Mahbub has published in internationally recognised scholarly journals including: Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting Forum; Australian Accounting Review; British Accounting Review; Corporate Governance: An International Review; Critical Perspectives in Accounting; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Management & Governance;  Journall of Banking & Finance; Journal of Business Finance & Accounting; Managerial Auditing Journal.


2022, "Informing or obfuscating stakeholders: integrated reporting and the information environment", Business Strategy and the Environment, 30(8), 3893-3906.

2022, "Whistleblowing regulations and the role of audit committees", Journal of Management and Governance.

2022, "Critical mass and voice: Board gender diversity and financial reporting quality", European Management Journal, 40(1), 29-44. 2021,

2021, "Climate change mitigation: Carbon assurance and reporting integrity", Business Strategy and the Environment, 30(8), 3389-3853.

2021, "What to do audit committees do? Transparency and impression management", Journal of Management and Governance, forthcoming.

2021, "Audit committee disclosure tone and earnings management", Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 22(5), 780-799.

2020, "Climate governance effects on carbon disclosure and performance", British Accounting Review, 50(2), 1-16.

2020, "Enterprise risk management and firm performance: role of risk committees", Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 16(1), 1-20.

2019, "Corporate governance, critical junctures and ethnic politics: Ownership and boards", Critical Perspectives in Accounting.

2018, "Credibility of sustainability reports: Contribution of audit committees", Business Strategy and the Environment.

2017, "CEO compensation and sustainability reporting assurance", Journal of Business Ethics.

2016, "Effect of internal audit function quality and internal audit contribution to external audit on audit fees", International Journal of Auditing, 13(3): 134-147.

2016, "Board gender diversity and sustainability reporting quality", Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics12: 210-222.

2015, "Shari'ah supervision, corporate governance and performance: conventional versus Islamic banks", Journal of Banking & Finance, 58: 418-435.

2014, "Corporate governance effects of audit committees: A synthesis and evaluation", in Di Pietra, McLeay and Ronen (eds) Accounting and Regulation: New Insights on Governance, Markets and Institutions. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-8096-9.

2014, "Audit pricing and product differentiation in private firms", Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol 14, No 2, pp1-28, ISSN 1479-3563.2013.

"2013, "Study of informal interactions between audit committees and internal auditors in Australia", Australian Accounting Review, Vol 23, No 4, pp307-329

2013, "Do Big-Four affiliates earn audit fee premiums in emerging markets?", Advances in Accounting incorporating International Accounting, Vol 29, No. 2. ISSN 0882-6110.

2013, "Informal interactions between audit committees and internal audit functions: exploratory evidence and directions for future research", Managerial Auditing JournalVol 28, No. 6, pp1-30. ISSN 0268-6902.

2012, "Regulating audit quality: restoring trust and legitimacy", Accounting Forum, Vol 36, No. 1, pp. 51-61. ISSN 0155-9982.

2011, “Corporate governance quality, audit fees and non-audit fees”, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol 38, No 1&2, pp. 165-197. ISSN 0306-686X.

2010, “Corporate governance in 2010: an assessment of the impact of new regulations”, International Accountant, Feb/Mar, Issue 51, pp. 12-13.

2008, “Management accounting change in subsidiary organizations: Institutional and power perspective”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 19, pp. 404-430, ISSN 1045-2354.

2008, “Audit committee effectiveness: A case study of informal processes and behavioural effects”, Reproduced in N Brennan, (2008), Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, Vol. 3, pp. 161-188. London: Sage Publications, ISBN 978-1-84787-002-5

2008, “Corporate governance effects of audit committees”, Reproduced in T Clark and MD Rama, (2008), Fundamentals of Corporate Governance, Vol. 2, pp. 330-353, London: Sage Publications, ISBN 9781 4129 3589 0.

2007, “Audit committee effectiveness: A case study of informal processes and behavioural effects”, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 20, No 5, pp. 765-788, ISSN 0951-3574.

2005, “Convergence in European corporate governance”, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 13, No. 4, November, pp. 753-768, ISSN 0964-8410.

2004, “Corporate governance effects of audit committees”, Journal of Management & Governance, Vol. 8, pp. 305–332, ISSN 1385-3457.
2003, Public Policy on Audit Committees: Case Study Evidence of Current Practice, ACCA Occasional Research Paper, No. 35, pp. 68, London: CAET, ISBN 1 85908 394 3.

2003, “Higgs and Smith: What difference will they really make?”, Accounting & Business, Vol. 6, No. 4, April, pp. 40-42, ISSN 1460-406X.

2002, “Corporate Financial Reporting in India by Babbatosh”, (Book Review) International Journal of Accounting, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp239-242, ISSN 0020-7063.

2001, “Auditor communication in an evolving environment: Going beyond SAS 600 auditors’ reports on financial statements”, British Accounting Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 113-136, ISSN 0890-6902.

2001, “Turnbull - Generating undue expectations of the corporate governance role of audit committees”, Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 5-9, ISSN 0268-6902.

1999, “Lobbying the auditing practices board: Analysis of responses to the expanded audit report”, Accounting Forum, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 11-34, ISSN 0155-9982.

1999, “Multi-utility finance: A problematic case”, Utilities Policy, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 247-250, ISSN 0957-1787.

1999, Cost of capital in the UK: Comparison of the perceptions of industry and the city, CIMA Research Monograph, pp.95, ISBN 1871-713351.