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Allam M.m. Hamdan

Associate Professor
Accounting & Economics
Ahlia University


Allam Hamdan, Associate Professor, Chairperson of Accounting and Economics Department since 2013, was born in 1980 in Gaza- Palestine. He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Islamic University in Gaza and obtained a master degree and PhD in Accounting from Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences, Amman, Jordan in 2009 and Joined Ahlia University in the same year as Assistant Professor. He has more than 60 papers published in regional and international Journals that discussed several accounting, financial and economic issues concerning the Arab world. In addition he has interests in educational related issues in the Arab world universities like educational governance, investment in education and its relation with economic growth and he is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Arab Conference for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. He was awarded the Third Prize of the “Arab Prize for the Social Sciences and Humanities”, which is organized by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) in Qatar, 2015.He was also awarded the First Prize in the “Durrat Watan” contest which is organised by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), UAE, 2013. In addition he was awarded the International Excellence Award in Islamic Marketing, which is organised by The International Islamic Marketing Association, UK, 2012. He has also been honored several times in Ahlia Research day for his research activity.

Research Interest

Areas of research interests: Corporate Governance, Board Independence, Accounting Conservatism, Audit Committee Characteristics, Market Structure-Profit Relationship, Earnings Quality and Earnings Management, Ownership Structure and Corporate Performance


  • Mushtaha, S., Hamdan, A., and Shokor, T. (2011). “The Reliability of Accounting Information Systems and their Impact on Upgrading Banking Performance Indicators: Comparative Study of Jordanian and Palestinian Banks Listed at Amman and Nablus Stock Exchanges”. Dirasat: Administrative Sciences, Vol. 38, No. 1, Pp. 21-46.

  • Abu Ijela, I., and Hamdan, A. (2010). “Auditing Quality Effect on Ban Earnings Management: Evidence from Jordan”. Arab Journal of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 2, Pp. 277-319.

  • Hamdan, A., and Abu Ijela, I. (2012). “Auditing Quality in Jordan and Its Impact on Earnings Management and Earnings Quality”. The Arab Journal of Accounting, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pp. 158-184.

  • Hamdan, A. (2012). “The Relation of Earnings Quality to Accounting Conservatism”. Studies in Business and Economics, Vol. 16, No. 2, Pp. 101-123.

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