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Dr Ali Meftah Gerged

Job: Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

T: +44 (0)116 250 6713

E: ali.gerged@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Ali has over ten years of national and international teaching and research experience in academic accounting programmes at higher/further education institutions in the UK and internationally. He has previously held lectureship posts in accounting and finance at Misurata University/Libya (2006 – 2014), PhD researcher and Part-time lecturer at the University of Huddersfield/UK (2014 – 2018), and he is currently a senior lecturer in accounting and finance department at De Montfort University/UK (April 2018 – to date). Ali has developed, reviewed, coordinated, lectured, tutored, contributed to, assessed and/or examined a wide range of UG and PG courses such as Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Governance, Research Design and Analysis Performance Measurement in Organisations, Environmental Management, and Ethics for Professionals. Additionally, Ali is holding various research and teaching-related administrative positions such as the programme leader of Business Management and Finance (N1N331) and the deputy director of the Centre of Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS) in the Faculty of Business and Law – De Montfort University, October 2019 to Present.

Ali had been awarded his PhD from the University of Huddersfield in February 2018. Also, he possesses a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Research Methods (University of Huddersfield, October 2014), a Certificate in Teaching Assistance Preparation Program (TAPP) (University of Huddersfield, November 2014), an MSc with Distinction (Libyan Academy of Postgraduate Studies-Tripoli/Libya, April 2010), and a BSc with First Class Honours (Misurata University/Libya, October 2005). Besides, Ali was awarded his Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in December 2019. Most recently, Ali has been awarded  Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE) in November 2020. 

Ali is a Member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), European Accounting Association (EAA), the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), and the British Academy of Management (BAM). He is continuing research interests in social and environmental accounting, corporate sustainability and governance, and business ethics.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS)

Publications and outputs 

Journal Articles:

1. Gerged, A. M., Cowton, C. J., & Beddewela, E. S. (2018). Towards Sustainable Development in the Arab Middle East and North Africa Region: A Longitudinal Analysis of Environmental Disclosure in Corporate Annual Reports. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(4), 572-587. (ABS – 3*, ABDC – A, SJR – Q1).

2. Al-Haddad, L. M., Gerged, A. M., & Saidat, Z. (2019). Managing earnings using classification shifting: novel evidence from Jordan. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 23(2), 1-14. (ABDC – C, SJR – Q4).

3. Gerged, A. M., Al-Haddad, L., Al-Hajri, M. (2020). Is earnings management associated with corporate environmental disclosure? Evidence from Kuwaiti listed firms", Accounting Research Journal, 33(1), 167-185. (ABS – 2*, ABDC – B, SJR – Q3).

4. Gerged, A. M., & Elheddad, M. (2020). How can national governance affect education quality in Western Europe? International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 21(3), 413-426. (SJR  Q2).

5. Gerged, A. M., & Agwili, A. (2020). How corporate governance affect firm value and profitability? Evidence from Saudi financial and non-financial listed firms. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics14(2), 144-165. (ABS – 2*, SJR  Q3).

6. Albitar, K., Hussainey, K., Kolade, N., and Gerged, A. (2020). ESG disclosure and firm performance before and after IR: The moderating role of governance mechanisms. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 28(2), 1-21. (ABS – 2*, ABDC – B, SJR  Q1).

7. Elmghaamez, I., Gerged, A., M., & Ntim, C. (2020). Financial Market Consequences of Early Adoption of International Standards on Auditing: International Evidence. Managerial Auditing Journal35(6), 819-858. (ABS - 2*, ABDC - B, SJR  Q1).

8. Gerged, A., M., Babikir, B., M., & Elmghaamez, I. (2020). Did corporate governance compliance have an impact on auditor selection and quality? Evidence from FTSE 350. International Journal of Disclosure and Governance17(2), 51–60. (ABS - 2*, ABDC - B, SJR  Q3).

9. Gerged, A. M., Beddewela, E. S., & Cowton, C. J. (2020). Is corporate environmental disclosure associated with firm value? A multi-country study of Gulf Cooperation Council firms. Business Strategy and the Environment, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2616 (ABS - 3*, ABDC - A, SJR  Q1). 

10. Salem, R. A., Ezeani, E., Gerged, A. M., Usman, M., Alqatamin, R. M. (2020). ‘Does the quality of voluntary disclosure constrain earnings management in emerging economies? Evidence from Middle Eastern and North African Banks’, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management. Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJAIM-07-2020-0109 (ABS – 2*, ABDC – B, SJR  Q1).

