Dr Jonida Carungu

Dr Jonida Carungu is a senior lecturer in accounting. Her main research areas are sustainability accounting, accounting history and international accounting. Jonida is currently teaching the modules of Financial Accounting, Advanced financial Management, Commercial and Investment Banking, Accounting Theory and Regulations. She supervises MA and PhD students and is course leader for the International Trade and Finance MSc.

Dr Jonida Carungu, Lecturer in Accounting

Dr Jonida Carungu

In 2017, Jonida obtained a PhD in Business Administration and Management from the University of Pisa, Siena and Florence (Italy). She joined GSBL in August 2020 and developed content, while introducing innovation in teaching, learning, and assessment across PG and UG modules.

Jonida is a passionate and active researcher with several research projects and applications for research grants within sustainability accounting, accounting history and international accounting.

Details of Jonida's role, modules and number of students are as follows:

  • Coordination of the FE7P64 PG Dissertation module in the Spring term 2023 (104 students), Summer 2023 (306 students), Spring term 2024 (324 students), Summer 2024 (470 students);
  • Module leader for AC7073 Advanced Financial Management (Level 7, approx. 40 students);
  • Module leader for FE7062 Commercial and Investment Banking (Level 7, approx. 35 students);
  • Module leader for AC6067 Accounting Theory and Regulations (Level 6, approx. 20 students);
  • Teaching activities within: -AC4052 Financial Accounting (Level 4, approx. 60 students), -FE4055 Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (Level 4, approx. 200 students);
  • Member of the supervisory team for PhD students;
  • Support for PhD students via PGR Training sessions;
  • Teaching activities within "Help to Grow" Management Course for Small Businesses;
  • Invited speaker on “International Sustainability Reporting” within the International Financial Accounting Course at the University of Siena (Italy).  

Jonida is a passionate qualitative researcher in accounting, with proven track record of conducting high-quality research. In particular, she has a strong commitment to advance knowledge in the following research topics:

(1) If and how UK environmentally “sensitive” businesses disclose and disseminate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their sustainability reports, websites, and social media;
(2) analysis of the drivers for the implementation of UN SDGs from small family businesses and the transmission of sustainable values and activation of a “social contagion” process;
(3) observation of the management accountant role within organizations and their efforts to govern the sustainability reporting process, by filling the gap between “corporate sustainability talks and practice”;
(4) investigation of the role of the accountant during exogenous shocks; analysis of the contextual psychological and organizational dynamics.
(5) the stereotype and the portrait of the accountants in media and popular culture.

  • Carungu, J. and Molinari, M. (2023), “Analysis and evolutionary paths of financial and non-financial reporting standards”, (Title in Italian: “Analisi e linee evolutive degli standard di rendicontazione finanziaria e non finanziaria”), Publisher: Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 9788813382780.
  • Patuelli, A., Carungu, J., Lattanzi, N. (2022). Drivers and nuances of sustainable development goals:
    Transcending corporate social responsibility in family firms. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 373, 133723,
    ISSN 0959-6526 (2ABS). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133723
  • Alexander, D., Carungu, J. and Vignini, S. (2022). IFRS meets the realities of a post-communist Balkan
    State, Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems, Vol. 21/ No. 2/2022, pp. 141-173.
    (1ABS) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24818/jamis.2022.02001; Available at: http://online-
  • Carungu, J., & Molinari, M. (2022). The “Accountant” stereotype in the Florentine medieval popular culture:" galantuomini" or usurers? Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (3ABS). Forthcoming https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-01-2020-4386.
  • Carungu, J., Di Pietra, R., & Molinari, M. (2021). The impact of a humanitarian disaster on the working approach of accountants: a study of contingent effects. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, (3ABS). https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-08-2020-4789.
  • Carungu, J., Di Pietra, R., & Molinari, M. (2020).  Mandatory vs. voluntary exercise on non-financial reporting: does a normative/coercive isomorphism facilitate an increase in quality? Meditari Accountancy Research, (1ABS). https://doi.org/10.1108/MEDAR-08-2019-0540
  • Patuelli, A., & Carungu, J. (2020). A comparative study of the accounting research trends (1994–2014) between Spain and Italy. Accounting History, 25(3), 488-508, (2ABS). https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373219876355
  • Patuelli, A., and Carungu, J. (2019), “A comparative study of the accounting research trends (1994–2014) between Spain and Italy”, Accounting History, First Published in October 21st, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/1032373219876355
  • Carungu, J., and Patuelli, A. (2019), “The evolution of academic accounting research: a comparison between Italy and Spain” (Italian article title: “I cambiamenti della ricerca accademica in ambito ragioneristico: un confronto tra Italia e Spagna”), Rivista Italiana di Ragioneria e di Economia Aziendale (RIREA), 2, pp. 200-213, DOI 10.17408/RIREAJCAPGZ050607082019 - ISSN 1593-9154
  • Molinari, M., and Carungu, J. (2019), “Non-Financial Reporting: Substance over form” (Italian article title “Rendicontazione non finanziaria: dalla forma alla sostenza”), Controllo di Gestione Journal, IPSOA, 6, pp.5-17
  • Carungu, J., and Paolicelli, N. (2018) “The involvement of Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank and the role of the book-keeping after the earthquake of 1798” (Italian article title: “L’intervento della Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena e il contributo del book-keeping nel “render conto” sulla gestione del terremoto del 1798”) (Co-author N. Paolicelli), Accounting and Cultures, 2, pp. 85-117. DOI: 10.3280/CCA2018-002005
  • Patuelli, A., and Carungu, J. (2016), “Accounting research trends during the last 20 years: evidence from Italy”, Accounting and Cultures, 2, pp. 65-85. DOI: 10.3280/CCA2016-002004.

Jonida's research is supported by the following key achievements:

  • 3 research grants awarded (CIMA, SIDREA, RESCALING);
  • 2 scholarships received (“Margit F. and Hanns Martin Schoenfeld” Scholarship and 1 joint PhD Scholarship from the University of Siena, the University of Pisa, and the University of Florence).
  • 1 Best conference paper award;
  • Top cited author" award from Meditari Accountancy Research journal;
  • 1 Nominee for “The Most Inspirational Paper Award”.
  • supervising PhD students
  • collaborative research projects

Dr Jonida Carungu, Senior lecturer in Accounting at the Guildhall School of Business and Law, j.carungu@londonmet.ac.uk