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Professor Ileana Steccolini

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EBS - Accounting
Professor Ileana Steccolini

Profile

Biography

Ileana Steccolini is a Professor of Accounting at Essex Business School. She held previous positions at Newcastle University and Bocconi University and was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh, RMIT Melbourne, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Getulio Vargas Foundation. Her expertise develops at the interface among accounting and public administration and management. She has published on public sector accounting, budgeting, performance management and accountability, reform and change processes, governmental financial resilience, inclusion, participation and gender in public services. She is the chair and founder of the Accounting and Accountability Special Interest Group within the International Research Society of Public Management, the Chair of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association, and a member of the IRSPM board. She is Joint editor of Financial Accountability and Management and serves in the editorial boards of Public Administration Review, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, the Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, and the Journal of Government and Nonprofit Accounting.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Governmental financial resilience

Open to supervise

Public sector accounting reforms

Open to supervise

Roles, uses and users of accounting information in public services

Open to supervise

Performance measurement in public services

Open to supervise

Roles of accounting and accountability in inclusive public services and societies

Open to supervise

Corruption and Supreme Audit Institutions

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Governmental financial resilience - invited speech - CIPFA annual conference

Invited presentation, CIPFA annual conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 10/7/2019

Connecting public management, accounting and financial management: a European/international perspective

Invited presentation, Financial Dimensions of Public Organization Performance and Theory - PMRA pre-conference workshop - invited speech, 11/6/2019

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Management Accounting I (BE111)

  • Accounting and Finance (BE882)

  • Student Success Tutorial (BE916)

  • Accounting Project (BE936)

  • In-Site Workshop Series (BE961)

Publications

Journal articles (55)

Korac, S., Saliterer, I., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2020). Contrasting and explaining purposeful and legitimizing uses of performance information: a mayor’s perspective. Public Management Review. 22 (4), 553-577

Tucker, B., Ferry, L., Steccolini, I. and Saliterer, I., (2020). Debate: The practical relevance of public sector accounting research; time to take a stand—A response to van Helden. Public Money & Management. 40 (1), 5-7

Thomasson, A., Lapsley, I. and Steccolini, I., (2020). “Managing” wicked problems: Uncovering the roles of budgets, financial systems, and collaboration. Financial Accountability & Management. 36 (2), 113-116

Steccolini, I., Saliterer, I. and Guthrie, J., (2020). The role(s) of accounting and performance measurement systems in contemporary public administration. Public Administration. 98 (1), 3-13

Aquino, ACBD., Caperchione, E., Cardoso, RL. and Steccolini, I., (2020). Overseas influences on the development and recent innovations on public sector accounting and finance in Latin America. Revista de Administração Pública. 54 (1), 1-10

Barbera, C., Guarini, E. and Steccolini, I., (2020). How do governments cope with austerity? The roles of accounting in shaping governmental financial resilience. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal. 33 (3), 529-558

Safari, M., Bicudo de Castro, V. and Steccolini, I., (2020). The interplay between home and host logics of accountability in multinational corporations (MNCs): the case of the Fundão dam disaster. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print)

Steccolini, I., (2019). Accounting and the post-new public management. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 32 (1), 255-279

Nitzl, C., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2019). Exploring the links between different performance information uses, NPM cultural orientation, and organizational performance in the public sector. Public Management Review. 21 (5), 686-710

Steccolini, I., (2019). New development: Gender (responsive) budgeting—a reflection on critical issues and future challenges. Public Money & Management. 39 (5), 379-383

Steccolini, I., Anessi-Pessina, E., Caruana, J. and Sicilia, MF., (2019). Heritage: the priceless hostage of accrual accounting. International Journal of Public Sector Management. 33 (2/3), 285-306

Steccolini, I. and Dabbicco, G., (2019). Building legitimacy for European public sector accounting standards (EPSAS): a governance perspective. International Journal of Public Sector Management. 33 (2/3), 229-245

Barbera, C., Jones, M., Korac, S., Saliterer, I. and Steccolini, I., (2019). Local government strategies in the face of shocks and crises: the role of anticipatory capacities and financial vulnerability. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 002085231984266-002085231984266

