My academic interests are financial-, tax-, and environmental/CSR/sustainability accounting.
Through my firm, I sell services concerning:
- Teaching, supervision of theses, research, and training and mentoring of academic staff (to learn supervision of theses or research) to universities;
- I do consultancy for public and private sector enterprises regarding environmental/CSR/sustainability reporting and give lectures on these issues;
- I also write text books on tax law and (forthcoming) environmental/CSR/sustainability reporting.
I teach tax law for business and accounting students and real-estate agent students, using my text book on tax law “Innføring i skatterett”. Additionally, I teach tax behaviour courses on master level. (The text book “Innføring i skatterett” was first published in 1980 by my father, Lars Fallan, and a new edition is available each year to be up to date.)
I also teach environmental/CSR/sustainability reporting, from an accounting perspective, for various types of students.
Supervision of PhD, master and bachelor theses regards financial-, tax- and environmental/CSR/sustainability accounting.
I do research within the positive accounting research tradition: empirical studies of corporate and personal behaviour concerning the above mentioned accounting issues. A list of publications is found on this homepage.
My experience on environmental/CSR/sustainability reporting goes back over 20 years, ever since I wrote my master thesis on environmental accounting at NHH in the 1990s. I hold a PhD in environmental/CSR/sustainability reporting from Copenhagen Business School, and have published various research papers on reporting practices, reporting regulations and use of environmental/CSR/sustainability reporting. Over the years I have analytically asessed the reporting of thousands of enterprises/enterprise years for research, teaching or consultancy purposes. In 2021 a research group I have participated in will publish two additional papers regarding environmental reporting (and assurance) practices in the salmon farming and wind power industries of Norway, respectively. While Norway was at the international forefront on both environmental reporting practices and regulations in the 1980s and -90s, this is not the case anymore. The general, current reporting practices and regulations (incl. enforcement) are not able to ensure provision of useful environmental/CSR/sustainability accounting information for resource allocation and accountability/stewardship purposes (the main demand objectives of accounting). However, material improvements of reporting quality may easily be achieved by most organisations.
If you want to get in touch, my email is: even.fallan[at]pm.me
- Copenhagen Business School (CBS): PhD
- Norwegian School of Economics (NHH): MBA
- Trondheim Business School (TØH, currently: NTNU Business School)
- NTNU: Examen philosophicum
Work experience—universities (academic staff):
- Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (HiNN) (7 years)
- Trondheim Business School (TØH) (4 years)
- Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) (2 years)
- Others (alphabetically): Nord University, NTNU, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)
Work experience—public administration:
- The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs (4 years)
- Incl. Nordic Council of Ministers
- Norwegian Academy of Music
Work experience—private sector, for profit (alphabetically):
- Gyldendal Akademisk (publisher of my textbook “Innføring i skatterett”)
- KPMG AS (4 years)
- Others (alphabetically): AS Auditorium (Rockefeller og John Dee scener), Basale AS, Fesil ASA / Ila og Lilleby Smelteverk AS, TV2
Work experience—private sector, not for profit (NGOs etc.) (alphabetically):
- Bergen Realistforening (2 years)
- Det Akademiske Kvarter
- Trondheim Underground Radio (nettradio startet allerede i 2001)