Dr Mahmud Al Masum

Dr Mahmud Al Masum
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Business School Office
 Email mahmud.masum@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3384
 Location Floor/Room 13 09 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Mahmud Al Masum joined The University of Adelaide in 2006.

    Before starting his career as an academic in 2004, Masum worked in the banking and financial sector during 1998-2003. He received the following awards and grants in areas of teaching and research:

    • University of Adelaide Business School Research Grant
    • Teaching Award from the University of South Australia
    • Scholarship from the University of Dhaka
    • Award for Excellence from the Notre Dame College

  • Qualifications

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    The RMIT University, Australia

    Supervisors: Professor Lee Parker & Associate Professor Prem Yapa

    Thesis title: Investigating the implementation of a performance management system in a Central Bank reform process


    Masters of Business (By Research)

    The University of South Australia

    Principal Supervisor: Professor Lee Parker

    Thesis title: Financial reporting governance and enforcement practices in a developing country: a case study of Bangladesh


    Masters of Business (Accountancy) 2005

    University of South Australia


    Masters of Commerce (Finance) 1997

    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Thesis title: Performance of foreign banks vis-à-vis other commercial banks operating in Bangladesh


    Bachelor of Commerce with Honors (Finance & Banking) 1996

    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Teaching Interests

    Financial Accounting

    Management Accounting

  • Research Interests

    Managemnt control system of public sector organisations.

    Financial reporting, corporate governance and corporate social practices in developing counmtries. 

  • Publications

    Masum, MA and Parker, LD 2020 (forthcoming), ‘Local implementation of global accounting reform: evidence from a developing country’, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management.



    Cheong, CS and Masum, MA 2010. ‘Financial Analysts’ Forecast Accuracy: Before and After the Introduction of AIFRS’, Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3.


    Chowdhury, AA, Anwar, AN and Masum, MA, 1998, ‘Performance of foreign banks vis-à-vis other commercial banks operating in Bangladesh’, Journal of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, vol. XIX, no. 2.



    Presentation at Peer reviewed international Conferences:


    Masum, MA and Parker, LD 2016, ‘Local application of global accounting standards: evidence from an emerging economy’, 8th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference (APIRA), Melbourne, Australia (July 2016). 


    Masum, MA and Parker, LD 2013, ‘Diagnostic view of the interface between corporate governance and financial reporting practice: Evidence from an emerging economy’, 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Kobe, Japan.


    Masum, MA and Azim, I 2009, ‘Determinants of corporate social disclosure: Evidence from a developing country’, British Accounting Association Annual Conference, April 2009, University of Dundee, Scotland.

  • Professional Interests

    Masum worked in the Finance and Banking industry during 1998-2002. He worked in the following two organisations:

    • Delta Brac Housing Finance Corporation, Bangladesh (1999-2003). This is an international joint venture financial institution with equity participation from the World Bank.
    • Industrial Development Leasing Corporation of Bangladesh (1998-99). This organisation was established in 1985 through the collaboration of the World Bank, German Investment and Development Company, Korean Development Leasing Corporation of South Korea and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.

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