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Dr Ahmed Derbala

BCom (Alexandria University - Egypt), MSc (Essex), PhD (Manchester)
Lecturer in Accounting

Division: Accounting
Tel: +44 (0) 115 7484854
Location: B10 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Ahmed Derbala is a Lecturer in Accounting. He joined the School in 2014. Previously he was a demonstrator in Alexandira University (Egypt); a seminar leader in Manchester Business School; and most recently, a part-time Lecturer in Roehampton Business School. Throughout his academic career, Derbala has been teaching accounting-related courses to undergraduate students. His main area of expertise is Management Accounting and Control Systems.

Research Interests
Management Accounting in Less Developed Countries; Management Accounting Change; Management Control Systems in Privatized Companies; Labour Process Theory, Power-Informed Research in Management Accounting.

Administrative Roles
Director of MSc Accounting & Finance
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Accounting and Finance Dissertation (N14170)
Management Accounting and Control (N14185)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Management Accounting in Less developed countries: Management accounting change; management control systems I privatized companies; labour process theory, Power-informed research in management account.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Abdulla Khalid Ahmed Husain Aljalahma

Publications from 2005 to the present day


Derbala, A. 2015, "Privatization, Power and Management Control Systems: Towards a Power-informed Theoretical Model", at Presented at International Labour Process Theory Conference (ILPC), Athens.

Taylor, L.; Derbala, A. 2014, "Re-assessing and developing theory in qualitative case studies of management accounting: illustrative examples of a 'systematic' framework", in Management Accounting Research Group (MARG), Birmingham.



Nottingham University Business School

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