Cheryl S. McWatters will present a paper at the annual conference of the Association pour l’Histoire du Management et des Organisations (AHMO) in Lille, France March 18 – 20, 2015.

Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History at the University of Ottawa, Dr. McWatters is a Full Professor at the Telfer School of Management (cross appointment with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts. Her research focuses on the embeddedness of accounting within a multi-faceted institutional and social context. From the abstract of the paper, the product of a collaboration with Dr. Thomas Foth of the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences: “In this study, we highlight how medical and nursing knowledge along with knowledge from accounting merged not only to scientifically manage the psychiatric hospital but also to govern the population at large.”

The paper, Constructing Patient Identity: The Technology of the Medical Record in Making the Psychiatric Hospital in Canada Calculable, will be presented at the AHMO conference (XXe Journées d’Histoire du management et des organisations). It will also be presented at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for History of Nursing meeting to be held at the 84th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa in June.

More about this researcher:

Professor McWatters is Editor of the Accounting History Review and Associate Editor of the associate editor of the Journal of Operations Management and Accounting Perspectives. She has contributed to a large number of peer-reviewed journals and collected volumes, most recently, Merchants and Profit in the Age of Commerce, 1680-1830 and Credit and Debt in the series Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History. She is also co-author of the textbook Management Accounting: Analysis and Interpretation. More information is available here.