Dr Maggie Cooper

Lecturer in Management Accounting

Dr Maggie Cooper

Dr Maggie Cooper

Programme Director for BA Accounting and Management
By area: tax planning, tax avoidance, management accounting, transfer pricing, business strategy
By industry: manufacturing and services
G17, Henley Business School, Whiteknights
+44 (0) 118 378 7882


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 as part of their wider organisational strategies. She is interested in the drivers behind the adoption of tax strategies, particularly in relation to tax avoidance. Maggie’s 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 also among the 2018 Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Finalists at the AIB Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Maggie teaches on both graduate and undergraduate 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. Maggie 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).

Programme Delivery

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.


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. AIB Insights Vol 18 (3).

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 December 2019 Vol 54 (6).