eJournal, as of July 20, 2012.
2011 Listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Managerial Accounting eJournal, as of 08/15/2011.
2010 Listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for Management Accounting, as of July 21, 2010.
2010 Best Paper Award, New public sector seminar: Management consultants and public sector transformation. Edinburgh, November 11-12.
2009 Listed SSRN’s Top Ten download list for History of Accounting, as of April 2009.
2005 Qu, S.Q. (2005). The construction and customization of the Balanced Scorecard: A field study of management consultants in translating and diffusing popular management accounting techniques. Best Paper Award (Best Accounting Paper in English), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Accounting), Volume 26, No. 26: 7-23. Toronto.
2004-2005 Ernst Young Faculty Fellowship
2003-2005 Deloitte PhD Fellowship
2003-2004 Bentley PhD Fellowship
2002-2003 Ernst Young Scholarship
2002-2003 Society of Management Accountants Scholarship
2001-2003 University of Alberta FGSR Scholarship
2001-2002 Certified Management Accountants of Alberta PhD Fellowship
2001-2002 KPMG PhD Fellowship
Cooper, D.J., M. Ezzamel, and S.Q. Qu. 2016. Popularizing a management accounting idea: The case of the Balanced Scorecard, Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.
Hsu, S. and Qu, S.Q. 2012. Cost management strategy and real activities manipulation: strategic responses to institutional change in hospitals. European Accounting Review, 21(3), 499-531.
Free, C. and Qu, S. Q. 2012. The Role of Graphics in Communicating and Promoting Ideas. The Balanced Scorecard Report. Harvard Business School Publishing.
Qu, S. Q., and D. J. Cooper. 2011. The role of inscriptions in producing a balanced scorecard. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 36, 344-362.
Free, C. and Qu, S. Q. 2011. The use of graphics in promoting management ideas: An analysis of the balanced scorecard, 1992-2010. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 7(2), 158--189.
Qu, S. Q., and J. Dumay. 2011. The qualitative research interview. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 8(3), 238--264.
Qu, S.Q., D.J. Cooper, and M. Ezzamel. 2010. Creating and popularizing a global management accounting idea: The case of the Balanced Scorecard. Refereed CIMA Sandy Qu Page 2 of 10 (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Research Executive Summary Series, Volume 6, Issue 13.
Courses TaughtMBA Course:
ACTG6400: Strategic Managerial Accounting & Analysis (MBA)
ACTG2010: Introductory Financial Accounting I (BBA)
ACTG2020: Management Accounting Concepts (BBA)
ACTG3000: Financial Statement Analysis (BBA)
ACTG4160: Advanced Financial Accounting (BBA)
ACTG4400: Managerial Cost Accounting & Analysis (BBA)
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleMaking the Balanced Scorecard Practical Customizing Management Accounting Ideas RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$6,000.00 Year Awarded2008-2009 Granting AgencyCanadian Academic Accounting Association - CMA Grant Program Project TitleCreating and popularizing a global management accounting idea: the case of the Balanced Scorecard (Principal investigator: D. Cooper). RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$81,000.00 Year Awarded2006-2008 Granting AgencyCIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) - Research Grant