Prof Dr Ivo de Loo is Professor of Management Accounting & Control at Nyenrode Business University. 

De Loo received his doctoral degree in quantitative economics from Maastricht University in 1995 (cum laude), and obtained his doctorate degree from the Open University of the Netherlands in 2008. Before accepting his current position, he was Professor of Accounting at Aston Business School (Birmingham), Professor in Management Accounting & Control, Head of Research, and Program Director of the PhD-school at Nyenrode Business University, and Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting at the Open University of the Netherlands. 

De Loo is interested in how management accounting and control is enacted in organizations, using insights from practice theory and the application of visual methods in particular. He has also developed an interest in research methodology over the years.

Currently, Ivo is the confidential counselor of scientific integrity at Nyenrode Business University.

Secondary positions

  • Member of the editorial board of Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management
  • Member of the editorial board of Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (MAB)
  • Member of the EMFC thesis award committee of the Dutch professional body of management accountants (VRC)

International activities

Together with Prof. Alan Lowe (RMIT), Ivo received the Mary Parker Follett Award Outstanding Paper Award (2017) for the following paper: “[T]here are known knowns …” Some reflections on the nature and practice of interpretive accounting research, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30(8), 1796-1819.

Between 2017-2019, Ivo has also been the conference co-chair of the Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) conference at Aston Business School, together with Prof. Elaine Harris (University of Roehampton).

There are multiple research projects with international colleagues in which he is involved.

Most relevant publications

  • Chatterjee, B., Cordery, C.J, De Loo, I., Letiche, H. 2020. The spectacle of research assessment systems: insights from New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (in press) https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-01-2019-3865
  • Hidayah, N.N., Lowe, A., De Loo, I. 2020. Identity drift: the multivocality of ethical identity in Islamic financial institutions. Journal of Business Ethics (in press). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04448-x
  • Ten Rouwelaar, H., Bots, J., De Loo, I., 2018. The influence of management accountants on managerial decisions. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 19(4), 442-464.https://doi.org/10.1108/JAAR-10-2016-0101
  • Lowe, A., De Loo, I., 2017. [T]here are known knowns …” Some reflections on the nature and practice of interpretive accounting research. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30(8), 1796-1819. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-08-2015-2164
  • Lowe, A., Nama, Y., De Loo, I. 2016. Cutting the Gordian knot [?]: a reply to Lukka and Vinnari. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 29(2), 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-04-2015-2025