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Mamun, Abdullah Al Dr.,

Lecturer in Business of School

  • Academic Program Director I Master of Professional Accounting - Faculty of Business and Law - Accounting 2021 -

Overview


Dr Abdullah Al-Mamun is currently working as Lecturer in Accounting under the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Prior to joining UOW, Abdullah worked as a lecturer at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University and held a sessional lecturer position at Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle, Australia, La Trobe University and the University of Western Sydney, University Malaysia Sarawak. He had closely worked with the University of Sydney, Monash University and Bank Negara (State Bank of Malaysia) as a research assistant.

Abdullah received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2018 on a fully-funded scholarship by the Australian Federal Government. He completed his Masters of Science (Research) from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2013 and Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from the Swinburne University of Technology in 2010.

Abdullah has collated teaching experience of more than 4 years both from Malaysia and Australia. He has taught several accounting courses and had the privilege to be in the course review committee at Charles Sturt University.

Abdullah is an award-winning researcher whose interests include corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and firm performance. He has been awarded the best researcher award for four consecutive years (2015-2018) at the University of Newcastle, Australia for his publications and conference presentations. His work has been nominated for the best conference paper award at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Dubai, in 2017. He was awarded a Highly Commended award by Emerald Publisher in 2018 for one of the journal articles published in 2017. He has presented his research outcomes in internationally recognized conferences and been regularly contributing to ranked academic journals as well as publishers through book chapters. He was invited by New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide an affidavit to resolve a landmark case being heard in the New York Supreme Court in 2016. Abdullah has secured several research grants from various organizations such as World Bank, Michigan State University, Academy of International Business, the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and Australia New Zealand Academy of Management and other organizations to carry out his research.

Abdullah has the exposure to present his research findings at internationally reputed conferences such as Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society, International Corporate Governance Society, Australian, and New Zealand International Business Academy and International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference.

 

 

 

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>Abdullah Al-Mamun (PhD candidate), Associate Professor<a href="https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/michael-seamer#publications" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Michael Seamer</a> (principal supervisor), and Associate Professor <a href="https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/pitosh-heyden" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mariano Heyden</a> (co-supervisor) studied research which was awarded best researcher award by <a href="https://www.newcastle.edu.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the University of Newcastle,</a> Australia in four different categories: Best HDR Book chapter 2015, Best HDR Conference paper 2016, Best HDR Journal paper 2017 and Highly commended HDR Conference paper 2018. Abdullah is the only HDR candidate who received the best HDR awarded four years in a row. Abdullah received the 2018 Highly Commended Award from <a href="https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Emerald Publishing Limited</a> for his research output published by this publisher. Abdullah received best paper nomination for two of his research outputs by <a href="https://www.aib.world/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Academy of International Business</a> in Dubai and presented papers at <a href="https://aom.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Academy of Management</a> annual meeting several times. </p><p>Abdullah posited motivations for the empirical investigation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) adoptions both at the firm and institutional-levels.</p><p>In December 1984, the world was shocked by the Bhopal gas explosion which resulted in the immediate death of 10,000 Indian citizens and an additional 25,000 deaths over the following ten years. Unfortunately, Bhopal is only one of countless social and environmental disasters arising as a by-product of the pursuit of profits by corporations. Other notable examples include the Exxon Valdez disaster, toxic waste dumping in Asia and Africa, child labor in India, and the payment of sub-subsistence wages to garment workers throughout South-East-Asia. The current decade has also not been spared with events like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion (killing 11 and spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico) and the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh (which resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 garment workers). Such events have only strengthened calls for greater scrutiny of the collateral damage inflicted on stakeholders and the environment in the pursuit of profit and greater corporate awareness of the responsibility they owe to society.</p><p>Such corporate made disasters have been considered as wake-up calls to explore determinant of CSR adoption across the world, whether they are institutional level or firm level.</p><p>Abdullah’s PhD research was drawn on two studies that investigate CSR adoption both at the institutional level and firm level.</p><p>The first study gauged how and to what extent institutional qualities influence CSR adoption in global settings. The second examined how the board of directors’ attributes influence CSR adoption decisions at the firm level.</p>

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Corporate governance
    Corporate social [ir]responsibility 
    Firm performance 
    Political affiliation
    Emerging economies 

Keywords


  • Corporate governance
    Corporate social [ir]responsibility
    Firm performance 

Full Name


  • Abdullah Al-Mamun

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

    Faculty of Business - University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>Abdullah Al-Mamun (PhD candidate), Associate Professor<a href="https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/michael-seamer#publications" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Michael Seamer</a> (principal supervisor), and Associate Professor <a href="https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/pitosh-heyden" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mariano Heyden</a> (co-supervisor) studied research which was awarded best researcher award by <a href="https://www.newcastle.edu.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the University of Newcastle,</a> Australia in four different categories: Best HDR Book chapter 2015, Best HDR Conference paper 2016, Best HDR Journal paper 2017 and Highly commended HDR Conference paper 2018. Abdullah is the only HDR candidate who received the best HDR awarded four years in a row. Abdullah received the 2018 Highly Commended Award from <a href="https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Emerald Publishing Limited</a> for his research output published by this publisher. Abdullah received best paper nomination for two of his research outputs by <a href="https://www.aib.world/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Academy of International Business</a> in Dubai and presented papers at <a href="https://aom.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Academy of Management</a> annual meeting several times. </p><p>Abdullah posited motivations for the empirical investigation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) adoptions both at the firm and institutional-levels.</p><p>In December 1984, the world was shocked by the Bhopal gas explosion which resulted in the immediate death of 10,000 Indian citizens and an additional 25,000 deaths over the following ten years. Unfortunately, Bhopal is only one of countless social and environmental disasters arising as a by-product of the pursuit of profits by corporations. Other notable examples include the Exxon Valdez disaster, toxic waste dumping in Asia and Africa, child labor in India, and the payment of sub-subsistence wages to garment workers throughout South-East-Asia. The current decade has also not been spared with events like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion (killing 11 and spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico) and the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh (which resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 garment workers). Such events have only strengthened calls for greater scrutiny of the collateral damage inflicted on stakeholders and the environment in the pursuit of profit and greater corporate awareness of the responsibility they owe to society.</p><p>Such corporate made disasters have been considered as wake-up calls to explore determinant of CSR adoption across the world, whether they are institutional level or firm level.</p><p>Abdullah’s PhD research was drawn on two studies that investigate CSR adoption both at the institutional level and firm level.</p><p>The first study gauged how and to what extent institutional qualities influence CSR adoption in global settings. The second examined how the board of directors’ attributes influence CSR adoption decisions at the firm level.</p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Corporate governance
    Corporate social [ir]responsibility 
    Firm performance 
    Political affiliation
    Emerging economies 

Keywords


  • Corporate governance
    Corporate social [ir]responsibility
    Firm performance 

Full Name


  • Abdullah Al-Mamun

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

    Faculty of Business - University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia