Prof. Khaled Hussainey and Prof. Mirjana Pejic Bach Named Editor in Chief of JCIA


The ASPG publisher is pleased to announce the selection of Prof. Khaled Hussainey and Prof. Mirjana Pejic Bach, to Editor in Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Accounting (JCIA), effective Jan 2019.

Prof. Khaled Hussainey is a Professor of Accounting and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth, UK. He completed his PhD in Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester in 2004, and since then he has held academic positions at Plymouth University; Stirling University, Manchester University, and Ain Shams University, before joining the University of Portsmouth as a Professor of Accounting and Financial Management in August 2016. He has published more than 70-refereed papers in academic journals and international conferences proceedings. His research provides a cohesive and major contribution to corporate reporting and corporate finance literature. He has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Best Paper Award of the British Accounting Review for his paper “Loss firms' annual report narratives and shares price anticipation of earnings’ & the prestigious 2012 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Risk Finance for his paper “Revisiting the capital structure puzzle: UK evidence”.   He has been active in attracting research-funded projects. He has received £60,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); £7,500 from the British Academy; £2000 from Plymouth University and $120,000 from Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF). He is currently a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting; an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Accounting Research and International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation.


Prof. Mirjana Pejic-Bach is a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated at the Faculty of Economics & Business – Zagreb, where she also received her Ph.D. degree in Business, submitting a thesis on “System Dynamics Applications in Business Modelling“ in 2003. She is the recipient of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 for the paper Influence of strategic approach to BPM on financial and non-financial performance published in Baltic Journal of Management. Mirjana was also educated at MIT Sloan School of Management in the field of System Dynamics Modeling, and at OliviaGroup in the field of data mining. She participates in number of EU FP7 projects, and is an Expert for Horizon 2020