Mohamed Hussein



Education/Professional Certification

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh, 1977
  • M.S., Accounting, The State University of New York at Albany, 1968
  • B.S., Economics and Social Studies, University of Khartoum, 1965


  • Diffusion of accounting innovations and cross-cultural use of accounting information
  • Environmental costs and corporate social responsibility


  • Andersen Consulting Research Fellow, 1993-96
  • Association of Chartered Accountants in the U.S.A International Manuscript Award for 1993 (with Professor David Guenther)
  • School of Business Administrative Corporate Associate Summer Grant, 1990, 1991 & 1992
  • Peat Marwick Foundation, Research Opportunities in International Business Information, February, 1990
  • Touche Ross Foundation research grant, 1981

Selected Publications

  • Hussein, M.E., G. S. Seow and K. Tam. “Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Environmental Investment.” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing. H. Bartolo et al. 2013, IST Press, pp. 613-617, Lisbon Portugal
  • With J. S Chang, G. Fernando and K. Tam. Internal Control Computerization for Derivatives, Forthcoming The International Journal of Digital Accounting Research. Vol. 12, 2012, pp. 121–144
  • Extended Enterprise: an Expanding Concept that is Changing How Businesses Operate. Proceedings of Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing. H. Bartolo et al. 2011, IST Press, pp. 513-521, Lisbon Portugal
  • With K. Tam, Pilgrims Manufacturing, Inc.: Activity-Based Costing versus Volume-Based Costing, Issues in Accounting Education, vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 539-553, November 2004
  • With K. Tam, “Enterprise Extension Through Extensible Markup Language”, The International Journal of Digital Accounting Research, vol. 2, no. 4, pp.157-194, July-December 2002
  • With J. Gangolly, G. S. Seow and K. Tam “Harmonization of the Auditor’s Report.” The International Journal of Accounting, v 37, no. 3, pp. 327-346 (2002)
  • Hussein, M.E., and D. Guenther, Does our Tax System Tie the Hands of U.S. Multinationals? The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, v 11 no. 6: 19-22 (2000)
  • With N. Barsky and S. Jablonsky, “Analysis of Management Communications: The Case of Organizational Downsizing.” Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 1999, vol.12, No. 5, pp.583-604
  • With A. Rosman, “The Ex Ante Role of Behavioral Research in Setting Financial Accounting Policy” chapter 7 in V. Arnold and S. G. Sutton, editors, Behavioral Accounting Research: Foundations and Frontiers, 1997, Sarasota, FL: American Accounting Association, 222-246.
  • With J. S. Gangolly, “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: Perspectives from Philosophy of Law,” Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 7, No. 4, August 1996, 383-407
  • With D. A. Guenther, “Accounting Standards and National Tax Laws: The IASC and the Ban on LIFO,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 1995, 115-141
  • With T. Fogarty and J. E. Ketz, “Political Aspects of Financial Accounting Standard Setting in the US.” Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 7(4), 1994, 24-46
  • With J. E. Ketz, “Accounting Standard Setting in the U.S.: An Analysis of Power and Social Exchange”, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Spring 1991, 59-81
  • With V. Bavishi and J. Gangolly, “International Similarities and Differences in the Auditor’s Report,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Fall 1986, Vol. 6, No. 1, 124-133
  • “The Influence of Language on Human Information Processing and the Formulation of International Accounting Standards,” International Journal of Management, December 1984, 17-26
  • “The Presence of a `Third Culture’ in a Western Setting,” Human Resource Management, Spring 1981, pp. 31-35
  • “The Innovative Process in Financial Accounting Standards Setting,” Accounting, Organizations and Society, February, 1981, 27-37
  • With J. E. Ketz, “Ruling Elite of the FASB: A Study of the Big Eight,” Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Summer 1980, 354-367

Current & Prior Positions

  • University of Connecticut School of Business
    • Professor of Accounting, 1978 – Present
    • Accounting Department Head, January 2008 – Present
    • Interim Dean, May 2006 – Dec 2007
    • Accounting Department Head, December 2003 – April 2006
    • Faculty Director, Office of Diversity Initiatives, 1996 – 2014
    • Director, Center for Transnational Accounting and Financial Research, September 1990 – August 1995
    • Interim Accounting Department Head, January 1989 – August 1990
    • Resident Director, Program in European Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, August – December 1998
    • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Public Service – International, 1978
  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1976 – 1978
  • Finance Director, Sudan Development Corporations (SDC), Khartoum, Sudan, June – December 1984
  • Faculty Resident, Arthur Andersen & Co., September 1982 – August 1983
  • Head, Economic Studies Department, Sudan Industrial Research and Consultancy Institute, 1968 – 1972
  • Assistant – Secretary for Finance, High Authority for Public Sector Corporations, Khartoum, Sudan, 1971
  • Cost Accountant, Sudan Industrial Research and Consultancy Institute, 1965 – 1966

Committees & Professional Service

  • National and Regional
    • Editorial Board, Issues in Accounting Education
    • Editorial Board, International Journal of Accounting
    • Northeast Region Coordinator, International Section, American Accounting Association
    • International Program Coordinator Northeast Regional Meeting.
    • Dissertation Award Committee, International Section, American Accounting Association
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Accounting Horizons, Accounting Review, Accounting Enquiries
    • Community Accounting Aid & Service, Inc.
  • University
    • University Senate
    • Faculty Standards Committee (Chair)
    • Senate Budget Committee
    • Committee on the War in Iraq (Co-Chair)
    • President’s Task Force on Sweatshops (Chair)
    • UConn Foundation Board
    • International Undergraduate Program Committee
    • Advisor Student Union Board of Governors
    • Member UConn Co-op Board of Directors
    • Advisor African Students Association
  • School of Business
    • Dean’s Research Advisory Council (Chair)
    • Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Center for International Business Education and Research
    • Global Programs Committee
    • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • MBA Curriculum Revision Committee
    • EMBA Committee
    • EMBA Admission Committee
    • Ph.D. Program Taskforce
    • Diversity Committee (Chair)
    • Teenage Minority Business Program (Director)
    • Coordinator Teenage Minority Entrepreneurial Pilot Program
    • Advisor Minority Business Club
  • Accounting Department
    • Ph.D. Program Committee
    • 150 Hours Curriculum Committee
    • Promotion and Tenure Committee (Chair)
    • Measurement and Assessment Committee
    • Scholarship Committee
    • Advisor MBA Accounting Specialization
    • Advisor Beta Alpha Psi Chapter
    • Advisor National Black Accountants Association Student Chapter
  • Professional Affiliations
    • American Accounting Association
    • Institute of Management Accountants
    • Academy of International Business
Contact Information
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