Professor Robert W. Scapens is an Emeritus professor at the Manchester Business School and a visiting professor of Management Accounting at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is a Part- time Professor in the Accounting and Finance department of the Birmingham Business School. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Vaasa in Finland and Lund University in Sweden.
Professor Scapenshas taught a wide range of courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels, particularly in Management accounting and research methodology. More recently he has been teaching various courses on qualitative research methods for Ph.D students in accounting and other management fields in Birmingham, Manchester and a number of other Universities in European Countries.