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Applied Accounting Research

Explore our work in applied accounting, one of our 4 areas of research in Accounting

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 British Academy, Financial Reporting Council, British Council, Economic History Society bursary, Food Standards Agency and the UK Innovate.

Much of our research is collaborative and cross-disciplinary in nature – recent projects have seen us work in partnership with the University's Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Health.

Projects

  • The impacts of political connections on new business ventures (Co-Applicant: Konstantinos Kallias) – Konstantinos Kallias, Hang Pham (University of Essex) and (St Andrews University) have won a fund of £9,714 from the British Academy (The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants) to explore the impact of political connections on new business ventures
  • UK-Russian Workshop on Current Issues in Corporate Reporting – Khaled Hussainey (PI), 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
  • Country by Country Reporting and Tax avoidance: UK evidence – Ahmed Aboud (PI) has won a fund of £3,060 from the British Academy to empirically examine the impact of country-by-country reporting on tax avoidance for the British companies
  • Remuneration Research Project – Ahmed Aboud, Tarek Abdelfattah, Khaled Hussainey, and Karen McBride (PI) won a fund of £40,529 from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to explore changes in remuneration reporting following the UK corporate governance code 2018

Publication highlights

Conferences

  • In 2017, we hosted the 5th European Research Conference, a prestigious gathering of experts in the field of Microfinance.
  • In September 2022, the Accounting History Journal and the University of Portsmouth hosted The 11th Accounting History International Conference, a bi-annual event which brings together accounting history researchers from all over the world.

Our members

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Dr Ahmed Aboud

Reader in Accounting

ahmed.aboud@port.ac.uk

Accounting and Financial Management

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Khaldoon Albitar

Senior Lecturer

khaldoon.albitar@port.ac.uk

Accounting and Financial Management

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Imam Arafat

Senior Lecturer

imam.arafat@port.ac.uk

Accounting and Financial Management

Faculty of Business and Law

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Professor Khaled Hussainey

Professor of Accounting and Finance

khaled.hussainey@port.ac.uk

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Awad Ibrahim

Senior Lecturer

awad.ibrahim@port.ac.uk

Portsmouth Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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Professor Lisa Jack

Professor of Accounting

Lisa.Jack@port.ac.uk

Portsmouth Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Karen McBride

Reader in Accounting

Karen.McBride@port.ac.uk

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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Ms Rebecca Nicolaides

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca.Nicolaides@port.ac.uk

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Faculty of Business and Law

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Dr Roza Sagitova

Senior Lecturer

roza.sagitova@port.ac.uk

Portsmouth Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

PhD Supervisor

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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.

Accounting history

We're exploring the past of accountancy, through archives and historical documentation, to learn about the issues experienced by previous generations. Explore our accounting history research.

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Forensic Accounting, Management Control and Governance

We're researching issues and challenges around forensic accounting, management control and governance. Explore our forensic accounting management control and governance research.

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Accounting Education

Through our research, we're taking a closer look at how best to educate the next generation of accounting professionals around the world.

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Interested in a PhD in Accounting?

Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Accounting postgraduate research degrees page.