University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Philip Cooper

Dr Philip Cooper

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Other Outputs

MA (Oxon), MSc, MBA, PhD, FCA, CTA

Job Title:

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Affiliated Research Centre:

Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS)


Accounting, Finance & Law

Key Research Interests:

Accounting, Sustainability, Education

Research Interests

The underlying theme of my research is the interface between accounting and the environmental impacts of economic activity. This encompasses investigation of how non-financial reporting at the corporate level can be optimised to support decision-making, including through the use of values derived from environmental economic techniques, and the response of financial markets to such information as well as to corporate sustainability performance more generally.

My research deals also with allied issues such as extending perspectives on the accounting entity and environmental impacts, considering aggregates such as economic sectors and countries, as embodied in a recent pan-European, cross-disciplinary EC Framework VI project on the marine environment, and the role of the accountant in achieving sustainable development. The latter is necessarily part of a broader research agenda that I am pursuing, dealing with the evolving role of the business accountant and the consequent educational and developmental needs that arise.


Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Cooper, P. 2012. Socio-ecological accounting : DPSWR, a modified DPSIR framework, and its application to marine ecosystems. Ecological Economics, 94(10): 106-115, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.010.

► older publications

Cooper, P., Poe, G. L. & Bateman, I. J. 2004. The structure of motivation for contingent values: A case study of lake water quality improvement. Ecological Economics, 50(1-2): 69-82, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2004.02.009.

Bateman, I. J., Cole, M., Cooper, P., Georgiou, S., Hadley, D., & Poe, G. L. 2004. On visible choice sets and scope sensitivity. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 47(1): 71-93, DOI: 10.1016/S0095-0696(03)00057-3.

Turner, R. K., Paavola, J., Cooper, P., Farber, S., Jessamy, V. & Georgiou, S. 2003. Valuing nature: Lessons learned and future research directions. Ecological Economics, 46(3): 493-510, DOI: 10.1016/S0921-8009(03)00189-7.

Other Outputs

Cooper, P. & Dart, E. 2013. Business Partnering as a Complement to the Accountant’s Other Roles: International Survey Evidence. Bath Working Paper Series 2013.01, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7165.