Dr Mohamed Saeudy

Senior Lecturer, Director of ResCAFE

Dr Mohamed SaeudyI am a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and Director of the Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics (ResCAFE) at the University of Bedfordshire. I am interested in contemporary research in Corporate Governance and Sustainability Accounting. My research interest centres on how accounting practices may help business institutions to be more sustainable. My work has focused on developing organisational lenses to understand accounting for sustainable development practices in different organisational settings e.g. small and medium size businesses and higher education institutions.

My current work explores the accounting for sustainable development practices in the banking sector. I have remained fascinated by the sustainability initiatives that have been developed by accountancy profession e.g. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Equator Principles, Global Alliance for Banking for Value and the UK Green Investment Bank.

I am interested in exploring further exemplars of how the un-sustainability report might be implemented in organisational workplaces. Furthermore, my research interests focus around the main impediments and motivations of organisational sustainability. These efforts aim to explore the fundamental meaning of organisational prosperity and durability of accounting and finance activities.

I have spent many years working in the banking industry in Egypt and the UK. I have also held research and teaching positions in accounting and finance at Aberystwyth University, the University of Derby and Keele University. I have led and taught a wide range of sustainable accounting and finance programmes. I obtained my second PhD degree from the University of Dundee in 2017. My thesis focused on exploring accounting for sustainable development practices in banks operating in the UK.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting for Sustainable Development Practices in Banks Operating in the UK, School of Business, University of Dundee, UK. 2017
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Research, Faculty of Business, Computing and Law, University of Derby, UK. 2011
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Faculty of Humanities, Keele University, UK. 2011
  • PhD in Financial Crisis Management in the Egyptian Banking Sector, Faculty of Economic and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt. 2007
  • MSc in Finance, Faculty of Economic and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt. 2001
  • BA in Business Management, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, Egypt. 1995

Research supervisor training

Research Supervisor Development Programme, Keele University 20th & 27th February 2014. This course provides a foundation to develop effective supervisory practices. It was offered by Keele University in partial requirement for all academic and research staff wishing to achieve research supervisor status.

Employment

  • University of Bedfordshire Business School, University of Bedfordshire, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
    2016 to present
  • Aberystwyth School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University , Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
    2015 - 2016
  • Keele Management School, Keele University , GTA and Associate Lecturer in Accounting and Finance 2011 - 2014
  • Derbyshire Business School, University of Derby, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance 2009 - 2011
  • National Bank of Egypt UK (Cairo & London), Credit and Portfolio Management Manager 1997 - 2008
  • Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences. Lecturer in Finance and Investment Management (part time) 2006 - 2007
  • Ernst & Young, Senior Researcher in Management Consultancies Services Department 1995 - 1997

Research Interests

My research interests focus around how corporate governance and accounting for sustainable development have been imbedded in the organisational practices. This vision involves the ambition to develop organisational lenses to explore how this kind of accounting may allow or help organisations to improve their triple bottom line impact. It argues the possibility to create a positive social and environmental impact from the economic activities of banking institutions. These insights focus also on exploring the emerging organisational challenges and impediments of being more sustainable.

Current research project and grants (2017/2018)

I am a member of research team who submitted a bid for NORFACE (Belmont, ESRC), ‘The role of universities to support transformations to sustainability through engagement with public, private and civil sectors’. This is a joint research project with collaborating partners (University of Bedfordshire, University of Hamburg and University of Sao Paulo).

Successful research grants and other funding

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) full Bursary (£200) in 2014
  • Centre of Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) and CIMA full Bursary (£1.7K) in 2013 and 2015
  • Doctoral Bursary Scheme Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG), British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) £1K in 2013
  • National Bank of Egypt bursary (£1K) in 2007.
  • Keele Management School and the Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University, UK (£47K) from 2011 to 2014.

Academic leadership roles

  • Programme Leader for MSc Accounting and Corporate Finance, University of Bedfordshire (from 2016 to present)
  • Community Leader for Reading Club for Sustainability and Business Research, University of Bedfordshire (from 2016 to present)
  • Member of Sustainability Steering Committee, University of Bedfordshire (from 2017 to present)
  • Member of Sustainability Forum, University of Bedfordshire (from 2017 to present)
  • The UK International Associate for Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), St Andrews University, UK.
  • Units coordinator for Finance and Banking Units delivered in Global Banking School - London (2017 to present)
  • Group Leader for Accounting & Finance research (Aberystwyth University from 2015 to 2016)
  • Green Accounting Leader, Keele Management School Representative at Keele University Sustainability Hub (from 2011 to 2014).

Publications

Journal editorship and review experience

  • Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (external reviewer).
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability Journal (external reviewer).
  • Springer- International Publisher Science and Technology, Germany (Book and manuscript reviewer).
  • Greenleaf Publishing, UK (Book and manuscript reviewer).

Papers in books and peer reviewed journals

  • Saeudy, M., 2016. ASD Practices as a Bridging Approach between Human Made Capital and Natural Capital. Rethinking Capitals Series 3: Capital Interactions, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), 15th April, pp. 1-5.
  • Saeudy, M., 2015. Disclosure on Climate Change: Analysing the UK ETS effects. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, Volume 35, No.2.
  • Saeudy, M., 2015. Transformative Approaches to Sustainable Development at Universities: Working Cross Disciplines. Environment, Development and Sustainability Journal, Volume 17, No.5, pp. 1243-1246.
  • Saeudy, M., 2015. Triple Bottom Line: An Academic Perspective on Sustainability Practices and Accountability. In: W. Filho, Transformative Approaches to Sustainable Development at Universities. 1st ed. New York: Springer, pp. 41-54.
  • Saeudy, M., 2014. Sustainability Practices at Academic Workplace. Journal of Academic Development and Education, 23 January, Issue 1, pp. 29-40.

