Department of Operations Management

Associate professor

Room: SOL/C4.06
E-mail: cpa.acc@cbs.dk

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)

Andrea Beye “Exploring calculative practices in processes of Public Value creation”, Department of Operations Management, CBS (Primary Supervisor).

Justyna Agata Bekier “Performance measurement in context of urban transition to Circular Economy”, Department of Operations Management, CBS (Primary Supervisor).

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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
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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
Cristiana Parisi; Erika Hayashi; Justyna Bekier; Dina Bekkevold Lingås / Validation and Performance Evaluation
: REFLOW Project 2022, 104 p. (REFLOW Deliverable, No. D1.4, Vol. WP1: Business Design and Co-Creation)
Report > peer review
Cristiana Parisi / Beyond Budgeting and Management Control Practices within Small and Medium Enterprises
Paper presented at The 9th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, 2021
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Cristiana Parisi / Defining Calculative Practices for Circular Economy : the Case of Six European Cities.
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Justyna Bekier; Andrea Beye; Cristiana Parisi / Emergence and Stabilization of Performance Accounts for the Circular Economy : The Role of Representations.
Abstract from Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2021, 2021
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Yasmine Chahed; Robert Charnock; Sabina Du Rietz; Niels Joseph Lennon; Tommaso Palermo; Cristiana Parisi; Dane Pflueger; Andreas Sundström; Dorothy Toh; Reaven Yu / Research With(out) Outputs : Experimenting Toward Interpretive Accounting Research.
Paper presented at 13th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2021, 2021
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