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Sustainable Water Supply and Accounting

"This project will explore the formation and initial operation of Irish Water. Much media coverage of Irish Water includes accounting information – prices, costs and investments. Ideally, water should be treated as a resource, which implies differing (non-monetary) measures may more relevant.  We will study the influence of accounting, politics and sustainability issues over time as Irish Water begins to operate." 

- Dr Martin Quinn, DCU Business School.

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Researcher Profiles

Dr Martin Quinn, DCU Business School
Dr Martin Quinn DCU Business School, CPA Ireland Research SubmissionMartin Quinn qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1994 and also holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and an MSc in Management and Applications of IT in Accounting. He completed his PhD at the University of Dundee in 2010.  Martin worked in manufacturing firms in Ireland (finance and IT roles) for over 11 years and acquired intimate knowledge of the paper and packaging industry in both finance and information technology fields. Martin joined DCU Business School in 2004. His research interests involve ERP systems and management accounting, management accounting in small and medium sized enterprises, processual change in management accounting, organisational routines, institutional theory and cloud accounting. 
Dr Stephen Jollands, University of Exeter
Stephen Jollands University of Exeter CPA Ireland Research SubmissionStephen Jollands joined the Business School in the University of Exeter in September 2011. He was formerly a Tutor in Management Accounting at The University of Auckland Business School, in the Department of Accounting and Finance, where he completed his PhD. Stephen has a variety of practical experience including two years working for Ernst and Young. His research and professional interests primarily rest in management accounting, management control systems, and accounting for sustainability.