Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Sloan Wilson gives keynote speech at Management Accounting Workshop
On 14-16 June, the Department of Accounting and Finance at Turku School of Economics organized a workshop as part of the Academy of Finland (AoF) funded project: “Performance management for a sustainable future – Exploring the feasibility of prosocial assumptions”.
David Sloan Wilson, an American evolutionary biologist and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University joined the workshop online to give a keynote speech on the theme: “Multilevel cultural evolution: A paradigmatic alternative to neoclassical economics.” Wilson is co-founder and president of the nonprofit Prosocial World, and co-author of the book “prosocial”, which inspired the ideas for the AoF project.
The principal investigator of the AoF project is Associate Professor Jan Pfister from the University of Turku and the project team consists of national and international collaborators including:
- Thomas Ahrens, Professor of Accounting at the United Arab Emirates University
- Albrecht Becker, Professor of Management Accounting at the University of Innsbruck
- Claire Dambrin, Professor of Management Control at ESCP Paris
- Solomon Darwin, Executive Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation and the Center for Growth Markets at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley
- Markus Granlund, Professor and Dean of Turku School of Economics
- Sarah Jack, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University and Professor at the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics
- Erkki Lassila, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turku
- François-René Lherm, Associated Assistant Professor at the University of Toulouse
- Kari Lukka, Professor Emeritus of Management Accounting at the University of Turku
- David Otley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Management at Lancaster University (participated online)
- Zachary Sherman, Doctoral Researcher at the University of Turku
The AoF project, which is also associated with the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics, is funded with half a million Euro for the years 2022-26. The research team met jointly for the first time and is exploring the prosocial approach in different theoretical domains and empirical settings.