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Dr Mahmoud Al-Sayed 

Lecturer in Accounting

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Mahmoud has a degree in Economics (2001), a master degree in Accounting and Finance (2005) and a PhD in Management Accounting (2010). He was awarded his PhD unconditionally, without amendments, for the thesis titled “Management Accounting Innovations in the UK Manufacturing Sector: With Special Emphasis on ABC Paradox”. His research was recognised and supported by CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Prior to joining the University of Southampton in 2010, he worked as a management accountant in manufacturing sector and as a part-time teaching assistant in the School of Economics, Management and Finance – University of Bristol.

Mahmoud is a Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellow since 2013 and has received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching in 2016.

Research interests

Mahmoud is passionate about research excellence in management accounting and control. He is interested in:

- Management accounting and control in contexts like world-class manufacturing firms, NGOs, SMEs, education and religious institutions

- Investigating the relationship between Innovation, Technology and Accounting.

His recent research focused on the diffusion of MA innovations and the influence of ICT on management accounting and accountants.

PhD students are welcome to send their proposals in the above areas.

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  • Teaching management and financial accounting PG and UG modules including:

-MANG1001 Financial Accounting 1; MANG1002 Management Accounting 1

-MANG2014 Accounting and Finance for non-specialist

-MANG3049 Accounting and Finance for Engineers

-MANG6026 Management Accounting 1

-MANG6027 Management Accounting 2

-MANG6225 Accounting and Finance for Actuarial science

-MANG6079 Accounting and Control

  • Placement Module Coordinator for Southampton Business School
  • Academic reviewer for Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, International Journal of Management Accounting Research and The Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference
  • Research seminars program facilitator for the Centre of Excellence in Accounting
Dr Mahmoud Al-Sayed
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/4077

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