11. Albitar, K., Gerged, A., M.,  Kikhia, H., and Hussainey K. (2020). Auditing in the time of social distancing: The effect of COVID-19 on auditing quality. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management. Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJAIM-08-2020-0128 (ABS – 2*, ABDC – B, SJR  Q1).

12. Gerged, A., M. (2020). Factors affecting corporate environmental disclosure in emerging markets – the role of   corporate governance structures. Business Strategy and the Environment, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2642 (ABS – 3*, ABDC – A, SJR  Q1).

13.  Gerged, A., M., Matthews, L., & Elheddad, M. (2020). “Mandatory Disclosure, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Cost of Equity Capital: UK Evidence of a U-shaped Relationship”. Business Strategy and the Environment, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2661 (ABS – 3*, ABDC – A, SJR  Q1).

 

 

Research interests/expertise

  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Corporate Sustainability and Governance
  • Ethical Accounting

Areas of teaching

  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Business Ethics

Qualifications

  • Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE) - November 2020
  • Fellowship in Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - December 2019.
  • PhD in Accounting, University of Huddersfield - February 2018.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Research Methods, University of Huddersfield-October 2014.
  • Teaching Assistance Preparation Program (TAPP) Certificate, University of Huddersfield - November 2014.
  • MSc in Accounting, Libyan Academy of Postgraduate Studies-Tripoli/Libya-April 2010.
  • BSc in Accounting, Misurata University/Libya - October 2005.

Courses taught

  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance (MSc)
  • Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics (MSc)
  • Research Design and Analysis (MSc)
  • Corporate Governance (MSc)
  • Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Performance Management in Organisations (BSc)
  • International Accounting and Finance Issues (BSc)
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (MSc)
  • Ethics For Professionals (BSc)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
  • European Accounting Association (EAA)
  • British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
  • European Business Ethics Network (EBEN)
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
  • Centre of Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS), Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University
  • Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development (KCRD)

Projects

  • Corporate Environmental Disclosure in the MENA region: Levels, Trends, Patterns, Determinants, and Consequences.
  • Changes in Abstract Project: Did the Research Excellence Framework (REF) have an Impact?
  • Accounting for big data: Business sustainalytics and sustainable finance solutions beyond COVID 19.

Conference attendance

1. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2015). ‘Exploring Corporate Environmental Disclosure in the MENA region’. In: the14th Workshop on Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE), the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), 29th of Nov, Nottingham Trent University- England-UK.

2. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2016). ‘Corporate Environmental Disclosure in the Arab MENA region: an institutional perspective’. In: The sixth North American Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), first and 2nd of June: Illinois State University-US.

3. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2016). ‘Reporting Environmental Information in Annual Reports: evidence from nine Arab MENA countries. In: The 28th Congress of Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), 23nd to 25th of Aug, University of St Andrews, Scotland-UK.

4. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2016). ‘Annual reports disclosures of environmental information: the case of the MENA region’. Ethical Behaviour and Ethical Disclosure Conference, European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), the 8th and 9th of Sep, University of Palermo, Palermo-Italy.

5. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2017). ‘Country-level Governance, Environmental Disclosure, and Firm Value: Evidence from the Gulf Cooperation Council Region’. The 40 the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), from 10-12 May 2017, Valencia-Spain.

6. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2018). The influence of country-level governance on corporate environmental reporting: Evidence from the Gulf Co-operation Countries. British Academy of Management (BAM) Corporate Governance Workshop: Standards or diversity? The puzzles of corporate governance in the Middle East, Africa, and less developed emerging markets, the 16th of February 2017, Cass Business School, London.

7. Gerged, A., Beddewela, E., and Cowton, C. (2018). An empirical investigation of multi-dimensional analysis of corporate environmental disclosure in the Arab Middle Eastern and North African Region: An isomorphic perspective. The 41st Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), from 30th May to 1st of June 2018, Milan-Italy.

8. Menzo, B., Gerged, A., Mear, F. (2020). Internal Audit Function and Procurement Fraud in Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from an Emerging Economy. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, from 31st of March to 1st of April 2020 in Southampton, England. (Accepted). 

  • Chairing Sessions in International Conferences:  

o   On Thursday 11th May 2017, I have chaired the SEEPS04 session from 11:00 to 12:30 in the 40 the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA) in Valencia-Spain.

o   In 2018, I also had served as a chair for the SEEPS12 session in the 41 the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA) in Milan-Italy on Friday 1st June 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30.

