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Dr Maggie Cooper

Lecturer in Management Accounting

Programme Director for BA Accounting and Management

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  • Management Accounting, 
  • MNE Corporate Tax Avoidance, 
  • Management of Transfer Pricing, 
  • Ethics of Tax Avoidance


G26, Henley Business School, Whiteknights

Dr Maggie Cooper is a qualified Chartered Accountant and gained a range of experience in the public and private sectors before moving into academia.

Dr Maggie Cooper completed her doctorate at Henley Business School where she is now a Lecturer in Management Accounting. Her current research interests and activities focus on how multinational enterprises implement corporate tax plans and the role of transfer pricing within the business. She is interested in the drivers behind the adoption of tax strategies, particularly in relation to tax avoidance and the ethical positions adopted by people working in this sphere.

Her research work uses both quantitative and qualitative methods and she is interested in developing the use of qualitative research methods more broadly within the fields of accounting and international business. Her work was selected as one of the 2018 Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Finalists at the AIB Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Dr Maggie Cooper teaches on both undergraduate and graduate courses, specialising in management accounting and international strategic management. Before moving to academia, she qualified as a chartered accountant with a large accountancy firm and then moved to work in policy and social research roles in the public sector. She has an MSc in Management in the Public Sector as well as an MSc in International Business, and is an Associate Fellow of Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy).

Reference: Cooper, M. and Nguyen, Q. (2020) Multinational enterprises and corporate tax planning: a review of literature and suggestions for a future research agenda. International Business Review, 29 (3). 101692. ISSN 0969-5931 doi:
Reference: Cooper, M. and Nguyen, Q. T. K. (2019) Understanding the interaction of motivation and opportunity for tax planning inside US multinationals: a qualitative study. Journal of World Business, 54 (6). 101023. ISSN 1090-9516 doi:
Reference: Cooper, M. (2018) What drives the tax avoidance strategies adopted by US MNEs? Understanding the heterogeneity of approaches to corporate tax planning in US multinational enterprises. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

Introduction to Business

This module introduces you to different aspects of 'business' and aims to develop your academic and professional skills that will be applied at university and in the workplace....

Module code: AC109

Management Information

This module introduces management accounting concepts and techniques that assist managers with their organisational decision making, planning, control and performance evaluation. ...

Module code: AC107

Products and services

This module builds on the Organisations and Environment module in Stage 1. Learners will develop a deeper knowledge and critical understanding of strategy and marketing. The learner should be supported...

Module code: DM2001

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Module Convenor:

Dr. Maggie Cooper is the module convenor for:

AC107 Management Information

Products and Services (Degree Apprenticeship Programme)

AC109 Introduction to Business

In addition, she also teaches:

AC308 Contemporary Issues in Accounting.

Implications of new tax avoidance measures for MNE theory and FDI: The project has two strands - a theoretical strand which considers the implications of new tax avoidance measures on internalisation theory and MNE theory more broadly; the research aims to develop theoretical foundations for empirical research. The second strand considers the implications of these new tax avoidance methods for FDI, actual flows and the measurement of flows. Currently working on this with Henley academics Mark Casson and Quyen Nguyen.