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Associate Professor Abdel Halabi

Associate Professor, Accounting

Business Group C



Berwick Campus, Online


Dr Abdel K Halabi is a senior lecturer in accounting. Dr Halabi’s expertise includes the scholarship of accounting education, corporate social reporting and accounting history. Abdel also specialises in sporting history.

Abdel has published in leading journals including Issues in Accounting Education and Accounting Education: An International Journal. His links with sporting clubs have led to research in refereed publications such as Accounting History, Business History, Journal of Sports Management, Australian Economic History Review and The International Journal of the History of Sport. Abdel is current co-editor of Sporting Traditions, the journal of the Australian Society for Sports History.

Abdel is also the Chair of CPA Australia’s Gippsland Branch Council, and a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). As a leader, he is heavily involved in CAANZ’s mentor program. Abdel received his PhD in Accounting from Monash University in 2004.

Field of Research

  • Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewh
  • Economics, business and management curriculum and
  • Sustainability accounting and reporting

Chinese students’ decisions to study in Australia after the COVID pandemic-based on the PESTLE factor analysis

Gender construction and the invisibility of women’s accounting activities: the All Nations’ Fair of 1895

Stadium financing, usage and the impact of institutional change on consumer demand: The case of VFL Park, 1970–1986

The Financial Impact of World Series Cricket on Australia’s State Cricket Associations, 1974–1982

COVID-19 and National Sport Events: A Case Study of the Sport Event Logistics for the 2021 Australian Road Nationals Cycling Championships

“Football is war” – FIFA's reactions to a real war and the response of football fans

The Use of Infographics, Tables and Graphs in the Hospitals and Health Services Quality Account in Australia

Corporate Responsibility Reporting and Storytelling

Pivoting authentic assessment to an accounting podcast during COVID-19

Purpose: This paper aims to describe how the COVID-19 pivot to online teaching enabled a...

Strategic responses and disclosures in a sporting drugs scandal: The case of the Essendon Football Club

The annual general meeting for Australian football clubs: An accountability and entertainment event

The Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of Australian Football Clubs in the 1890s were a community...

Evading labour market regulations to preserve team performance: evidence from the Victorian Football League, 1930-70

Failure to unify Australia’s leading accounting professional bodies

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical account of four unsuccessful merger...

Social responsibility by Australian football clubs in the 1890s

Stadium construction and the distribution of winning percentages in the English and Scottish football leagues, 1888-89 to 1938-39

Stadiums and Scheduling: Measuring Deadweight Losses in the Victorian Football League, 1920–70

Over a 50 year period, Australian Rules football’s major league,theVictorian Football League,...

Storytelling and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: A Review of BHP 1992–2017

The aim of this study is to critically examine the development of corporate social responsibility...

Bangladesh accountants and Continuing Professional Development: Views from a less developed country

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine professional accountant's views on their...

The Neo-Institutionalism Influences on Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Development in Australia: A Three Company Study

The aim of this study is to analyse the reporting of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)...

Ecotourism participation intention in Australia: Mediating influence of social interactions

This study investigates the mediating role of social interactions between the ecotourism attitude...

A cricket ground or a football stadium? The business of ground sharing at the Adelaide Oval before 1973

Before 1973, cricket and Australian Football used the Adelaide Oval for major games during their...

Ground sharing between cricket and football in Australia

Shared use of grounds allowed Australian cricket and football to subsidize each other, but cartel...

Historical Evidence of the Social Contribution of Annual General Meetings to Australian Football Communities

This paper examines the historical social contribution of Australian football clubs, and the...

Legitimizing amateur status using financial reports: Victorian Football League clubs, 1909-1912

It is generally accepted by historians that in the early twentieth century clubs in Australian...

The impact of discussion board usage on overall performance in an introductory accounting subject

Purpose - The aim of this paper is to examine the academic performances of first-year accounting...

Australian Rural Accountants' Views on How Locally Provided CPD Compares with City-based Provision

This paper analyses Australian rural accountants' attitudes and levels of satisfaction with...

Increasing the usefulness of farm financial information and management A qualitative study from the accountant's perspective

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine how farm management and farm accounting may be...

CPD Practice of Rural Accountants: How does locally based CPD compare with that of a Capital City?

  • Conference Proceedings

Examining the satisfaction levels of continual professional development provided by a rural accounting professional body

  • Journals

Factors contributing toward student performance in a distance education accounting degree

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of five determinates of performance...

Preliminary evidence of a relationship between the use of online learning and academic performance in a South African first-year university accounting course

This paper examines the relationship between the use of online learning resources and academic...

An investigation of the efficiency of South Africa's sector education and training authorities (SETA's)

The performance of South African Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA's) has been...

Expanding Social Inclusion in Community Sports Organizations: Evidence from Rural Australian Football Clubs

Australian Football clubs have traditionally been seen as contributing social benefits to the...

Asymmetry of information and the finance-growth nexus in emerging markets: empirical evidence using panel VECM analysis

This paper tests both the short and long term relationship between the real GDP, the equity...

Football history off the field: Utilising archived accounting reports to challenge myths about the history of an Australian football club

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the largest professional sports competition in Australia....

The accounting undergraduate capstone: promoting synthesis, reflection, transition, and competencies

The authors review 24 midwestern institutions that have an undergraduate capstone course....

The relationship between corporate social responsibility and profitability: The case of royal dutch shell plc

The field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown exponentially in the last decade....


This chapter examines student responses to the usefulness of online course materials available...

The use of multiple performance measures and the balanced scorecard (BSC) in Bangladeshi firms: an empirical investigation

Aims – This paper aims to examine: the status and the use of financial and non�financial...

Empirical study of the underlying theoretical hypotheses in the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) model: Further evidence from Bangladesh

  • Journals

The roles of degree of competition and types of business strategies in adopting multiple performance measurement practices: Some reflections from Bangladesh

Aim – This empirical study explores the association between competition, business strategy, and...

Understanding financial information used to assess small firm performance: An Australian qualitative study

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the reality of financial and management...

A citation analysis measuring the impact of Albrecht & Sack (2000)

  • Journals

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting: A study of selected banking companies in Bangladesh

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting...

Empirical evidence examining the academic performance of students in the first two accounting subjects

  • Journals

Accounting for junior football clubs

  • Book Chapters

Asymmetry of information and the finance-growth nexus: Evidence from emerging markets

  • Conference Proceedings

Kicking short to a contest: Distance and the costs of running Australian football clubs

  • Journals

The Country Football Club: Measuring its success as a community institution

  • Book Chapters

The influence of Quran and Islamic financial transactions and banking

Accounting tele teaching lectures: Issues of interaction and performance

This paper provides empirical evidence on two aspects related to using tele teaching to deliver...