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Dr Faizul Haque BCom with Honors (Dhaka), MCom (Dhaka), MBA (Strathclyde), PhD (Manchester), PGCAP (Heriot Watt), FHEA (UK), CPA (Australia)

Associate Professor in Accounting

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Dr Faizul Haque is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Southampton Business School in the University of Southampton.

Faizul previously worked as a Lecturer and Associate Professor at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University. He also served as the Associate Director of Research, and the Director of the Postgraduate Accounting & Finance Programmes at Edinburgh Business School Dubai. Prior to that, he worked as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the University of Dhaka and the University of Chittagong. Faizul has over 18 years of experience in teaching, research and academic administration in the higher education sector, where he has been involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in cognate areas of Accountancy and Finance, and engaged in discipline leadership, research coordination, programme leadership, curriculum design and development, liaison with professional bodies, student discipline and mentoring, and recruitment and promotional activities.  
Faizul completed his PhD from the University of Manchester, MBA from Strathclyde Business School, and PGCAP from Heriot Watt University.  He is a CPA (Australia), a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Accounting & Finance Association and European Accounting Association.  
Faizul’s research interests include Carbon and biodiversity accounting, ESG disclosures and performance, corporate governance and business ethics, Islamic accounting and finance, earnings quality and management and implications of big data in accounting. Faizul has presented his research at several international conferences in the UK, Italy and France, and published papers in top ranked international journals such as British Journal of Management (ABS 4), British Accounting Review (ABS 3*), Critical Perspectives on Accounting (ABS 3*), Business Strategy and the Environment (ABS 3*), International Review of Economics & Finance (ABDC A-ranked), Applied Economics (ABDC A-ranked). 
Faizul has also engaged in consultation with the policymakers such as the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on ‘Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)’ and submitted consultation report to BEIS (with colleagues at Southampton Business School). He has also developed and led external in-house customised Training programmes on ‘Corporate Governance’ for early-career and mid-level executives in the public and private sectors. 
Faizul’s teaching interests cut across Accounting, Governance and Finance at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His taught modules include, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis, Corporate Governance, Research Methods and Corporate Finance. 

Research interests

  • Carbon and biodiversity accounting
  • Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures and performance
  • Corporate governance and business Ethics
  • Islamic accounting and finance,
  • Earnings quality and management
  • Implications of big data in accounting 

PhD research topic: Corporate governance in Emerging Economies: A Case of Study of Bangladesh

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Colin Kirkpatrick and Prof. Thankom G. Arun

Funding agency: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

Research projects

Faizul’s current research projects are broadly in areas of value relevance of corporate carbon performance as well as accounting and accountability issues in country- and firm-level response to climate change. 

One of the current research projects examine the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on climate related disclosures and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of firms.

PhD supervision

Faizul is currently supervising a number of PhD students, who are pursuing their doctoral research along the lines of his research interests: corporate governance and corporate sustainability, corporate governance in the insurance industry, and public sector management accounting. He has also acted as an internal examiner of several PhD research projects at Southampton Business School. 
Faizul is happy to consider PhD research proposals with strong potential/impact in the areas of his current research interests with particular focus on quantitative research in a single or cross-country setting.

Affiliate research groups

Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG), British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA), European Accounting Association (EAA)

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(i)            Haque, F. & Ntim, C. (2020) Executive Compensation, Sustainable Compensation Policy, Carbon Performance and Market Value. British Journal of Management. 31(3). DOI:

(ii)          Haque, F. & Jones, M. J. (2020) European firms’ corporate biodiversity disclosures and board gender diversity from 2002 to 2016. The British Accounting Review. 52(2), DOI:

(iii)         Haque, F. (2017) The effects of board characteristics and sustainable compensation policy on carbon performance of UK firms. The British Accounting Review, 49(3), pp. 347–364. ISSN: 0890-8389

(iv)         Kamla, R. & Haque, F. (2019) Islamic Accounting, neo-imperialism and identity staging: the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 63(September). DOI:

(v)          Haque, F. & Ntim, C. (2018) Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Governance Mechanisms and Environmental Performance. Business Strategy & The Environment. 27(3), pp. 415-435.

(vi)         Haque, F. (2019) Ownership, regulation and bank risk-taking: evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 19(1), pp.23-43.

(vii)        Haque, F., Ndiweni, E. & Hassan, M. K. (2018) Corporate social responsibility practices of banks in Bangladesh: a structuration theory perspective. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 49(3), pp. 350–360.

(viii)       Haque, F. & Brown, K. (2017) Bank Ownership, Regulation and Efficiency: Perspectives from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. International Review of Economics and Finance, 47, pp. 273–293. ISSN: 1059-0560.

(ix)         Haque, F. & Arun, T. G. (2016) Corporate governance and financial performance: an emerging economy perspective. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 13(3) (cont.-1), pp. 228-236. ISSN: 1810-4967.

(x)          Haque, F. & Shahid, R. (2016) Ownership, risk-taking and performance of banks in emerging economies: evidence from India. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 8(3), pp. 282-297. ISSN: 1757-6385.

(xi)         Haque, F. (2015) Corporate governance and equity finance: an emerging economy perspective. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 7(3), pp. 233-250.

(xii)        Haque, F., Arun, T. G.  & Kirkpatrick, C. (2011) Corporate governance and capital structure in developing countries: a case study of Bangladesh. Applied Economics, 43, pp. 673-681, ISSN: 0003-6846.

(xiii)       Haque, F., Arun, T. G.  & Kirkpatrick, C. (2011) The political economy of corporate governance in developing economies: The case of Bangladesh, Research in International Business and Finance, 25, pp. 169-182, ISSN: 0275-5319.

(xiv)      Haque, F., Arun, T. G.  & Kirkpatrick, C. (2008) Corporate governance and capital markets: a conceptual framework. Corporate Ownership and Control, 5 (2: Cont.2), pp. 264-276, ISSN: 1727-9232.


Book Chapter

(i)        Haque, F. (2009) The corporate governance role of capital markets: a Bangladesh perspective, in: T. G. Arun and J. Turner, ‘Corporate Governance and Development: Reform, Financial Systems and Legal Frameworks’, pp. 80-95, UK: Edward-Elgar Publishing, ISBN-13: 9781848444201.


Conference proceedings

(i)            Haque, F. & Mendonca, A. (2020). Impact of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Financial Performance, Risk-Taking and Basel Compliance of Islamic Banks. Fifth International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS)’, Middlesex University Dubai, 14th - 16th January 2020.

(ii)           Haque, F. & Jones, M. J. (2018). Board gender diversity and biodiversity: Do the GRI framework and the Biodiversity Strategic Plan (2011-2020) matter? European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, May-June 2018. (with Michael Jones of Bristol University)

(iii)          Haque, F. (2016). The impact of gender diversity, board independence and remuneration structure on biodiversity initiatives of UK firms. British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, University of Bath, UK, 21-23 March.

(iv)          Haque, F. (2014). The impact of regulatory reform on cost and revenue efficiency of a bank: perspective from the MENA countries. Paris Financial Management Conference 2014, ‘IPAG Business School, Paris, France.

(v)           Haque, F. (2013). Impact of Ownership and Regulations on Bank Risk-taking and Performance in Emerging Economies: Evidence from the MENA Countries. Surrey-Fordham Conference 2013 on ‘Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era’, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.


Book Chapter


Module coordinator: 

  • MANG1002: Management Accounting 1 
  • MANG6319: International Corporate Governance 
  • MANG3021: Corporate Governance 
Dr Faizul Haque
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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