Habib Khan

Dr, Senior Lecturer of Accounting, Director, Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) Program, Associate Editor, Accounting Research Journal, Emerald Publishing

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Dr Habib Zaman Khan is a seasoned educator, author, speaker and mentor at the tertiary level and researcher holding a current position of Program Director, MPA Program and Senior Lecturer of Accounting at the University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia. He held the position of Assistant Professor and/Lecturer of Accounting, University Of Canberra (February 2016- May 2020). Dr Khan's previous academic position in other universities in Australia include CQU University Sydney campus, CDU, Macquarie University, Curtin University Sydney Campus and East West University, Bangladesh. Dr Khan obtained PhD in Management Accounting from the Macquarie University Sydney, CPA degree from the CPA Australia, Advanced Diploma in Business from AAT Sydney, Foundation degree on teaching and Education from Curtin University, and BBA Hons & MBA degree from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an academic, he has taught wide varieties of Accounting subjects in many countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, China and Hong Kong. As a unit coordinator and lecturer, he taught and led academic members for units such as Financial Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Cost Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting, Corporate Accounting and Accounting Theories both in the post-graduate and undergraduate level. He has also got expertise in teaching finance units and taught varieties of finance units such as Business Finance, Investments and Built Envionment Finance.

Journal publications:

As a researcher, Dr Khan conducts academic research in different areas of Accounting, Management and Sustainability in emerging economies. To date, Dr Khan has published articles in the leading and prestigious international Journals in the field of Accounting, Management, Education, Law and Tourism. Prestigious journals where his publications appeared in the past include the following (Q1 and A/A* in ABDC ranking only):

  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (A*)
  • Critical Perspectives on Accounting;
  • Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economies; 
  • Managerial Auditing Journal; 
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review; 
  • Accounting History;
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management; 
  • Public Money and Management; 
  • Business Strategy & The Environment;
  •  Environmental Education Research; 
  • Journal of Cleaner Production; 
  • Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies;
  • European Business Organization Law Review
  • Social Responsibility Journal &
  • Tourism Analysis. 

Journals Editorial board

Dr Khan works in editorial board of different international journals. Currently, Dr Khan is serving as an Associate Editor of Accounting Research Journal, a well known journal in the Accounting & Finance field published by the Emerald Publishing (Q2 in the Scopus), the details about the journal and submission requirement are available in the following link (https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/arj/).

Achievements and Awards:

Dr Khan is a recepient of number of awards for his excellence teaching and research performance from the University of Canberra and other universities in Australia. These include:

(a) Dean's Commendation Award for the Research Excellence (Individual category)-2020, Faculty of Business, Governance & Law (BGL), University of Canberra.

(b) Dean's Excellence Award for Outstanding Teaching and Learning -2016 in the category of Students Nominations, Faculty of BGL, University of Canberra;

(c) 'Finalist' in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Diversity Award-2017.

(d) Macquarie University FBE Research Excellence Award-2012, for outstanding research contributions, Sydney, Australia.

(e) Macquarie University FBE Research Excellence Award-2011 for outstanding research contributions, Sydney, Australia.

(f) 'Best Presenter Award' in the Accounting and Finance HDR students category in the HDR Research Expo, 2010, a yearly expo organised by Faculty of Business & Economies, Macquarie University, Australia.


Research Impacts: 

Dr Khan's publication has impacted widely in the global academic communities and has received more than 2250 citations to date (as per Google Scholar).

Research Interests and Supervisions:

Dr Khan currently supervises HDR students and his research interest includes the followings:

  1. Non-financial performance measurement system, Multi-dimensional performance measures; organisational performance;
  2. Non-financial performance indicators, and Sustainability reporting of banks, Quality of non-financial information, Green banking;
  3. Pro-environmental behaviour of Accounting and Business students;
  4. Corporate Governance, board diversity and corporate reporting
  5. SDGs and SDGs reporting;
  6. New public management and KPI based performance model for the public sector.
  7.  Accounting frauds and manipulations 

Theoretical Paradigms and Research Design: 

Dr Khan is interested to supervise future students who are keen to explore their research projects using capital market theories as well as other sociological, behavioural, contingency, political economic theories and any alternative theoretical lens. Prospective students should have clear willingness to learn, explore, and design new research projects using both positivists and interpretative approaches of research design.

Industry outreach and external engagements:

Dr Khan closely maintains relationship with industry, practices and the professional bodies of Accounting such as CPA Australia. He is a Fellow member of CPA, (FCPA) and served an elected board member of CPA Australia ACT Divisional Board from 2018 to 2020.


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 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Adv Diploma (in Business & Management), Adv.Diploma in Business & Management, AAT, Sydney, Australia

Master, CPA Australia Professional Level program, CPA Australia

PhD, PhD in Management Accounting, Macquarie University

Master, MBA (Major in Accounting), University of Dhaka

Bachelor, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Hons in Accounting, University of Dhaka

External positions

Elected Board Member, CPA Australia ACT Divisional Board, CPA Australia

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