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Anthony Devine

Graduate Tutor

Department: Newcastle Business School

B&L_Staff _Anthony -Devine _Graduate -Tutor -NBSAnthony qualified with a First Class Honours Degree in Business with Finance in 2010, during which time he undertook an internship at Hewlett Packard.

Since then he has undertaken project management and consultancy work for a local organisation, to re-model costing and manufacturing systems.

He is currently reading for a PhD in Corporate Governance and is involved in teaching, on both under and postgraduate modules, as well as undergraduate, and postgraduate dissertation supervision.

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  • FHEA
  • CFBA
  • FAIA(acad)
  • BA (Hons)
  • ITIL
  • CFWA

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

His main research interests are in Corporate Governance in non-listed companies in particular family business. As well as this he is interested in the effect which shifts in value patterns can alter organisations position in the market. He is also a member of the British and European Accounting Associations and Family Firm Institute.  In terms of Professional Association, Anthony is an Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountants.  In addition Anthony sits on the Board of New Writing North and Chairs the Sub-committee for Finance.

Key Publications

Refereed Journal Papers:

Devine, A. and Shrives, P. (2013) ‘Corporate Governance in Family Business.  You’re Kidding Right?’ Corporate Governance An International ReviewOut to Review

Devine, A (2015) 'The allegory of Conflict: Managing collisions in the family business' The Practitioner, The Family Firm Institute. February 2015. Available at:

Devine, A. and Shrives, P. (2014) 'Values: A way to conflict resolution' FFI Global Conference, Washington DC, October 2014.

Devine, A. and Shrives, P. (2015) Putting Success Back Into Succession: A Values Approach to Conflict Resolution. Tharawat Magazine, January 2015. Available at 

Refereed Conference Papers:

Devine, A. and Shrives, P. (2013) ‘Corporate Governance in Family Business.  You’re Kidding Right?’ FFI Global Conference, San Diego, October 2013

 Devine, A. and Shrives, P. (2013) ‘To What Extent does Family Business Relate to Corporate Governance Practice’ Northumbria Conference, May 2013

 Shrives, P. and Devine, A (2012) ‘To what extent is non-compliance with Corporate Governance Codes an operational risk’ 5th Annual European Risk Research Conference, Luxembourg 2012.

 Devine, A. (2011)‘Retaining identity and values through generations of family businesses: Is there a role for corporate governance?’ BAFA Northern Area conference, University of Salford, September 2011

 Devine, A & Shrives, P (2012) ‘Comply or Copy: the extent of Mimetic Isomorphism in German Corporate Governance Compliance statements’ European Accounting Association, 35th Annual Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2012

Subject Group

Accounting and Financial Management

The Accounting Unit of Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve their leadership, accounting and employability potential through professionally relevant, research engaged education.

The Accounting and Financial Management subject group undertakes practice relevant research in a range of applied subject areas, enabling us to interpret developments in what is a very fast changing subject field.

Apart from the highlighted examples of policy relevant research, other projects that have focused on disclosure narrative include the use of environmental information by airline companies in their annual reports and the disclosure of charitable giving policies by FTSE 100 companies.

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