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
Office hoursYou can find details of Academic office hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911
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 at Islamic University. Shahzad received his MSc in accounting and finance from UMIST, UK. He received his PhD in management accounting from University of Manchester. Prior to Essex, he was at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Shahzad moved to the University of Essex in 2002 as a lecturer prior to becoming a professor of accounting at Essex Business School in 2010. Shahzad has published on management accounting, accounting and development issues, new public management, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in wide variety of contexts including Greece, China, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mexico, Ghana and Uganda.

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

Corporate Social Disclosure, Traditionalism and Politics: A Story from a Traditional Setting (with Islam, Aziz and Siddiqui, Javed), in Press, Journal of Business Ethics.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Management Accounting

Management Accounting in Public Sector in Emerging Economies: A Literature Review (with G. Jan van Helden), Critical Perspectives on Accounting. Vol. 37, November

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

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. 37, November.

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

Social Capital, Networks and Interlocked Independent Directors: A Mexican Case (with Carlos, A), in Press, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.

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.

Corporate Social Disclosure, Traditionalism and Politics: A Story from a Traditional Setting (with Islam, Aziz and Siddiqui, Javed), in Press, Journal of Business Ethics.

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:

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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