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, the University of Huddersfield/UK, and he is currently a senior lecturer in accounting and finance department at De Montfort University/UK. Ali has developed, reviewed, coordinated, lectured, tutored, contributed to, assessed and/or examined a wide range of courses in Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Governance, and Research Design and Analysis.

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). Most recently, Ali has been awarded his Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in December 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, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 572-587. (ABS – 3*, ABDC – A).

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, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 1-14. (ABDC – C).

3. Gerged, A.,Al-Haddad, L. and Al-Hajri, M. (2020), "Is earnings management associated with corporate environmental disclosure? Evidence from Kuwaiti listed firms", Accounting Research Journal, Vol. 33 No. 1, pp. 167-185. (ABS – 2*, ABDC – B).

4. Gerged, A. and Elheddad, M. (2020), "How can national governance affect education quality in Western Europe?", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-10-2019-0314.

5. Gerged, A., and 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 Ethics, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2020.10023971 (ABS – 2*).

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, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 1-21. (ABS – 2*, ABDC – B).

7. Elmghaamez, I., Gerged, A., M., & Ntim, C. (2020). Financial Market Consequences of Early Adoption of International Standards on Auditing: International Evidence. Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.  DOI: 10.1108/MAJ-04-2019-2233 (ABS - 2*, ABDC - B).

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 Governance, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.DOI:10.1057/s41310-020-00074-1 (ABS - 2*, ABDC - B).

Conference Contributions:

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, 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. 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. Gerged, A., and Mahamat. (2020). ‘Did corporate governance compliance have an impact on auditor selection and quality? Evidence from FTSE 350’. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference, from 31st of March to 1st of April 2020 in Southampton, England. 

9. 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. 

Research interests/expertise

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

Areas of teaching

  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability
  • Social and Environmental Accounting

Qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting, University of Huddersfield - February 2018.
  • Fellowship in Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - December 2019.
  • 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 and Performance Management in Organisations (BSc)
  • International Accounting and Finance Issues (BSc)
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (MSc)

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)

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?

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 Present. (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).
  • Mohammed Al-Doori. IFRS AND GAAP COMPARISON: The Effect on R&D Accounting. Full-Time PhD Researcher. January 2020 to Present. (First Supervisor).

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