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Biography

Dr. Aboud is a Reader in Accounting and Financial Management at the Faculty of Business and Law, holding a PhD. from the University of Aberdeen. He is the Deputy Director of The Centre for Innovative and Sustainable Finance  (CISF) at UoP and the coordinator of the financial databases. He is the Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Accounting Research and guest editor for a number of special issues. Dr. Aboud is a committee member and the Treasurer of Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC), BAFA.

He secured a Grant from Financial Reporting Council for a research project on the changes in directors remuneration after the new Corporate Governance Code in 2020 and a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (2019-2020) to conduct research addressing Tax avoidance by Multinational firms.

Dr.Aboud research work mainly covers financial Reporting topics in general. His recent research addresses corporate reporting and management reporting choices in emerging and developed countries. His research also focuses on environmental, social and governances’ issues and tax avoidance by Multinational firms. He also investigates the role of formal and informal institutions in shaping management incentives and capital market reactions. For instance, he has published a set of papers addressing segmental reporting quality in EU (IFRS 8), which raises much concerns in Europe and Internationally and high-quality peer reviewed Journals addressing debatable topics such as CSR and tax avoidance in the emerging markets such as Egypt. Dr. Aboud has publications in top academic journals such as International Journal of Accounting, Critical Perspective in Accounting, Accounting Forum, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of International Accounting and Taxation. He also acts as a Reviewer for top business journals such as Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, British Accounting Review the international Journal of Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, and Managerial Auditing Journal. He has experience of supervising and supporting PhD and Msc students during their research Journey

Dr. Aboud has a highly diversified teaching portfolio in accounting and finance across several Educational institutions (nationally and internationally) both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Professional Accounting programmes.

Teaching Responsibilities

My primary teaching areas are in financial accounting. In addition, I have taught in the areas of management accounting and financial management. Currently, I am involved in teaching the following courses:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Research Interests

My current research centres on Financial Reporting and includes:

  • Accounting Regulation (International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • Segmental reporting
  • Capital Market Consequences and Management Reporting Choices 
  • Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) 
  • Earnings management.
  • Capital Adequacy and Banking Regulations.
  • Institutional Factors and Cross Country Differences. 
  • Country by Country Reporting

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

MPhil, Beni-Suef University

Award Date: 1 May 2009

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