Dr Renata Stenka

Associate Professor in Accounting

Dr Renata Stenka

Dr Renata Stenka

Programme Area Director for Accounting MSc Programmes
Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
Whiteknights campus
r.i.stenka@henley.ac.uk
+44 (0)118 378 4036
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Biography

Dr. Renata Stenka is currently an Associate Professor in Accounting at Henley Business School. She is a member of the School Management Board and a Programme Area Director for Postgraduate Studies in Accounting and is involved in the development and delivery of several postgraduate courses. She holds a visiting research position at the Institute of Finance at the University of Lugano in Switzerland and she has been involved in the delivery of the postgraduate accounting, finance and banking programmes. She completed her PhD in financial accounting at the University of Liverpool in the UK and prior to moving to Henley Business School 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 to her doctoral research. She has published in Accounting and Business Research and is a recipient of awards from the British Academy for her research projects. Her current research interests consider convergence and compliance issues relevant to the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) worldwide with the specific focus on the political and institutional aspects of accounting change and regulation. Her work also explores rhetorical functions of the narrative and numerical aspects of financial disclosures. She is involved in a collaborative work with scholars from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

 

Programme Delivery

Module convenor at postgraduate level - International Financial Reporting 1&2

Publications

Papers:

Stenka, R. “Discourse in international accounting standard setting: legitimacy viewed through a Bourdieusian lens”, American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference, Atlanta, US August 2014

Stenka, R. and Kokot, P. “Accounting as interpretive framing”, British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, March 2015.

Stenka, R. and Grossi, G. “For the public without the public”, International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, March/April 2015.

Stenka, R. and Kokot, P. “The multidimensional character of accounting numbers”, Alternative Accounts Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, April 2015.

Stenka, R. and Kokot, P. “Numbers in Motion”, Financial Reporting and Business Communication Annual Conference, Bristol, July 2015.

Churyk. N, Stenka. R. Accounting for Complex Investment Transactions. Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 32, Issue 4 (2014).

Alexander, D. and Stenka, R. (2013)Capturing meaning construction in financial disclosure. In: Discourses Approach to Financial Communication, 2-6 February 2014, Ascona, Switzerland.

'Setting UK Standards on the Concept of Control: An Analysis of Lobbying Behaviour', Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 40 (2) 2010: 109-130 (co-author Prof. Peter Taylor, University of Liverpool)

'Convergence to IFRS and the Evolution of the Regulation on the Concept of Control used for Group Accounts: A UK Perspective', Investment Research and Analysis Journal, Vol. 1 (2), 2006: 28-51 (co-author Prof. Peter Taylor, University of Liverpool)

'Major Implications of the Introduction of EURO for Financial Strategies of Small and Medium Size Businesses', Financial and Marketing Strategies, Vol. 1, Dec 1999: 15-27, University of Szczecin, Poland.

'The Concept of Capital Group in Accounting and Tax Regulations in Europe: A Comparative Study', Topics in Management and Finance, Vol. 1, Sept 1998: 23-38, University of Szczecin, Poland.

'Power Versus Benefits as Contestants for Defining Control: Evidence from the Current Joint IASB/FASB Projects', submitted to Abacus, the paper is based on the project funded by the British Academy.

'Rhetoric in International Standard Setting Process: Strategies Employed by the IASB/FASB and the Constituents', work in progress, the paper is based on the project funded by the British Academy.

'Lobbying in the International Regulatory Domain: the IASB/FASB Projects on the Concept of Control', work in progress, the paper is based on the project funded by the British Academy.

'Power Versus Benefits as Contestants for Defining Control: Evidence from the Current Joint IASB/FASB Projects'- work in progress, the paper is based on the project funded by the British Academy.

'Normative Nature of Accounting Standards: How 'Accounting Reality' is Ordered and Constructed in International Regulatory Domain' - work in progress.

External Funding: 

Awarded the British Academy Grant for a research project: 'Lobbying in the International Accounting Standard-Setting Process: Evidence from the Recent IASB/FASB Projects' (SG090939), February 2010.

Awarded an Overseas Conference Grant by the British Academy (OCG-52750), December 2008.

