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Khaled Aljifri 

Professor - Accounting Department

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Phone:+ 971 3 713 5235

Email: k.aljifri@uaeu.ac.ae

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., University of Manchester, 2001
  • MPA., Texas Southern University, 1995
  • B.A., University of Aden, 1984

Biographical Sketch

Khaled Aljifi, Professor of Accounting, earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Manchester. He joined the CBE faculty at UAEU in 2001. He is the coordinator of Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) program. His research interests focus on Corporate Governance, Performance Measurement, Financial Reporting, Earnings Management, and Islamic Accounting and Finance issues. Professor Aljifri has published in Business, finance and accounting journals, including the European Accounting Review, Advances in Accounting, International Business Review, Corporate Ownership & Control, Accounting Educator’s Journal, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, and Managerial Auditing Journal. He is currently involved in a major multi-disciplinary research project investigating the effect of corporate governance in states with varying ownership structures (an international comparison of emerging and western-like markets). In 2004, he received “the Best Individual Research Project Award.” He was also the recipient of “the Best Performance Award” in Teaching in 2005, the “CBE merits” in 2007, the “Best Performance Award in Research” in 2009, the “Outstanding Research Award” in 2010, and the “Best Performance Award in Service” in 2013.

 Research Interests & Recent Publications

  • Hussainey, K., and Aljifri, K. (2012), “Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Capital Structure in UAE”.  Journal of Applied Accounting Research . Vol. 13, Issue no. 2.

  • Alzarouni, A, Aljifri, K., Ng, C, Taher, M., (2011), “The Usefulness of Corporate Financial Reports: Evidence from The United Arab Emirates, Accounting and Taxation , 17-38

  • Khasharmeh, H. Aljifri.,k., (2010). “The Timelines of Annual Report in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates: An Empirical Comparative Study”, International Journal of Business and Finance Research .

  • Moustafa, E, and Aljifri,k., (2009), “Enhancing Student Performance in Managerial Accounting: A Laptop-Based Active Learning Approach”, Accounting Educator’s Journal.

  • Aljifri, K., and Citron, D., (2009). “The Value-Relevance of Financial Statement Recognition Versus Note Disclosure: Evidence from Goodwill Accounting”, European Accounting Review , volume 18, (1), 123-140.

  • Aljifri, K., (2008). “Annual Reports Disclosure in a Developing Country: the Case of UAE”, Advances in Accounting , Volume 24, (1).

  • Aljifiri, K., and Hussainey, K., (2007). “The Determinants of Forward-looking Information in Annual Reports of UAE Companies”,Managerial Auditing Journal , Volume 22, 881-894.

Teaching and Professional expertise

He has taught a number of courses (undergraduate and postgraduate) in financial and management accounting, and professional courses such as AAA, CMA, and CIA. He has provided consultant services to some public and governmental organizations in UAE. His research focuses on earnings manipulation, capital structure, corporate governance, accounting education, and Islamic accounting issues.

Jun 22, 2014