 

Consultancy work

    • Advisory Board member of the Al-Kindi Center for Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development (KCRD). The advisory board members of KCRD are distinguished scholars from various scientific and academic fields. KCRD Advisors’ professional and technical guidance is sought in supervising the scientific quality of publications published in KCRD journals, evaluating journal proposals and research grants proposals, and giving financial aids and scholarship applications related to their area of expertise.
    • Senior Advisor at Nassr Saleh Office for Chartered Accounting and Auditing (NSOCAA). NSOCAA is considered one of the largest and most experienced audit firms in Libya, having established an extended global network with other audit firms in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Current research students

  • Benjamin Prince Nartey Menzo. Internal Audit Function and Procurement Fraud in Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from an Emerging Economy. Full-Time PhD Researcher. April 2016 to October 2020. (First Supervisor).
  • Mohannad Issa Ahmad Elmanaseer. Corporate Sustainability Disclosure, Audit Committee Function, and Financial Performance: Evidence from Jordanian Listed Companies. Full-Time PhD Researcher. October 2019 to Present. (First Supervisor).
  • Neil Yong. Cultivation of Universal Design for Learning & Teaching Innovation in an ever-changing climate of educational needs. Part-Time PhD Researcher. January 2020 to Present. (First Supervisor).
  • Rana Kayal. PhD in Sustainable Development Goals Implementations in Developing economies: The Case of the Middle East and North Africa. Full-Time PhD Researcher. October 2020 to Present. (First Supervisor).
  • Ali Hasan Hamed Alkharabsheh. Internet Financial Reporting in Jordan. Full-Time PhD Researcher. October 2020 to Present. (Second Supervisor). 

ORCID number

Supervision of MSc Dissertations

  • MSc Supervision:

1.      Ahmed Agwili. (2016/2017). Corporate Governance and Financial Performance in Saudi Arabia. (University of Huddersfield).

2.      Thanos Tsoris. (2016/2017). Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure and Financial Performance: Evidence from FTSE 100. (University of Huddersfield).

3.      Floriana Mihaela. (2016/2017). Environmental, Social and Governance Performance and Financial Performance: US Evidence. (University of Huddersfield).

4.      Babikir Bechir Mahamat. (2017/2018). The Effects of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Audit Quality: Evidence from FTSE 350. (De Monfort University).

5.      Hsinwei Chien. (2017/2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Avoidance in China. (De Monfort University).

6.      Kadmia Kehbuma. (2017/2018). An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate environmental, social and ethical disclosures, and tax avoidance: The case of the sub-Saharan Africa region. (De Monfort University).

7.      Muhammad Usman. (2017/2018). The effects of Quality management approach on the financial performance of Multi-National Companies in Pakistan: A Chain Reaction Theory perspective. (De Monfort University).

8.      Yonghao Lu. (2017/2018). An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Risk Management in China. (De Monfort University).

9.      Shweta Tripathi. (2017/2018). Factors affecting the Development of Smart Cities: A Properties Developer Perspective. (De Monfort University).

10.  Dapinderjit Pooni. (2017/2018). Determinants of the Development of Smart Cities in Developing Countries. (De Monfort University).

11.  Abdullah Panchbhaya. (2017/2018). The determinants of a successful crowdfunding campaign. A case study of ORB Innovations. (De Monfort University).

12.  Elshamol Yacob. (2018/2019). Exploring Levels, Trends and Patterns of Corporate Social Responsibility Performance Disclosure in India: A Content Analysis Perspective. (De Monfort University).

13.  Shaojie Yao. (2018/2019). Impact of Board Composition and Ownership Structure on the Financial Distress: A Case Study of UK's Manufacturing Concerns. (De Monfort University).

14.  Ismail Tarek Elawamry. (2019/2020). Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance: Evidence from the Egyptian Banking Industry. (De Monfort University).

15.  Muhammad Yerima. (2019/2020). The Effort at Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Nigeria. (De Monfort University).

16.  Sumandeep Kaur. (2019/2020). The Impact of Accounting Ethics on Organizational Culture – A Case Study of Barclays Bank. (De Monfort University). 

Leadership and Admistrative Responsibilities

  • Deputy Director of the Centre of Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS) in the Faculty of Business and Law (De Montfort University, October 2019 to Present).
  • Member of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) team in the Faculty of Business and Law.
  • Member of the UG Assessment Board in the Department of Accounting and Finance, De Montfort University. (De Montfort University, June 2019 to present).
  • Member of the Management Board in the Department of Accounting and Finance, De Montfort University. (De Montfort University, June 2019 to present).
  • Programme Leader of Business Management and Finance (De Montfort University, June 2019 to present).
  • Module Leader of Environmental Management (De Montfort University, 2017/2019).
  • Module leader of Performance Measurement in Organizations (De Montfort University, October 2018 to October 2020).
  • Module leader of Ethics for Professionals (De Montfort University, June 2020 to Present). 

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