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Dr. Mahmud Hossain


Mahmud is a Professor of Accounting at the KFUPM Business School (KBS), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). His teaching interests include financial accounting, financial statement analysis and international financial reporting and related areas. His research interests include corporate disclosure, corporate governance and financial reporting quality, role of financial analysts in capital market, and international financial reporting topics.

His research has appeared in such scholarly journals as Accounting and Business Research, Australian Accounting Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Journal of Auditing, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Multinational Financial Management and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Research in Accounting Regulation, The International Journal of Accounting. Mahmud is a co-recipient of the Best Conference Paper Award (under Financial Accounting Stream) presented by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne (2012). He serves on editorial boards, and referees for numerous high quality international journals. He has supervised numerous Masters and PhD dissertations. He is a member of the American Accounting Association.


Ph.D. in Accounting , Massey University, New Zealand, 1998
MBA , University of Denver, Colorado, USA, 1987
MCOM, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 1983


Financial Accounting and Reporting

Recent Research

Is Idiosyncratic Volatility Priced: Evidence from Bangladesh Stock Market? (Co-authored), International Journal of Economics and Management 2020 Vol 13 (2) 305-317

Narrative Disclosures, Firm Life Cycle and Audit Fees (Co-authored). International Journal of Auditing, 2019, Vol 23 (3) 403-423 [A grade journal on ABDC list and ISI Indexed journal]

Different time and Different Tone: An analysis of readability of financial reports (Co-authored), Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 2019 Vol 15 (1) 69-86 (ISI Indexed and A grade journal in ABDC list)

Market Risk Disclosure and Investment Efficiency: International Evidence from GCC (Co-authored). Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, 2017, Vol 28 (3) 349-393, 2017 (ISI Indexed Journal) ABDC B and ABS ranked 2

Aldys Tan, Bikram Chatterjee, Mahmud Hossain, 2016, An investigation into potential adoption of IFRS in US, Australian Accounting Review

Mostafa M. Hasan, Mahmud Hossain, Adrian Cheung, Ahsan Habib, 2015, Corporate Life Cycle and Cost of Equity Capital, Journal of Contemporary and Economics, 11 (1), 46-60.

Ahmed Al-Hadi, Grantley Taylor, Mahmud Hossain, 2015, Disaggregation, Auditor Conservatism and Implied Cost of Capital: An International Evidence from the GCC, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 29, 66-98.

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