Professor Mahbub Zaman

Professor Mahbub Zaman

Professsor of Accounting

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Summary

Professor Mahbub Zaman (BA Hons LSB, MA Essex, PhD Manchester) is Professor of Accounting and Research Director (Lead) at Hull University, UK. He has internationally recognised expertise, acquired over nearly two decades of research and teaching, in Auditing and Corporate Governance. His experience includes:

Professor of Auditing and Corporate Governance; Head of Research, School of Accountancy; Leader of the Auditing & Financial Reporting Group - at QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Associate professor and Director of the PhD (A&F) Programme, at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK and appointments at University of Glasgow, University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University.

Visiting Professor at: Aarhus University (Denmark); Deakin University Melbourne (Australia) and University of Florida (USA).

External Examiner (BSc and MSc programmes): Birmingham, Bradford, Durham, Glasgow, Hull, and Nottingham universities.

Focusing on the intersection of auditing, reporting and governance and using mixed methods (archival, survey and qualitative) and multiple (agency, institutional and power) theoretical perspectives he brings novel insights to the literature and contributes to understanding of issues relevant to policy and practice. His key contributions and on-going research relate to audit committee and board effectiveness, audit quality, auditor reporting, standard setting and regulation, governance and sustainability.

Research Leadership:

Published in internationally leading journals with over 2,500 Google Scholar citations, including over 1,300 for his five papers on audit committees, sustainability and governance.

Expertise and interests include: audit committees, audit quality, auditor reporting, board effectiveness, sustainability, internal audit, risk management, standard setting and regulation.

Research funding from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and QUT High Potential Research Grant (HPRG).

Supervised over 10 PhD and numerous Masters students; examined over 15 PhD students.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management

Al-Shaer, H., & Zaman, M. (in press). Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management. Journal of applied accounting research, https://doi.org/10.1108/JAAR-12-2020-0243

Climate governance effects on carbon disclosure and performance

Bui, B., Houqe, M. N., & Zaman, M. (2020). Climate governance effects on carbon disclosure and performance. The British accounting review, 52(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2019.100880

Enterprise risk management and firm performance: Role of the risk committee

Malik, M. F., Zaman, M., & Buckby, S. (2020). Enterprise risk management and firm performance: Role of the risk committee. Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2019.100178

Credibility of sustainability reports: The contribution of audit committees

Al-Shaer, H., & Zaman, M. (2018). Credibility of sustainability reports: The contribution of audit committees. Business strategy and the environment : BSE, 27(7), 973-986. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2046

Corporate governance, critical junctures and ethnic politics: Ownership and boards in Malaysia

Mohamad-Yusof, N. Z., Wickramasinghe, D., & Zaman, M. (2018). Corporate governance, critical junctures and ethnic politics: Ownership and boards in Malaysia. Critical Perspectives On Accounting, 55, 33-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2017.12.006

Postgraduate supervision

Mahbub is interested in supervising students in auditing, sustainability, corporate governance and reporting. Completed PhDs Supervised and / or examined (full-time and visiting) doctoral students from the UK, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.