Assoc Prof Dr. Bassam Abu-Abbas | Accounting and Financial Management | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Qatar University, Qatar

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Bassam Mahmoud Mohammed Abu-Abbas began his academic journey by obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Accounting with honors from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1988. This laid the foundation for his subsequent educational achievements. He pursued his Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Jordan in 1995. His thirst for knowledge led him to earn his Ph.D. in Accounting from Kent State University, Ohio, United States of America, in 2002, specializing in International Financial Accounting.

Professional Endeavors:

Before embarking on his academic career, He gained valuable practical experience in the field. He served as a tax assessor in the Income Tax Department in Amman, Jordan, from 1990 to 1995, followed by a role as a financial manager in the Ministry of Tourism, Amman, Jordan, from 1995 to 1996. His hands-on experience provided him with a practical understanding of financial systems and taxation, enriching his academic insights later on.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Abu-Abbas has made significant contributions to the fields of Accounting and Financial Reporting. His research interests encompass areas such as Financial Accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards, and Equity Valuation. He has published extensively, with notable works exploring topics like the readability of narrative disclosures and earnings management, corporate governance, transparency, and performance in the UAE banking sector.

Accolades and Recognition:

His contributions have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by the competitive research awards he has received. These include grants for research projects examining the domination of capitalism over financial reporting objectives and the efficacy of net income after tax as a measure of firm performance. His work has been recognized regionally and internationally, underscoring the significance of his research endeavors.

Impact and Influence:

His research output has had a tangible impact on the academic community and industry practitioners alike. His publications in esteemed journals and contributions to conferences have facilitated knowledge dissemination and fostered critical discussions within the realm of Accounting and Finance. By delving into pertinent issues such as corporate governance and financial reporting practices, he has contributed to enhancing transparency and accountability in the business world.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As an Associate Professor of Accounting at Qatar University, Dr. Abu-Abbas continues to inspire future generations of scholars and professionals. His dedication to teaching and mentoring students, coupled with his prolific research agenda, ensures a lasting legacy in academia. Looking ahead, Dr. Abu-Abbas remains committed to advancing knowledge in Accounting and Financial Reporting, addressing emerging challenges, and fostering innovation in research methodologies. His enduring impact on the field is a testament to his passion for scholarship and his unwavering pursuit of excellence.


A total of  148 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 148
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 5
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†4

Notable Publications 

Text Readability and Bank Risk-Taking: Evidence from GCC

The readability of narrative disclosures and earnings management: Empirical evidence from the GCC banking sector

The role of dividends on equity valuation: Evidence from the gcc countries

Does Islamic Banking Differ from Conventional Banking?

Tone, readability and financial risk: the case of GCC banks

Readability, governance and performance: a test of the obfuscation hypothesis in Qatari listed firms

Financial leverage and firm performance evidence from Amman stock exchange

Direct, indirect, or both methods of reporting operating statement of cash flows

The domination of the pure form of capitalism over the objectives of financial statements (reporting)

Privatization and Corporate Performance


Bassam Abu-Abbas | Accounting and Financial Management | Best Researcher Award

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