Department of Accounting

Assistant professor

E-mail: ww.acc@cbs.dk

Wenjun Wen holds a PhD in Accounting and Auditing from Lund University, Sweden (2021). He was a visiting researcher at the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR), Stanford University, USA. Prior to commencing his PhD study, he had practiced as an auditor at Deloitte in China.  His research generally revolves around accounting professionalization, the role of state, professional bodies and accounting firms in professional accounting development, the (re)shaping of accountants' identities in organizational settings.

Primary research areas
  • Financial Accounting and Auditing
  • Sociology of Professions
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Qualitative Research Methods
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  • Accounting and Financial Analysis, undergraduate
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting and its Institutional Context, undergraduate
Selected publications
  • Wen, W. (2022). Taking Stock and Moving Forward: A Systematic Literature Review on Accounting Professionalisation in China, 1980-2021. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, 12(2), 238-278.
  • Wen, W. and Sonnerfeldt, A. (2022). The Interplay between Global Accounting Firms and National Institutional Contexts: The Establishment of the Big Four in China from 1978 to 2007. Accounting History, 27(1), 95-124.
  • Wen, W., Humphrey, C. and Sonnerfeldt, A. (2021). The Strategic Significance of the CICPA in the Making of a Chinese Home-grown Public Accounting Profession. Accounting and Business Research, 51(6-7), 636-676.
  • Wen, W. (2020). The Institutionalisation of Commercialism in the Audit Profession: How Auditors Constitute the Commercial Self in a Large Chinese Audit Firm. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, 10(2), 191-205.