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Dr Amama Shaukat
Reader in Accounting and Finance

Eastern Gateway 104j


I am a Reader in Accounting and Finance at Brunel Business School. In the past I was also the Divisional Lead for the Division of Accounting at Brunel. I practice research led teaching and do research that is multi-disciplinary, relevant and impactful. One of my research papers, 'Environmental and social disclosures: Link with corporate financial performance'  is the top cited paper (in 2016-2019 window) of British Accounting Review - a premier Accounting and Finance journal.

My research has informed policy debate on corporate board effectiveness, having made written submissions to various national regulatory bodies including the Financial Reporting Council, UK. Recently I also responded to the open consultation on potential changes to the governance and financing of European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). 

My research interests span the fields of accounting, finance, entrepreneurship/small business and the informal sector. In the case of latter, I am currently researching the determinants and outcomes of work relations and arrangments in the domestic work sector. 


PhD (ICMA Centre, University of Reading)

MSc (Department of Economics, University of Reading)

MPhil. (Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University)

MBA (Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi)


I am currently the module leader for the PG module MG5612 'Financial Accounting' and MG5615(D) 'Understanding Business and Management Research Methods'.  I am also co-teaching on the third year UG optional module MG3609 'Corporate Reporting'.  I regularly supervise  MSc dissertations of PG students as well as the final year projects of UG students. 

I am currently supervising two doctoral candidates researching in the fields of corporate governance and  corporate social responsibility. 

My third doctoral student, Omar Albasteki has recently earned his PhD. His thesis is titled : Corporate Stakeholders, Environmental and Social Risks and Enterprise Risk Management: Towards an Integrating Framework.   

Newest selected publications

Shaukat, A. and Trojanowski, G. (2017) 'Board governance and corporate performance'. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 45 (1-2). pp. 184 - 208. ISSN: 0306-686X Open Access Link

Journal article

Benlemlih, M., Shaukat, A., Qiu, Y. and Trojanowski, G. (2016) 'Environmental and Social Disclosures and Firm Risk'. Journal of Business Ethics, 152 (3). pp. 613 - 626. ISSN: 0167-4544 Open Access Link

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Shaukat, A., Qiu, Y. and Trojanowski, G. (2015) 'Board Attributes, Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance'. Journal of Business Ethics, 135 (3). pp. 569 - 585. ISSN: 0167-4544 Open Access Link

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Qiu, Y., Shaukat, A. and Tharyan, R. (2014) 'Environmental and social disclosures: Link with corporate financial performance'. British Accounting Review, 48 (1). pp. 102 - 116. ISSN: 0890-8389 Open Access Link

Journal article

Burke, A. and Shaukat, A. (2014) 'Establishment creation and destruction across business density cycles: US evidence'. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11 (2). pp. 377 - 392. ISSN: 1554-7191 Open Access Link

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