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Dr Shahadat Khandakar
Lecturer in Accounting



Shahadat joined the School for Business and Society as a lecturer in Accounting in January 2022 having previously held academic positions at the University of Hull, the University of Essex and the University of East London. At the University of Hull, he also served as the Programme Director of all Accounting/ Finance programmes and briefly acted as the HUBS Deputy Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Admissions.

Shahadat is a critical and multidisciplinary researcher having keen interests in management accounting control, social transformation, modern slavery, identity, precarious control, financial accounting and corporate governance in developed and developing countries.

Shahadat is also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Over the years, Shahadat has taught financial accounting, management accounting, corporate governance and professional skills modules both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate taught dissertations. His PhD supervisees are currently working on the ethics, corporate governance and management control issues. Shahadat is also an external examiner and an external reviewer of the accounting modules and programmes.


Subject Group

Accounting and Finance



The quest for diversity and challenging the ill-suited practices inextricable in resource management and accountability remain a great inspiration of his research. Shahadat’s current research themes focus on the area of management accounting and labour control, modern slavery, inequality, transparency in performance analysis and power imbalances in public and private organisations. His works are also drawn from some theoretical underpinnings, namely Laclau and Mouffe’s Political Discourse theory, Political Economy, Institutional theory. Shahadat has also employed ethnography, interviews, discourse analysis and narrative analysis for his research.

Shahadat has served as an ad-hoc reviewer of various journals, namely Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Journal of Critical Policy Studies, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting and Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research. He is also the Editorial Assistant of the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. Shahadat is also a member of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) and the British Academy of Management.


Selected publications

Shahadat, K. and Uddin, S., (2021) Labour Controls, Unfreedom and Perpetuation of Slavery on a Tea Plantation. Work, Employment and Society, p.09500170211021567.

Uddin, S., Mori, Y. and Shahadat, K., 2020. Private management and governance styles in a Japanese public hospital: A story of west meets east. Social Science & Medicine245, p.112719.

Mbelwa, L.H.Adhikari, P. and Shahadat, K. (2019), "Investigation of the institutional and decision-usefulness factors in the implementation of accrual accounting reforms in the public sector of Tanzania", Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 335-365.



Corporate Governance (MAN00028I) 


Advanced Financial Accounting (P/G) - MAN00002M 

Skills for Management and Professional Development – (MAN00114M)

Accounting and Finance subject coordinator of PG Project in Management Studies

 Khandakar Shahadat

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 322226
Room: CL/A/118A