Performance Measurement, Sustainability and Governance in the Healthcare Sector


Call for papers - Special issue of the British Accounting Review
'Performance Measurement, Sustainability and Governance in the Healthcare Sector' [ACCOUNTING IN HEALTHCARE]

We invite submissions related to 'Performance Measurement, Sustainability and Governance in the Healthcare Sector' for consideration in a special issue of the British Accounting Review. The Editors welcome submissions in relevant topics before the deadline of May 31st, 2023.

Salma Ibrahim, Kingston University, UK,
Christos Begkos, University of Manchester, UK,
Michela Arnaboldi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy,
Cameron Graham, York University, Canada,

The aim of this special issue is to publish a collection of papers that focus on key questions related to performance measurement, sustainability and governance within the healthcare sector, and especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Editors are interested in articles that focus on advancing our theoretical understanding and addressing policy issues in these crucial, yet under-researched themes. Below are some examples of topics that would be considered for the special issue.

- Performance measurement practices in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Healthcare costing techniques for the increase of public value
- Digitization and performance measurement technologies within healthcare settings
- Alternative costing of healthcare services
- Engagement of front-line professionals with costing and cost containment practices in healthcare settings
- Incentives embedded within healthcare systems that drive financial reporting decisions
- External accountability and communication across and after the COVID-19 pandemic: change, stability and international diversity
- Accountability for healthcare outcomes in private, for-profit healthcare
- Long-term financial sustainability of healthcare systems following the COVID-19 pandemic
- International differences in sustainability of healthcare systems
- Environmental sustainability of healthcare systems and possible change of priorities in light of climate change initiatives
- Changes in corporate governance mechanisms of healthcare systems following the COVID-19 pandemic
- Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and disclosure by healthcare institutions
- Government authority and the digital media role in healthcare disclosures
- International differences in governance structure of healthcare institutions

We are also open to other topics which fit the underlying general themes of this special issue.

May 31, 2023: Deadline for submitting draft papers via Editorial Manager
June 2023 - June 2024: Review process and selection of articles to include in the special issue
It is anticipated that this special issue will be published in 2024.

To submit a paper to the special issue, go to the British Accounting Review webpage ( and follow the usual submission procedures. However, while in the Editorial Manager System, when you get to the dropdown menu to indicate your paper submission type, choose 'VSI – Accounting in Healthcare'

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