Caroline Linares

Dr Caroline Linhares

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Course Leader for MSc Accounting & Finance, MSc Financial Management and MSc Forensic Accounting


I am an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in social and environmental accounting. My research focuses on the role of accounting in achieving sustainable development, spanning the fields of sustainability reporting, sustainable supply chains, accountability and accounting in developed and developing countries to influence policy and practice.

Experienced within both academia and dynamic corporate environments, I held positions as Corporate Reporting and Financial Accounting Senior Analyst and later as a Financial Accounting Subject Matter Expert.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with solid experience teaching in higher education in the UK. I joined Sheffield Business School in 2022 from the University of Leicester School of Business.


2020: Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2018: PhD Accounting, University of Sheffield
2011: MBA, University of Sheffield
2005: BSc Accounting, FAE Business School




Subject area: Financial Accounting and Management Accounting

Courses taught:
MSc Accounting & Finance
MSc Financial Management
BSc Accounting & Finance


Modules taught:
Strategic Management Accounting
Environmental Accounting


Journal articles

Dibben, P., Meira, J., Linhares, C., Bruce, R., & Wood, G. (2020). Vanishing value chains, industrial districts and HRM in the Brazilian automotive industry. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31 (2), 254-271.

Book chapters

Johnson, P., Wood, G., Dibben, P., Cullen, J., Meira, J., Bonnin, D., ... Linhares, C. (2018). Reconfiguration and Regulation of Supply Chains and HRM in Times of Economic Crisis. In Human Resource Management A Critical Approach. Routledge


Linhares, C., & Cullen, J. (2018). An exploration of the potential of supply chain accounting for promoting both economic and social upgrading. Presented at: European Management Control Symposium, Nice, France

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently supervising two Doctoral students. I welcome Research Proposal from prospective PhD and DBA students.

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