Professor John Cullen

Management School

Professor of Management Accounting

john.cullen@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3429

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Professor John Cullen
Management School
C074
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

John is Chair of the Committee of Departments of Accounting and Finance (CDAF) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

He is a member of the CIMA Research Board and a member of the CIMA Examination Oversight Board.

He has been a Guest Editor for a number of journals and is also a reviewer for a number of accounting journals (e.g. Management Accounting Research, British Accounting Review).

He has undertaken supply chain consultancy projects in a number of organisations.

Research interests

John's research interests include supply chain management, supply chain accounting, reverse logistics, management control and corporate governance.

His research is mainly case study based and it has focused on both small and large organisations in the public and private sectors.

He has received research funding from the Department for Transport and CIMA in the areas of supply chain accounting with particular focus on reverse logistics in the UK Retail Sector and from the White Rose Health Innovation Fund to explore the role of accounting in facilitating and stimulating innovation in the NHS.

He is currently continuing his research into supply chain accounting, reverse logistics and the role of accounting and innovation.

He is also involved in work on low carbon supply chains. John has delivered presentations to both academic and practitioner conferences across Europe.

His work on embedding accounting within the management of reverse logistics is undertaken in collaboration with a colleague from Cranfield University.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Dibben PJ, Johnson P, Wood G, Cullen J, Meira J, Bonnin D, Miranda L, Crockett G & Linhares C (2019) Reconfiguration and regulation of supply chains and HRM in times of economic crisis In Collings D, Wood G & Szamosi L (Ed.), Human Resource Management: A critical approach (pp. 156-170). Abingdon: Routledge. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cullen J & Meira J (2010) Inter-Organisational Accounting in Dyadic Settings" In Håkansson H, Lind J & Kraus K (Ed.), Accounting in Networks (pp. 35-59). New York: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Berry AJ, Cullen J & Seal W (2007) Supply chains: Issues in management accounting, Food Supply Chain Management: Issues for the hospitality and retail sectors (pp. 204-223). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Richardson S & Cullen J (2004) Disseminating Research Through Teaching, The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research (pp. 465-478). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Wanderley C & Cullen J (2010) POLITICAL AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING CHANGE IN A PRIVATISED ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY. AMIS 2010 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (pp 500-530) RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Cullen J, Berry A, Seal W, Dunlop A & Ahmed M (2000) The consequences of inter-firm supply chains for management accounting RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Matos De Meira J & Cullen J Inter-organisational accounting: the facilitator-inhibitor contradictory role of accounting. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cullen J Unknown - IPA conference 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests

John’s main teaching interests are in the area of management accounting, management control and supply chain accounting.

He is module leader for Strategic Management Accounting on the Full-time MBA. He is also module leader of Supply Chain Accounting on the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programme.

John is also module leader for the Business Focus module on the Sheffield City Region Leadership Programme.

His field for doctoral supervision is management control and issues around supply chain accounting.

In terms of teaching and learning, John is passionate about exploring the ways in which management accounting can be used to promote competitive advantage.

He is particularly focused on using accounting information across organisational boundaries to create competitive advantage and the more efficient and effective use of resources in the public sector though improved inter-agency working.

John’s teaching is informed by his extensive applied research across both the private and public sector.