Rita is Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management at King’s College London. Rita’s research is in the area of social and institutional studies of accounting. She is particularly interested in studying economic calculation from the perspective of the history and sociology of science, examining the epistemic assumptions underlying costing and performance measurement approaches. She has worked on empirical topics such as the appraisal of large public sector projects and the rise of rankings in transnational governance.
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