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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


Our members

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Dr Tarek AbdelFattah

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address tarek.abdelfattah@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Ahmed Aboud

  • Job Title Reader
  • Email Address ahmed.aboud@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Khaldoon Albitar

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address khaldoon.albitar@port.ac.uk
  • Department Portsmouth Business School
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Imam Arafat

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address imam.arafat@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Professor Khaled Hussainey

  • Job Title Professor
  • Email Address khaled.hussainey@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Awad Ibrahim

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address awad.ibrahim@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Professor Lisa Jack

  • Job Title Professor
  • Email Address Lisa.Jack@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Karen McBride

  • Job Title Reader
  • Email Address karen.mcbride@port.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Ms Rebecca Nicolaides

  • Job Title Lecturer
  • Email Address UP710044@myport.ac.uk
  • Department Accounting and Financial Management
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Dr Roza Sagitova

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.


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