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Prof.A Aziz Jaafar Chair Academic RankProfessor


  • International Financial Reporting and Accounting PhD Accounting, Bangor University, UK

Research Interests:

  • Financial Reporting Quality; International Accounting; Corporate Social Responsibility


CPA (Australia) PhD Accounting (University of Wales, Bangor, UK) 2005 MAcc Accounting & Financial Management (University of Glasgow, UK) 1991 BSc Accounting (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA) 1989
Employment History Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah (2022 – Present) Professor of Accounting, Bangor Business School, Bangor University, United Kingdom (2016 – 2022) Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Bangor Business School, Bangor University, United Kingdom (2013 – 2016) Lecturer in Accounting, Bangor Business School, Bangor University, United Kingdom (2006 – 2012) Adjunct Faculty - School of Management, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom (2011 – 2015) Adjunct Faculty - Manchester Business School Worldwide, United Kingdom (2008 – 2010) Adjunct Faculty - Henan University of Technology, China (2009) Financial Database Support Officer, Bangor Business School, United Kingdom (2004 to 2006) Audit and Consultancy Associate, Arthur Andersen & Co. 1990
Co-Editor-in-Chief - Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, Emerald (Jan 2017 - current) Associate Editor – Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research (April 2018 - current) Editorial Board Member – Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (March 2018 – current) Associate Editor - Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, Emerald (2015 – 2016) Editorial Board Member- Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, Emerald (2012 – 2015)
CPA (Australia) Member of American Accounting Association, European Accounting Association and British Accounting & Finance Association.
Financial Reporting Quality of SPAC Targets vis-à-vis IPO Issuers (2018 – 2021) – funded by BA/Leverhulme Erasmus research mobility grant – University of Keil, Germany (2017)
Political Stability, Board Tenure and Corporate Cash Holding (A. M. Ariff, K. A. Kamarudin, A. Jaafar), Journal of International Accounting Research, forthcoming The Real Earnings Management Gap Between Private and Public Firms: Evidence from Europe (Yang, J., Hemmings, D., Jaafar, A. & Jackson, R.,) Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation forthcoming Persistency of Window Dressing Practises in the U.S. Repo Markets after the GFC: The Unexplored Role of the Deposit Insurance Premium (Jaafar, A., Polizzi, S. and Reghezza, A) European Financial Management, forthcoming Voluntary appointment of independent directors: evidence from Taiwan (Kao, M. F., Hodgkinson, L. & Jaafar, A.) Corporate Governance. 21, 7, p. 1318-1336, 2021 Payout policy and ownership structure: The Case of Islamic and Conventional Banks (Duqi, A, Jaafar, A & Warsame, M.), British Accounting Review, 2020 Investor Protection, Cross-listing and Accounting Quality (Kamaruddin, K A., Ariff, A., Jaafar, A.) Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, 16 (1), 2020 Money shouts! How effective are punishments for accounting fraud? (Wang, Y, Ashton, J & Jaafar, A) British Accounting Review, 2019 Does mutual fund investment influence accounting fraud? (Wang, Y, Ashton, J. & Jaafar, A.), Emerging Markets Review, vol. 38, no. March, pp. 142-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.ememar.2018.12.005 (2019) Can a Loan Valuation Adjustment (LVA) Approach Immunize Collateralized Debt from Defaults?' (Wojakowski, RM, Ebrahim, MS, Jaafar, A & Osman Salleh, M) Financial Markets, Institutions, and Instruments (2019) 'Ownership Structure, Board of Directors and Firm Performance: Evidence from Taiwan' (Kao, MF, Hodgkinson, L, & Jaafar, A.), Corporate Governance vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 189-216. DOI: 10.1108/CG-04-2018-0144 (2018) ‘Corporate Social Responsibility, Shariah Compliance, and Earnings Quality’ (co-authors: A Alsaadi, Ebrahim, M. S., & Jaafar, A) Journal of Financial Services Research, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 169-194. DOI: 10.1007/s10693-016-0263-0 (2017). ‘Can Islamic Injunctions Indemnify the Structural Flaws of Securitized Debt?’(Ebrahim, M. S., Jaafar, A., Omar, F. A. & Salleh, M. O.) Journal of Corporate Finance. vol. 37, pp. 271-286. