Montpellier Business School

Dr. Power Sean

Power Sean
Fonction Associate Professor
Research themes Financial Reporting; Financial Analysis; Corporate Narratives
Teaching department Finance & accounting


Short Bio

Dr Sean Power joined Montpellier Business School in September 2022. He holds a BComm (Accounting) from Rhodes University, South Africa (Dean’s List for Academic Merit) and a first-class honours BSc (Accounting) and a PhD (Accounting) from University College Cork. He qualified as a chartered accountant and has several years’ experience in professional practice. Before joining MBS, he held academic positions at University College Dublin and University College Cork. He was Programme Director of the Master of Accounting Degree at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School (2018-2021).
His research interests include financial reporting, corporate narratives, quantitative research methods and text analysis. His research has been published in British Accounting Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. One of his papers received an Irish Academy of Management Conference best-paper award.
Sean teaches financial reporting and financial analysis. He is also interested in new pedagogies for teaching accounting analytics.

Selected intellectual contributions

Power S. B. & Brennan N.M. 2023. Shareholder sentiment at general meetings: speculating on colonialism. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 36(9): 32-60.

Edgar V. C., Brennan N. M. & Power S. B. 2021. The language of profit warnings: a case of denial, defiance, desperation and defeat. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 35(9): 28-56.

Brennan N. M., Edgar V. C. & Power S. B. 2022. COVID-19 profit warnings: Delivering bad news in a time of crisis. The British Accounting Review, 54(2).

Power S. B. & Brennan N. M. 2022. Accounting as a dehumanizing force in colonial rhetoric: Quantifying native peoples in annual reports. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 87.

Power S. B. & Brennan N. M. 2021. Corporate reporting to the crown: a longitudinal case from colonial Africa. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 34(4): 946-982.

Power S. B., Cleary P. & Donnelly R. 2017. Accounting in the London Stock Exchange's extractive industry: The effect of policy diversity on the value relevance of exploration-related disclosures. The British Accounting Review, 49(6): 545-559.


Management Accounting & Control (BIBA 2)
Auditing (PGE 3)
Research in Accounting (PGE 3)

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