Alaa Alhaj Ismail


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    Dr. Alaa Alhaj Ismail is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity of Coventry University. His representative research has been published in internationally excellent academic journals (The British Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics and the Australian Accounting Review). Alaa has co-supervised doctoral students who are now serving as faculty members in Coventry University.

    Alaa's academic research addresses accounting issues with important policy relevance, and his research interest focuses on financial reporting and disclosure, accounting regulations and capital market accounting research. He also engages further with interdisciplinary research in corporate governance, auditing, corporate social responsibility and United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with Focus on Sustainable Cities & Communications and Reduced Inequality. He has examined a wide array of topical issues ranging from the economic consequences of accounting standards and disclosure regulations to the capital market and information impact of corporate governance reform, financial crisis, and executives' & employees'  engagement, efficiency and compensations.

    PhD Completion:
    Director of Study:
    Mcfoster Tembo (2023) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Accountability Practices in Mining Companies and The Impact of United Nations (UN) Sustainable Goals.
    Didarul Islam (2022) The relationship between CSR and firms' financial performance: The moderating impact of blockholding and the various types of blockholders in the UK and Chinese contexts.
    Yassine Salmi (2021) Unemployment and Economic Growth: Some evidence from Algeria and some other Arabic Countries.

    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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    Accounting and Finance, Doctorate, University of Essex


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