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Professor Venancio Tauringana M.Acc, Ph.D, AIBZ, ACIS, PIEMA, FHEA

Head of Department of Accounting, Professor of Accounting

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Venancio (Ven) Tauringana is Head of Department of Accounting and Professor of Accounting at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. He was previously Director of the Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG). Ven was the Acting Head of Department of Accounting, Southampton Business School in 2016, Acting Director of Research for Southampton Business School in 2017-2018 and President of the African Accounting Association (2017-2019). He is Editor of the Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management and Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. Prior to joining the University of Southampton in 2016, Ven was with The Business School, Bournemouth University as Professor of Accounting and Director of Research for the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics (2002 to 2016). Ven also worked for Isle of Man International Business School, British Isles, where he was a Principal Lecturer in Accounting and BA Business Studies Programme Director (2001 to 2002). He also spent 6 years as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance (1995 to 2001) at the University of Bedfordshire. Ven received a Masters' Degree (M.Acc) in International Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an associate member of the Institute of Environment Management and Assessment (AIEMA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (AICSA) and Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe (AIBZ).

Ven's research interests are concentrated in the areas of corporate governance, voluntary disclosures and their consequences, working capital management and environmental reporting. His research has been published in a variety of journals including the Review of Accounting Studies (ABS ranking 4*), British Journal of Management, (ABS ranking 4*), International Review of Financial Analysis, European Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, British Accounting Review (ABS ranking 3*), Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Small Business Management, Corporate Governance, Journal of Applied Accounting Research and International Journal of Auditing (all ABS ranking 2*). Ven has examined about 20 PhD students and supervised about 10 PhD students to successful completion and is currently supervising a number of students in the above-named research areas. He has received research grants funding totalling over £150,000. In April 2012 and April 2016, Ven received the Emerald Literati Award for his outstanding contribution as reviewer for the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. He has served as a Visiting Professor in the USA (University of Akron, University of Central Arkansas), France (Bordeaux School of Management) and Africa (Makerere University, Uganda).

Over the years, Ven has worked closely with industry in areas of his research interests. For example, he has worked on projects such as reviewing environmental reporting in the ferry and logistics industries and setting up and simplification of environmental management systems. Ven is has been working with Uganda Manufacturing Association (UMA) by holding workshops to show how companies operating under the auspices of UMA can measure and report greenhouse gas emissions (2016-2018). He is now working with UMA member companies helping them to prepare sustainability reports in compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting standards. Ven has appeared on several Ugandan television stations and newspapers such as Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, NBS and New Vision discussing the importance of companies engaging with sustainability reporting.

Ven has taught a number of subjects both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These subjects have Financial Reporting (B.A. Accounting and Finance, 2nd year) and Financial Reporting (B.A. Business Studies, 4th year) and Environmental Reporting (MSc International Accounting and Finance. Previously, he taught Accounting for Decision Making, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Managing and Measuring Performance to MSc International Business students, International Accounting and Financial Management to MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting and Management and MBA students. Student evaluations on the units he leads and teaches have been consistently strong. He is currently an external examiner for the BSc Accounting and Finance degree at Aston University and previously served four-year terms as an external examiner for BSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Kent and University of Bedfordshire and MSc degree courses at the University of Hertfordshire. Ven has acted as external examiner for MPhil theses at Nottingham Trent University and PhD theses at a number of UK universities, including University of Southampton, Bradford University, University of Birmingham, Sheffield Hallam University, Liverpool John Moores University, Nottingham Trent University, and University of Sheffield.

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Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG)

Administration, Leadership and Management:

• Head of Department of Accounting

Journal Editing:

• Editor, Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management
• Associate Editor – Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE).

Role within Professional Academic Charity:

• President, African Accounting and Finance Association 

External Examiner:

• Aston University Business School.

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  • Tauringana, V., & Mangena, M. (Eds.) (2012). Accounting in Africa. (Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies; Vol. 12A). Emerald.

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MANG6196 Accounting – Managing and Measuring Performance.


Professor Venancio Tauringana
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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