Dr Zsuzsanna Vargha

Lecturer in Accounting and Organisation

Zsuzsanna VarghaContact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5108
  • Email: zv8@leicester.ac.uk
  • Twitter: @zv99
  • Office: Room 213, Level 2, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office Hours: Mondays 3.00 - 4.00 pm and Wednesdays 1.00 - 2.00 pm


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Social studies of finance and accounting; economic sociology.
Expertise, professions and professionalisation.
Management accounting systems around financial advice.
Market interaction and technology in consumer banking.
Markets in wealth management and financial planning; mortgage markets.

PhD Supervision

Zsuzsanna is looking to supervise PhD students interested in organisational, sociological, anthropological, or historical approaches, or an emphasis on information systems, in the following areas:

  • Accounting, finance and banking
  • Risk management and regulation
  • Consumer markets and marketing

Current PhD students:

  • Anthony O’Tierney (mortgage securitization)
  • Veronica Morino (fraud in organisations)
  • Yonatan Bezalel (crowdfunding)
  • DiplSocSci: Angele Ellul Fenech (performance appraisal and gender in retail banking)


Accountability, Representation and Control (MSc core MN7262) - Module Leader, team
Finance, Markets and Organisations I (MSc core MN7379) - Module Leader, team

Past Modules
Management Accounting (MSc/MBA elective MN7035) - Module Leader
Finance, Markets and Organisations (MSc/MBA elective MN7635) - Module Leader, team
Accountability, Representation and Control (distance learning MBA) - Module Leader
Performance Measurement: Quantitative Approaches (distance learning MBA) - Module Leader
MSc Dissertations in Accounting and Finance - Supervisor 


Peer-reviewed journal articles

The Financialization of Everyday life or the Domestication of Finance? (with Léna Pellandini-Simányi and Ferenc Hammer) 2015. Cultural Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09502386.2015.1017142

From long-term savings to instant mortgages: financial demonstrations and the role of interaction in markets. Organization, March 2011, 18(2): 215-235.  http://org.sagepub.com/content/18/2/215.short

Educate or serve: the paradox of 'professional service' and the image of the west in legitimacy battles of post-socialist advertising. Theory and Society March 2010 39(2): 203-243.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11186-009-9104-6?LI=true#page-1

Chapters in edited books
Manuscript in preparation. "Conversation stoppers: regulating consumers' Attitudes to Risk" In: Michael Power (ed) Risk work: the everyday life of risk management. Oxford University Press.

Clocks, Clerks, Customers: queue management systems, post-socialist sensibilities and performance measurement at a retail bank. 2014. In: Francois-Xavier de Vaujany, Nathalie Mitev, Pierre Laniray, Emmanuelle Vaast (eds) Materiality and Time: Historical Perspectives on Organisations, Artefacts and Practices. Palgrave Macmillan: 31-57.

Realizing dreams, proving thrift: how product demonstrations qualify financial objects and subjects. 2013. Book chapter in: Beckert, Jens and Christine Musselin (eds) The Construction of Quality in Markets. Oxford University Press.

General interest articles
Financial advice: regulating ambiguous interactions. Risk&Regulation 22, Winter 2011: 6-7.

Working papers
"The locations of strategy: performing loyalty at the bank-customer interface.” (revise and resubmit, Long Range Planning).

"Infrastructures of control: the accidental pipeline of measuring bank sales incentives." Working paper.

"The Long Range and the Small Print: Relational Work and Financial Regulation in Wealth Management Encounters." (with Peter Lunt). Working paper.

"Perfection struggles in the making of the Hungarian forex mortgage market (with Lena Pellandini-Simanyi and Ferenc Hammer).  Working paper.

"Do Financial Markets Work? The Missing Concept of Work in the Social Studies of Finance." Working paper.

Markets from interactions: the technology of mass personalization in consumer banking. Columbia University Center on Organizational Innovation (COI) Working Paper.

Book reviews
Organizations, Interaction, and Practice. By Nick Llewellyn and Jon Hindmarsh. Book review. Organization Studies December 2011 32(12): 1745-1749.  http://oss.sagepub.com/content/32/12/1745.extract

Consumer Culture and Personal Finance: Money Goes to Market. By Jacqueline Botterill. Book review. Journal of Consumer Culture, November 2011, 11(3): 389-92.  http://joc.sagepub.com.ezproxy3.lib.le.ac.uk/content/11/3/389.full.pdf+html


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