Faculty Profile

Dr. Alnoor Bhimani

Honorary Dean

Office of the Dean, SDSB

Dr. Alnoor is a Professor of Management Accounting, and the Founding Director of ‘LSE Entrepreneurship’ at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has also headed the Department of Accounting at LSE during his 30 years’ service at the institution. His academic work and research interests include management accounting in the digital economy, international comparative financial management, strategic finance, the socio-cultural analysis of accounting systems and aspects of globalisation, governance and financial management, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Dr. Alnoor is an advocate for quality education and innovation; an accomplished scholar and a dedicated teacher. At LSE, he taught the first course ever on Internet Entrepreneurship. He has authored over 100 publications including bestselling books in financial management, technology and digitisation. He is connected with tech-entrepreneurs and sits on business school Advisory Boards in Africa, America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Alnoor has been associated with SDSB in the capacity of an Advisor for the past few years; while being a part of the Advisory Committee of SDSB.

He holds an Undergraduate degree from King’s College London UK, an MBA from Cornell University USA where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has also obtained a PhD from London School of Economics UK. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant from Canada. In 2016, Professor Bhimani was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Economics and Business Administration by the University of Aalto in Finland. The degree was in recognition of his research leadership in management accounting and its impact on the research agenda and orientation of the field across Europe.

      • Bhimani, A., Sivabalan, P. & Soonawalla, K. (2018). A study of the linkages between rolling budget forms, uncertainty and strategy. British Accounting Review, The, 50, 306-323.

      • Bhimani, A., Silvola, H. & Sivabalan, P. (2016). Voluntary Corporate Sustainability Reporting: A Study of Early and Late Reporter Motivations and Perceived Outcomes. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28 (2), 77-102.

      • Bhimani, A., Lopes, A. & Aquino, A. (2016). Measurement Costs and Control in Outsourcing Relationships. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting Research, 8 (3/4), 296-318.

      • Bhimani, A. (2015). Exploring big data's strategic consequences. Journal of Information Technology, 30 (10), 66-69.

      • Bhimani, A., Ncube, M. & Sivabalan, P. (2015). Managing risk in mergers and acquisitions activity: beyond 'good' and 'bad' management. Managerial Auditing Journal, 30 (2), 160-175.

      • Bhimani, A. & Willcocks, L. (2014). Digitisation, 'Big Data' and the transformation of accounting information. Accounting and Business Research, 44 (4), 469-490.

      • Bhimani, A., Gulamhussen, M. & Lopes, S. (2014). Owner liability and financial reporting information as predictors of firm default in bank loans. Review of Accounting Studies, 19 (2), 769-804.

      • Bhimani, A., Gulamhussen, M. & Lopes, S. (2013). The role of financial accounting, macroeconomic and non-financial information in bank loan default timing prediction. European Accounting Review, 22 (4), 739-63.

      • Bhimani, A., Hausken, K. & Ncube, M. (2012). Acquisition and collaboration as determinants of organizational structure. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 7 (3), 3-37.

      • Bhimani, A. (2012). Management accounting system implementation success: is reporting useful information sufficient?. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 8 (2), 115-136.

      • Bhimani, A., Rocha, W. & Souza, B. (2011). Inter-organizational cost management in a Brazilian context. Cost Management, 2-12.

      • Bhimani, A., Gulamhussen, M. & Lopes, S. (2010). Accounting and non-accounting determinants of default: An analysis of privately-held firms. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 29 (6), 517-532.

      • Bhimani, A., Hausken, K. & Ncube, M. (2010). Agency takeover risk of principal in outsourcing relationships. Global Business and Economics Review, 12 (4), 329-340.

      • Bhimani, A., Gulamhussen, M. & Lopes, S. (2009). The effectiveness of the auditor's going concern evaluation as an external governance mechanism: Evidence from loan defaults. International Journal of Accounting, 44 (3), 239-255.

      • Bhimani, A. & Gosselin, M. (2009). Cost management diversity in a global world: What can we learn?. Cost Management, 29-33.

