Applied accounting and financial management
A strong accounting profession and effective management of financial resources are essential to financial stability and economic development. Globalisation and recent financial crises have further highlighted the importance of enhancing the quality of accounting practices.
Our Applied Accounting and Financial Management research aims to investigate the behaviours, actions and responses of both providers and users of accounting information. In doing so, our work sets out to improve standards across the accounting and financial management field, and to stimulate debate within it.
In this area, we aim to study problems and issues related to the implementation and application of high quality standards, codes and best practices. Furthermore, advances in information technology is another issue that affects the practices of accounting and financial management.
Our research covers the following key topics
- Financial reporting and auditing
- Big data accounting
- Performance measurement
- Capital market based research
Our research makes use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods – including content analysis, archival analysis, regressions, structural equation models, linguistic analysis, questionnaire, interviews and experiments.
Funding and collaborations
Recent research projects have been funded by major organisations, such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), The British Academy, The British Council, and the Food Standards Agency.
Much of our research is collaborative and cross-disciplinary in nature – and recent projects have seen us work in partnership with the University's School of Computing and School of Creative Technologies.
- The potential effects of IFRS 17 on the transparency and financial stability of insurance companies: evidence from an emerging capital market – Tarek Abdelfattah received a research grant from King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), equivalent to £10,500, for this project.
- UK-Russian Workshop on Current Issues in Corporate Reporting – Khaled Hussainey, Karen McBride and Roza Sagitova have won a fund of £48,412 from the British Council to organise a workshop at the University, from 1 June-31 December 2019
- An economic model for the Cost of Food Crime – Lisa Jack, Adam Cox, Ansgar Wohlschegel (Economics and Finance) and Edward Smart (Technology) have won a tender of around £30,000 from the Food Standards Agency to carry out this project into food crime
International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2019, p. 38, Aboud, A. & Karlsen, M.
Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2019, Alkurdi, A., Hussainey, K., Tahat, Y. and Aladwan, M.
Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2019, pages 208-236, Diab, A. & Aboud, A.
Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2018, pages 21–42, El-Halaby, S., Hussainey, K., Marie, M., & Mohsen, H.
Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 90, 2019, pages 222-240, Jitmaneeroj, B., Lamla, M. J. & Wood, A.
Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions, Volume 9, Issue 2, p. 18-33, 2019, Metwally, A. M., Ali, H., Diab, A. A. & Hussainey, K.
Journal of Financial Crime, Volume 25, Issue 4, 2018, pages 1062-1076, Nicolaides, R., Trafford, R. & Craig, R.
In 2017, we hosted the 5th European Research Conference, a prestigious gathering of experts in the field of Microfinance.
Discover our areas of expertise
Applied accounting and financial management is one of our 4 areas of expertise in our Accounting research area. Explore the others below.
We're studying the history of the accounting profession, and exploring how past generations faced down the major financial challenges of their time.
We're exploring how accounting can help organisations combat financial crime, deal with the challenges of new technologies and more effectively govern themselves – to the benefit of all.
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