Department of Accounting

Associate professor

Room: SOL/C4.06

Cristiana Parisi is Associate Professor in Management Control. Her research interests lie in the area of performance management and mainly focus on the conditions and consequences of the implementation of management control technologies within organisations. Her research is interdisciplinary and is both qualitative and quantitative in nature. Specifically, her work focuses on the pervasive and enabling characteristics of management practices and embraces three broad areas: 1) the antecedents and consequences of the adoption managerial technologies in general and performance management systems in particular with a specific focus on sustainability; 2)  social and environmental accounting and accountability, also related to the field of value chain management and 3) the implications of advanced technologies and their effects on management practices and on the transition towards circular economy.

Cristiana is an acknowledged member of the performance management research community and she is part of the Editorial Board of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) (3 star AJG, A+ ABDC).

Additionally, Cristiana’s research projects have consistently obtained external funds from private and public sources. One example is the Horizon 2020 Innovation Action project “constRuctive mEtabolic processes For materiaL flOWs in urban and peri-urban environments across Europe (REFLOW)” that she is leading. REFLOW is the largest project of this kind ever obtained by Copenhagen Business School. In fact, REFLOW’s total budget is 10 Million Euros and it involves 28 partners over 10 European Nations. In line with Cristiana’s research interests, REFLOW aims at translating the ambiguous concept of circular economy into practice at the urban level, with a special focus on the social impact of circular economy practices, and the mediation of DLT technologies. The project aims at implementing Circular Economy practices within six European cities including capitals and small towns: Amsterdam, Berlin, Cluj-Napoca (Rumania), Milan, Paris, and Vejle (Denmark).

Another example of Cristiana’s funded projects is the “Marketization and operationalization of sustainable ship recycling” within the international research collaboration “Governance and Innovation for a Sustainable Maritime Supply Chain” (2018-2023) granted by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($2.5 million CAD).

Primary research areas
  • Management Control
  • Performance Management
  • Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability
  • Social Impact Measurement
  • Managerial Technologies
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Cristiana Parisi is course coordinator and lecturer of the courses:

  • Management Control and Finance (MSc: KAN-CMIBO1034U)
  • Managerial Accounting (BA: BA-BASPO1000U)
  • Accounting and Control (MSc: KAN-CASCO1003U)
  • Sustainable Management Accounting and Finance (Elective: KAN-CCMVV1676U)
  • Justyna Agata Bekier “More than a numbers game. Accounting for circular economy performance in collaborative initiatives in cities”, Department of Accounting, CBS (Primary Supervisor) (Graduated 2024)

  • Andrea Beye “Emerging accounting practices in platform organisations: an exploration of digital platforms for a Circular Economy” Department of Accounting, CBS (Primary Supervisor

Publications sorted by:
Yasmine Chahed; Robert Charnock; Sabina Du Rietz Dahlström; Niels Joseph Lennon; Tommaso Palermo; Cristiana Parisi; Dane Pflueger; Andreas Sundström; Dorothy Toh; Lichen Yu / The Value of Research Activities “Other Than” Publishing Articles : Reflections on an Experimental Workshop Series.
In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 22.3.2024
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Justyna Bekier; Cristiana Parisi / Co-construction of Performance Indicators for a Circular City and Its Relation to a Local Action Net
In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 13.6.2023
Journal article > peer review
Justyna Bekier; Cristiana Parisi / Co-creating Sustainability Performance Accounts in Cities via Tinkering and Bricolage
In: Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, 25.12.2023
Journal article > peer review
Cristiana Parisi / Measuring the Circular Economy in Cities : The Construction of Impact Assessment Indicators.
Paper presented at The 45th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association. 2023, 2023
Paper > peer review
Cristiana Parisi / Social Impact Assessment in Circular Cities’ Ecosystems : The Case for Social Return on Investment Implementation.
In: Reconnecting the City with Nature and History: Towards Circular Regeneration Strategies. . ed. /Luigi Fusco Girard; Peter Nijkamp; Francesca Nocca. Turin : Edizioni FrancoAngeli 2023, p. 201-216 ( Studi urbani e regionali)
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Cristiana Parisi; Justyna Bekier / Assessing and Managing the Impact of COVID-19 : A Study of Six European Cities Participating in a Circular Economy Project .
In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2022, p. 97-107
Journal article > peer review
Cristiana Parisi; Juliana Hsuan / Blockchain Technology and the Implementation of Circular Economy within Firm Inter-organisational Relations
Paper presented at The 29th EurOMA International Annual Conference 2022, 2022
Andrea Beye; Cristiana Parisi / Emerging Accounting Practices in Platform Organsations : An Exploration of a DLT-based Platform for Circular Economy in the Transformation of Waste into Resources.
Paper presented at 14th Workshop on Management Accounting as Social and Organizational Practice. MASOP 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Erika Hayashi; Cristiana Parisi / Product Impact Assessment
: REFLOW Project 2022, 349 p. (REFLOW Deliverable, No. D1.5, Vol. WP1: Business Design and Co-Creation)
Report > peer review
Andrea Beye; Cristiana Parisi; Juliana Hsuan / The Role of Industry 4.0 Cusiness Models in the Design of Circular Supply Chains
Paper presented at The 29th EurOMA International Annual Conference 2022, 2022
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