Roland Kaye

Roland Kaye


Personal profile


Roland Kaye is Professor of Management Accounting. Previous held Professor of Information Management, Past President of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Governor Ashridge Management College where he chairs Audit Committee, advisor to Chartered Management Institute.


Latest Publications

G. R. Kaye & S. Drew (2007) Enterprise governance and strategic scorecards. European Management Journal, 25/5, October. pp 359-369

Xu, X. M., & G. R. Kaye(2007) The nature of strategic intelligence, current practice and solutions. Chapter 3, Managing Strategic Intelligence: Techniques and Technologies. pp 36-54, Idea Group Publishing: USA. ISBN 978-1-59904-243-5 2007

Xu XM, G R Kaye, Y Duan,(2003) UK Executives' vision on business environment for information scanning, a cross industry study. Information & Management 40: 381-389

G Roland Kaye and David Hawkridge (eds) 2003, Learning & Teaching for Business: Case Studies of successful Innovation, Kogan Page

G Roland Kaye and David Hawkridge (2003) Chapters 1 and 15 in, Learning & Teaching for Business: Case Studies of successful Innovation, Kogan Page.

Xu XM and Kaye GR,(2002) Knowledge workers for information support: executives' perceptions and problems. Information Systems Management, Winter 19 (1), pp81-88.

Key Research Interests

His current research is in the areas of Enterprise Governance and the use of information for strategic planning and performance management. His approach is primarily qualitative and organisational based.

Enterprise Governance brings together Roland’s interests in performance management and the governance issues allowing exploration of Boards of Directors responsibilities for growth and sustainability alongside ethical responsibility.

He is also in the process of writing up research on the role of accountants in innovation, based on a series of case studies. Preliminary results suggest a shift to corporate venturer for some accountants who not only win resources but actively encourage investment in innovatory products, process and services. He has held a number of research grants from ESRC, EPSRC, and CIMA as well companies.

Research Supervision

Roland has successfully supervised PhD’s across the management, accounting and information fields as well as examined for a number of institutions.

Strategic Management Accounting and Information. Successful PhD's have been supervised in the area of accounting and broader information resources, the usage by senior management and boards for planning and performance management. This includes the design of information systems and the selection of KPI's. Strategic and Balanced Scorecards are seen as central to shift from internal and retrospective to external and future orientated.

Implementation of Information Systems including CRM, EDI and e-commerce. Successful PhD's have been supervised in these areas which have explored the social and organisational dynamics of the change processes.

Future of the Finance Function. Current research includes the exploration of corporate venturing and the role of the finance function in supporting innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Case study research of innovations is suggesting accountants can and do play significant roles in facilitating these developments. Research students in this area would be welcomed.

Management and Accounting Education. Research continues in this area linked to the professional bodies and technological developments.

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests in Management Accounting, Information Management and use of information by managers for strategy and decision making. Roland has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels as well as provided management development training for many companies and executives.

Roland has been involved with educational technology and pedagogic developments in Business Management and Accounting. He founded the Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Accounting Finance and Business and more recently headed the HE Academy for Business Management and Accountancy. His work has included development and accreditation of accounting programmes for the profession as well as working on standards for management and insurance industries. These continue to be an area of interest.