Javed Siddiqui

Javed Siddiqui


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Javed is a Professor of Accounting at the Alliance Manchester Business School. Javed joined Manchester Business School as a Lecturer in 2008, and was subsequently promoted to a Senior Lecturer and a Chair in the same school. His primary fields of research are auditing, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting, especially in the context of developing economies. Javed's research has been funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Bangladesh Institute of Capital Markets set up by the Government of Bangladesh. Professor Siddiqui worked with international development agencies, such as the World Bank and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Big Four accountancy firms, as well as national level professional accountancy bodies. Javed's work has consistently appeared in reputed accounting and management journals, and has been cited by important professional and policy making bodies, such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK. Professor Siddiqui has advised and given evidence to the UK House of Commons select committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on auditing, governance and regulatory issues. In 2022, Thomson Reuters named Professor Javed Siddiqui in their prestigious list of hight cited researchers who have demonstrated 'significant influence' through the publication of multiple highly cited papers. Professor Siddiqui is currently an Associate Editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, and is in the editorial board of a number of other internationally reputed journals. Javed has held a number of senior academic leadership roles, including the school Director for post-graduate taught (PGT) programmes, Programme Director for MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Accounting programmes. Professor Siddiqui is currently an external examiner for Business Studies (Accounting) undergraduate awards offered by Arab Open University, which, in partnership with Open University UK, operates in eight countries across the Middle East. He has also acted as an undergraduate awards external examiner at the University of Southampton, University of Essex and University of Hull. Prof Siddiqui was an external member of the Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance Committee of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission. He also sits in the academic advisory panel for the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Professor Siddiqui has held previous academic positions at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Research interests

Javed is currently involved in a number of research projects, including-

  • Corporate political connections, sustainability and CSR disclosures
  • Human rights reporting in global supply chains
  • Development of the auditing profession in emerging economies
  • Corporate governance developments and the role of the state
  • The role of accounting in sports

Javed currently supervises and welcomes PhD students in the following areas:

  • A qualitative analysis of CSR activities in developing countries
  • Corporate governance, accountability and the state
  • Regulation of public accountancy profession

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

External examiner, The University of Essex



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