Dr David Yates
Lecturer in Accounting
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Sheffield University Management School
David joined the Management School in 2021, previously working as a Lecturer in Accounting at Aston Business School, Birmingham from 2018-2020.
David obtained his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree (both in Accounting and Finance) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 2015 he won the inaugural Dean’s Scholarship in Accounting at Aston University, Birmingham, and was awarded his PhD in 2019, based on his thesis entitled: “The Role, Status and Accountability of UK Service Clubs, an exploratory study”. He has also completed a second master’s degree in education at the same institution.
Prior to returning to academia to pursue his doctoral study, David held a number of positions within the finance functions of household name companies in the UK, including the 4U group and New Look Retailers. He brings this experience into his teaching and research practice, along with his personal research perspective.
- Research interests
- Accountability of the Self
- Sustainability Accounting and Accountability
- NGO Accountability
- Accounting Education
David has published in prestigious accounting journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Financial Accountability and Management, Accounting Forum and Accounting History. He has also written several book contributions on the subject of games and playful learning in accounting education.
- The view from the front line: shifting beneficiary accountability and interrelatedness in the time of a global pandemic. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Trust, accountability and ‘the Other’ within the charitable context: U.K. service clubs and grant‐making activity. Financial Accountability and Management. View this article in WRRO
- Critical Dialogical Accountability: From Accounting-based Accountability to Accountability-based Accounting. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 40(1), 99-100.
- The internal accountability dynamic of UK service clubs: towards (more) intelligent accountability?. Accounting Forum, 43(1), 161-192.
- From ‘rock stars’ to ‘hygiene factors’: Teachers at private accountancy tuition providers. Accounting History, 23(1-2), 138-150.
- This is not an Exit: accounting education and attempting to escape the capitalist realist ‘cage’. Accounting Research Journal.
- Taking Shape within the Structural and the Personal: Sustainability Accountability within a Swedish Public Sector Organisation. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.
- Management as Ideology: ‘new’ managerialism and the corporate university in the period of COVID-19. Financial Accountability and Management.
- Meeting the Research(er) and the Researched Halfway. Critical Perspectives On Accounting, forthcoming(in press).
- Why so serious? The role of non-serious games in sparking educational curiosity: a reflection In Elliott C, Guest J & Vettraino E (Ed.), Games, Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education (pp. 23-34). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Creating a monster: developing a mobile digital game application for accounting courses In Elliott C, Guest J & Vettraino E (Ed.), Games, Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education (pp. 35-56). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Bringing Accounting Courses to Life using Simulation Based Learning (SBL): The case of Accounting Bissim In Elliott C, Guest J & Vettraino E (Ed.), Games, Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education (pp. 126-140). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Jeux Sans Frontières? A critical angle on the use of games/simulations and ‘play’ in higher education In Elliott C, Guest J & Vettaraino E (Ed.), Games, Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education (pp. 226-237). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Making the Case for Theory in the Accounting Classroom: invoking the self when teaching accounting and accountability In Traczykowski L, Goddard AD, Knight G & Vettraino E (Ed.), Business Teaching Beyond Silos (pp. 99-108). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Research group
David’s work maps to the group themes of:
- Accountability at the Micro-level of Social Aggregation
- NGO Governance and Accountability
- Sustainability Accounting and Accountability
2021 Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Covid-19, Executive Remuneration and Corporate Welfare £21,286
British Accounting and Finance Association
Exploring ‘Grassroots’ Notions of UK Service Club Accountability: Autonomy versus Control
- Teaching interests
David’s teaching focusses on both his primary research area in accounting and accountability and also his practical experience in management accounting.
- PhD Supervision
David is currently accepting PhD students and welcomes PhD applications in the following areas:
- Sustainability Accounting
- Accounting and Society
- Accounting Education and Higher Education