Dr Alice Bryer

Dr Alice Bryer

Dr Alice Bryer
Reader in Accounting

2.08, 30-32 TPR,
15-19 Tyndalls Park Road, Bristol,
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Telephone Number (0117) 331 0916

Department of Accounting and Finance

Personal profile

Dr Bryer has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining Bristol, she was a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London.  She has worked as a consultant for public and third sector organisations in Europe and the USA.


Dr. Bryer's research has focused mainly on the organizing and accounting practices of alternative organizations such as cooperatives and social movements in different cultural contexts.  She sees these organizations as potentially allowing us to draw wider insights about how practices can be developed to achieve broad social and environmental aims.   

Dr Bryer has published work in leading journals in the field including Accounting Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, and Organization Studies.  She also aims to have direct impact on practice through collaborative research projects with alternative organizations. 


Dr Bryer's teaching experience spans management and financial accounting, sustainability reporting and accountability, and strategy and organisation studies.  She has also designed and taught courses in research methods.

Latest publications

  1. Bryer, A, 2019, ‘Making Organizations More Inclusive: The Work of Belonging’. Organization Studies.
  2. Bryer, A, 2018, ‘Assembling a practice of social belonging: the politics of budgeting in an alternative organization’. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol 31., pp. 925-949
  3. Bryer, A, 2014, ‘Conscious practices and purposive action: A qualitative study of accounting and social change’. Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
  4. Bryer, A, 2014, ‘Participation in budgeting: a critical anthropological approach’. Accounting, Organizations and Society.
  5. Bryer, A, 2011, ‘Accounting as a learnt social practice: the case of the empresas recuperadas in Argentina’. Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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