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Dr Loai Alsaid

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Accounting
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for Accounting and Finance
  • loai.alsaid

Professional biography

Dr. Loai Alsaid joined the Open University Business School as a Lecturer in Accounting in October 2017. He has an academic and industry experience covering a period of 18 years. Previously, he worked as a Lecturer and Scheme Lead for Accounting and Finance at Aberystwyth University (Mauritius Campus), University of Aberdeen (UK) and Beni-Suef University (Egypt). He worked as an educational consultant, instructor, ERP consultant and accountant in different industries, including pharmaceutical, banking, electricity and energy sectors. He completed his PhD in Accountancy at the University of Aberdeen (UK), MSc and in Accounting at Beni-Suef University (Egypt). Dr. Alsaid is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Research interests

My current research interests include management accounting, social theories and emerging economies. I have worked on various topics in accounting and finance such as accounting & structural reforms, political dynamics & organisational accounting change, public utilities & cost management change and CSR & firm value.

I have published in academic journals of international excellence, including Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA) and Corporate Ownership and Control (COC). I have also completed two books and presented in leading and refereed conferences, including CPA, IPA, APIRA, AAAJ, BAFA, MARG and EAA.

I welcome high quality PhD applications in management accounting, public finance and emerging economies. My ongoing research focuses on accounting, military intervene and emerging Smart Cities.

Teaching interests

I have extensive teaching experience over last 18 years in various areas of Accounting and Finance, in particular Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Quantitative Skills & Methods, Financial Management & Corporate Policy, Corporate Finance & Financial Markets and Corporate Governance, Risk and Ethics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have also taught on full-time and executive MBA programmes, in particular Project Management and Globalisation. 

Impact and engagement

I am willing to relocate and to participate in departmental activities as required in line with the department’s objectives. I can take initiatives, have strong motivation and can inspire students. My experience studying and teaching in the UK, Mauritius and Egypt, puts me in a perfect position as a motivator and with my international background, could benefit the university’s future recruitment drives and academic collaborations.

I am a reviewer for Journal of Critical Perspectives on Accounting (ABS 3*), Corporate Ownership and Control (ABS 2*) and Palgrave Macmillan (Finance).

I have an extensive membership of leading professional associations in and outside the UK including British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Management Control Association (MCA) and European Accounting Association (EAA). ​

I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK.

External collaborations

I have an extensive network of collaborators in leading business schools in and outside the UK including Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Hull, Ottawa (Canada) and Åbo Akademi (Finland). ​​​




Political and Business Leaderships in Managing Public Service Organisation (2018-06-26)
Alsaid, Loai Ali and Mutiganda, Jean Claude
Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(4) (pp. 18-28)
Accounting and structural reforms: a case study of Egyptian electricity (2018-01)
Alawattage, Chandana and Alsaid, Loai Ali
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 50 (pp. 15-35)
CRM Framework for Higher Education in Mauritius (2017-12)
Roopchund, R. and Alsaid, L.
Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 25(4) (pp. 1515-1528)
Do consistent CSR activities matter for firm value? (2016-10-28)
Alsaid, Loai
Corporate Ownership & Control, 14(1-2) (pp. 340-350)
Political Dynamics in Micro Organisational Accounting Change: Politics, Power and Fear (2017-07-23)
Alsaid, Loai
ISBN : 978-3-319-49133-2 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Cost Management Change in Public Utilities: An Institutionalist Perspective (2015-11-24)
Alsaid, Loai
ISBN : 3659808695 | Publisher : LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Cost Management and Smart Cities: Evidence from Egypt (2018-04-09)
Alsaid, Loai; Krahmal, Vera and Mutiganda, Jean-Paul
In : The 2018 British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference (9-11 Apr 2018, Central Hall Westminster, London, United Kingdom)
Performance and Smart Cities: A Foucauldian Approach (2018-03-12)
Alsaid, Loai and Krahmal, Vera
In : 12th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference (11-13 Jul 2018, Edinburgh, UK)
Management Accounting and Smart Cities: A Case Study from Egypt (2018-03)
Alsaid, Loai and Krahmal, Vera
In : The 15th Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) (8-9 Mar 2018, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany)
How Does Leadership Style Influence The Use of The Management Control System and Technological Innovation? (2017-05-10)
Alsaid, Loai; Alawattage, Chandana and Mutiganda, Jean
In : 40th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA 2017) (10-12 May 2017, Valencia, Spain)
Critical approach on investing in corporate social responsibility: when does it improve firm value? (2017-05-03)
Mutiganda, Jean Claude; Alsaid, Loai and Svanberg, Jan
In : Accounting, Society and the Environment (ASE) Research Workshop (3 May 2017, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)
Does Auditor Leadership Improve Audit Quality? Evidence from Mandatory Joint Audit Regime (2017-04-10)
Alsaid, Loai; Roopchund, Randhir and Farag, Eman
In : Annual British Accounting and Finance Conference (10-12 Apr 2017, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)
Institutional politics of cost management change: the case of public utilities in Egypt (2016-03-21)
Alsaid, Loai
In : British Accounting and Finance (BAFA) Annual Conference (21-23 Mar 2016, University of Bath, UK)
How Political Change in Egypt Affected Public Utilities Cost Management Politics (2015-06-04)
Alsaid, Loai and Alawattage, Chandana
In : 13th Research Workshop, British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE) Special Interest Group (4 Jun 2015, University of Huddersfield Business School, Huddersfield, UK)
Politicisation Of Cost Management Practices: The Case Of Electricity And Energy In Egypt (2015-04-30)
Alsaid, Loai and Alawattage, Chandana
In : 38th European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress (28-30 Apr 2015, Glasgow, UK)
Changing Regimes of Cost Management in the Public Sector: A Case Study from Egypt (2015-03-25)
Alsaid, Loai and Alawattage, Chandana
In : British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) Annual Conference (23-25 Mar 2015, The University of Manchester, UK)
Institutional Dynamics of Cost Management Change: A Case Study from Egypt (2015-11-28)
Alsaid, Loai
PhD thesis University of Aberdeen, UK