Abu Shiraz Rahaman
Associate professor, School of business
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Abu Shiraz Rahaman is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Haskayne School of Business, a position he has held since January 2002. He earned his B.Sc. Administration (Accounting) from the University of Ghana and then pursued graduate studies at the University of Waikato (New Zealand) where he earned a Master of Management Studies and PhD in Accounting. Dr Rahaman also holds the CPA (Australia) and CGA (Alberta) designations. He held academic positions at the University of New England (Australia) and the University of Otago (New Zealand) for a combined period of almost five years prior to joining the Haskayne School of Business.
Abu currently teaches cost and managerial accounting to undergraduate students as well as courses at the MBA level. Abu has also co-taught accounting courses to our PhD students. His particular areas of research include an interdisciplinary analysis of accounting, the role of accounting in the management of public sector organizations, and the processes of diffusing accounting and financial practices by supranational bodies.
Dr Rahaman’s research has been published in such journals as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; and Critical Perspectives on Accounting, among others. He has won a number of teaching and research awards including the Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award (2007), and Emerald “High Commendation Award” for his article published in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2008).
Abu serves on the editorial board of Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals. He spends his spare time mostly with his family.
His particular areas of research include an interdisciplinary analysis of accounting, the role of accounting in the management of public sector organizations, and the processes of diffusing accounting and financial practices by supranational bodies.