University of Essex

Academic Staff

Professor Shahzad Uddin

Position in departmentDirector, Essex Accounting Centre
Staff positionProfessor of Accounting
Emailsnuddin@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 874150
RoomEBS 3.47
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Biography

Shahzad Uddin is a Professor of Accounting and the Director of Essex Accounting Centre. He is a qualified cost and management accountant. Currently, Shahzad is the co-editor of Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE). Shahzad is the founding chair of British Accounting Association special interest group – Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE).

Shahzad began his academic career in the UK in 1998 at Queen's University of Belfast upon finishing his MSc and PhD from University of Manchester. Shahzad has published on management accounting, NPM, corporate governance and CSR. Geographically, his publications draw from varied research sites located in four different continents: Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Methodologically, his research is in qualitative traditions drawing from sociology, anthropology, development economics and philosophy. He has published in top accounting, development and philosophy journals such as Accounting, Organisation and Society, Development and Change, Journal of Critical Realism.

Qualifications

MSc and PhD (Manchester); FCMA

Research interests
  • Management accounting
  • Corporate Governance, CSR and Sustainability
  • Accounting and Development issues in Emerging Economies
  • New Public Management
Teaching responsibilities
  • BE154 International Management Accounting
  • BE951 Research Methods and Methodologies in Accounting
Publications

a) Publications since 2014

Articles

  1. Military, ‘Managers’ and Hegemonies of Management Controls: A Critical Realist Interpretation (with Ashraf, J), Management Accounting Research, Volume 29, December 2015, pp. 13–26.
  2. Management Accounting Change and Structuration Theory: A Realist Critique (with Ashraf, J), Journal of Critical Realism. Volume 14, Issue 5, October, 2015, pp. 485-507.
  3. Management Accounting in Public Sector in Emerging Economies: A Literature Review (with G. Jan van Helden), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol.41, pp. 34-62. 2016.
  4. Social Capital, Networks and Interlocked Independent Directors: A Mexican Case (with Carlos, A), Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 6 Iss: 3, pp. 291 – 312. 2016.
  5. Human Rights Disasters, Corporate Accountability and The State: Lesson Learned from Rana Plaza? (with Javed Siddiqui), Accounting, Auditing, & Accountability Journal. Vol.29, Issue, 4, pp. 679-704. 2016.
  6. Regressive Consequences of Management Accounting and Control Reforms: A Case from a Less Developed Country (with Junaid Ashraf), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 41, pp. 18-33. 2016.
  7. Management Accounting in a Gold Mining Company in Ghana (with Tsamenyi, M and Hopper, T.M), in Press, Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change.
  8. Corporate Social Disclosure, Traditionalism and Politics: A Story from a Traditional Setting (with Islam, Aziz and Siddiqui, Javed), in Press, Journal of Business Ethics.
  9. Doing Critical Management Accounting Research in Emerging Economies (with Alawattage, C, Wickramasinghe, D, Tsamenyi, M), in Press, Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting (ASAA).

Book Chapters

  1. Social Theorisation of Accounting: Challenges to Positive Research in S. Jones, Routledge Companion to Financial Accounting Theory (ed.), with Trevor Hopper, Junaid Ashraf, and Danture Wickramasinghe), Routledge, pp. 452-471. 2014.
  2. Theorising management accounting practices in Less Developed Countries in E. Harris, the Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control (ed.), (with Chandana Alawattage & Danture Wickramasinghe), 2017.

b) Academic Articles, Books and Chapters in 4 areas of interests

Management Accounting

  • Doing Critical Management Accounting Research in Emerging Economies (with Alawattage, C, Wickramasinghe, D, Tsamenyi, M), in Press, Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting (ASAA).
  • Management Accounting in Public Sector in Emerging Economies: A Literature Review (with G. Jan van Helden), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol.41, pp. 34-62. 2016.
  • Management Accounting Change and Structuration Theory: A Realist Critique (with Ashraf, J), Journal of Critical Realism. Volume 14, Issue 5, October, 2015, pp. 485-507.
  • Military, ‘Managers’ and Hegemonies of Management Controls: A Critical Realist Interpretation (with Ashraf, J), Management Accounting Research, Volume 29, December 2015, pp. 13–26.
  • Theorising management accounting practices in Less Developed Countries in E. Harris, the Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control (ed.), (with Chandana Alawattage & Danture Wickramasinghe), forthcoming.
  • Social Theorisation of Accounting: Challenges to Positive Research in S. Jones, Routledge Companion to Financial Accounting Theory (ed.), with Trevor Hopper, Junaid Ashraf, and Danture Wickramasinghe), Routledge, pp. 452-471. 2014.
  • The Role of Structure and Agency in Management Accounting Control Change of a Family Owned Firm: A Greek Case Study (with Konstantinos, S and Ashraf, J), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 62–73, 2013.
  • Management Accounting in a Private Manufacturing Company: Rational VS Familial/Traditional Control, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 20, pp.782-794. 2009.
  • Management Accounting in Less Developed Countries: What We Know and Need to Know, (with Hopper, T., Wickramasinghe, D. and Tsamenyi, M), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 469-514, 2009.
  • Management Controls in Family-Owned businesses (FOBs): A Case Study of an Indonesian Family-Owned University, (with Mathew Tsamenyi and Irvan Noormansyah), Accounting Forum, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 62-74, 2008.
  • Management Control, Ownership and Development, in M. Mackintosh & R. Roy (eds.), Economic Decentralization and Public Management Reform, London: Elgar, pp. 231-271, 1999 (with Hopper, T.M). 
  • Some Challenges and Alternatives to Positive Accounting Research in Jones, S., Romano, C. and Ranatunga, J. (eds), Accounting Theory: A Contemporary Review, Australia: Harcourt Brace and Company, pp.517-550, 1996 (with Hopper, T.M., Marcia, A, Dastoor, N. and Wickramasinghe, D).