Work in progress

  • Saeudy, M., Conceptualisation of accounting for sustainable development practices, Journal of Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. It will be re-submitted in December 2017). Two stars ABS journal.
  • Saeudy, M., Accounting for sustainable development: theoretical framework and forward research thoughts, Journal of Accounting Literature (it will be submitted in September 2017). Three stars ABS journal.
  • Saeudy, M., Accounting for sustainable development practices as a bridging approach between human made capital and natural capital, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (In process of writing up the final research findings).Three stars ABS journal.
  • Saeudy, M., Improving Social and Environmental Impact of Accounting Practices, research impact case study (In process of writing up the empirical findings). Target journal Critical Perspective in Accounting. Four stars ABS journal.
  • Saeudy, M., ASD data recording and reporting practices in banks operating in the UK. Currently being in the writing up process. Target journal Accounting Forum. Three stars ABS journal.
  • Saeudy, M., Accounting for sustainable development practices: Meta-analysis systematic review. Target journal Accounting Literature. Three stars ABS journal.
  • Saeudy, M., Social and ethical banking practices. Social and Environmental Accountability. Currently being revised for submission after positive review from 27Th CSEAR International Conference. Target journal Social and Environmental Accountability. Two star ABS journal.

Conference papers

  • Saeudy, M. H., 2016. 'Accounting for sustainable development practices in banks operating in the UK’, PhD research presented at the 28th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), University of St Andrews, 25th August 2016.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2016. 'Accounting for sustainable development practices in banks operating in the UK’, PhD research presented at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, 11th May 2016.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2015. 'Accounting for sustainable development practices in banks operating in the UK, PhD research presented at Scottish Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting and Finance, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, 1st June 2015.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2014. 'Document Analysis of Organisational Sustainability Documents', PhD research methods presentation at the 9Th Annual Doctoral Colloquium, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), 9th -10th June 2014. Keele University, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2014. 'The Interpretative Approach', PhD research method chapter presented at the 18Th Annual Conference on Financial Reporting and Business Communication, British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), 3th-4th July 2014. University of Bristol, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2014. 'PhD Findings'. Research presentation at the 26Th CSEAR International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of St Andrews, 27th -29th August 2014.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2014. 'Triple Bottom Line: An Academic Perspective on Sustainability Practices and Accountability'. Research paper presentation at the 2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD), Manchester Metropolitan University, 3rd -5th September 2014.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2014. 'Triangulation Research Method'. Research presentation at Capri Aidea Summer School, Island of Capri at Villa Orlandi, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy, 15th -19th September 2014.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2014. 'PhD Research Findings', presented at Rethinking Capitals: Going Beyond the Financial workshop, Newcastle University Business School and Natural Capital Coalition, 16th- 17th December 2014. The Charted Accountants' Hall, London, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2013. 'Sustainability in the UK Banking Sector', PhD research findings presented at the Colloquium, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), 26th September 2013. University of Leeds, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2013. 'Sustainability in the UK Banking Sector', Research presentation at Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA) conference organised by KPA, Keele Learning and Professional Development Centre and Curriculum Support and Development Services (CSDS), 27-28th March 2013. Keele University, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2012. 'Green and Ethical Banking Practices'. Research presentation at the 24Th CSEAR International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of St Andrews, 3rd -5th September 2012.
  • Saeudy, M. H., 2012. 'Accounting for Sustainable Development in the UK Banking Sector: Implications for Corporate Actions'. PhD research project presented at the 8th Annual Doctoral Colloquium, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), 10-11th July 2012. Newcastle University Business School, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H. 2012. 'New Thoughts in Developing Accounting and Finance Curricula'. Poster presented at Keele Teaching Symposium, 28th June 2012. Keele University, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H. 2012. 'Sustainability in Academic Workplace (Keele University)'. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Symposium, 13th March 2012. Keele University, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H. 2011. ‘The Effect of Shareholders’ Wealth Maximisation on Stock Market Performance’. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, 7th July 2011, Birmingham, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H. 2011. ‘Create Active Academic Scholar as a Higher Education Mechanism’. Research poster presented at the Annual Conference of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment, 5th July 2011. University of Derby, Buxton, UK.
    Saeudy, M. H. 2009. ‘Determinants of capital adequacy and Risk Adjusted Return on Capital in the banking sector’. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of Money Macro and Finance Research Group, 7th September 2009. Bradford University, UK.
  • Saeudy, M. H. 2008. ‘Islamic Banking Hedging Strategies’. Paper presented at the 1st Annual world Islamic Banking Conference- European Summit (Euro WIBC), organized by Bahrain Economic Development Board, HM Treasury, Central Bank of Bahrain and UK Trade and Investments, 27th February 2008. London, UK.

Contact Details

Dr Mohamed Saeudy
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Programme leader for MSc (Accounting and Business Finance)
University of Bedfordshire Business School
University of Bedfordshire
University Square Luton 
Bedfordshire, UK
LU1 3JU 

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