Qualifications: PhD in Accounting and Finance, Manchester Business School, UK
Location: Office 4.18, UOWD Building, Dubai Knowledge Park
Telephone: +971 4 278 1972
Dr Osama Al Hares is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Osama served at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait (2004 - 2015). He obtained his PhD from Manchester University, UK.
Dr Osama has a broad range of experience in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of managerial and cost accounting, financial accounting and reporting analysis, auditing, accounting for decision making.
Dr Osama has established a reputation as a renowned financial consultant for several prestigious International and GCC corporations in Banking, Investment and Service sectors. His professional memberships include the British, American and European Accounting Associations.
His research interests lie in financial performance, valuation, corporate governance, earnings management, and emerging financial markets. He has had several articles published in peer reviewed international journals, as well as numerous conference presentations. Selected publications are:
- “Islamic Banks Financial Performance and Implications of Basel III Standards in the GCC: An Empirical Analysis”. Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 1, 2017.
- “Financial Integration and Portfolio Diversification: Evidence from CIVETS Stock Markets”. Theoretical Economics Letters, Vol. 6, 2016. Pp. 1304-1314.
- “The Effect of Audit Quality and Audit Committees on Goodwill Impairment Losses”. International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015.
- “The Implied Cost of Equity Capital in the Jordanian Industrial and Service Companies”. International Journal of Accounting and Finance (IJAF), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2014. Pp. 240-260.
- “Financial Performance and Compliance with Basel III Capital Standards: Conventional Vs. Islamic GCC Banks”. Journal of Applied Business Research (JABR). Vol. 29, No. 4, 2013. Pp. 1031-1048.
- “Value Relevance of Book Value, Earnings and Dividends: Kuwait Evidence”. Global Finance Journal. Vol. 23, No. 3, 2012. Pp. 221-234.
- “The Value Relevance of goodwill impairments: UK Evidence”. International Journal of Economics and Finance (IJEF). Vol. 4, No. 4, April 2012. Pp. 206-216.
- “The Effect of ‘Other Information’ on Equity Valuation: Kuwait Evidence”. Journal of Applied Business Research (JABR), Vol. 27, No. 6, Nov. /Dec. 2011. Pp. 57-69.
- “Accounting Discretion in Goodwill Impairments: UK Evidence”. Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting (JIFMA)[ISSN1 0954-1314], Vol. 22, No. 3, Autumn 2011. Pp. 165-204.
- “The Extent of the Voluntary Disclosure Level: The Case of Jordan”. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing (JMAA) (ISSN1 548-6583), USA. Vol. 6, No.10 (Serial No.65), October 2010. Pp. 39-51.