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Research Profile

    • Senior Lecturer in Financial Reporting
    • PhD University of Essex
    • CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting & completed the strategic level papers
    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • A member of the International Committee for the Management Accounting Section (MAS) of the American Accounting Association (August 2015- Present).
    • A guest editor in a special issue in AAAJ with Lisa Jack and Alan Coad. The special issue has the title: “strong structuration theory in accounting research”. It was published in September 2016.
    • Emerald Literati Network 2011 Award of Excellence – “Best Author Award” for the paper published in Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Volume 10, 2010.
    • The Best Paper Award 2008 for the paper presented at Eighth International Business Research Conference ‘Research for Change‘ , Dubai, United Arab Emirates (with Mahmoud El-Sayed and Magdy Abdel-Kader), March 2008.
    • External Examiner for International Year One Finance and Accounting, University of Sussex, UK, September 2015 – September 2017.
    • BA/BSc Accounting and Finance & MSc International Banking & Finance, Liverpool John Moores University, September 2013 – August 2014.
    • Undergraduate programmes – Accounting, Finance and Economics, Manchester Metropolitan University, September 2013 – September 2017.
    • ACC1009 The Accountant in Business (Level 4)
    • ACC3005 Audit and Investigations (Level 6)
    • ACC4008 Professional Accounting Dissertation (Level 6)
    • FINM008 Corporate Reporting 1 (Level 7)
    • FINM012 Strategic Audit (Level 7)
    • Kholeif, Ahmed & Jack, Lisa (2019), ‘The paradox of embedded agency from a strong structuration perspective: An illustrative case study of resistance to change in budgeting processes’, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 16(1), 60-92.
    • Elbardan, Hany and Kholeif, Ahmed (2017), ‘Enterprise Resource Planning, Corporate Governance and Internal Auditing: An Institutional Perspective’, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, UK.
    • Coad, Alan, Jack, Lisa, Kholeif, Ahmed (2016) “Strong structuration theory in accounting research”, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 29 Iss: 7, pp.1138 – 1144.
    • Coad, Alan, Jack, Lisa & Kholeif, Ahmed (2015), ‘Structuration theory: reflections on its further potential for management accounting research’, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 12(2), 153-171.
    • Al-Sayed, Mahmoud, Abdel-Kader, Magdy and Kholeif, Ahmed (2013), ‘ABC Adoption and Implementation in the Age of Digital Economy: the UK Experience’, International Journal of Management Accounting, 2(1).
    • Kholeif, Ahmed (2011), ‘The Impact of ERP on Management Accounting: A Literature Review and Directions for Future Research’, in M. Abdel-Kader (ed.), ‘Review of Management Accounting Research’, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, UK, pp. 111- 138.
    • Kholeif, Ahmed (2011), ‘The Positivistic Approach to Management Accounting: Recent Developments and Future Directions’, in M. Abdel-Kader (ed.), ‘Review of Management Accounting Research’, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, UK, pp. 523 – 542.
    • Kholeif, Ahmed (2010), ‘A New Institutional Analysis of IFRSs Adoption in Egypt: A Case Study of Loosely Coupled Rules and Routines’, Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 10, 29-55.  Awarded the best author
    • Kholeif, Ahmed (2008), ‘CEO Duality and Accounting-Based Performance in Egyptian Listed Companies: A Re-examination of Agency Theory Predictions’, Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, 8, 65-96.
    • Kholeif, Ahmed, Abdel-Kader, Magdy & Sherer, Michael (2008), ‘Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation and Management Accounting Change in a Transitional Country’, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, UK.
    • Jack, Lisa &Kholeif, Ahmed (2008), ‘ERP and a contest to limit the role of management accountants: a strong structuration perspective’, Accounting Forum, 32 (1), 30-45.
    • Jack, Lisa &Kholeif, Ahmed (2007), ‘Introducing Strong Structuration Theory for Informing Qualitative Case Studies in Organization, Management And Accounting Research’, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 2(3), pp. 208-225.
    • Kholeif, Ahmed, Abdel-Kader, Magdy & Sherer, Michael (2007), ‘ERP Customization Failure: Institutionalized Accounting Practices, Power Relations and Market Forces’, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 3(3), 250-269.
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Ahmed Kholeif’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.