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Zsuzsanna Vargha is Associate Professor in the Management Control Department at ESCP Europe, Paris campus. Prior to joining ESCP in October 2018, Zsuzsanna held positions in the UK as associate professor of accounting and organization at the University of Leicester Business School, and as LSE Fellow in accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Zsuzsanna received her PhD in Sociology from Columbia University, and has an MSc in Economics (Actuarial Science specialization) from Budapest Corvinus University in Hungary. After her PhD, she was Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, and more recently she was Visiting Scholar at the MIT Science and Technology Studies Program. 

Zsuzsanna Vargha’s research is interdisciplinary, bringing together accounting and finance, organization studies and economic sociology. Her interests have centered on questions of performance and valuation at the boundaries of organizations and markets, specializing in financial services and the digital economy. Zsuzsanna has worked on topics such as the strategic design, conduct and control of banking interactions, queue management, professional tensions in advertising, financial expectations and crisis in post-socialist economies, digital health and individual incentivization, the increasing personalization of the economy, and the digital transformation of professional services firms. Zsuzsanna’s research has been supported by grants from the Hungarian National Scientific Fund, Wellcome Trust, and the Leverhulme Trust.

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Academic Articles

2022

VARGHA, Z., A. E. FENECH , S. KANJI

Gender-based exclusionary practices in performance appraisal

GENDER, WORK AND ORGANIZATION, 29(2), 427-442

ESCP Impact Papers

2022

VARGHA, Z., M. GYÖRKE

From counting to giving account: Citizens auditing the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary elections

ESCP Impact Papers, 2022-26-EN

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ESCP Impact Papers

2022

VARGHA, Z., M. GYÖRKE

From counting to giving account: Citizens auditing the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary elections

ESCP Impact Papers

Academic Articles

2021

VARGHA, Z., L. PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI

Debt trails: following relations of debt across borrowers, organizations, and states

JOURNAL OF CULTURAL ECONOMY, 14, 2, 127-138

Academic Articles

2021

VARGHA, Z., L. PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI

Legal infrastructures: How laws matter in the organization of new markets

ORGANIZATION STUDIES, 42 (6), 867-889

Edited Special Issues

2021

VARGHA, Z., L. PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI

Debt Trails

JOURNAL OF CULTURAL ECONOMY, 14, 2, 127-193

Academic Articles

2020

VARGHA, Z., L. PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI

How risky debt became ordinary: a practice theoretical approach

JOURNAL OF CONSUMER CULTURE, 20(2)

Chapters

2019

VARGHA, Z.

Consumer Transactions: Consumer Banking

In: Oxford Handbook of Consumption, Frederick Wherry and Ian Woodward Oxford University Press

Academic Articles

2018

VARGHA, Z.

Assembling lines: queue management and the production of market economy in post-socialist services

JOURNAL OF CULTURAL ECONOMY, 11 (5), 420-439

Academic Articles

2018

VARGHA, Z.

Performing a strategy's world: How redesigning customers made relationship banking possible

LONG RANGE PLANNING, 51 (3), 480-484