This is the list of my academic publications. For articles in the press, blog posts and publications in professional outlets look at Media page.

Articles in International Refereed Journals

Bento da Silva, J., Quattrone, P., Lewellyn N., (2022). Turning to Mystery in Institutional Theory: The Jesuit Spiritual Exercises. Organization Studies, 43(9) 1379–1400.

Quattrone, P. (2022). Seeking Transparency makes one blind. How to rethink disclosure, account for nature, and make corporation sustainable. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 547-566.

Meyer, R., Quattrone, P. (2021). Editorial. Living in a Post-Truth World? Research, Doubt and Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 42(9): 1373 –1383.

Quattrone, P., Ronzani, M., Jancsari, D., Höllerer, M. (2021). Beyond the visible, the material and the performative: Shifting perspectives on the visual in Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 42(8):  1197-1218.

Bento da Silva, J., Quattrone, P. (2021). Mystery-driven Institutionalism: The Jesuit Spiritual Exercises as a Book of Practices Leading Nowhere. in Lounsbury, M., Anderson, D.A. and Spee, P. (Ed.) On Practice and Institution: New Empirical Directions. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 71, pp. 145-164.

Feger C. et al. (2018). Four priorities for new links between conservation science and accounting research. Conservation Biology.

Busco, C., Quattrone, P. (2018). Performing Business and Social Innovation through Accounting Inscriptions: An Introduction. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 67:15-19.

Puyou, F-R., Quattrone, P. (2018). The Visual and Material Dimensions of Legitimacy: Accounting and the Search for Socie-ties. Organization Studies, 1-26 (

Quattrone, P. (2017). Embracing ambiguity in management controls and decision-making processes: On how to design data visualizations to prompt judgment. Accounting and Business Research, 47:5, 588-612.

Giovannoni, E. Quattrone, P. (2017). The materiality of absence: Emptiness, institutions and the incomplete cathedral. Organization Studies, 1-23, DOI: 10.1177/0170840617708005.

Busco, C., Quattrone, P. (2017). Sustaining innovation and the search for value creation: Accounting, inscriptions and the mediation of ‘in-tensions’. Management Accounting Research,

Quattrone, P. (2015). Management Accounting goes digital : Will the move make it wiser? Management Accounting Research, 25th Anniversary Special issue, 31: 118-122.

Quattrone, P. (2015). A Procedural Approach to Institutional Logics: Unfolding Rationality in the Jesuit Order. Administrative Science Quarterly, 60: 411-445, DOI: 10.1177/0001839215592174.

Busco, C., Quattrone, P. (2014). Exploring how the Balanced Scorecard engages and unfolds: Articulating the visual power of accounting inscriptions. Contemporary Accounting Research, 2014 (DOI: 10.1111/1911-3846.12105).
The cover of Contemporary Accounting Research is used with permission from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Quattrone, P. (2009). ‘We have never been post-modern’. On the search for management accounting theory. The European Accounting Review, 18, 3: 621–630.

Quattrone, P. (2009). Books to be practiced. Memory, the Power of the Visual and the Success of Accounting. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 34: 85–118.

Ahrens, T., Becker, A., Burns, J., Chapman, C. S., Granlund, M., Habersam, M., Hansen, A., Khalifa, R., Malmi, T., Mennicken, A., Mikes, A., Panozzo, F., Piber, Quattrone, P., M., & Scheytt, T. (2008). The future of interpretive accounting research – a debate. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19: 840–866.

Khalifa, R., Quattrone, P. (2008). The governance of accounting academia: issues for a debate. European Accounting Review, 17:1, 65-86.

Busco, C., Quattrone, P., Riccaboni, A. (2007). Management accounting: issues in interpreting its nature and change. Management Accounting Research, 18: 125-149.

Quattrone, P., Hopper, T. (2006). What is IT?”: SAP, Accounting, and Visibility in a Multinational Organisation. Information and Organization, 16: 212-250.

Dagnino, G., B., Quattrone, P. (2006). Management and Business Research Italian Style: The methodological Contribution of Economia Aziendale to Business Economics. Journal of Management History, 12: 1.

Quattrone, P. (2006). The Possibility of the Testimony. A Case for Case Study Research, Organization, 13, 1: 143-157 (reprinted in “Case Study Methods in Business Research” edited by Albert J Mills and Gabrielle Durepos, SAGE Publications, 2012).

Quattrone, P. (2005). Is Time Spent, Passed or Counted? The Missing Link between Time and Accounting History. Accounting Historians Journal, 2005, 32, 1: 185-208.

Quattrone, P., Hopper, T. (2005). A ‘Time-Space Odyssey’: Management Control Systems in Multinational Organisations. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 30, 7-8: 735-764.

