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Solomon Akpotozor

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My research focuses on social and eco-justice issues such as corporate social and environmental reporting, human rights and modern slavery accounting, climate change, corporate governance and accountability including counter accounting. I am particularly interested in research contexts which reflect the global south (developing countries) and how subaltern (less powerful or voiceless) members can be given agency in corporate-community organising. Thus, the gap that exist between the global south and global north in terms of corporate-community relations is revealed. With this approach, I make contributions to theory/literature which has genuine implications for policy and practice. Also, this reveals lessons which the global north and policy makers can learn from the global south and vice versa.

Further, I focus on counter accounting and corporate social and environmental disclosures. For example, I analyse corporate disclosures and the experiences of community members, regulators and non-governmental organisations. I then triangulate these views to enable me determine the transparency of corporate claims. Thus, it becomes clear when corporate greenwashing of disclosures has taken place. 

In the coming years, I aim to conduct and articulate original research that is globally relevant with clear organisational and policy implications, as well as valid theoretical and empirical contributions to knowledge. 

Supervisory Interests

Corporate Social and Environmental Disclosures

Human Rights and Modern Slavery Accounting

Corporate Governance and Accountability

SDGs and Climate Change Disclosures

Counter Accounting and Subaltern Voices

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queen Mary University of London

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Master, Manchester Metropolitan University

Award Date: 30 Sep 2013


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