Dr Faizul Haque is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Southampton Business School in the University of Southampton.
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. He has also developed and led external in-house Training programmes on ‘Corporate Governance’ for early-career and mid-level executives in the public and private sectors.
- Carbon accounting and finance
- Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures and performance
- Implications of technological innovations and Big Data in accounting
- Corporate governance and business Ethics
- Islamic accounting and finance
Faizul’s current research projects are broadly in areas of value relevance of corporate sustainability and corporate carbon performance as well as accounting and accountability issues in country- and firm-level responses to climate change. One of his current research projects examine the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on climate related disclosures and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of firms.
Faizul is also working on another World Bank-funded research project on ‘The role and impact of Public Financial Management in supporting fiscal transparency and public accountability: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic’, jointly with colleagues at the University of Southampton and the University of Essex. Faizul is interested in working on the implications of contemporary technological innovations such as big data and blockchain technologies for accounting professions and practices.
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 settings.
Current PhD Students
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.
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 Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Accounting & Finance Association and European Accounting Association.