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2016.01.002 (2016). ‘Short selling and exchange-traded funds returns: evidence from the London Stock Exchange’ (A. Mohamad, Goddard, J. & Jaafar, A.), Applied Economics, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 152-164. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1076146 (2016). ‘ Tax Havens and Effective Tax Rates: An Analysis of Private versus Public European Firms’ (Jaafar, A & Thornton, J.), The International Journal of Accounting, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 435-457. DOI: 10.1016/j.intacc.2015.10.005 (2015). ‘Mispricing and risk of R&D investment in European firms’ (A. Duqi, Jaafar, A. & G. Torluccio), European Journal of Finance, 21 (5), pp. 444-465 (2015) ‘Short-selling ban and cross-sectoral contagion: Evidence from the UK’ (A. Mohamad, Goddard, J. & Jaafar. A.), Journal of Asset Management, 2015. doi:10.1057/jam.2015.32. ‘Can an interest-free credit facility be more efficient than a usurious payday loan?’ (M. Osman Salleh, M. S. Ebrahim & Jaafar, A.), Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 30, pp.74-92 (2014). ‘Corporate governance, accruals quality and stock returns: evidence from the UK’ (S. Mouselli, R. Abdulraouf & Jaafar, A.), Corporate Governance, 14, pp. 32-44 (2014) ‘Regulation, Bonding and the Quality of Financial Statements’ (co-authors Dargenidou, C., McLeay, S. & Jaafar, A.) in Accounting and Regulation (eds. R. Di Pietra, S. McLeay and J. Ronen), Springer, New York, (2014). ‘Accruals quality, stock returns and asset pricing: Evidence from the UK’ (S. Mouselli, J. Goddard Jaafar, A.) International Review of Financial Analysis, 30, pp.203-213 (2013) ‘Short Interest and Stock Returns: Evidence from the UK’ (Mohamad, A., Hodgkinson, L., Jaafar, A. & Wells, J.) British Accounting Review, 45, No. 2, pp.125-137 (2013). ‘Accruals Quality vis-à-vis Disclosure Quality: Substitutes or Complements?’ (Mouselli, S., Jaafar, A. & Hussainey, K.) British Accounting Review, 44, No.1 pp. 36-46, (2012). ‘Ownership Concentration, Board Characteristics and Performance: Evidence from Jordan’ (Jaafar, A. & M. El Shawa). In Tsamenyi, M. & Uddin, S. (eds), Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 9 pp. 73-95, (2009). ‘Country Effects and Sector Effects on the Harmonization of Accounting Policy Choice’ (Jaafar, A. & S. McLeay), Abacus No. 43 pp. 157-189, (2007). Runner- up: the Abacus Annual Manuscript Award, 2008.
Doctoral Student Supervision Completed PhDs: • Mao-Feng Kao – 2012 • Azhar Mohamad – 2012 • Murizah Osman Salleh– 2013 • Leo WenBo – 2014 • Abdullah Alsaadi - 2015 • Yang Wang – 2017 • Jingwen Yang – 2018 • Almutasembilla Zaki Allam – 2020 • Jirarat Pitpanarapong – 2020 • Vy Tran – 2021 Visiting PhDs: • Riccardo Magarini – University of Turin, Italy 2009 • Fatma Baalouch – University of Carthage, Tunisia 2015 • Andi Duqi – University of Bologna, Italy 2013 Current PhDs: • Kathleen Regan • Mahmoud Abdelkader • Esther Fiattor • Khatera Naseri
Runner- up: The Abacus Annual Manuscript Award, 2008. Highly Commended paper - the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence
• Head of Accounting and Finance, Bangor Business School (2018 - 2022) • Director of Postgraduate Research, Bangor Business School (2018 - 2021) • College Internationalisation Lead – College of Business, Arts and Humanities (2019 – 2021) • Academic Lead - ESRC Wales DTP Economics pathway (2016 – 2021) • Moderator Bangor Business School/MDIS Singapore (2018 – 2020) • Director of Graduate Studies (Research) (2014 – 2018) • Member of the College Research Committee • Member of the Senate Postgraduate Committee • Member of the Doctoral School Steering Committee • Deputy Director – Centre for Impression Management in Accounting Communication (CIMAC). • Ad-hoc Reviewer – Journal of Banking and Finance; Accounting and Business Research; British Accounting Review; European Journal of Finance; International Journal of Finance and Economics; Economic Letters; Accounting & Finance; Journal of Management and Governance; Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies; Asian Journal of Business and Accounting; International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation.
My overall teaching philosophy is to create a learning environment where students can be critical thinkers. In doing so, it is crucial to adopt a student-driven learning approach, a diverse teaching approaches and technologies. Teaching and learning should be informed by evidence, hence I strive to integrate current research with my teaching.
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