Staff profile

Dr Muhammad Jahangir

Dr Muhammad Jahangir Ali

Associate Professor, Seminar Coordinator

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Accounting and Data Analytics

HU2 206, Melbourne (Bundoora)


PhD (La Trobe), Master of Business (Accounting) (Monash), M.Com., B.Com. Honours (Accounting), Rajshahi



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Brief profile

Dr Jahangir Ali is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting, School of Business, La Trobe University. Prior to this appointment, he was a Senior Lecturer and Lecturer of Accounting at La Trobe University and University of New England, respectively. He has had several years of teaching and research experience at the University of Rajshahi where he worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting. Jahangir was a visiting professor at the University of Kebangsaan, Malayasia and Asian University, Bangladesh.

Jahangir earned his Ph.D. on Harmonization of Accounting and Reporting Practices from La Trobe University and holds an Masters of Business (Accounting) degree from Monash University. Jahangir’s research interests include corporate governance, earnings management, harmonization of accounting and reporting practices, corporate financial reporting and disclosure, international accounting, and accounting policy choice. He has published a number of papers in international referred journals including Accounting and Business Research,  British Accounting Review, Journal of  Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting Literature, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and the International Journal of Accounting.

Jahangir is on the editorial board of International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Research in Management Accounting, and Asian Journal of Business and Accounting.

Research interests

Behavioural research in financial accounting and corporate governance

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Corporate disclosure; corporate governance, financial accounting; auditing, and accounting policy choice

- Earnings management, value relevance of accounting information, executive compensation

Teaching units

Corporate Reporting

Advanced Financial Accounting

Advanced Accounting Theory

International Accounting

Accounting for Managers

Recent publications

Nasir, N. A., Ali, M. J., Razzaque, R. M. R. & Ahmed, K. 2017. Real earnings management and financial statement fraud: evidence from Malaysia. International Journal of Accounting & Information Management (forthcoming).

Ali, M. J., Kaur, R. & Al-Akra, M. 2016. The association between audit committee effectiveness with audit fees and non-audit service fees: Evidence from Australia. Accounting Research Journal (forthcoming).

Ali, M. J., & Ahmed, K. 2016. Determinants of accounting policy choices under International Accounting Standards: Evidence from South Asia.Accounting Research Journal (forthcoming)

Razzaque, R. M. R., Ali, M. J., & Mather, P. R. 2016. Real earnings management in family firms: Evidence from an emerging economy. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 40, 237-250.

Ahmed, K. & Ali, M. J. 2015. Has harmonization of accounting practices improved? Evidence from South Asia. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 23(4): 327-348.

Bryce, M., Ali, M. J., & Mather, P. R.. 2015. Accounting quality in the pre/post IFRS adoption and the impact of audit committee effectiveness - evidence from Australia. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 35: 163-181.

Crockett, M., & Ali, M. J. 2015. Auditor independence and accounting conservatism: Evidence from Australia following the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 23(1): 80-104. (Awards for Excellence 2016 - Winner of Outstanding Paper Award).

MohammadRezaei, F., Mohd-Saleh, N., & Ali, M. J. 2015. Increased competition in an unfavourable audit market following audit privatisation: The Iranian experience. Asian Journal of Business and Accounting, 8(1), 115-149.

Ahmed, K. & Ali, M. J. 2013. Determinants of cash flow forecasts by international analysts: Evidence from Australia. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 21(1): 4-21. (Awards for Excellence 2013 - Winner of Highly Commended Paper Award).

Wang, Z., Ali, M. J. & Mahmoud, A. 2013. Value relevance of voluntary disclosure and Global Financial Crisis – Evidence from China. Managerial Auditing Journal, 5, 444-468.

Muniandy, B & Ali, M. J. 2012. Ownership concentration and audit fees: Some evidence from Malaysian capital market. Corporate Ownership and Control, 9(2): 400-409.

Muniandy, B & Ali, M. J. 2012. Development of financial reporting environment in Malaysia. Research in Accounting Regulation, 24: 115-125.

Al-Akra, M. & Ali, M. J. 2012. The value relevance of voluntary disclosure: The case of Jordan. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 31: 533-549.

Assenso, S., Ali, M. J. & Ahmed, K. 2011. The development of accounting and reporting in Ghana. The International Journal of Accounting, 46(4): 459-480.

Iskandar, T. M., Rahmat, M. M., Noor, N. M., Saleh, N. M., & Ali, M. J. 2011. Corporate governance and going concern problems: Evidence from Malaysia. International Journal of Corporate Governance, 2 (2): 119-139.

Al-Akra, M., Eddie, I. A. & Ali, M. J. 2010. The influence of the introduction of accounting disclosure regulation on mandatory disclosure compliance: Evidence from Jordan. The British Accounting Review, 42 (3): 170-186.

Al-Akra, M., Eddie, I. A. & Ali, M. J. 2010. The association between privatisation and voluntary disclosure: evidence from Jordan. Accounting and Business Research, 40 (1): 55-74.

Al-Akra, M., Ali, M. J. & Marashdeh, O. 2009. Development of accounting regulation in Jordan. The International Journal of Accounting, 44 (2): 163-189.

Ali, M. J., Ahmed, K. & Eddie, A. 2009. The adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in emerging economies: The Case for South Asia. Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 9: 1-31.

Ali, M. J. & Ng, K. S. 2009. Ownership structure, internal governance and earnings management in Hong Kong. Corporate Ownership and Control, (6): 437-449.

Ali, M. J., & Ahmed, K. 2007. The legal and institutional framework for corporate financial reporting in South Asia. Research in Accounting Regulation, 19: 175-205.

Ali, M. J., Ahmed, K. & Henry, D. 2006. Harmonization of accounting practices in South Asia. Advances in International Accounting, 19: 25-58.

Ali, M. J. 2006. Disclosure harmonization of accounting practices - The Case for South Asia. Asian Review of Accounting, 14 (1&2): 168-186.

Ali, M. J. 2005. A synthesis of empirical research on international accounting harmonization and compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Journal of Accounting Literature, 24: 1-52.

Ali, M. J., Ahmed, K. & Henry, D. 2004. Compliance with national accounting standards by listed companies in South Asia. Accounting and Business Research, 34 (3): 183-199.

Liu, J., Eddie, I. A. & Ali, M. J. 2004. Test of quality of corporate disclosure in Chinese listed companies. Research Journal of the Academic International Congress (RJooiAIC2004) 4 (1): 42-53.

Ali, M. J & Ahmed, K. 2001. Longitudinal analysis of corporate social disclosures: Recent evidence from Australia. The International Journal of Accounting and Business Society 9 (1).