FAIRR Research Workshop in accounting and management history, in honor of Professor Marc Nikitin
FAIRR research center hosted on January 25th 2017 a workshop in accounting and management history. The event is related to the publication of a collective monograph honoring prof. Marc Nikitin’s influence in accounting research over a lifetime career ( L’histoire comme méthode pour comprendre le management/History as a method for understanding management, published at Editions Harmattan, February 2017, under the coordination of Yves Levant, Pierre Labardin, and Mathieu Floquet).
Professor Marc Nikitin is a prominent French researcher, having authored seminal works in the area of accounting history and epistemology. Moreover, he is a friend of SKEMA Business School, as no less than three of his former PhD students are, or were SKEMA faculty (Raluca Sandu, Rahma Chekkar, Dragos Zelinschi), and he has also co-authored a significant number of articles with SKEMA collaborators (Yves Levant).
The 11 workshop presentations were related to chapters in the monograph, covering epistemological clarifications and pedagogical aspects of accounting history (presented by Henri Zimnovitch, Salvatore Maugeri, Aurélien Ragaigne, Jean-Philippe Lafontaine), the use of historical methods in accounting and management, in a variety of contexts (Yannick Lemarchand, Yves Levant, Dragos Zelinschi, Pierre Labardin, Mathieu Floquet), as well as history approaches on financial performance, CSR reporting, and investor relations (Thomas Jeanjean, Jacques Igalens, Raluca Sandu). The variety of themes illustrates the richness of professor Nikitin’s influence in accounting research, and the authors have benefited from his insightful feedback all along the workshop.
New research projects will definitely emerge from the rich debates, and will hopefully feed future editions of the workshop in accounting and management history at FAIRR research center.
On the photo : Professor Marc Nikitin with the monograph coordinators, and the workshop convener. From left to right: Pierre Labardin (Université Dauphine), Marc Nikitin (Université d’Orléans), Raluca Sandu (SKEMA), Yves Levant (SKEMA & Université Lille 2), Mathieu Floquet (Université de Lorraine)