Dr Sharif Khalid


Management School

Lecturer in Accounting

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Dr Sharif Khalid
Management School
Room B049
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Dr Khalid is Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Sheffield Management School, University of Sheffield. His research resonates around corporate governance and social responsibility practices approached from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective – within this area of focus he has published high quality publication outputs. Sharif has a particular interest in Africa, frontier and emerging markets development. In line with his broader research engagement are extractive sector governance, corporate and commercial law, taxation, international trade, political accountable and sustainable development. Sharif sits on the British Accounting and Finance Association Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance. He serves as an Associate Editor of Qualitative Research in Financial Markets and is also a Senior Fellow of the High Education Academy, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Sharif holds a BA(Hons), a Graduate Diplomat in Law (GDL) and an MSc in Energy Management. He earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching; and an Executive MBA – all from The University of Sheffield. Sharif also has a PhD from the Henley Business School. He is Member of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford where he is completing an MSc in the Law of Taxation at the Law Faculty, University of Oxford. Dr Khalid is a member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

Research interests
  • Stakeholder engagement, accountability, transparency, social and responsible investments, ethical and environmental concerns of the extractive industry
  • Corporate governance and CSR surrounding the Sino-Africa 'barter', where Africa's mineral resources feed China's demand for raw materials in exchange for infrastructure, concessionary loans and grants.
  • Political accountability and transparency. I.e., IMF, World Bank and other international interventions in the developing world, manifestos, engagement and delivery by political parties; as well as accountability, transparency an engagement within institutional structures of the state.
  • In effect, sustainable development, social and critical accounting resonates around his research interest.

Journal articles



  • Khalid SM, Atkins J & Barone E Site-specific and Geographical Segmental Social, Environmental and Ethical Disclosures by the Ghanaian Mining Sector. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC)

PhD Supervision

Sharif is interested in PhD supervision in the following subjects:

  • Extractive sector accountability
  • Corporate governance in emerging and frontier markets
  • CSR practices in emerging and frontier markets