Tony Abdoush

Dr Tony Abdoush

  • Principal Academic in Accounting and Finance
  • Executive Business Centre EB401, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Biography

TTony is a Principal Academic in Accounting and Finance and Programme Leader for MSc Corporate Governance. He joined BU in 2017 as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, and prior to that, Tony worked as a Visiting Academic/ Adjunct Lecturer (University of Southampton), an Associate Lecturer (Damascus University), and had 5-year work experience as a Chief Accountant.

He holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance (Jan2017), a MSc in Risk Management (2011), and a BSc in Economics with First Class Honours (2003). Tony is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).

Research

Tony’s current research interests lie around Corporate Governance, Accountability and Corporate Disclosure, Sustainable Development & Corporate Social Responsibility, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management.

He is currently supervising a number of MSc and PhD students conducting their research within these topics, and will consider PhD research proposals that are aligned with any of his research interests in accounting, finance and governance.

Favourites

  • Abdoush, T., Hussainey, K. and Albitar, K., 2022. Corporate governance and performance in the UK insurance industry pre, during and post the global financial crisis. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 30 (5), 617-640.

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 SDGs:

Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Responsible consumption and production

"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles

  • Albitar, K., Abdoush, T. and Hussainey, K., 2023. Do corporate governance mechanisms and ESG disclosure drive CSR narrative tones? International Journal of Finance and Economics, 28 (4), 3876-3890.
  • Marshall, A., Ojiako, U., Abdoush, T., Vasilakos, N. and Chipulu, M., 2023. Prudence as an ethical foundation for risk management. Society and Business Review.
  • Abdoush, T., Hussainey, K. and Albitar, K., 2022. Corporate governance and performance in the UK insurance industry pre, during and post the global financial crisis. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 30 (5), 617-640.
  • Young, S. and Abdoush, T., 2022. Corporate Governance and Financial Stability of the English Premier League (EPL) Before and During COVID-19. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation.

Conferences

  • Akindeju, T. and Abdoush, T., 2023. The Impact of Corporate Governance on the Performance of FTSE350 Financial Institutions. In: British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2023) 5-6 September 2023 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
  • Okeke, O.C. and Abdoush, T., 2023. Cash Holding and Firm Characteristics in Emerging Markets: The Moderating Effect of Foreign Ownership - An Empirical Evidence from Nigeria. In: British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2023) 5-6 September 2023 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
  • Salmon, C. and Abdoush, T., 2023. Board Diversity and Firm Performance of FTSE350 Hotels and Entertainment Industry Pre and During COVID-19. In: British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) 18-19 April 2023 University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
  • Karaan, F., Elmarzouky, M., Abdoush, T. and Albahloul, M., 2023. Carillion Collapse – Big Four Accounting Firms’ Rhetorical Strategies and Repetitive Slogans: The Expectation Gap Continues Beyond the Boundary. In: British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) 18-19 April 2023 University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
  • Abdoush, T., 2019. Corporate Governance Practices and Firm Performance in the UK Insurance Industry, Does This Relationship Hold True During Financial Distress? In: BAM2019 Conference (British Academy of Management) 3-5 September 2019 Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • Abdoush, T., 2019. How Efficient is Distribution Strategy as a Complementary Corporate Governance Instrument for the UK Insurance Industry? In: British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2019) 3-5 September 2019 Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • Balogun, A., Mukherjee, S. and Abdoush, T., 2019. Socio-Emotional Wealth (SEW) Perspective to Family Influence and Tax Aggressiveness Relationships in Family Firms. In: IFERA2019 Conference (International Family Enterprise Research Academy) 17-21 June 2019 Bergamo, Italy.
  • Abdoush, T., 2019. Does Corporate Governance Really Affect Firm Performance? An Evidence from the UK Insurance Industry. In: The 4th International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM2019) & The 6th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ethics, Governance, and Sustainability 12-13 June 2019 College of Business, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Balogun, A., Mukherjee, S. and Abdoush, T., 2019. Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Tax Aggressiveness: Family-Firm Focus Relationship. In: British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference (BAM CG SIG 2019) 15 February 2019 London, UK.
  • Abdoush, T., 2018. Developing a Corporate Governance Index in the UK, A Necessary Panacea for the Insurance Industry? In: British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference (BAM CG SIG 2018) 11-12 June 2018 University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
  • Abdoush, T., Wolfe, S. and Marshall, A., 2016. Does Corporate Governance Affect the Performance of Insurance Firms in the UK? In: British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2016) 6-8 September 2016 University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK. BAM2016 Conference Proceedings.
  • Abdoush, T., Wolfe, S. and Marshall, A., 2016. The Development of a Corporate Governance Index for UK Insurance Firms, A Necessary Panacea? In: British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2016) 6-8 September 2016 University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK. BAM2016 Conference Proceedings.
  • Abdoush, T., Wolfe, S. and Marshall, A., 2016. The Choice of Distribution Strategy as a Complementary Corporate Governance System, Does it work? In: British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2016) 6-8 September 2016 University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK. BAM2016 Conference Proceedings.

