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Dr Renata Stenka

Associate Professor in Accounting

Programme Area Director for Accounting MSc Programmes

RS Professional

Specialisms

  • Corporate Reporting, 
  • Social and Environmental Accounting, 
  • Sustainability, 
  • Accounting Policy Making and Regulation, 
  • Discourse Analysis, 
  • Corpus Linguistics, 
  • IFRS

Location

G21, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus

Dr Renata Stenka is currently an Associate Professor in Accounting at Henley Business School. She holds the position of Programme Area Director for Postgraduate Studies in Accounting, providing strategic oversight for the development and delivery of the entire postgraduate portfolio in Accounting at HBS.

She completed her PhD in Financial Accounting at the University of Liverpool in the UK and, before moving to HBS, she held her first academic position at Keele University, UK. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Szczecin in Poland and the University of Odense in Denmark, where she was awarded a national scholarship by the Danish government to proceed onto her doctoral research.

Her novel interdisciplinary scholarly work integrates cognitive sociolinguistic and more quantitative corpus-based analytical paradigms to study corporate and regulatory discourses in the accounting context. Her research explores discursive pathways of institutionalisation of professional and regulatory practices. Most recently, Renata’s work considers how ever-increasing sustainability values and movements have challenged the ‘conventional’ shareholder focus of accounting and corporate reporting. Her current research interests relate to issues considering the implementation of the social and environmental corporate reporting innovations worldwide with a specific focus on the political and institutional aspects of accounting policy-making and regulation.

Renata’s work has been published in the top international journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and Accounting and Business Research. She is also a recipient of awards from the British Academy for her research projects.

Renata is involved in collaborative work with scholars from the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society and Faculty of Economics at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Switzerland.

Reference: Stenka, Renata (2022) Beyond intentionality in accounting regulation: habitual strategizing by the IASB. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 88. 102294. ISSN 1045-2354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2021.102294
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Reference: Stenka, Renata and Jaworska, Sylvia (2019) The use of made-up users. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 78. 101055. ISSN 0361-3682 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2019.07.001
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Reference: Alshhadat, Mohammad Q and Stenka, Renata I. (2017) The Patterns of the intellectual capital disclosure in emerging economies; the case of Jordanian companies. In: Lopes, Ilidio Tomas and Serrasqueiro, Rogerio (eds.) ECIC 2017 - 9th European Conference on Intellectual Capital. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781911218302
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Reference: Stenka, Renata and Kokot, Patrizia (2015) Numbers in motion. In: Financial Reporting and Business Communication Annual Conference, 2 - 3 July 2015, University of Bristol, UK.
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Dr Renata Stenka
Reference: Stenka, Renata and Kokot, Patrizia (2015) The multidimensional character of accounting numbers. In: Alternative Accounts Annual Conference, April 17 – 18, 2015, Ottowa, Canada.
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Dr Renata Stenka
Reference: Stenka, Renata and Kokot, Patrizia (2015) Accounting as interpretive framing. In: British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 March 2015, Manchester, UK.
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Dr Renata Stenka
Reference: Stenka, Renata and Grossi, Giuseppe (2015) For the public without the public. In: International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Annual Conference, March 2015, Birmingham, UK.
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Reference: Stenka, Renata (2014) Discourse in international accounting standard setting: legitimacy viewed through a Bourdieusian lens. In: American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference, 2 - 6 August 2014, Atlanta, USA.
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Reference: Churyk, Natalie Tatiana and Stenka, Renata (2014) Accounting for complex investment transactions. Journal of Accounting Education, 32 (4). pp. 58-70. ISSN 0748-5751 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccedu.2014.08.001 (Natalie Tatiana Churyk, Renata Stenka, Accounting for complex investment transactions,)
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Reference: Alexander, David and Stenka, Renata (2013) Capturing meaning construction in financial disclosure. In: Discourses Approach to Financial Communication, 2-6 February 2014, Ascona, Switzerland.
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Reference: Stenka, Renata (2013) Rhetoric in international standard setting process: constructing accounting reality. In: Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, 26 - 28th July 2013, Kobe, Japan.
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Dr Renata Stenka
Reference: Stenka, Renata and Taylor, Peter (2010) Setting UK standards on the concept of control: an analysis of lobbying behaviour. Accounting and Business Research, 40 (2). pp. 109-130. ISSN 2159-4260 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00014788.2010.9663387
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Dr Renata Stenka
Reference: Stenka, Renata and Ormond, Phil (2008) The impact of IFRS adoption in the UK: issues in group accounting. In: Venu, Lingisetti (ed.) Convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards – Country Perspectives. ICFAI University Press, pp. 117-141. ISBN 9788131415641
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Renata Stenka

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