Prof. Dr. Silvia Jordan

Professor of Management Accounting

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Silvia Jordan

Research Interests:

Interdisciplinary work in the areas of management accounting, control and risk and regulation

  • Risk and performance management practices
  • Accounting in everyday life
  • Healthcare quality assessment
  • Organizing in high reliability contexts

Selected publications

  • Mitterhofer, H. & Jordan, S. (2024). Using metaphors in research: visual metaphors in organizations. In Örtenblad, A. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphor in Organization Studies. (pp.247-265), Oxford University Press.
  • Jordan, S., & Messner, M. (2020). The use of forecast accuracy indicators to improve planning quality: Insights from a case study. European Accounting Review, 29(2), 337-359.
  • Jordan, S., Mitterhofer, H. & Jorgensen, L. (2018). The interdiscursive appeal of risk matrixes: Collective symbols, flexibility normalism and the interplay of ‘risk’ and ‘uncertainty’. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 67, 34-55.
  • Mitterhofer, H. & Jordan, S. (2016). Imagining Risk - The Visual Dimension in Risk Analysis. In Burgess, A., Alemanno, A. and Zinn, J. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies (pp. 318-334). London: Routledge.
  • Jorgensen, L. & Jordan, S. (2016). Risk mapping: day-to-day risk work in inter-organizational project management. In Power, M. (Ed.), Riskwork. Essays on the everyday life of risk management (pp. 50-71). Oxford University Press
  • Jordan, S., Jorgensen, L., & Mitterhofer, H. (2013). Performing risk and the project: Risk maps as mediating instruments. Management Accounting Research, 24(2), 156-174.
  • Munro, I., & Jordan, S. (2013). ‘Living Space’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Spatial Tactics and the Politics of Smooth Space. Human Relations, 66(11), 1497-1525.
  • Jordan, S.: A short history of risk maps, or: why do we find risk maps appealing? "Risk & Regulation" published by the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, CARR, London School of Economics (pp. 20-21).
  • Jordan, S. & Messner, M. (2012). Enabling Control and the Problem of Incomplete Performance Indicators. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 37(8), 544-564.
  • Jorgensen, L., Jordan, S. & Mitterhofer, H. (2012). Sensemaking and discourse analyses in inter-organizational research: A review and suggested advances. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28, 107-120.
  • Jordan, S. & Treisch, C. (2010). The perception of tax concessions in retirement savings decisions. Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, 2(3), 157-184.


  • Member of the editorial board of Accounting, Organizations & Society
  • Member of the editorial board of The Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Member of the International Editorial Board (IEB) of Management Learning since February 2009
  • Member of the EAA (European Accounting Association) Scientific Committee 2010-2013, 2022-2024
  • CARR Associate (Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, LSE) since September 2012
  • Speaker, Health & Life Sciences Cluster Tyrol, Sub-Cluster Humanities, Social Sciences, Law & Economics (2017-2020)
  • Associate editor of European Accounting Review (since 2020)

Current research projects:

  • Islamic management practices in Iranian public management (together with Siamak Nejadhosseini Soudani, ESCP London)
  • Healthcare quality assessment in Austria: Discourses and performances (together with Albrecht Becker, Patrick Neff and Michael Wörndle)
  • Immigration discourses and symbolic numbers in the social media (together with Hermann Mitterhofer and Andrea Mennicken)

Prior affiliations:

2009-2012: Fellow at the London School of Economics, Department of Accounting.

Curriculum Vitae:

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