Veronica Casarin
Assistant Professor, Accounting and Management Control Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
General Information Research Areas Publications Teaching Other Activities

PhD in Business Studies, Cardiff University (UK)

MPhil in Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

Master’s degree in Business Administration and Control, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)


Veronica Casarin holds a PhD in Business Studies from Cardiff University (UK) and a Master of Philosophy in Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). Prior to joining ESSEC, Veronica was a post-doctoral researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), working on a EU funded project on the impact of public policies on firms’ competitiveness. Veronica was also visiting researcher at HEC Paris and was part of the organizing committee of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference (IPA, Cardiff, 2012). 

As part of her doctoral studies, Veronica has investigated the role of management accounting in the construction of innovation networks in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. Veronica’s research interests are mainly phenomenon-driven and revolve around the areas of accounting and valuation as social, institutional and organisational practices. Prior to her doctoral studies, she also conducted quantitative research and published in the areas of private equity, family business performances, and knowledge strategy.

Currently, her research focuses on the mutual shaping between budgeting, performance measurement and valuation devices, and innovation in the context of hybrid organizational forms. Veronica is also exploring the use of qualitative and narrative tools for evaluating the impact of EU and regional innovation policies.

Research Areas

Accounting and valuation as social and organizational practices

Origins, distribution, and effects of calculative action

Accounting and Science & Technology

Management Control and Ethics 


R&D in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry

Higher Education

University-Industry collaborations

Advanced Manufacturing

European Union policy-making

On-going Projects

1) Performance measurement devices in the construction of innovation as a macro-economic actor. The case of technology transfer and incubation in the UK.

2) The multiple roles of budgeting and valuation devices in the re-organisation of drug discovery and development: the case of a  multinational pharmaceutical company.

3) Linking science, economy, and the state: the mediating role of accounting in the multiple arenas of research commercialization in the EU

4) Calculating and narrating the impact of public programmes for the development of human capital on firms’ and regional competitiveness . A theory of change perspective.

Teaching at ESSEC

CPTG 14220 Strategic Management Control (Core course - BBA Programme)

CPTG 14230 Performance Management and Business Model Innovation in the Digital Era (Elective course - BBA Programme)

CPTC 31081 Refresher Course Accounting (Grand Ecole Programme) 


Other Teaching Activities

Cardiff Business School (UK)

2013-2015 Management Accounting 

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

2009-2010 Elements of Accounting and Finance

Scientific Activities
Conference Presentations

Casarin V. & Robson K. (2019), "Performing Business Models as Problems of Accounting and Organization : Accounting for Innovationin Pharmaceutical Biotech", 12th Workshop on Management Accounting as Social and Organizational Practice, Bristol University (United Kingdom).

Casarin, V. (2018), "Calculative Frames, Performance Measurement and the Multiple Values of Innovation: The Case of Technology Incubation in the United Kingdom", 12th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, 13th July 2018, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom).

Casarin, V. (2018), "Performance Measurement and the Making of Innovation as an Economic Actor: The Agencements of Technology Transfer and Technology Incubation in the UK", 11th Workshop on Management Accounting as Social and Organizational Practice, 13th April 2018, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). 

Casarin V. (2016), “Differences, tensions, and regularities in the making of innovation as an economic actor. The case of technology transfer and incubation programmes in the UK”. Accounting and Finance Seminar Series, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm (Sweden), 30th September 2016.

Casarin V. (2015), “The multiple roles of accounting in the re-organisation of drug discovery activities at BigPharma1”, Brown Bag Seminar Series at Department of Accounting and Management Control, HEC Paris (France), 10th April 2015.

Casarin, V. (2013) “Performing Innovation and Research Commercialization through Accounting Devices: The Case of University-Industry Collaboration in the UK Biotechnology and Life Sciences Clusters”, Accounting, Organizations, and Society workshop, 22nd-24th September 2013, Galway (Ireland).

Casarin, V. (2012), Commentary on the paper “Research & Development, Globalization and the Limits of Management Control Systems: An Empirical Study” by Fiona Harrigan, Jodie Moll and Ted O'Leary, 10th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Cardiff (UK).

Casarin, V. “Science, Progress and New Visibilities in the World Society”, 3rd March 2010, LSE Department of Accounting seminar series. 

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