Sonia Royo Montañés
Full Professor
Personal Docente e Investigador
Departamento de Contabilidad y Finanzas
Area de Economia Financiera y Contabilidad
Facultad de Economía y Empresa
Facultad de Economía y Empresa
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Asignaturas impartidas: 

Contabilidad pública(27333)

Contabilidad de las administraciones públicas(27434)

Metodología de investigación en contabilidad(61427)

Contabilidad financiera II(27306)


Actividad investigadora: 

Sonia Royo is Professor of Public Sector Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She has taught courses in financial economics and accounting at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration since 2006. Her PhD dissertation on e-government received a prize from the EU Committee of the Regions (2008). She has also received other awards, including the “June Pallot Award” for the best article published in the International Public Management Journal in 2010. She has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield (UK).


Research topics:

  • E-government
  • Accountability in public sector institutions
  • Corporate governance in public sector institutions
  • Citizen participation


Papers selected:

  • Social Media adoption by Audit Institutions. A comparative analysis of Europe and the United States” (with Lourdes Torres and Jaime Garcia-Rayado), Government Information Quarterly, 2020, 37(1), 101433. (SSCI Information Science & Library Science, JCR Impact Factor 2018: 4.311, Q1)
  • “Citizens' engagement on local governments' Facebook sites. An empirical analysis: the impact of different media and content types in Western Europe” (with Enrique Bonsón and Melinda Ratkai), Government Information Quarterly, 2015, 32, pp. 52-62. (SSCI Information Science & Library Science, JCR Impact Factor 2015: 2.515, Q1)
  • “E-participation and environmental protection: Are local governments really committed?” (with Ana Yetano and Basilio Acerete), Public Administration Review, 2014, 74, pp.87-98. (SSCI Public Administration, JCR Impact Factor 2014: 1.973, Q1)
  • “Local e-government 2.0: Social media and corporate transparency in municipalities” (with Enrique Bonsón, Lourdes Torres and Francisco Flores), Government Information Quarterly, 2012, 29, pp. 123-132. (SSCI Information Science & Library Science, JCR Impact Factor 2012: 1.910, Q1)
  • “Is E-Government Promoting Convergence Towards More Accountable Local Governments?” (with Vicente Pina and Lourdes Torres), International Public Management Journal, 2010, 13, pp.350-380. (SSCI Public Administration, JCR Impact Factor 2010: 1.949, Q1). June Pallot Award for best article published in Volume 13 (2010) of the International Public Management Journal.
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