Reichborn-Kjennerud, K., González-Díaz, B., Bracci, E., Carrington, T., Hathaway, J., Jeppesen, KK. and Steccolini, I., (2019). Sais work against corruption in Scandinavian, South-European and African countries: An institutional analysis. The British Accounting Review. 51 (5), 100842-100842

Hyndman, N., Liguori, M., Meyer, RE., Polzer, T., Seiwald, J. and Steccolini, I., (2019). Justifying Public Sector Accounting Change from the Inside: Ex‐post Reflections from Three Countries. Abacus. 55 (3), 582-609

Baekgaard, M., Belle, N., Serritzlew, S., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2019). Performance Information in Politics: How Framing, Format, and Rhetoric Matter for Politicians’ Preferences. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. 2 (2)

Hyndman, N., Liguori, M., Meyer, RE., Polzer, T., Rota, S., Seiwald, J. and Steccolini, I., (2018). Legitimating change in the public sector: the introduction of (rational?) accounting practices in the United Kingdom, Italy and Austria. Public Management Review. 20 (9), 1374-1399

Liguori, M. and Steccolini, I., (2018). The power of language in legitimating public-sector reforms: When politicians “talk” accounting. The British Accounting Review. 50 (2), 161-173

Belardinelli, P., Bellé, N., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2018). Framing Effects under Different Uses of Performance Information: An Experimental Study on Public Managers. Public Administration Review. 78 (6), 841-851

Liguori, M., Steccolini, I. and Rota, S., (2018). Studying administrative reforms through textual analysis: the case of Italian central government accounting. International Review of Administrative Sciences. 84 (2), 308-333

Fattore, G., Iacovone, D. and Steccolini, I., (2018). ‘Managing successful change in the public sector’: a view from the consultants’ world. Public Management Review. 20 (4), 587-606

Barbera, C., Jones, M., Korac, S., Saliterer, I. and Steccolini, I., (2017). Governmental financial resilience under austerity in Austria, England and Italy: How do local governments cope with financial shocks?. Public Administration. 95 (3), 670-697

Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2017). Public budgeting in search for an identity: state of the art and future challenges. Public Management Review. 19 (7), 905-910

Anessi-Pessina, E., Barbera, C., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2016). Public sector budgeting: a European review of accounting and public management journals. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 29 (3), 491-519

Giacomini, D., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2016). Contextualizing politicians’ uses of accounting information: reassurance and ammunition. Public Money & Management. 36 (7), 483-490

Barbera, C., Guarini, E. and Steccolini, I., (2016). Italian Municipalities and the Fiscal Crisis: Four Strategies for Muddling Through. Financial Accountability & Management. 32 (3), 335-361

Barbera, C., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2016). What Mr. Rossi Wants in Participatory Budgeting: Two R’s (Responsiveness and Representation) and Two I’s (Inclusiveness and Interaction). International Journal of Public Administration. 39 (13), 1088-1100

Bracci, E., Humphrey, C., Moll, J. and Steccolini, I., (2015). Public sector accounting, accountability and austerity: more than balancing the books?. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 28 (6), 878-908

de Lancer Julnes, P. and Steccolini, I., (2015). Introduction to Symposium: Performance and accountability in complex settings—Metrics, methods, and politics. International Review of Public Administration. 20 (4), 329-334

Arnaboldi, M., Lapsley, I. and Steccolini, I., (2015). Performance Management in the Public Sector: The Ultimate Challenge. Financial Accountability & Management. 31 (1), 1-22

Grossi, G. and Steccolini, I., (2015). Pursuing Private or Public Accountability in the Public Sector? Applying IPSASs to Define the Reporting Entity in Municipal Consolidation. International Journal of Public Administration. 38 (4), 325-334

DITILLO, A., LIGUORI, M., SICILIA, M. and STECCOLINI, I., (2015). CONTROL PATTERNS IN CONTRACTING-OUT RELATIONSHIPS: IT MATTERS WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHO YOU ARE. Public Administration. 93 (1), 212-229

Grossi, G. and Steccolini, I., (2014). Guest Editorial: Accounting for public governance. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. 11 (2), 86-91

Grossi, G. and Steccolini, I., (2014). Guest Editorial: Accounting for public governance. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. 11 (2), 86-91

