Dr Muhammad Ashraf

EBS - Accounting
Dr Muhammad Ashraf
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    +44 (0) 1206 873587

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    EBS.2.64B, Colchester Campus

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Junaid Ashraf holds a PhD in accounting from University of Essex. He is a fellow member of Association Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. His research interests are in public sector financial management, corruption, gender & precarious work and management control. He has published in Human Relations, Work, Employment & Society, Management Accounting Research, International Journal of Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Financial Accountability & Management. Before joining academia, he served as manager assurance services in one of the top four international accounting firm in Pakistan.


  • PhD

  • FCCA

  • ACA (Pakistan)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Management Accounting

Management Control

Public Sector Financial Management

Organizational Fraud

Gender and Precarious Work

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Advanced Management Accounting (BE131)

  • Accounting Project (BE936)

  • Independent Research Project: Management/Marketing (BE939)

  • Cooperative Management and Marketing � Capstone Module (BE940)

  • Research Project : Business Administration (BE932)

  • Research Project - Marketing (BE933)

  • Research Project - International Business and Entrepreneurship (BE934)

  • Research Project - Tourism Management (BE935)

  • Research Project - International Business and Finance (BE941)

Previous supervision

Mohammad Gh MEM Alasfour
Mohammad Gh MEM Alasfour
Thesis title: Post-Acquisition Management Accounting and Control Systems in an Islamic Bank: An Institutional Logics Perspective.
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 1/6/2020


Journal articles (15)

Ashraf, MJ., Pianezzi, D. and Awan, A., (2023). Doing Transgender ‘Right’: Bodies, Eroticism and Spirituality in Khwajasira Work. Human Relations. 76 (2), 286-309

Ashraf, MJ. and Pianezzi, D., (2023). Gender, Money, and Sexuality: An Exploration into the Relational Work of Pakistani Khwajasiras. Work, Employment and Society

Pianezzi, D. and Ashraf, J., (2022). Accounting for ignorance: An investigation into corruption, immigration and the State.. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. Online, 102147-102147

Arun, T., Jayasinghe, K. and Ashraf, M., (2021). Guest editorial Accounting, Accountability and Global Development: Key perspectives. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. 11 (1), 1-9

Ashraf, M. and Rauf, A., (2020). Waseela Foundation: Accounting for Zakat. Asian Journal of Management Cases. 17 (1)

Ashraf, M., Muhammad, F. and Hopper, TH., (2019). Accounting signifiers, political discourse, popular resistance and legal identity during Pakistan Steel Mills attempted privatization. Critical Perspectives On Accounting. 60, 18-43

Ayaz, M., Ashraf, MJ. and Hopper, T., (2019). Precariousness, Gender, Resistance and Consent in the Face of Global Production Network’s ‘Reforms’ of Pakistan’s Garment Manufacturing Industry. Work, Employment and Society. 33 (6), 895-912

Ashraf, J. and Uddin, S., (2016). New public management, cost savings and regressive effects: A case from a less developed country. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 41, 18-33

Ashraf, J. and Uddin, S., (2015). Military, ‘managers’ and hegemonies of management accounting controls: A critical realist interpretation. Management Accounting Research. 29, 13-26

Ashraf, J. and Uddin, S., (2015). Management Accounting Research and Structuration Theory: A Critical Realist Critique. Journal of Critical Realism. 14 (5), 485-507

Ashraf, MJ. and Bhatti, A., (2015). Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Asian Journal of Management Cases. 11 (2)

Junaid Ashraf, M. and Uddin, S., (2013). A Consulting Giant; a Disgruntled Client: A ‘Failed’ Attempt to Change Management Controls in a Public Sector Organisation. Financial Accountability & Management. 29 (2), 186-205

Stergiou, K., Ashraf, J. and Uddin, S., (2013). The role of structure and agency in management accounting control change of a family owned firm: A Greek case study. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 24 (1), 62-73

Ashraf, J., Ahmad, Z. and Chaudhry, I., (2013). Livestock Valuation in a Dairy Business. Issues in Accounting Education. 28 (4), 873-883

Ashraf, J. and Ghani, WI., (2005). Accounting development in Pakistan. The International Journal of Accounting. 40 (2), 175-201

Book chapters (3)

Arun, T., Ashraf, M., Jayasinghe, K. and Soobaroyen, T., (2023). Accounting, Accountability and Governance in Emerging Economies: A Development Perspective. In: Handbook of Accounting, Accountability and Governance. Editors: Garry, C. and Christopher, N., . Edward Edgar Publishing. 215- 236. 9781800886537

Ashraf, MJ., Hopper, T., Lassou, P., Olayinka, M., Jayasinghe, K., Soobaroyen, T. and Uddin, S., (2019). Researching and publishing on accounting in emerging economies: an experiential account. In: The Routledge Companion to Accounting in Emerging Economies. Editors: Weetman, P. and Tsalavoutas, I., . Routledge. 1351128485. 9781351128483

(2011). Review of Management Accounting Research. In: Review of Management Accounting Research. Editors: Abdel-Kader, MG., . Palgrave Macmillan UK. 415- 449. 9781349321971

Grants and funding


Developing Material for ACCA Public Financial Management Qualification for Pakistan�s Public Financial Managers

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

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EBS.2.64B, Colchester Campus

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