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Business Research

A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

by Jill Collis and Roger Hussey

About the authors

Jill Collis

Jill Collis is a reader in accounting and director of the Accounting and Auditing Research Centre at Brunel University, London. Her writing reflects her experience as a mature student, which has given her considerable insight into the needs of students and their lecturers. Jill’s research focuses on the impact of changes in the regulation of accounting and auditing for micro- and small companies in Europe. She has conducted research for government departments (DTI and BERR), the Professional Oversight Board and the accountancy bodies (ACCA, ICAEW and ICAS).


Roger Hussey

Roger Hussey is a Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of International Accountants. He holds an MSc in Industrial Relations and a PhD in Accounting from Bath University, UK. After several years in industry he was appointed Director of Research into Employee Communications at the Industrial Relations Unit of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. After six years at Oxford, he moved to the University of the West of England. In the year 2000 Roger became the Dean of the Odette School of Business in Windsor, Canada. He subsequently became Dean of Guangzhou International Business School, China. He is now Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England and the University of Windsor.