Lana Sabelfeld

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business Administration
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Lana Sabelfeld

Lana is a senior lecturer and tenured associate professor in business administration. Her research interests revolve around topics such as accounting, sustainability, regulation, and communication. She explores practices of sustainability accounting and integrated reporting in different economic, cultural, and regulatory contexts (for ex. in Sweden and Japan). Lana´s research received Oscar Sillén Prize (2014), Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended article (2019), and Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding article (2021). She also serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, and is a member of Handelshögskolan´s Executive Faculty program, exchanging experience and knowledge with the Swedish industries.

Research areas

  • Sustainability accounting, Integrated reporting, accounting regulation, communication

Teaching areas

  • Financial accounting, Sustainability reporting, Essay supervision

Selected publications

Sabelfeld, S., Dumay, J., & La Torre, M, (2023). Adapting Integrated Reporting through the Stages of local Rationalisation. Accounting Forum.

Arvidsson, S., & Sabelfeld, S. (2023) Adaptive framing of sustainability in CEO letters. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 36 No. 9, pp. 161-199.

Samani, N., Overland, C., & Sabelfeld, S. (2023). The Role of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and Employee Representation in Employee-Related Disclosures. Accounting Forum, Vol 47 No 2, pp. 278-306.

La Torre, M., Sabelfeld, S., Blomkvist, M., & Dumay, J. (2020). Rebuilding trust: Sustainability and non-financial reporting and the European Union regulation. Meditari Accountancy Research.

Sabelfeld, S. (2020). 10 Accounting communication for sustainability. Chapter in Rimmel.G(ed) Accounting for Sustainability, Routledge

La Torre, M., Sabelfeld, S., Blomkvist, M., Tarquinio, L., & Dumay, J. (2018). Harmonising non-financial reporting regulation in Europe: Practical forces and projections for future research. Meditari Accountancy Research.

Jonäll, K., & Sabelfeld, S. (2018). Accounting for survival of polar bears: An arctic icon on thin ice. In Around the World in 80 Species (pp. 337-355). Routledge.

Sabelfeld, S. (2013). Investor relations on the Web–interpretations across borders. PhD Thesis, University of Gothenburg.