Accounting and Economic Development

  • Management Accounting in a Gold Mining Company in Ghana (with Tsamenyi, M and Hopper, T.M), in Press, Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change
  • Accounting and Development (with Wickramasinghe, D., Hopper, T., & Tsamenyi, M.), T. Hopper, S. Uddin, M. Tsamenyi, & D. Wickramasinghe, ed., in Handbook of Accounting and Development, London: Edward Elgar, pp. 1-15, 2012.
  • Handbook of Accounting and Development (with D. Wickramasinghe, T. Hopper, M. Tsamenyi, S. Uddin) London: Edward Elgar, pp. 1-311, 2012. 
  • Management Control and Privatisation (with Wickramasinghe, D., Hopper, T., & Tsamenyi, M.), T. Hopper, S. Uddin, M. Tsamenyi, & D. Wickramasinghe, ed., in Handbook of Accounting and Development, London: Edward Elgar, pp. 206-223, 2012.
  • Changing Regimes of Control, Public Sector Reforms and Privatisation: A Case Study from China (with Wen, X), Accounting Forum, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 162-177, 2008.
  • The Role of Accounting in Lending Decisions for Small Firms: Evidence from a Less Developed Country, (with Khan, MHA), Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 7, pp. 29-53, 2006.
  • Cronyism in Lending Decisions – Evidence from a Less Developed Country, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, (with Khan, MHA), Vol.19, Issue 8, pp. 298-303, 2005.
  • Privatization in Bangladesh: Emergence of Family Capitalism, Development and Change, January, Vol. 36 (1), pp. 157-182, 2005.
  • Lending Decisions by Financial Institutions for Small Firms, (with Khan, MHA), Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Vol.19, Issue 7, pp. 251-257, 2004.
  • Accounting for Privatisation: Testing World Bank Claims, (with Hopper, T.M), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 14, Issue, 7, pp. 739-774, 2003.
  • The State They're In: Management Accounting in Developing Countries, (with Hopper, T.M., Wickramasinghe, D.P. and Tsamenyi, M), Financial Management, June, pp. 14-19, 2003. 
  • A Bangladeshi Soap Opera: Privatisation, Accounting, and Regimes of Control in a Less Developed Country, (with Hopper, T.M), Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 26, No. 7/8, pp. 643-672, 2001.

New Public Management 

  • Regressive Consequences of Management Accounting and Control Reforms: A Case from a Less Developed Country (with Junaid Ashraf), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 41, pp. 18-33. 2016.
  • A Consulting Giant; a Disgruntled Client: a ‘Failed’ Attempt to Change Management Controls in a Public Sector Organization (with Ashraf, J), Financial Accountability and Management, Vol. 29: pp. 186–205, 2013.
  • Trying to Make the Typologies of the Spectacle Operational: a Literature Review and a Case Study (with Gumb, B and Kasumba, S), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 288-314. 2011.
  • Public Sector Reforms and the Public Interest: A Case Study of Performance Monitoring in a Ghanaian State-Owned Enterprise (SOE), (with Tsamenyi, M), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal Vol.18, No.5, pp. 648-675, 2005.
  • Management Accounting Research in Public Sector in Emerging Economies: A Critical Evaluation, in M. Abdul-Kader (eds.), (with Ashraf, J), Review of Management Accounting Research, Palgrave Publishers, pp. 415-450, 2011.

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Corporate Social Disclosure, Traditionalism and Politics: A Story from a Traditional Setting (with Islam, Aziz and Siddiqui, Javed), in Press, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Social Capital, Networks and Interlocked Independent Directors: A Mexican Case (with Carlos, A), Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 6 Iss: 3, pp. 291 – 312. 2016.
  • Human Rights Disasters, Corporate Accountability and The State: Lesson Learned from Rana Plaza? (with Javed Siddiqui), Accounting, Auditing, & Accountability Journal. Vol.29, Issue, 4, pp. 679-704. 2016.
  • Introduction to Corporate Governance in Less Developed and Emerging Economies, (with Tsamenyi, M), Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 8, pp. 2-15, 2008.
  • Rationality, Traditionalism and the State of Corporate Governance Mechanisms: Illustrations from a Less Developed Country, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 1026-105, 2008.

Additional information

Major Honours and Grants Received:

Research projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation (with Tomas Bata University in Zlín and University of Economics, Czech Republic), £100,000, 2017-2020

Grant received from Campaign to Protect Rural England, £55,768 (with Professor Karen Hulme, School of Law, University of Essex), £55,000, 2016-17

JSPS Fellowship, 2014-15

Grant Received from the British Academy for a research project, £7500, 2007-08

Grant received from the Nuffield Foundation for a research project, £7,240, 2003-2005

Grant received from CIMA, UK for a research project £34,000, 1999–2002

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