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Dr John Kalimilo Malagila PhD, MBA (Fin.), B.Com (Acc.), CPA (T), FHEA

Lecturer in Accounting - Academic Integrity Officer for Undergraduate Programmes at Southampton Business School

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Dr John Kalimilo Malagila is a Lecturer in Accounting and Academic Integrity Officer for Undergraduate Programmes at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton.

True teachers cannot be content with imparting only technical knowledge, making merely clever accountants and successful professionals. It is their ambition to inspire students with principles that will make them a positive force for the stability and uplifting of society (White, 2017, p. 22).

Dr John Kalimilo Malagila joined the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Accounting in September 2011 and completed his PhD in Management from the University of Southampton in 2014. He also holds an MBA and B.Com degrees from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Professionally, John is recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK and holds a CPA (T) certificate of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors of Tanzania.

John’s research interests are broadly in the areas of financial reporting and auditing in capital markets, corporate governance and accountability, and public sector accounting, auditing and accountability. In recent years, John has shown increasing and broad involvement in contributing to research in accounting through research publications, research grant applications, research papers peer review for prestigious international accounting, governance and business journals and PhD research supervision.

In terms of research publications, John has published in the International Journal of Finance and Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Corporate Governance, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management and the Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies (Emerald Books). On research grants, by September 2020, the total value of competitive internal and external research grants collaboratively applied was over £69,000 and grants with a total award value of over £36,000 (52% grant application success rate).

John is an ad hoc peer reviewer for several leading accounting, governance and business related journals such as the International Journal of Finance and Economics, Business Strategy and the Environment, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Research in International Business and Finance, Australian Accounting Review, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, and the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He has considerable international experience in teaching academic and professional courses in accounting, auditing and taxation. John is currently teaching financial accounting and reporting modules at undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Before joining the University of Southampton, John served seven years of lectureship at the Faculty of Commerce and Management (FCM), currently the University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS) in Tanzania (2001-08). He also worked as a part-time accountant of the Agenda Participation 2000 (AP2000); a Tanzania-based non-governmental organisation working to promote a culture of good governance and democracy in Tanzania (2001-08), and as an accountant of the University of Dar es Salaam Entrepreneurship Centre (UDEC); a Centre working to facilitate the development of entrepreneurial capacity in Tanzania (2003-08). In 1998 he briefly worked as an Assistant Accountant at the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), an entity established by an Act of Parliament, responsible for administering various taxes of the Tanzanian central government.

Research interests

John's research interests are broadly in the areas of financial reporting and external auditing in capital markets, governance and accountability, public sector accounting and auditing, taxation research, and methodological issues in accounting and finance.

Primary research interests:

  • Market-based accounting research, financial reporting/disclosure, and auditing;
  • Corporate governance, accountability, social and environmental responsibility;
  • Public sector accounting, auditing and accountability; and
  • Critical perspectives on accounting and finance.

Secondary research interests:

  • Taxation research in accounting and society;
  • Methodological issues in accounting and finance; and
  • Research in accounting education.

Selected titles of ongoing and recent research projects include:

  • Government Accounting Reforms in Sub-Saharan African Countries and the Selective Ignorance of the Epistemic Community: A Competing Logics Perspective.
  • Exploring governance and accountability dynamics in implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs) in a developing country context: Some evidence from Tanzania.
  • Evaluating Government Financial Accounting and Reporting Practices in Developing Countries: Proposal for a Quality Assessment Framework.
  • Environmental responsibility and financial constraints in emerging markets.
  • Quality assurance processes for higher education in undergraduate business/management education: A comparative study between UK and Vietnam.
  • Corporate risk reporting, corporate governance and firm value: The case of cyber-security risk disclosures.

Research group

Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance

Affiliate research groups

BAFA SIG - Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, African Accounting and Finance Association

  • Academic Integrity Officer for Undergraduate Programmes at Southampton Business School.
    Responsibilities: to ensure consistency within the School in relation to the implementation of the academic integrity (AI) policy, regulations, procedures and practice and the investigation of suspected cases of academic AI, in order to ensure equity of treatment of students. The role also involves AI education, including raising staff and student awareness of AI issues.
  • Academic Appeals Reviewer in the Southampton Business School.
    Responsibilities: As required, conduct preliminary meetings with students who appeal against academic decisions made by the School/Faculty, with the aim to review decisions affecting students in light of any further matters that concerned students wish to bring to the attention of the School/Faculty.
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Book Chapter

Module Leader/Lecturer:


  • MANG6079 – Accounting and Control
  • MANG6223 – Financial Reporting and Markets
  • MANG3030 – Financial Analysis, Information and Markets

Other modules taught in the recent past:

  • MANG6322 – Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance
  • MANG2005 – Management Accounting 2
  • MANG2014 – Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists
  • MANG1002 – Management Accounting 1
Dr John Kalimilo Malagila
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/4081

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