Dear partners, clients and fellows.

Due to the UK leaving the European Union finally in 2020, the EU has ceased all collaborations in research and research mobilitiy with the UK. Furthermore, the EU regulations on financial market stability will deviate in the future from the specific UK ones.

Therefore, the ACRN Oxford Ltd. board has decided to end its activities in the UK and close the centre. Thank you for wonderful years, I will move on to Finland as director of the Hanken Center of Accounting, Finance and Governance at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

Othmar M Lehner


The ACRN Oxford Research Center was originally founded as a joint venture by three leading European business schools of renowned universities from Austria, Finland and the UK to transfer academic know how on sustainable finance, risk and accounting into the industry and furthermore promote and host academic conferences and summer-schools in finance, risk and accounting, as well as to advance methodological know-how for doctoral students and young researchers.

It is now a distinct (non profit) research entity with a clear impact mission and a highly respected international academic advisory board overseeing its corporate governance, firmly embedded in the broader Oxford research and publication landscape.
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To provide a platform for interdisciplinary research in the fields of Finance, Risk and Accounting, with a special dedication to Sustainability
To enable and foster international collaboration on research and grant applications
To provide inspiring courses, conferences and summer schools for academic faculty and doctoral students
To disperse and translate current academic research into practice through
open access publication outlets and advisory services to policy makers.

In our activities and intra-organizational culture, we embrace and advocate heterogeneity and tolerance, and pay attention to context and environment!
We are a social enterprise for higher education, any excess profits are used to further our programs and outreach to the international academic community.

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Our fields of operation in the United Kingdom

• Doctoral courses and symposia on research methodology and English academic writing for PhD students and post-docs and lecturers
• Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) studies in research methodology in partnership with UK university
• Doctoral schools and conferences on Social Entrepreneurship and Social & Sustainable Finance in partnership
• Publications on research methodology and data science
• Annual flagship conference: Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives (FRAP series)
• Interdisciplinary research coordination in the fields of social and managerial sciences
• Researcher, lector and doctoral supervisor exchange programs
• Digital publication of scientific journals, monographs, books and proceedings
• Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Conference (SSFII series)

Advisory Board of the ACRN Oxford (Board Folder)

Prof. Alex Nicholls, SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Elroy Dimson, Cambridge University, UK
Prof. Dr. Arto Ojala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Dr. Fergus Lyon, Middlesex University London
Prof. Julia Mundy, Centre for Governance, Risk and Accountability, University of Greenwich, UK
DDr. Merav Ozair, NYU, New York University, US
DDr. Julia Puaschunder, The New School, New York, US
Prof. Ahmed Marhfor, University of Quebec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Prof. Olga Kolokolova, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Minna Martikainen, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Prof. Juha Kansikas, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Heimo Losbichler, Department Leader Finance and Accounting, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Dr. Elisabeth Menschl, Senior Lecturer in Research Philosophy and Ethics, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Prof. James Ming Chen, College of Law, Michigan State University, USA
Prof. Steven C Michael, University of Illinois, USA
Prof. Christiana Weber, University of Hannover, Germany
Prof. Shambu Prasad, Professor in Rural Management and Development, Xavier Institute of Management India
Dr. Saadiah Mohamad, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Dr. Pascal Dey, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. Yifat Reuveni, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Michael Dorff, Southwestern Law School, USA
Prof. Edward T. Jackson, Carleton University, Canada

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