Books:

'The Impact of IFRS Adoption in the UK - Issues in Group Accounting', in Venu, L. (ed.), Convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards - Country Perspectives, ACFAI's Professional Reference Book, Rotterdam, ESSEC KPMG, May 2008: 117-141 (co-author Mr. Phil Ormrod, University of Liverpool).

Conference:

'Rhetoric in International Standard Setting Process: Strategies Employed by the IASB/FASB and the Constituents', American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference, Washington DC, the USA, August 2012

'Rhetoric in International Standard Setting Process: Strategies Employed by the IASB/FASB and the Constituents', Financial Reporting and Business Communication 16th Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, July 2012

'Power Versus Benefits as Contestants for Defining Control - Evidence from the Current Joint IASB/FASB Projects', American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, the USA, August 2011.

'Determinants of the Composition of a Group Reporting Entity - Evidence from the Current Joint IASB/FASB Regulatory Developments', Financial Reporting and Business Communication 15th Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, July 2011.

'The Consequences of IFRS Adoption for the UK Listed Companies', 16th Annual Conference of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), Palm Springs, California, the US, January 2010.

'The Impact of IFRS Adoption for the UK Listed Companies: Accounting for Business Combinations', Accounting in Europe, 5th Annual Conference, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September 2009.

'Accounting for Business Combinations: The Consequences of IFRS Adoption for UK Listed Companies', 32nd European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Tampere, Finland, April 2009.

'The Adoption of IFRS in the UK: Business Combinations', Accounting in Europe, 4th Annual Conference, Lund, Sweden, September 2008.

'Impact of Shifting Towards International Accounting Standards - a UK Perspective', 31st European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, April 2008.

'The Consequences of IFRS Adoption for UK Listed Companies - Impact on Reported Profit and Equity', 14th Annual Mid-Year Conference of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), San Diego, California US, February 2008.

'An Analysis of the Group Accounting Effects on Profit and Equity - a UK Perspective', Accounting in Europe, 3rd Annual Conference, Cergy/Pontoise, Paris, France, September 2007.

'The Impact of IFRS Adoption for the UK Listed Companies - Issues in Group Accounting', 30th European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, April 2007.

'Convergence with IFRS Relevant to Group Accounting: a UK Perspective',

'Convergence with IFRS Relevant to Group Accounting: a UK Perspective',

10th World Congress of Accounting Educators, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2006.

'Convergence with IFRS and the Evolution of the Regulation on the Concept of Control: A UK Perspective', 1st International Conference in Accounting and Finance, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 2006.

'Impact of IFRS Adoption on the Perimeter of Consolidation: A UK Perspective', 29th European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, March 2006.

'Convergence to IFRS and the Evolution of the Regulation Determining the Scope of Consolidation: A UK Perspective', Accounting in Europe, 1st Annual Conference, Regensburg, Germany, September 2005.

'Accounting Standard Setting Process: An Analysis of Lobbying Strategies Employed by Corporate and Non-corporate Respondents', 28th European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2005.

'Setting UK Standards Relevant to the Concept of Control Used for Group Accounts', British Accounting Association Annual Conference, University of York, York, UK, April 2004.

'Analysis of Lobbying Behaviour: Do Different Constituent Groups use Different Lobbying Strategies?', British Accounting Association, Northern Accounting Group Annual Conference, Leeds Business School, Leeds, UK, September 2003.

Invited speaker at research seminars

'Analysis of Normative Nature of Accounting Standards - How 'Accounting Reality' is Ordered and Constructed in International Regulatory Domain', Warwick Business School, Warwick, February 2013.

'Rhetoric in International Accounting Standard Setting Process: the IASB/FASB Joint Group Accounting Projects ', University of Exeter Business School, Exeter, December 2012.

'Implications of Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): A UK Perspective', Accounting and Finance Research Seminar, The Swiss Institute of Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland, December 2009.

'The Impact of IFRS Adoption on Profit and Equity Figures for the UK Listed Companies', Economics and Finance Research Seminar, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, November 2009

Research collaboration:

Collaboration with Prof. Patrick Gagliardini at the Swiss Finance Institute, University of Lugano in Switzerland on research methodology linking qualitative and quantitative approaches.