Matt Scobie

LecturerDr Matt Scobie

Meremere 231
Internal Phone: 90945

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Healy S., Scobie M. and Dombroski K. (2020) Grounded! COVID-19 and Recovering Postcapitalist Possibility in Place. Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture and society.
  • Laine M., Scobie M., Sorola M. and Tregidga H. (2020) Special Issue Editorial: Social and Environmental Account/Ability 2020 and Beyond. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal 40(1): 1-23.
  • Scobie M., Lee B. and Smyth S. (2020) Grounded accountability and Indigenous self-determination. Critical Perspectives on Accounting
  • Scobie MR., Milne MJ. and Love TR. (2020) Dissensus and democratic accountability in a case of conflict. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 33(5): 939-964.
  • 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.