      • Bhimani, A. (2009). Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Management Accounting: Emerging Contingencies. Management Accounting Research, 20 (1), 2-5.

      • Bhimani, A. (2008). The role of a crisis in reshaping the role of accounting. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 27 (6), 444-454.

      • Bhimani, A., Frantz, P., Gulamhussen, A. & Ncube & Ncube, M. (2008). Collaboration, competition and strategic costing: Knowing when to start learning. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 5 (2), 138-156.

      • Bhimani, A. (2008). Making Corporate Governance Count: The Fusion of Ethics and Economic Rationality. Journal of Management and Governance, 12 (2), 135-147.

      • Bhimani, A., Gosselin, M., Okano, H. & Ncube & Ncube, M. (2007). Activity Based Costing: How far have we come internationally?. Cost Management, 21 (3), 12-17.

      • Bhimani, A. & Langfield-Smith, K. (2007). Structure, formality and the importance of financial and non-financial information in strategy development and implementation. Management Accounting Research, 18 (1), 3-31.

      • Bhimani, A., Gosselin, M., Soonawalla, K. & Ncube & Ncube, M. (2007). The Value of Accounting Information in Assessing Investment Risk. Cost Management, 21 (1), 29-35.

      • Bhimani, A. & Ncube, M. (2006). Virtual Integration Costs and the Limits of Extended Supply Chain Scalability. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 25 (4), 390-408.

      • Bhimani, A., Ncube, M. & Soonawalla, K. (2006). Intuition and Real Options-based Investment Appraisal: A Cross-National Study of Financial Executives. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, 4 (2), 11-34.

      • Bhimani, A., Gosselin, M. & Ncube, M. (2005). Strategy and Activity Based Costing: A Cross-National Study of Process and Outcomes. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 2 (3), 187-205.

      • Bhimani, A. & Soonawalla, K. (2005). From Conformance to Performance: The Corporate Responsibilities Continuum. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 24 (3), 165-174.

      • Bhimani, A. (2004). Cost Management System Design: Balance and Organizational Knowledge. Cost Management, 18 (2), 26-34.

      • Bhimani, A. & Roberts, H. (2004). Management Accounting and Knowledge Management: In Search of Intelligibility. Management Accounting Research, 15 (1), 1-5.

      • Bhimani, A. (2003). A Study of the Emergence of Management Accounting System Ethos and its Influence on Perceived System Success. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 28 (3), 523-548.

      • Bhimani, A. (2002). European Management Accounting Research: Traditions in the Making. European Accounting Review, 11 (1), 99-118.

      • Bhimani, A. & Mulder, P. (2001). Managing Processes, Quality and Costs: A Case Study. Cost Management, 15 (2).

      • Bhimani, A. & Neike, C. (1999). How Siemens Designed its Target Costing System to Redesign its Products. Cost Management, 13 (4), 28-34.

      • Bhimani, A. & Keshvarz, H. (1999). British Management Accountants: Strategically Oriented?. Cost Management, 13 (2), 25-31.

      • Bhimani, A. (1999). Mapping Methodological Frontiers in Cross-National Management Control Research. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 24, 413-440.

      • Bhimani, A. (1998). Knowledge, Motivation and Accounting Form: An Historical Exploration. European Accounting Review, 7 (1), 1-30.

      • Bhimani, A. (1994). Accounting and the Emergence of Economic Man. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 19, 637-674.

      • Bhimani, A. (1994). Accounting Enlightenment in the Age of Reason. European Accounting Review, 3, 399-442.

      • Bhimani, A. (1994). Modern Cost Management: Putting the Organization before the Technique. International Journal of Production Economics, 36, 29-37.

      • Bhimani, A. (1993). Indeterminacy and the Specificity of Accounting Change: Renault 1898-1938. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 18, 1-39.

      • Bhimani, A. & Bromwich, M. (1992). Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Accounting: A Renewed Alliance. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 5, 199-207.

      • Bhimani, A. & Pigott, D. (1992). Implementing ABC: A Case Study of Organizational and Behavioural Consequences. Management Accounting Research, 3, 119-132.