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Gagan Kukreja

Associate Professor
Accounting & Economics
Ahlia University


Dr. Gagan Kukreja is an Associate Professor of Accounting in Ahlia University as well as Director (Professional Development), Bahrain Overseas Centre of Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is also Treasure of Bahrain Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has over 18 years of experience in university teaching. He is actively giving training to CA, CPA, CMA, CIA and ACCA students. Dr. Kukreja is a qualified doctorate supervisor of Brunel UK. He is on the International Review Panel of Pearson Education and is an organizing team member in various local and international conferences and has chaired various technical sessions of international conferences as well. He also serves as a member of the editorial boards in a number of international referred journals and has presented many papers in international conferences organised in the USA, Singapore, India, and Bahrain. As a Native to India, Dr Gagan attended the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India where he finished his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate. He was awarded Junior Research Fellowship from University Grants Commission, India and various professional qualifications such CPA (US), ACCA (UK), CMA (US & India) and CIA (US). Dr. Gagan played instrumental role in professional qualification integration in various programmes offered by College of Business & Finance of Ahlia. He used latest e-learning tools extensively in his teaching and learning approach and he has consistently assisted the university in QA matters.

Research Interest

Gagan Kukreja’s research interest is in the area of financial accounting with a focus on corporate disclosure, earnings management, forensic accounting and corporate governance. He is also active in research in audit field such as auditor independence. Research in Progress: Integrated Reporting,  Auditor Independence and Audit Quality; Corporate Governance and Quality of Financial Reporting


  • White Collar Fraud: A Case Study of Koss, Case Studies in Business and Management, Vol. 3 (1), April, 2016 (with Robert Brown)

  • Free Cash Flow as a Determinant of Performance and Stock Price Movement in Multinational Energy Companies, Journal of Business Management and Information Systems, Vol. 3 (1), Jan – June, 2016 (with Ahmed Al-Alawi)

  • Accounting Misstatements: Can The Oil Industry Learn from Tesco’s Rapid Fall from Grace?, Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, Vol. 64 (4), March, 2016 (with Robert Brown)

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