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Prof Ahsan Habib BCom, MCom Dhakka, PhD Hitotsubashi

Professor of Financial Acounting

School of Accountancy

Ahsan completed his doctoral study at Hitotsubashi University, Japan in 2003. His dissertation integrated earnings management and value relevance of accounting information using the unique institutional setting of Japan.

 Ahsan’s areas of main research interest include but are not limited to capital market-based accounting research (CMAR), the interface between corporate governance and accounting information, and audit quality. He is actively involved in academic supervision and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of accounting and corporate governance journals. He is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).

Ahsan has recently joined the School as an associate professor. Prior to this appointment he worked at Lincoln University and Auckland University of Technology (AUT). He has taught a wide range of accounting papers in the undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programmes over the years.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (09) 414 0800 ext 43299
    Location: MBS 1.13D, Massey Business School
    Campus: Albany


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Dhaka University Bangladesh (1990)
  • Master of Commerce (Accounting) - Dhaka University Bangladesh (1993)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Hitotsubashi University Japan (2003)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Capital market-based accounting research; corporate governnace and financial reporting; audit quality


Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Accounting Theory and Standards (150101): Accounting, Auditing and Accountability (150100): Auditing and Accountability (150102): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Financial Accounting (150103): International Accounting (150104)


Accounting Theory

Accounting Standards

Auditing and Accountability

Financial Accounting

International Accounting

Research Outputs


Hasan, M., & Habib, A. (2017). Social Capital and Idiosyncratic Return Volatility. Australian Journal of Management.
[Journal article]Authored by: Habib, A.
Habib, A., & Hasan, MM. (2017). Managerial ability, investment efficiency and stock price crash risk. Research in International Business and Finance. 42, 262-274
[Journal article]Authored by: Habib, A.
Habib, A., & Hasan, MM. (2017). Social capital and corporate cash holdings. International Review of Economics and Finance. 52, 1-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Habib, A.
Al-Hadi, A., Habib, A., Al-Yahyaee, K., & Eulaiwi, B. (2017). Joint audit, political connections and cost of debt capital. International Journal of Auditing. 21(3), 249-270
[Journal article]Authored by: Habib, A.
Habib, A., Uddin Bhuiyan, B., & Islam, A. (2013). Financial distress, earnings management and market pricing of accruals during the global financial crisis. Managerial Finance. 39(2), 155-180
[Journal article]Authored by: Habib, A.
Habib, A., & Bhuiyan, MBU. (2011). Audit firm industry specialization and the audit report lag. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. 20(1), 32-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Bhuiyan, M., Habib, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 1
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Mabel D Costa - PhD
    Three essays on corporate social responsibility
  • Li Sun - PhD
    IFRS Convergence, ownership type and economic consequence in China
  • Pick Sangchan - PhD
    Fair value hierarchy disclosure under IFRS13, value relevance, investor uncertainty, and audit fees: Australian real estate industry evidence

CoSupervisor of:

  • Fawad Ahmad - PhD
    Quality of accounting information and performance of firms connected with power sources

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Abdul Haris Muhammadi - PhD
    Three essays on political connections, financial reporting, and auditing–Evidence from Indonesian listed companies

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