Jones, G., Mclean, C., Quattrone, P. (2004). “Spacing and Timing”, Introduction to the Special Issue of Organization on ‘Spacing and Timing’, 11, 6: 723-741.

Quattrone, P. (2004). Accounting for God. Accounting and Accountability Practices in the Society of Jesus (Italy, 16th-17th centuries). Accounting, Organizations and Society, 29, 7: 647-683 (reprinted in Macintosh, N., Hopper, T. 2006, Accounting for the social and the political: classics, contemporary, and beyond. Elsevier).

Quattrone, P. (2004). Commenting on a commentary? Methodological Choices in Accounting Research, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 15, 2: 232-247, 2004.

Quattrone, P., Hopper, T. (2001). What does Organisational Change Mean? Speculations on a Taken for Granted Category. Management Accounting Research, 12, 4: 403-35

Quattrone, P. (2000). Constructivism and Accounting Research: Towards a Trans-disciplinary Perspective. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 13, 2.


Busco, C., Frigo, M., Quattrone, P., Riccaboni, A. (Eds.) (2013). Integrated reporting. Concepts and Cases that Redefine Corporate Accountability. London: Springer.

Puyou, F-R., Quattrone, P., McLean C., Thrift, N. (2012). Imagining Organizations: performative imagery in business and beyond. London: Routledge.

Macintosh, N. Quattrone, P. (2010). Management accounting and control systems. An organizational and sociological approach. Wiley.

Mazza, C. Riccaboni A., Quattrone, P. (Eds.) (2008), European Universities in Transition: Issues, Models and Cases. Elgar.

Book Chapters

Puyou, F-R., Quattrone, P. (2020). Account book as a mediating technology of organization, in Beys T., Holt, R., Pias, C. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Media, technology and Organization Studies. Oxford University Press.

Mazza, P., Quattrone, P. (2017). Living in a World of Foam: Global Ideas, Bubbles, Institutions and the Fairy Tale of Business Education, in Izak, M., Kostera, M., Zawadzki, M. (Eds.). The Future of University Education. Palgrave Critical University Studies.

Bento de Silva, J., Quattrone, P.  (2017). Government at a distance: The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, in Alan McKinlay, Eric Pezet (Eds.), Foucault, Governmentality and Management: Rethinking the Management of Populations, Organizations and Individuals. Routledge

Quattrone, P. (2016). In search of what accounting is not: Speculations on the future of valuing, transparency, and a new aesth-etics for governing capitalism and democracy,  in Czarniawska, B (Ed.). A Research Agenda for Management & Organization Studies. Elgar.

Quattrone, P. (in press). “Value in the age of doubt: Accounting as a maieutic machine”, in Martin Kornberger, Lise Jusesen, Jan Moursitsen & Anders Koed Madsen (Eds.). Making Things Valuable, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Quattrone, P. (2013) “Rhetoric and art of memory” in Jack L., Davidson, J., Craig, R. (Ed.). The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Accounting Communications. London.

Quattrone, P. (2012). The Jesuit ordering: In between the imaginative force of the art of memory and the organizational power of accounting practices, in Bruno Boute and Thomas Småberg, Devising Order. Socio-religious Models, Rituals, and the Performativity of Practice, pp. 242-264, Leiden: Koninklijke Brill.

Puyou, F., Quattrone, P., McLean, C., Thrift, N. (2012). Imagining Organizations: An introduction, in Imagining Organizations: performative imagery in business and beyond, Co-edited with Francois Puyou, Christine McLean, and Nigel Thrift: Routledge.

Puyou, F., Quattrone, P., McLean, C., (2008). Imagining Business: When a figure is worth more than a thousand numbers. Introduction to the Catalogue of the Imagining Business exhibition and workshop.

Mazza, C. Riccaboni A., Quattrone, P. (2008). Found in Translation: on the persistence of the university as institution, in Mazza, C. Riccaboni A., Quattrone, P. (Eds.), European Universities in Transition: Issues, Models and Cases. Elgar.

Carmona, S., Quattrone, P. (2003). Operations, Purchase and Sales in the Hyper-reality: Institutional Theories and Implications for Management Control. In Bhimani A., (ed.), (2003), Management Control and the Digital Economy, Oxford University Press.

Edited Journal Special Issues

Perspectives: The visual in Organization Studies.Guest Editors: Paolo Quattrone, Matteo Ronzani, Dennis Jancsari, Markus Höllerer, Virtual special issue.

Performing business and social innovation through accounting inscriptions, Accounting, Organizations and Society. Guest Editors: Cristiano Busco, Paolo Quattrone, Vol. 67, 2018.

Accounting and Academiae: Career Systems, Networks and What Matters, European Accounting Review, 17:1. Guest editors: Rihab Khalifa, Paolo Quattrone.

