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Dr Shraddha Verma

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Professional biography

Shraddha Verma is currently Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at the Open University.  Prior to this she held positions at the University fo York, Birkbeck College  and London Guildhall Univeristy.  She is a Fellow of the Insitute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has experince of working in audit and tax..  

Research interests

Shraddha's research interests include accouting history (with a particular focus on the professionalisaiton of acounting), risk reporting and management and diveristy, equality, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) within professions and within academia.  She is Secretary and Treasurer of the Britihs Accounitng and Finance Association (BAFA) and a member the BAFA's equality, diveristy and inclusion monitoring committee. She is also a committee member of teh European Risk Reserach Network (ERRN).

Teaching interests

Shraddha's teaching interests relate to financial accounting and reporting. 


Bridging the divide: The rise of the Indian Accountant from 1900 to 1932 (2021-03)
Sian, S. and Verma, S.
The British Accounting Review, 53, Article 100875(2)

Editorial: Exploring accounting history and accounting in history (2021-03)
McBride, Karen and Verma, Shraddha
The British Accounting Review, 53, Article 100976(2)

Understanding risk disclosures as a function of social organisation: a neo-Durkheimian institutional theory-based study of Burmah Oil Company 1971-1976 (2017-01-31)
Abdelrehim, Neveen; Linsley, Philip and Verma, Shraddha
British Accounting Review, 49(1) (pp. 103-116)

Oil multinationals and governments in post-colonial transitions: Burmah Shell, the Burmah Oil Company and the Indian State 1947-1970 (2017)
Verma, Shraddha and Abdelrehim, Neveen
Business History, 59(3) (pp. 342-361)

Political, economic, social and imperial influences on the establishment of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants in India post independence (2015-09-01)
Verma, Shraddha
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 31 (pp. 5-22)

Accounting Change in India Since Independence: The Influence of Culture and the Social Environment with Special Reference to the Regulation of Cashflow statements (2011)
Bannerjee, Bhabatosh; Gray, Sid and Verma, Shraddha
Indian Accounting Review, 15(2) (pp. 1-20)

The business of protection: Bass & Co. and trade mark defence, c. 1870–1914 (2009-03)
Higgins, D.M. and Verma, S.
Accounting, Business and Financial History, 19(1) (pp. 1-19)

The development of company law in India: The case of the Companies Act 1956 (2009-02)
Verma, Shraddha and Gray, Sid J.
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 20(1) (pp. 110-135)

Valuing human resources: perceptions and practices in UK organisations (2009)
Verma, Shraddha and Dewe, Philip
Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting, 12(2) (pp. 102-123)

The Creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India: the First Steps in the Development of an Indigenous Accounting Profession Post-Independence (2006-12)
Verma, Shraddha and Gray, Sidney J.
Accounting Historians' Journal, 33(2) (pp. 131-156)

The Impact of Culture and Politics on Accounting Development and Change: An Exploratory Framework and Application to India (1998)
Gray, Sid and Verma, Shraddha
Indian Accounting Review, 2(1) (pp. 1-17)

A Critical Review of Risk Reporting in Financial Statements (2017-03-27)
Marzouk, Mahmoud; Linsley, Philip and Verma, Shraddha
In: Woods, Margaret and Linsley, Philip eds. The Routledge Companion to Accounting and Risk (pp. 64-81)
ISBN : 9781138860124 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

The Influence of Empire on the Establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India after Independence (2010-05-20)
Verma, Shraddha
In: Poullaos, Chris and Sian, Suki eds. Accountancy and Empire: The British Legacy of Professional Organization (pp. 192-214)
ISBN : 9780415457712 | Publisher : Routledge

Is Paul Ince an Asset or a Liability? Accounting and Governance Issues in Football (1999-09-02)
Michie, Jonathan and Verma, Shraddha
In: Hamil, Sean; Michie, Jonathan and Oughton, Christine eds. A Game of Two Halves? The Business of Football
Publisher : Mainstream

Valuing Human Resources (ACCA Research Report) (2004)
Verma, Shraddha and Dewe, Philip
Certified Accountants Educational Trust