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    Accounting; Corporate Governance; Accountability; Sustainability Accounting, Public Sector Accounting

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    Over the last 25 years, Teerooven has held academic positions at the University of Mauritius, Aberystwyth University, the University of Southampton and University of Essex. He has taught accounting at undergraduate, Masters, MBA and executive education level. He has held various external examining positions for taught programmes and is currently the undergraduate external examiner for the Universite des Mascareignes (Mauritius) and for postgraduate accounting and finance modules at the University of Bath's School of Management. He headed the Accounting Department at Southampton Business School and the Accounting Group at the University of Essex. More recently, he was the Deputy Dean for Academic Partnerships at the University of Essex, overseeing relationships with UK and TNE partners.  

    Teaching Activity

    Teerooven is currently teaching on the following undergraduate modules:

    Final year BF3304 - Financial Analysis

    Final year BF3319 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting 

    He also acts as a postgraduate disserttaion supervisor and placement tutor. 

    In preceding positions, he has taught management accounting, financial accounting and reporting, governance, financial statement analysis, and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

    Research Interests

    Teerooven's research focuses on the interplay between accounting, accountability and governance. His work considers diverse empirical settings such as companies in developing/emerging economies, corporate foundations, public sector, charities, non-governmental organisations and higher education institutions. His stakeholder engagement and impact development work focuses on Africa and relates to the review and development of corporate governance codes, ESG evaluation frameworks and reporting, and public sector financial management practices.  

    PhD Supervision

    Teerooven has supervised to completion 19 PhD students in accounting and governance areas (using qualitative or quantitative methods) notably on management control practices in emerging economies (e.g. China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait), corporate governance mechanisms and corporate disclosure patterns (UK, Mauritius), accounting/audit professionalisation projects and regulatory systems (Saudi Arabia, Egypt), IFRS/ISA implementation and sustainability reporting (Mauritius) and Charity Accountability (UK). Teerooven has also examined over 40 PhD theses in the UK and internationally. 

    Professional/editorial offices

    Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies

    Associate Editor, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

    Teerooven is an editorial board member of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting Forum, British Accounting Review, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, African Accounting and Finance Journal and Comptabilité, Contrôle et Audit (Accounting, Auditing and Control). 

    He is currently a co-guest editor on a:

    (1) Accounting Forum Special Issue on Accounting and Accountability in Africa. The details are available on the journal's website.

    (2) Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies Special Issue on Accounting, Accountability and Governance Practices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. The details are available on the journal's website.

    External Connections and Partnerships

    Teerooven has been President (2020-2022) of the British Accounting and Finance Association (www.bafa.ac.uk) and President (2019-2021) of the African Accounting and Finance Association (www.aafassociation.com). He is currently a member of the executive committee of the Association Francophone de Comptabilité (https://www.afc-cca.com/) focusing on international relations with emerging economies. He has also been the research convenor of the Africa Call for Accounting and Finance Research Initiative (ACAFRI) funded by the Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and coordinated by AAFA. 

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    Current research projects include (i) Towards improving corporate governance practices within Kenyan State-Owned Corporations SOC): A collaborative project with the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) of Kenya, (ii) The role and impact of PFM systems in supporting fiscal transparency and public accountability, commissioned by the World Bank's Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) office, (iii) A second round of the evaluation of the implementation of the Wates Principles of Corporate Governance, commssioned by the UK Financial Reporting Council, and (iv) the development of an African certification scheme for Director Developement Programmes in collaboration with academics, practitioners for the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN). 

    Contact Details

    Email: [email protected]

    Telephone: +44 0121 204 4693

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Management control systems and managerial dysfunctional behaviour: An empirical study of direct, intervening and moderating effects, Aberystwyth University

    Award Date: 25 Jul 2008

    PG Cert, Teaching in Higher Education, Aberystwyth University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

    MA, Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

    BSc, Accounting, University of Mauritius

    Award Date: 15 Jun 1995


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