Syrus Islam

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Senior Lecturer

Email: syrus.islam@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5235-7445

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Qualifications:

  • PhD in Management Accounting, University of Otago
  • MBA, Royal Roads University
  • BBA, Khulna University
  • ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Overview:

Dr. Syrus Islam is a Senior Lecturer of Accounting at the Auckland University of Technology. He teaches courses focused on management accounting. He believes in research-informed teaching. Currently, Syrus is passionate about researching "performance management issues surrounding the broader Social Enterprise sector". His research is practice-focused, which has attracted several awards. Syrus has published research papers in leading international journals such as Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Accounting and Finance, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, among others. He also regularly presents his research at high-quality international conferences. Syrus reviews research papers for several reputed journals.

Before academia, Syrus was in industry, served as Regional Manager with Danone (a Fortune Global 500 company) and Senior Executive with SingTel Group Operator (a leading global telecommunication company). He is currently serving as a mentor of Young Enterprise Scheme, Auckland Region. Syrus is an avid gardener and enjoys reading about the physiology of various fruit trees.

Research interests:

1. Performance Management Issues in the Social Enterprise Sector
2. Social Impact Assessment and Reporting
3. Strategies for Scaling Social Impact
4. Financing Issues in the Social Enterprise Sector
5. Social Impact Investing

I am available to supervise PhD and Masters students in any of the above or related research areas. I am also interested in collaborating with other researchers.

Teaching summary:

Strategic Management Accounting (in MPA), Paper Co-ordinator
Management Accounting for Business (in MPA), Paper Co-ordinator
Management Accounting (in BBus), Paper Co-ordinator
Co-operative Education (in BBus), Academic Supervisor
Professional Accounting Practice (in MPA), Research Project Supervisor

Professional activities:

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Publishing (2019)
  • Best Paper Award (Research Interactive), Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (2018)
  • Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Publishing (2017)
  • Alan MacGregor Prize (top post-graduate student), Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Otago (2014)
  • PhD Leading Light Scholarship, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (2014 - 2016)
  • Runner-up in the "3 Minutes Thesis Competition", University of Otago Business School (2014)
  • Certificate of Achievement (for achieving the world record number in a professional exam), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2010)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Islam, S. M. (2020). Unintended consequences of scaling social impact through ecosystem growth strategy in social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 13. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2020.e00159

  • Islam, S. M. (2019). A field study of strategy map evolution. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 31(3), 83-98. doi:10.2308/jmar-52372

  • Islam, S. (2019). Business models and the managerial sensemaking process. Accounting and Finance, 59(3), 1875-1896. doi:10.1111/acfi.12459

  • Islam, S. (2018). A practitioner’s guide to the design of strategy map frameworks. Pacific Accounting Review, 30(3). doi:10.1108/PAR-05-2017-0038

  • Islam, S., Adler, R., & Northcott, D. (2018). Managerial attitudes towards the incompleteness of performance measurement systems. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 15(1), 84-103. doi:10.1108/QRAM-10-2017-0106

  • Islam, S. (2016). Reconceptualizing the notion of relations underlying performance measurement
    models: Implications for research. Pacific Accounting Review, 28(4). doi:10.1108/PAR-02-2016-0012