Chair of Accounting & Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Radboud University, Netherlands

CPA- Certified Practicing Accountant, Australia

FCMA - Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan


Dr. Muhammad Kaleem Zahir-ul-Hassan is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Zayed University. He holds PhD in Management Sciences (Accounting) from Radboud University’s Nijmegen School of Management in the Netherlands. He also holds professional certifications as Fellow Cost & Management Accountant (FCMA) and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining Zayed University he worked at Massey University New Zealand and Radboud University Netherlands. His main research interests include examining the role of accounting in the governance/management control of inter-firm relationships (e.g; public-private partnerships and outsourcing), accountability, performance management and sustainability (carbon/environmental accounting). His research is interdisciplinary, and he is keen on doing qualitative field studies to understand how accounting and control play in organizations and society. His research has been published in prominent journals such as Management Accounting Research, Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Control, and Applied Economics. He has also contributed chapters in the different books.

His scholarly work is available at:


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF2-2-013


+971 2 599 3359

Teaching Areas

Financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, strategic managerial accounting, contemporary topics in financial accounting, special topics in accounting

Research and Professional Activities

Sustainability accounting, accounting and Interfirm governance, public private partnerships, accounting and accountability, performance management, corporate governance

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