Dr Md Tarikul Islam

Job: Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6381

E: tarikul.islam@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Tarikul is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at De Montfort University. Prior to this, he worked for the University of Essex, Sohar University (Oman), Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh), and Khulna University (Bangladesh). He holds a PhD in Accountancy from the Queensland University of Technology (Australia). In a couple of master’s degree programs, he studied business and management at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (Spain), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Universite Paris-Sud11 (France), and Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh).


Tarikul is an interdisciplinary researcher across the research domains of accountability, entrepreneurship, and technology adoption in education. While corporate accountability within the broader social and environmental accounting theme is the primary focus, he is equally comfortable with accountability in the public sector and healthcare. In entrepreneurship, his research interests include entrepreneurial intention, women entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. His papers have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Marine Policy, Annals of Operations Research, Environmental and Planning Law Journal, and Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance.

Research group affiliations

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

Publications and outputs

Journal Articles 

- Islam, M. T., Rahim, M. M, Kuruppu, S. C. (forthcoming). Public accountability failure in solving a public nuisance: stakeholder disengagement in a clash of Western and Islamic worldviews, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

- Rahim, M. M., Kuruppu, S., Islam, M. T. (2022). Social auditing in the supply chain: business legitimisation strategy rather than a change agent, Meditari Accountancy Research

- Yadav, M. P., Bhatia, S., Singh, N., & Islam, M. T. (2022). Financial and Energy Exchange Traded Funds Futures: An evidence of Spillover and Portfolio Hedging, Annals of Operations Research 

- Rahim, M. M., Islam, M. T., & Kuruppu, S. (2019). Shipping Corporations’ Accountability to Raise Competencies in Ballast Water Regulation. Environmental and Planning Law Journal. 36 (4), 376-394. 

- Hossain, M., Islam, M. T., Momin, M. A., Nahar, S., Alam, M. S. (2019). Understanding Communication of Sustainability Reporting: Application of Symbolic Convergence Theory (SCT). Journal of Business Ethics, 160 (2), 563 – 586. 

- Rahim, M. M., Islam, M. T., & Kuruppu, S. (2016). Regulating Global Shipping Corporations’ Accountability for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Seas. Marine Policy, 69, 159–170.

- Ahamed, K. F., & Islam, M. T. (2014). Factors Associated with Job Involvement: A Study of Commercial Bank People in Bangladesh. Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 10 (3), 140–150.



Book Chapter

- Islam, M. T. (2015). Social Audit for Raising CSR Performance of Banking Corporations in Bangladesh. In M. M. Rahim & S. O. Idowu (Eds.), Social Audit Regulation (pp. 107-130). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

Areas of teaching

- Management Accounting (L4)

- Financial Reporting (L5)

- Decision Management (L5)

- Advanced Decision Management (L6)

- Advanced Financial Reporting (L6)


PhD, QUT (Australia)

MSc, KTH (Sweden)

BBA and MBA, JU (Bangladesh)

Membership of external committees

 - External Examiner, Coventry University

- External Examiner, University of Roehampton London

Membership of professional associations and societies

- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

- Executive Member, BAFA South-East Asia Group (BAFA-SEAG)

- Member, British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)

- Advisory Board Member, Merrydale Junior School, Leicester