Management Accounting Change, Management Accounting Research, Guest editors: Cristiano Busco, Paolo Quattrone, Angelo Riccaboni. 2007, 18.

Spacing and Timing, Organization, 2004, Vol. 11(6), Guest editors: Geoff Jones, Christine Mclean, Paolo Quattrone.

Working Papers

“Magic numbers, figures and digits: from bouble-entry bookkeping to blockchain” (with Elena Giovannoni).

“Accounting, Organizations and the Italian Society. The Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI) and the search for alternatives to US corporate capitalism (1948-1973)”, (with Patrizio Monfardini and Pasquale Ruggiero) paper presented at the EGOS conference 2013, Montreal and EAA 2014.

“Inquiries into the Mystery of Value. Accounting for Common Good at the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI) (1948-1973)”, (with Patrizio Monfardini and Pasquale Ruggiero)

“A manifesto for a religious institutionalism: Absence and the taken-for-granted” (With Roger Friedland),

Books in Italian

Mazza C., Quattrone P., Riccaboni, A. (Eds.). L’università in cambiamento tra mercato e tradizione, il Mulino, Bologna (2006).

Dagnino G. B., Di Betta P., Quattrone P. (Eds.), Le Metodologie della ricerca in Economia aziendale: fra tradizione e nuove tendenze. ESI, Naples, 1998.

Articles in Refereed Journals in Italian

Quattrone P., “Oggetto e metodo nella teoria del controllo: un’interpretazione per intorni relazionali e contesti disciplinari”. Annali della Facoltà di Economia dell’Università di Palermo, 1995.

Quattrone P., “Brevi note di ragioneria in margine a recenti norme sul bilancio di esercizio”. Annali della Facoltà di Economia dell’Università di Palermo, 1995.

Quattrone P., “Princìpi cooperativi e sistemi di controllo aziendale: tematiche generali e problematiche speciali”. Rivista della Cooperazione, Roma, n. 14/15, gennaio/aprile, 1994.

Book Chapters in Italian

Quattrone P., Monfardini, P., Ruggiero, P. (2015), “Le pratiche di programmazione e controllo nel Gruppo IRI: tra contesti organizzativi, politica economica e cambiamenti globali”. in Russolillo, F. (Ed.), La storia dell’IRI. Vol. V, Bari: La Terza.

Mazza, C., Quattrone P., Riccaboni, A. (2008). “Università e Ricerca” (with Carmelo Mazza and Angelo Riccaboni) in Egidi C., (Eds.). Libro Verde dell’Innovazione. Milan: Edizioni Il Sole 24 Ore.

Quattrone, P. (2007). “Gli effetti organizzativi dei manuali gesuitici: tra religione ed economia” in Di Pietra R., Landi, F. (a cura di). Clero, Economia e Contabilità. Bari: Carocci Editore.

Quattrone, P. (2007). “Contenuti disciplinari e metadisciplinari tra XVII e XVIII secolo” in Lipari C. (Ed.), La Ragioneria a Palermo tra storia dei fatti, delle idee e delle istituzioni, Carbone Editore.

Quattrone, P. (2007). “Lodovico Flori: l’opera e le prassi”, in Lipari C. (Ed.), Autori di Ragioneria a Palermo – Volume I: XVII-XVIII secolo, Carbone Editore.

Mazza, C., Quattrone P., Riccaboni, A. (2006). “Verso l’università bifronte? Complessità interne e semplificazione dei rapporti con l’esterno” (with Carmelo Mazza and Angelo Riccaboni) in Mazza C., Quattrone P., Riccaboni, A. (Eds.). L’università in cambiamento tra mercato e tradizione, il Mulino, Bologna.

Mazza, C., Quattrone P. (2002). “Dall’organizzazione del sapere al sapere organizzato? Il sistema universitario italiano alla prova del mercato”, (with Carmelo Mazza) in Battistelli F. (ed.), La cultura delle amministrazioni. Tra retorica ed innovazione, Franco Angeli, 2002.

Dagnino G., B., Quattrone P. (1998). “Le relazioni fra Economia aziendale ed altre discipline: una proposta di metodo”. In Dagnino G. – Di Betta P. – Quattrone P. (Eds.), Le Metodologie della ricerca in Economia aziendale: fra tradizione e nuove tendenze. (in Italian) ESI, Naples.

Quattrone, P. (1995) “Prassi e teorie contabili delle aziende gesuitiche nella Sicilia del XVIII e XIX sec.” (Practical and Theoretical Aspects of the Accounting Systems of the Jesuits Organisation in Sicily in the XVIII and XIX Centuries), Atti del II Convegno Nazionale di Storia della Ragioneria, Messina.