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Professor Khaled Hussainey

Professor of Accounting and Finance

Khaled Hussainey


I completed my PhD in Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester in 2004, and since then I have held academic positions at Plymouth University; Stirling University, Manchester University, and Ain Shams University, before joining the University of Portsmouth as a Professor of Accounting and Financial Management in August 2016.

I have published more than 70-refereed papers in academic journals and international conferences proceedings. My research provides a cohesive and major contribution to corporate reporting and corporate finance literature. I have been awarded the prestigious 2007 Best Paper Award of the British Accounting Review for my paper “Loss firms' annual report narratives and share price anticipation of earnings’ & the prestigious 2012 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Risk Finance for my paper “Revisiting the capital structure puzzle: UK evidence”.  

I have been active in attracting research-funded projects. I have received £60,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); £7,500 from the British Academy; £2000 from Plymouth University and $120,000 from Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF).

I am currently a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting; an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Accounting Research and International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation.

Research Interests

I have a rapidly growing research reputation around my principal research area concerned with corporate narrative reporting (i.e. measuring the level and quality of disclosure in corporate annual reports, particular its narrative content which is of increasing importance to investors and other users). I use highly innovative research methodologies; for example, I use textual analysis computer software to measure the level and quality of narrative reporting and identify its information content. In comparison with other work on narrative disclosures my research framework achieves a high degree of triangulation. I also have a number of research papers that explored issues related to Islamic accounting and finance, corporate governance; earnings management, accounting policies; capital structure and dividend policy.

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