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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Journal Article

2019

VARGHA, Z., L.PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI

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

ORGANIZATION STUDIES

Chapter

2019

VARGHA, Z.

Consumer Transactions: Consumer Banking

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

2018

PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI, L., Z.VARGHA

Spatializing the future: financial expectations, EU convergence and the Eastern European Forex mortgage crisis

ECONOMY AND SOCIETY, 47 (2), 280-312

Journal Article

2018

VARGHA, Z.

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

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

Journal Article

2018

VARGHA, Z., Y.CHAHED

From gatherers to hunters: technology-led disruption of the professional business model

RISK & REGULATION - Magazine of LSE Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, Winter 2018

Chapter

2016

VARGHA, Z.

Conversation stoppers: Constructing consumer Attitudes To Risk in UK wealth management

In: Riskwork: Essays on the Everyday Life of Risk Management, Michael Power Oxford University Press, 172-192

Journal Article

2015

PELLANDINI-SIMÁNYI, L., F.HAMMER, Z.VARGHA

The Financialization of Everyday life or the Domestication of Finance?

CULTURAL STUDIES, 29 (5-6), 733-759

Chapter

2014

VARGHA, Z.

Clocks, Clerks, Customers: queue management systems, post-socialist sensibilities and performance measurement at a retail bank

In: Materiality and Time: Historical Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts, and Practices, Francois-Xavier de Vaujany, Nathalie Mitev, Pierre Laniray, Emmanuelle Vaast Palgrave Macmillan

Chapter

2013

VARGHA, Z.

Realizing dreams, proving thrift: how product demonstrations qualify financial objects and subjects

In: Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets, Jens Beckert and Christine Musselin Oxford University Press, 31-57