Didem Gundogdu

Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Course Leader for BSc Accounting and Finance

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Accounting, Finance and Operations Management

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Accounting and Finance

Didem is a Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting and Course Leader for BSc Accounting and Finance at Lord Ashcroft International Business School.​



Didem Gundogdu joined Anglia Ruskin University in September 2012. Didem received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration (major in Accounting and Finance) from Marmara University in Turkey and completed a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance at University of Exeter, where she was awarded a research scholarship for her doctorate studies. Didem is currently in the final stages of her PhD and is working on a number of research papers. Her research focuses on the link between non-financial forms of capital and firm value, with a particular emphasis on social network theory and analysis.

Research interests

  • Social Network Theory and Analysis
  • Non-financial Forms of Capital
  • Board of Directors and Corporate Governance
  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Audit Pricing

Didem’s research interests broadly lie in capital markets-based research and financial reporting. In particular, her research focuses on the role non-financial forms of capital play in firm valuation. Didem also has a special interest in corporate governance and is very keen to explore board dynamics with a view to understand how firms derive value from well-connected directors and the wealth of talent inherent in boards.

Areas of research supervision

Didem would be interested in supervising doctoral research in the area of financial reporting and capital markets-based research. She is currently co-supervising Haseeb Ayaz and Xueqing Cheng with Dr. Lenka Krupova.


Didem’s teaching falls into two broad areas: Financial Reporting and Analysis and Management Accounting. She also has a special interest in Corporate Governance.


  • PG Cert Higher Education (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • MSc Accounting and Finance (University of Exeter)
  • BA (Hons) Business Administration- major in Accounting and Finance (Marmara University)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of British Accounting and Finance Association

Selected recent publications

Gundogdu, D., Stringfellow, L. and McMeeking, K. (2013) The market value of social capital: A longitudinal study of board connectivity. Working paper

Gundogdu, D., The demand for social and human capital: The case of UK directors. Working paper

Recent presentations and conferences

Gundogdu, D. (2014) Accounting for intangibles: A critical review of the role of financial reporting in firm valuation, 12th Annual International Conference on Accounting.