Magdalena Partac


Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Cambridge

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

Research Supervision:Yes

Magdalena is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and Module Leader for Performance Management, Financial Sustainability and The Professional Accountant.


Magdalena has five years' financial project management experience. With a background in accounting and management information systems, Magdalena is particularly interested in practice-based research around entrepreneurship and small business management. Her research aims to help small business managers identify the performance measurement practices that drive their growth.

Research interests

Magdalena’s main research interest focuses on how high-tech small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) measure performance and how that affects their organisational performance. However, Magdalena is continuously expanding her research interests to reflect changes in practice. Currently, she is looking at sustainability and how it can create opportunities for businesses.

Areas of research supervision

  • Ordu Larry - The practice of corporate governance in Nigeria: the Nigerian Code and Corruption
  • Shaveta Bedi - Retention of tacit knowledge: an empirical investigation in the Hospitality Sector in UK


  • PG Cert Higher Education - Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Accounting, Audit and Management Information Systems - Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
  • BSci Accounting and Management Information Systems - Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Selected recent publications

Partac M., Lloyd-Reason L., Greene F. (2014). Performance Measurement Systems and Organisational Performance: literature review, Performance Measurement Association Conference. Aarhus, Denmark, 25-27 June 2014.

Partac M., Lloyd-Reason L., Greene F. (2013). Performance Measurement and Management Systems in Small Businesses, Proceedings of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference. Cardiff, UK, 12-13 November 2013.