Dr Kenneth Weir

Lecturer in Accountancy

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 5345
  • Email: khw11@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 529E, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: By appointment

Personal details

I joined the School of Management in January 2010 as a lecturer in accounting, having previously studied Accounting at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. My doctoral study evaluated management accounting change during the financial crisis and was finally completed in 2013. I am also a Fellow of the HEA.

I am a member, and regular reading group co-ordinator, of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy (CPPE), having joined in 2011, and a member of the editorial collective at ephemera journal, joining in July 2014.


I currently teach the following:

Introduction to Accountancy and Management Tutorials (both BA Management Studies)

Social and Environmental Accounting (MSc Accounting and Finance)

Administrative responsibilities

I am the active programme leader for the MSc Accounting and Finance degree. And, in addition, I'm also a personal tutor for a number of campus-based students.


On a general level, my current research interests are located in projects that examine the emergence and development of management accounting practices. I also have interests in emancipatory accounting; critical finance; and social accounting.

Outside of accounting and finance, I have research interests in the changing context of academic work and a strong current interest in horror films and fandom.


I co-supervise one doctoral project, with Geoff Lightfoot: Li Lin (2nd Year) is engaged in an institutional analysis of the development and use of environmental accounting practices in China.

I am interested in supervising projects on management accounting change, as well as research projects focused on social and environmental accounting, and critical finance.


Recent journal publications

Weir, K., and Dunne, S. (2014). The connoisseurship of the condemned - A Serbian Film, The Human Centipede 2 and the appreciation of the abhorrent, Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies11(2); publication expected November 2014

Weir, K. (2014). Customer relationship malevolence: A reflection on accounting, marketing and customer valuation, triple c: Communication, Capitalism & Critique12(2), 838-847, available here.

Weir, K. (2014). The possibility of a critical pedagogy for finance, International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science2(7), 181-191

Harvie, D., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. and Weir, K. (2014). Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation13(3), 229-239 [See associated report in Times Higher Education, 5 June 2014, and a coda to the story, also in Times Higher Education, 19 June 2014.]

Weir, K. (2013). Methodological dominance in academic finance: the case of behavioural finance, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science3(20), 8-14

Harvie, D., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. and Weir, K. (2012). What are we to do with feral publishers? Organization19(6), 905–914

Weir, K. (2008). Examining the theoretical influences of customer valuation metrics, Journal of Marketing Management24(7/8), 797-824

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