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Associate Professor Azizul Islam

QUT Business School,


Associate Professor Azizul Islam
Associate Professor
QUT Business School,
Discipline *
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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Doctor of Philosophy - Accounting (RMIT Univesity Melbourne), Masters in Globalisation and Economic Development (Antwerp State Universtiy Centre), Masters of Commerce in Accounting (Other), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Deakin University)

Professional memberships
and associations

CPA Australia


Anti-bribery measures and reporting, Social and environmental accounting and reporting

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


M. Azizul (Aziz) Islam is the HDR Program coordinator at QUT School of Accountancy. He joined QUT in January 2013 as Associate Professor in Accounting. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Deakin University and Lecturer in Accounting at RMIT University. He was also a faculty member at the University of Dhaka and Khulna University. Aziz is a Haskayne Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary (2016) and was a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Gadjah Mada (2014). Aziz is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia).

Aziz has been involved in academia for over 17 years, in which time he has held various leadership roles. These include (but not limited to): HDR Program Coordinator, Research Seminar Series Convenor, Faculty Research Ethics Advisor, Honours & PhD Unit Coordinators (Research methods and Contemporary Issues in Accounting Research), Masters of Accounting Unit Coordinators (Management AccountingFinancial Accounting Theory and Forensic Accounting & Investigation), Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Unit Coordinators (Accounting and Society, Management Accounting),  Co-Editor of Accounting Research Journal (2014-2015), Team Leader of QUT Accounting for Social and Environmental Sustainability Research Group, and Conference Session Chairs (AFAANZ, APIRA, CSEAR). Aziz has been involved in significant curriculum change and program development at Bachelor, Masters and HDR levels. In recognition of his dedication and leadership, Aziz has also received the School’s Award for Excellence in Administration and Support and the Dean’s Award for Team Teaching Excellence (2011).

Aziz completed his PhD on corporate social and environmental disclosures at RMIT University under the supervision of Professor Craig Deegan. In line with his PhD work, his current research interests are focused on corporate accountability, sustainability and disclosures. Aziz investigates some of the specific accountability and disclosure issues including (but not limited to): corporate human rights performance, climate change accounting, social audit and corporate anti-bribery performance. He is co-editor of a research book Sustainability after Rio (Emerald, 2015), and author of a research book Social Compliance Accounting: Managing Legitimacy in Global Supply Chains (Springer, 2015). He is an Outstanding Author Contribution Awards winner at the Emerald’s Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2013), for a book chapter entitled Online Reporting of Sustainability: A Study of Global Clothing Suppliers. Aziz’s research paper NGO collaboration and Conflict Mineral Disclosure Transparency: Evidence from Global Companies (with Professor van Staden) was accepted for presentation at the Best Concurrent Paper Session of AFAANZ Conference (2016). He also received the School’s Best Research Paper Award from Deakin in 2009. He has externally funded research monographs on Corporate Social Disclosures within a Global Garment Industry (Funding body: ACCA UK with Professor Deegan, 2010) and Accounting for Human Rights (Funding body: CAANZ with Professor McPhail, 2014). He has also led a funded project on anti-bribery disclosure practices by Australian companies (Funding body: CAANZ, 2012-2013).  

Aziz’s scholarly work appears in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, Critical Perspective on Accounting, The British Accounting Review, Public Money & Management, Accounting Forum, Qualitative Research in Accounting, & Management, Australian Accounting Review, Business & Politics, Journal of Business Ethics, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Social Responsibility Journal and Society & Business Review.

 Since 2010, Aziz has attained 2 honours and 3 HDR completions (1 PhD and 2 Masters by Research), and he is currently supervising 6 HDR students (3 PhD and 3 Masters by Research).

Aziz’s publication links: QUT e-print: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Islam,_Azizul.html Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=4z9hz_IAAAAJ&hl=en

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Azizul Islam.


Forensic Accounting

Financial Accounting Theory

Introductory Accounting

Financial Accounting Issues

Management Accounting

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Azizul Islam.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.