Dr Fatimah Zainudin is Lecturer in Financial Accounting within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.
- Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting (CSER)
- Comparative Financial Reporting
- Environmental policy and decision making
- Implications of web based reporting
- Narrative reporting
Fatimah’s research focuses on two key areas:
Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting (CSER): what motivates corporate managers in their reporting decisions; what is actually reported compared to what should be reported (GRI and other framework); how useful the information is to users.
Comparative Financial Reporting: international comparative analysis of financial reporting with a primary focus on CSER; reporting by companies in developed and developing economies.
She is currently working on a research project titled "Determinants of the quality of corporate social and environmental reporting: A comparative international study".
This investigates the motivation of reporting decisions through an analysis of how reporting varies with firm characteristics that may have a bearing on managers' decisions (e.g. business sector, firm size, legal/regulatory environment, reporting culture).
This focuses on different business sectors, especially utilities companies, as these are generally already subject to some form of regulation.
Fatimah has taught both undergraduates and postgraduates in Accounting and Finance for almost 14 years.
Fatimah started her career at Southampton Business School in October 2008. She received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the MARA University of Technology after which she embarked on teaching in one of the most prestigious private university in Malaysia. Fatimah was responsible for conducting seminars and lecturing for financial management, management accounting, and accounting for specialized industries.
Fatimah received a University of Bath bursary in 2004 to continue her Master's in Research and PhD in Accounting. During that time she was given the opportunity to be a research teaching assistant within the School.