My research interests are broadly around exploring ways to hold organisations, businesses and governments accountable for their social, environmental, cultural and economic impacts. This is geared towards imagining and creating positive and just futures. This includes a specific focus on Indigenous development and decolonisation, corporate social responsibility and social environmental accounting/accountability. My doctoral research, for example, explored relationships of accountability within and between Indigenous organisations and Indigenous communities through decolonising methodologies.
Currently I am pursuing research projects related to Indigenous development in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, community economies in a regenerating Christchurch, democratic accountability in Aotearoa New Zealand and the role of accounting techniques and accountability relations in the dispossession of Indigenous lands, bodies and self-determining authority.
- Scobie M. (2019) Cook'n the books: Cook the crook and the introduction of accounting logics. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, 29 Jun 2019.
- Scobie M. (2019) Encountering Indigenous thought and practice: Dialogue, inclusion, appropriation? (panel discussion). Oxford Brookes University: Encountering Indigenous thought and politics: Power and ethics in the academy, 7 May 2019.
- Scobie M. (2019) Grounded accountability in pursuit of self-determination. University of Aberdeen: Accounting, Society and the Environment Workshop, 8 May 2019.
- Scobie M. (2019) Grounding the concept and practice of accountability: A case study with Ngāi Tahu. Sheffield. University of Sheffield.
- Scobie M., Finau G. and Hallenbeck J. (2019) Accounting, accountants, accountability relations and dispossession. University of Auckland: Bringing life’s work to market: A symposium on practices and spaces of marketised social reproduction, 16 Dec 2019.