Habib Khan

Associate Professor of Accounting, & Director, Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) Program, Associate Editor, Accounting Research Journal, Emerald Publishing, Board Member, CPA Australia ACT Divisional Board

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Dr Habib Zaman Khan is an accomplished academic and passionate researcher currently holding the position of Associate Professor of Accounting & Director, Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) Program at the Canberra Business School (CBS), University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia. Previously, he held the position of Assistant Professor/Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer of Accounting, University of Canberra (February 2016-June 2023). Before joining UC, Dr Khan had held academic positions at Macquarie University, Central Queensland University (CQU) Sydney campus, Charles Darwin University (CDU) Sydney campus, Curtin University Sydney Campus, East West University, Bangladesh, and, worked as a banker. Dr Khan obtained PhD in Management Accounting from the Macquarie University Sydney, CPA degree (professional program of CPA Australia) from the CPA Australia, Advanced Diploma in Business from AAT Sydney, Foundation degree on Teaching and Education from Curtin University, and MBA degree from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an academic, Dr Khan 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 diverse units in the Financial Accounting and Management Accounting areas both in the post-graduate and undergraduate level. He has also  taught varieties of finance units such as Business Finance, Investment and Built Environment Finance.

Research interests and academic supervisions:

Dr Khan is an active researcher and supervisor. His research interest includes the followings:

  1.  Multi-dimensional performance measures; organisational performance; Non-financial performance measures.
  2. 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. Climate change & climate risk reporting; Quality of climate reporting
  7. New public management and KPI based performance model for the public sector.
  8.  Accounting frauds and manipulations 


HDR students' supervision through to completion:

Dr Khan is active in supervising research students and mentoring both academic students as well as professional accountants. As an academic supervisor, to date, Dr Khan has supervised four (4) Higher Degree Research (HDR) students through to completion of HDR degrees (Master by Research, PhD, & DBA) both at UC and other universities in Australia.  He is currently supervising another 4 HDR students both at UC and other universities in the capacity of both primary & secondary supervisor.

Journal publications:

As a researcher and co-investigator, Dr Khan conducts academic research in different areas of Accounting, Management, Climate Change and Sustainability both in emerging economies & global context. To date, Dr Khan has published articles in the leading and prestigious international Journals in the field of Accounting, Management, Education, Law and Sustainability. Prestigious journals where his publications appeared in the past include the following [(Q1 and A/A* in ABDC ranking only); for full lists, see his google scholar profile]:

1. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ);

2. Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA);

3. Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE);

4. Managerial Auditing Journal (MAJ); 

5. Accounting History (AH);

6. Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR); 

7. Meditary Accountancy Research (MAR);

8. Accounting in Europe (AiE)

9. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (JAEE);

10. Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM); 

11. Public Money and Management (PMM); 

12. Business Strategy & The Environment (BSE); 

13. Journal of Cleaner Production (JCP); 

14. Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies (RAEE);

15. European Business Organization Law Review (EBOLR);

16. Environmental Education Research (EER); 

17. Social Responsibility Journal (SRJ)

18. Tourism Analysis &

19. International Journal of Law & Management (IJLM)


Best paper awards:

  • African Accounting and Finance Journal (AAFJ) Best Paper Award-2023, received at the 12thAfrican Accounting & Finance Association (AAFA) Conference, (September 6th), Accra, Ghana) for the paper ‘Corporate reputation, economic development, and cost of capital: A cross country analysis (with Moses, O., Houqe, N & Elias, H).

Journals editorial board:

Dr Khan works in editorial board of different international journals. He was appointed as Associate Editor of Accounting Research Journal, in 2022. The journal is a well known leading academic outlet in the Accounting & Finance field published by the Emerald Publishing (Q2 in the Scopus), which publishes all themes of accounting and finance. 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 recipient 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', University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Diversity Award-2017.

(d) Macquarie University Faculty of Business & Economics (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, an Annual expo organised by Faculty of Business & Economics, Macquarie University, Australia.

(g) Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (E-IPRS)-2010 for PhD program. This prestigious fundings is awarded by the Australian Government for top and deserving international research fellows. 

(h)  Macquarie University VC Excellence Scholarship for international students for living allowance-2010.

(i) Macquarie University VC competative conference grant for HDR candidates-2012.

(j) Dhaka University VC Merit Scholarship for postgraduate students-2003.


Research impacts: In academic communities & scientific literature

Dr Khan's publication has impacted widely in the global academic communities and has received more than 3100 citations to date (as per Google Scholar). His Field Weighted Citations Impact (FWCI)-a citations index developed and managed by the Scopus) is consistently above 3, exceeding international reputation and created a consistent impact among international academic communities. A FWCI of more than 1 indicates higher than expected citations based on the global average for similar publications.

Research impact: In practice 

Dr Khan's scholarly works have also received industry, government and practitioners' attention and policy implications. His works were cited in the policy papers/reports published by the United Nations (UN's) country's report, in the World Bank (WB) publications; in the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a research centre funded by the Canadian Government; in the official publication of Indonesian Government Ministry of Education & Culture, and in the editorial note of Government of Dubai, Legal Affairs Department, UAE. 

Industry outreach and external engagements:

Dr Khan is a Fellow member of CPA Australia (obtained FCPA status in 2017). He closely maintains relationship with industry, practices and the professional bodies of Accounting such as CPA Australia & CAANZ. He served as an elected Board member in the ACT Divisional Board of CPA Australia from 2018 to 2020. CPA Australia is the professional accounting body in Australia, which is one of the largest accounting bodies in the world having over 170,000 members. In 2024, Dr Khan has been elected again to serve as board member in the CPA Australia ACT Divisional board for 3 years (with effect from January 2024 to December 2026). He is also sitting as board member in the UC college academic board since November 2023.

Google scholar link:

To see academic impact of Dr Khan's published works, please click the following google scholar link.



Visiting international academic fellow:

Henan University of Engineering (HUE), Zhengzhou, Henan, China- 2017.


Contact information:

Dr Khan can be reached with the following email address: Habib.Khan@canberra.edu.au. Other information is as follows.


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
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Adv Diploma in Business & Management

Master, CPA Australia Professional Level program (Postgraduate degree), CPA Australia

PhD, PhD in Management Accounting, Macquarie University

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

External positions

Board Member, CPA Australia ACT Divisional Board, CPA Australia

1 Jan 2024 → …

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

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2020


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