Dr Sepideh Parsa


Dr Sepideh Parsa
NameDr Sepideh Parsa
Job titleAssociate Professor in Accounting
Research institute
Primary appointmentAccounting, Finance & Economics
Email addressS.Parsa@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4135-2865
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Sepideh is an Associate Professor in Accounting and is currently one of the Research Leads for the Department. She joined the Business School as a PhD student when she was awarded a full scholarship. Sepideh completed her PhD in the field of social accounting. Sepideh’s main research interest is in labour rights reporting with a focus on regulatory environments in both developing and developed countries.

Teaching

Sepideh’s specialist teaching subject is corporate accountability, covering a range of topics including corporate governance, social and labour rights reporting. As part of her teaching, she introduces students to topical issues using scholarly articles as well as some of the most recent cases. Sepideh encourages students to evaluate each case by engaging in debates and evaluative writing up evaluative reports. She is also responsible for Research Methodology and Methods module for Master students. In addition to these, Sepideh supervises PhD students and has been external examiner to numerous PhDs.

Education and qualifications

PhD in Social Accounting
Middlesex University

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Evidence to public body

Serving on the GRI Labor Project Advisory Group
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
01 Feb 2023

Sepideh has been appointed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), GRI’s independent standard setting body, to serve on the GRI Labor Project Advisory Group to revise and develop the Labor related GRI topic standards.

https://www.globalreporting.org/standards/standards-development/topic-standards-project-for-labor/

Research outputs

No poverty, zero hunger and human resource management

Roper, I., Parsa, S. and Hettiarachchi, C. 2024. No poverty, zero hunger and human resource management. in: Aust-Gronarz, I., Cooke, F. and Semeijn, J. (ed.) The Elgar Companion to Human Resource Management and the Sustainable Development Goals Edward Elgar Publishing.

Soft law regulation and labour rights reporting: a deficit in moral legitimacy?

Parsa, S., Roper, I., Maurer, I. and Muller-Camen, M. 2023. Soft law regulation and labour rights reporting: a deficit in moral legitimacy? Accounting Forum. https://doi.org/10.1080/01559982.2023.2250030

Addressing challenges to labour rights reporting on global value chains: social governance mechanisms as a way forward

Parsa, S. and Werner, A. 2023. Addressing challenges to labour rights reporting on global value chains: social governance mechanisms as a way forward. in: Kacanski, S., Kabderian Dreyer, J. and Sund, K. (ed.) Measuring Sustainability and CSR: From Reporting to Decision-Making Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 95-106

Transparency and disclosure in supply chains: modern slavery and worker voice

Parsa, S., Roper, I. and Hettiarachchi, C. 2022. Transparency and disclosure in supply chains: modern slavery and worker voice. UK Middlesex University, London & University of Essex, Colchester. https://doi.org/10.57685/EPRINTS.MDX.AC.UK.00034618

Corporate social responsibility reporting in China: political, social and corporate influences

Parsa, S., Narisa Tianjin, D., Ataur, B., Teng, L. and Guliang, T. 2021. Corporate social responsibility reporting in China: political, social and corporate influences. Accounting and Business Research. 51 (1), pp. 36-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/00014788.2020.1780110

Corporate governance and HRM

Parsa, S. 2019. Corporate governance and HRM. in: Prouska, R., Roper, I. and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, U. (ed.) Critical issues in human resource management: contemporary perspectives London Macmillan International Higher Education | Red Globe Press. pp. 9-27

Have labour practices and human rights disclosures enhanced corporate accountability? The case of the GRI framework

Parsa, S., Roper, I., Muller-Camen, M. and Szigetvari, E. 2018. Have labour practices and human rights disclosures enhanced corporate accountability? The case of the GRI framework. Accounting Forum. 42 (1), pp. 47-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2018.01.001

How do Chinese businesses view corporate social responsibility?

Parsa, S., Tang, G. and Dai, N. 2016. How do Chinese businesses view corporate social responsibility? London ICAEW.

Reporting on sustainability and HRM: a comparative study of sustainability reporting practices by the world’s largest companies

Ehnert, I., Parsa, S., Roper, I., Wagner, M. and Muller-Camen, M. 2016. Reporting on sustainability and HRM: a comparative study of sustainability reporting practices by the world’s largest companies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 27 (1), pp. 88-108. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2015.1024157

Is there an expectations gap in the roles of independent directors? An explorative study of listed Chinese companies

Li, P., Parsa, S., Tang, G. and Xiao, J. 2012. Is there an expectations gap in the roles of independent directors? An explorative study of listed Chinese companies. British Journal of Management. 23 (2), pp. 206-222. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00727.x

The social audit of labour standards: what can it tell us about employer motivation to disclose?

Roper, I., Parsa, S. and Muller-Camen, M. 2011. The social audit of labour standards: what can it tell us about employer motivation to disclose? Across Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Global Challenges Facing Workers and Employment Research. BJIR 50th Anniversary Conference. London School of Economics 12 - 13 Dec 2011

Non-financial information disclosure and communication in large UK companies.

Parsa, S. 2001. Non-financial information disclosure and communication in large UK companies. PhD thesis Middlesex University Business School Business School

Capital markets: reactions to social information announcements

Parsa, S. and Deng, X. 2008. Capital markets: reactions to social information announcements. International Journal of Accounting and Finance. 1 (1), pp. 107-120. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJAF.2008.020239

Disclosure of governance information by small and medium-sized companies

Parsa, S., Chong, G. and Isimoya, E. 2007. Disclosure of governance information by small and medium-sized companies. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society. 7 (5), pp. 635-648. https://doi.org/10.1108/14720700710827211

Governance and social information disclosure - evidence from the UK

Parsa, S., Kouhy, R. and Tzovas, C. 2007. Governance and social information disclosure - evidence from the UK. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. 3 (3), pp. 205-222. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBGE.2007.014313

Social reporting by companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market

Parsa, S. and Kouhy, R. 2007. Social reporting by companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9402-8

Disclosure of social information by small/medium-sized companies.

Parsa, S. 2003. Disclosure of social information by small/medium-sized companies. Global Business & Economics Review. Anthol, pp. 90-104.

Corporate performance analysis and military production in South Africa

Batcholar, P., Dunne, J. and Parsa, S. 2000. Corporate performance analysis and military production in South Africa. Defence and peace economics. 11 (4), pp. 615-641. https://doi.org/10.1080/10430710008404970
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