Dr Philip Cooper
MA (Oxon), MSc, MBA, PhD, FCA, CTA
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Accounting/Director of the CIMA Centre of Excellence
Affiliated Research Centre: CIMA Centre of Excellence; Centre for Business, Organizations and Society (CBOS)
Subject Group: Accounting and Finance
Key Research Interests: Accounting, Sustainability, Education
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.
Recent Publications 2001 to date
Cooper P (2006) Adapting management accounting knowledge needs to functional and economic change. Accounting Education, 15(3): 287-300. DOI:10.1080/09639280600850760
Bateman IJ, Cooper P, Georgiou S, Navrud S, Poe GL, Ready RC, Riera P, Ryan M & Vossler CA (2005) Economic valuation of policies for managing acidity in remote mountain lakes: Examining validity through scope sensitivity testing. Aquatic Sciences, 67(3):274-291. DOI:10.1007/s00027-004-0744-3
Cooper P, Poe GL & Bateman IJ (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 IJ, Cole M, Cooper P, Georgiou S, Hadley D & Poe GL (2004) On visible choice sets and scope sensitivity. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 47(1):71-93.
Turner RK, 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.
Balmford A, Bruner A, Cooper P, Constanza R, Farber S, Green RE, Jenkins M, Jefferiss, P, Jessamy V, Madden J, Munro K, Myers N, Naeem S, Paavola J, Rayment M, Rosendo S, Roughgarden J, Trumper K & Turner R (2002) Economic reasons for conserving wild nature. Science, 297(5583):950-953. DOI:10.1126/science.1073947