Theses

  • Abdoush, T., 2017. Corporate Governance, Firm Performance and Efficiency: Three Empirical Analyses of the UK Insurance Industry. PhD Thesis. University of Southampton, Southampton Business School.

PhD Students

  • Bchr Alatassi, 2024. Towards an International Corporate Governance Model for both Western and Islamic Banking, (In progress)
  • Tahani Mohamed, 2020. Evaluation of Tax Minimisation and Corporate Governance in UK Multinational Companies, (Completed)
  • Azeez Balogun, 2023. The Role of Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Family Influence on Tax Aggressiveness of Family Firms, (In progress)
  • Hang Nguyen, 2023. Investigating The Moderating Effects Of Corporate Governance On The Relationship Between Financial Leverage And Firm Performance In Emerging Economies – A Case Study Of Vietnamese Listed Companies (MRes), (Completed)
  • Abu Nasar Md. Anowarul Islam, 2025. Carbon Emissions Disclosure and Firm Performance: Evidence from Developing Countries, (In progress)
  • Neeta Sharma, 2026. The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Banking Risk Exposure: The Moderating Role of Corporate Governance, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Corporate Governance and Ethics (2017-)
  • Research Methods (2019-)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Accounting & Quantitative Analysis (2017-2019)
  • Business & Financial Analysis [Online] (2017-)
  • Corporate Financial Management (2018-2020)
  • Financial & Business Analysis (2017-2018)
  • Professional Studies & Quantitative Techniques (2019-2020)
  • Money, Banking & Financial Services (2020-)

Grants

  • Do Corporations Prosocial Sustainability Behaviours Increase Resilience Against Ethical Crises? (University of Southampton, 04 Dec 2019). Awarded

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • UoA17 Internal Reviewer [2022-], REF Review Panel
  • Departmental AOL Lead (AFE Dept) [2020-], AACSB Assurance of Learning (AOL)
  • Link Tutor - GTA Partnership [2019-], FASEC
  • Member [2020-], Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group (QAEG)
  • Mentor and Assessor [2019-], TeachBU (HEA Fellowship), Faculty of Management
  • Programme Leader [2019-], MSc Corporate Governance (Guernsey)
  • PhD Internal Examiner [2018-], The Business School, Faculty of Management
  • Programme Leader - UG Top-Up Routes [2018-2019], BA(Hons) Business and Management; BA(Hons) International Management

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • British Journal of Management, Anonymous peer review, 07 Jan 2021
  • International Journal of Emerging Markets, 16 Jul 2020
  • International Journal of Finance and Economics, Anonymous peer review, 30 Aug 2019
  • Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Anonymous peer review, 29 Apr 2019
  • Accounting Research Journal, 06 Feb 2019
  • Investment Management and Financial Innovations, Anonymous peer review, 04 Sep 2018
  • Journal of Financial Reporting & Accounting, Anonymous peer review, 08 Jun 2017

Conference Presentations

  • The 33rd Annual British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2019): Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times, 03 Sep 2019, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference (BAM CG SIG 2019), 24 Jun 2019, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • The 4th International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM 2019) & The 6th International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance 2019, 12 Jun 2019, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference (BAM CG SIG 2018), 11 Jun 2018, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • The 30th Annual British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2016): Thriving in Turbulent Times, 06 Sep 2016, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK

Attended Training

  • PGCert - Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice (2018/19), 28 Jun 2019, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Enhancing Practice & Developing the Self: Programme Leadership (2018/19), 28 Jun 2019, BU Certificate in Programme Leadership
  • Sustainable Development and Corporate Reporting: Current Issues – A Workshop for Early Career Researchers from Russia and the UK, 18 Jun 2019
  • Doctoral Supervision: Established Supervisors (2019), 15 Apr 2019
  • Introduction to Longitudinal Structural Equation Modelling with R (2019), 01 Feb 2019
  • Doctoral Supervision: New Supervisors (2018), 24 May 2018
  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching for Researchers (ILTeR), 29 Mar 2017, Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2019)
  • PhD in Accounting and Finance (University of Southampton, 2017)
  • MSc in Risk Management (University of Southampton, 2011)
  • BSc (Hons) in Economics (Damascus University, 2003)

Honours

  • Best Paper in Corporate Governance: Awarded at BAM2016 Conference, 6-8 September 2016, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (British Academy of Management, 2016)
  • 1st Class Honours Degree: Awarded BSc in Economics with First-Class Honours, Faculty of Economics, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria. (Damascus University, 2003)

Memberships

Networks

  • CMI ManagementDirect: Online, desktop information and learning resource to support individual managers in organisations. We have structured it so that the content is relevant to managers at all levels and at all stages in their careers.
  • Online Learning Consortium: OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.
  • UKCGE Postgraduate Research Supervisors Network: The world’s first national network for research supervisors. This fast-growing community provides a forum for discussion & learning, enabling supervisors to support each other in enhancing their own practice.
  • Advance HE Connect – where higher education staff can share resources, ideas and research as they connect with other practitioners to form online global communities.
  • The Conversation: In-depth Analysis Research News and Ideas from Leading Academics and Researchers and Delivered Direct to the Public.