Accounting & Finance news

Gas will replace oil in the UK – with or without fracking 06/02/15

Gas will replace oil in the UK – with or without fracking

Fracking might be unpopular with the public and many politicians but gas is still a good bet, says Mark Shackleton, writing in The Conversation.

Greater disclosure harms cartels 05/02/15

Greater disclosure harms cartels

In a guest post on the Columbia Law School CLS Blue Skye blog, Professor Igor Goncharov describes how cartel authorities can foster product market competition by requiring transparent reporting of business performance.

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UK GAAP or IFRS: The £3.8 bn corporate tax losses research 30/01/15

UK GAAP or IFRS: The £3.8 bn corporate tax losses research

Getting UK corporate tax more into line with an accrual-based accounting system – such as the IFRS – would lead to less volatility: an economy with less unexpected declines, and quicker expected recoveries, argue Lancaster's Igor Goncharov and Martin Jacob from WHU on the Global Accountant website.

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Mind your language 19/01/15

Mind your language

In an opinion piece in Global Banking & Finance Review, Professor Steve Young describes research into how new techniques from computer science and corpus linguistics can be used to analyse data from 'narrative information' in the financial markets.

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Top managers’ pay reveals weak link to value 05/01/15

Top managers’ pay reveals weak link to value

The FT reports on research by Lars Helge Hass, Jiancheng Liu, Steve Young and Zhifang Zhang, of Lancaster's Department of Accounting and Finance, which found there was little correlation between the key performance indicators that companies highlighted to shareholders and the measures used to incentivise and reward senior staff.

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LUMS top for ‘research power’ in UK research ranking 18/12/14

LUMS top for ‘research power’ in UK research ranking

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is the most research-intensive business school in the UK, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) published 18 December 2014.