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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:


Management Accounting and Decisions IV (N13606)


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

Jubilee Campus

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