Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Justyna Agata Bekier has submitted her thesis entitled:

More than a numbers game
Accounting for circular economy performance in collaborative initiatives in cities

This PhD thesis explores how circular economy performance is managed and accounted for in collaborative initiatives in cities. With multiple values at play and diverse definitions of circular economy, the understanding of what performance means in such contexts and how it should be accounted for remains unclear. This thesis addresses this issue by studying accounting practices ‘in action’, following circular economy initiatives in six European cities. The results are presented in three articles, with concluding discussion highlighting the opportunity for circular economy accounting to escape the traditional entity-based focus and embrace dialogic accounting practices.

The thesis will be available from

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi
Department of Accounting
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Juliana Hsuan
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Professor Britta Gammelgaard (Chair)
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Carlos Larrinaga
Departamento de Economía y Administración de Empresas
University of Burgos

Professor Giuseppe Grossi
Faculty of Business, Kristanstad University &
Business School, Nord University

Date: 19 March 2024
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Solbjerg Plads
Room: SPs07 Coloplast Aud
Reception: FUHU

*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.

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