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Claire Deng

Dr. Claire Deng

Assistant Professor
DepartmentSchool of Accounting and Finance
EducationBA, LLB, MA, PhD
OfficeTRS 1-092
Phone416-979-5000 ext: 552966


Claire Deng is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Ted Rogers School of Management. Her teaching interests are in management accounting. Her educational background includes laws, cultural and religious studies, and accounting (from Peking University, McGill University, and York University’s Schulich School of Business). She is trained in and has been conducting both qualitative and quantitative accounting research. Her main area of research is qualitative field studies from sociological and philosophical perspectives. Her research on the roles that accounting and accountability play in our society ranges from accounting in corporations, accounting for the public interest, to accounting for individuals’ everyday life. Deng’s works are interdisciplinary in nature that involve approaches from anthropology, sociology, history, linguistics, and literary theories.

Management Accounting and Control; Qualitative Field Methods; Accounting for the Public Interest (e.g., healthcare, environment); Globalization of Accounting Practices.

Deng, C., Kanagaretnam, K., & Zhou, Z. (2020). Do Locally Based Independent Directors Reduce Corporate Misconduct? Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms. Journal of International Accounting Research, 19(3), 61-90.
Research Grants
SSHRC Insight Grant, 2022-2026. Principal Investigator. Project: “Management
Accounting and Control for Conservation: The Recovery of Species at Risk in Canada.”  $82,113.
CPA Ontario Post-Secondary Institutions Funding Program, Tier 2, 2019. Co-investigator. Projects: “Accountability and Animals: The Case of the Greater Sage-Grouse Protection,” and “On Speaking for Others: Surrogate Accountability and Postcolonial Animals.”
The CPA Canada-CAAA Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance and Strategy Research Grant, 2018. Principal investigator. Project: “Constituting International Supply Chains: The Coalition of Management Control Technology and Network.”
Professional Contributions (Ad hoc reviewer for journals)
The Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
Critical Perspectives on Accounting
Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management
Accounting Perspectives
ACC406 Introductory Management Accounting
Introductory Management Accounting