Liguori, M. and Steccolini, I., (2014). Accounting, innovation and public-sector change. Translating reforms into change?. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 25 (4-5), 319-323

Anessi-Pessina, E., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2012). Budgeting and Rebudgeting in Local Governments: Siamese Twins?. Public Administration Review. 72 (6), 875-884

Liguori, M., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2012). Some Like it Non-Financial …. Public Management Review. 14 (7), 903-922

Alesani, D., Jensen, G. and Steccolini, I., (2012). IPSAS adoption by the World Food Programme: an application of the contingency model to intergovernmental organisations. International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management. 2 (1), 61-61

Liguori, M., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2011). Some Like it Non-Financial …. Public Management Review. 14 (7), 903-922

Liguori, M. and Steccolini, I., (2011). Accounting change: explaining the outcomes, interpreting the process. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 25 (1), 27-70

Lapsley, I., Midwinter, A., Nambiar, T. and Steccolini, I., (2011). Government budgeting, power and negotiated order. Management Accounting Research. 22 (1), 16-25

Steccolini, I. and Liguori, M., (2011). CALL FOR PAPERS. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 22 (3), I-I

Steccolini, I., (2010). Financial management for local government. European Accounting Review. 19 (2), 385-389

Cristofoli, D., Ditillo, A., Liguori, M., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2010). Do environmental and task characteristics matter in the control of externalized local public services?. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 23 (3), 350-372

Liguori, M., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2009). Politicians versus managers: roles and interactions in accounting cycles. International Journal of Public Sector Management. 22 (4), 310-323

Marcuccio, M. and Steccolini, I., (2009). Patterns of voluntary extended performance reporting in Italian local authorities. International Journal of Public Sector Management. 22 (2), 146-167

Nasi, G. and Steccolini, I., (2008). Implementation of accounting reforms. Public Management Review. 10 (2), 175-196

Nasi, G. and Steccolini, I., (2008). Implementation of accounting reforms. Public Management Review. 10 (2), 175-196

Mussari, R. and Steccolini, I., (2006). Using the Internet for Communicating Performance Information. Public Money and Management. 26 (3), 193-196

Mussari, R. and Steccolini, I., (2006). Using the Internet for Communicating Performance Information. Public Money & Management. 26 (3), 193-196

Caccia, L. and Steccolini, I., (2006). Accounting change in Italian local governments: What's beyond managerial fashion?. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 17 (2-3), 154-174

Marcuccio, M. and Steccolini, I., (2005). Social and environmental reporting in local authorities. Public Management Review. 7 (2), 155-176

Alesani, D., Steccolini, I. and Guthrie, J., (2005). An Extended Performance Reporting Framework for the Italian Healthcare Industry

Marcuccio, M. and Steccolini, I., (2005). Social and environmental reporting in local authorities. Public Management Review. 7 (2), 155-176

Anessi-Pessina, E. and Steccolini, I., (2005). Evolutions and Limits of New Public Management-Inspired Budgeting Practices in Italian Local Governments. Public Budgeting Finance. 25 (2), 1-14

Book chapters (4)

Saliterer, I., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2018). Public Budgets and Budgeting in Europe: State of the Art and Future Challenges. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 141- 163. 9781137552686

Barbera, C., Borgonovi, E. and Steccolini, I., (2016). Popular Reporting and Public Governance: The Case of “Bilancio in Arancio” in Milan Municipality. In: Governance and Performance in Public and Non-Profit Organizations. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 3- 30. 9781786351081

Liguori, M., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2014). Public Value as Performance: Politicians’ and Managers’ Perspectives on the Importance of Budgetary, Accruals and Non-Financial Information. In: Public Value Management, Measurement and Reporting. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 85- 104. 9781784410117

Liguori, M., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2012). Politicians and administrators: Two characters in search of a role. In: Reforming the Public Sector: How to Achieve Better Transparency, Service, and Leadership. 157- 170. 9780815722885

Conferences (1)

Barbera, C., Sicilia, M. and Steccolini, I., (2016). The Participatory Budgeting as a Form of Co-production

Grants and funding

2020

Incoming Visiting Fellowship for South African colleague

University of Essex (GCRF)

Contact

ileana.steccolini@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872063

Location:

EBS.3.13, Colchester Campus