Dr Shanta Davie
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1645
- Address: Newcastle University Business School
5 Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Shanta Davie is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at Newcastle University Business School. She is a member of Cultures, Accounting and Management History Research Group. She is also an Academic Warden at Newcastle University Castle Leazes Halls of Residence.
Dr Davie has worked as a civil servant as well as a senior auditor prior to becoming an academic. She has also worked as a lecturer at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Dr. Davie was born, raised and educated in Fiji. She is of an Indo-Fijian and Indigenous Fijian background and speaks English, Fijian and Hindustani fluently. Dr. Davie read for her PhD at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, U.K.
Roles and Responsibilities
Module Leader - ACC3008: Auditing as social accountability
Module Leader - ACC3016: Accounting, organisations & society
Module Leader - NBS8144: Auditing Theory and Practice
Module Leader - NBS8146: Fundamentals of Accounting
Module Leader - ACC2020: Auditing
Academic Warden - Castle Leazes Halls of Residence
BA, MA, PGDAFM, PhD
Auditor, Ali & Co., Suva, Fiji
Lecturer, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
British Accounting Association
Management Control Association
Honours and Awards
(1)Awarded 'Outstanding Performance in Government Accounting' as an undergraduate.
(2)Awarded an ODA scholarship in 1993 to read for a PhD in accounting and financial management at University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST).
(3)Vangerschmeer Award 2003 for best accounting history paper.
(4)Best Paper Award (Qualitative)International Management Accounting Conference
Research methodology in social science (especially within Acc & Fin)
Critical perspectives on accounting more generally
And in particular:
Any aspect of management accounting
Historical studies of accounting
Relationship between accounting and societal/institutional policies
Relationship between accounting and exclusionary policies
Accounting in transitional and emerging economies
Accounting, culture and ethnicity
Accounting and imperialism, with particular emphasis on ex British colonies
Dr Davie is always keen to discuss research proposals for posgraduate studies in these areas.
Current research projects include:
The politics of cultural ontology.
Accounting for colonial labour relations: The politics of production in the periphery.
A critical ethnography of accounting knowledge production: Deliberate
choices for understanding the mundane.
Accounting for indentured labour: An examination of British Indian indentured labour policies between 1834 - 1920.
Co-ordinator of faculty research group: Cultures, Imperialism & Accounting Practices
Dr Davie has considerable experience in supervising Honours as well as MSc dissertations. She has also jointly supervised doctoral and potential doctoral candidates in their research for a higher degree.
Dr Davie has received seed-corn funding from:
Overseas Development Administration
Management Control Association
Edinburgh Centre for European Financial Studies
Arts and Humanities Research Fund, Newcastle University
Newcastle University Accommodation
Dr Davie has considerable experience of teaching at all undergraduate levels - Pre 1st Year (Foundation) to Year 4 Honours level.
She has also taught research methodology at the Masters and MSc levels.
- Davie SSK. Accounting, female and male gendering and cultural imperialism. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 2017, 30(2), Epub ahead of print.
- Davie SSK, McLean T. Accounting, cultural hybridization and colonial globalization: A case of British civilizing mission in Fiji. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 2017, 30(4).
- McLean T, McGovern T, Davie S. Management accounting, engineering and the management of company growth: Clark Chapman, 1864-1914. British Accounting Review 2015, 47(2), 177-190.
- Tyson T, Davie SSK. The Livret system: the interface of accounting and indentured labor in British Guiana. Accounting History 2009, 14, 145-165.
- Davie SSK. An autoethnography of accounting knowledge production: Serendipitous and fortuitous choices for understanding our social world. Critical Perspectives on Accounting 2008, 19(7), 1054-1079.
- Davie SSK. A colonial "social experiment": Accounting and a communal system in British-ruled Fiji. Accounting Forum 2007, 31(3), 255-276.
- Davie SSK. Accountings's uses in exploitative human engineering: theorizing citizenship, indirect rule and Britain's imperial expansion. Accounting Historians Journal 2005, 32(2), 55-80.
- Davie SSK. The politics of accounting, race and ethnicity: A story of a Chiefly-based preferencing. Critical Perspectives on Accounting 2005, 16(5), 551-577.
- Davie SSK. An autoethnography of accounting knowledge production: Serendipitous and fortuitous choices for understanding our social world. Critical Perspectives on Accounting 2004, 19(7), 1054-1079.
- Davie SSK. Accounting and Reform Initiatives: Making Sense of Situation-specific Resistance to Accounting. In: Hopper, T., Hoque, Z, ed. Accounting and Accountability in Emerging and Transition Economies. Amsterdam; London: JAI Press, 2004, pp.333-358.
- Davie SSK. Accounting for imperialism: A case of British-imposed indigenous collaboration. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 2000, 13(3), 330-359.
- Davie SSK. The Significance of Ambiguity in Accounting and Everyday Life: The Self-perpetuation of Accounting. Critical Perspectives on Accounting 2000, 11(3), 311-334.
- Davie, S.S.K. The aesthetics of ambiguities in accounting. The journal of Pacific Studies 1999, 23(2), 229-253.