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Karim is a Professor of Accounting and Corporate Governance and Deputy Head of the Accounting & Financial Management Department. Karim is an internationally recognised expert on corporate governance and CSR and his research focuses on the role of business in society with an emphasis on developing countries. He is also interested in qualitative research applications in Accounting and Business disciplines.  He is an editor of corporate governance and CSR section of Cogent Business & Management Journal; he is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies as well as the Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He serves as the vice-chair of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) special interest group on Accounting & Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE-SIG). His publications have appeared in leading academic international Journals such as the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society Journal, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change while his monographs were published by Palgrave MacMillan including a monograph on Corporate Governance in Africa.

 

Karim has a proven track record of knowledge transfer as he participated and led more than 30 consultancy and contract research projects focusing on improving management accounting practices in private and governmental organisations. With focus on research impact, he has also worked closely with senior leaders and board members in public companies and governmental organisations to reform their CSR/Governance systems. He also designed  and delivered many accounting and governance/ sustainability  short courses as well as academic modules  at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was recently awarded two British Council funded projects focused on digital financial inclusion and designing of inclusive transnational programmes.

Karim is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA-USA) and holds a PhD in Corporate Governance

Research interests

Corporate Governance; CSR; Management Accounting; Social Media Governance 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Other Qualification

10 Apr 201531 Dec 2099

Award Date: 10 Apr 2015

Business and Administration, PhD

30 Jun 201131 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011

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