Associate Professor
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Dr. Bassam M. Maali joined the German Jordanian University in 2014. Before that, he worked as an Assistant Professor of accounting at Petra University in Jordan between 2005 and 2013, and the American university of Mabdaba between 2013-2014. He served in a number of committees in GJU and the University of Petra, including University Council, School Council, Strategic Planning Committee, and Quality Assurance Steering Committee.

He has an extensive experience in managerial work within universities, and experience in setting up a strategic plans and quality assurance systems for universities. He is an active researcher in the areas of accounting, social reporting and accounting regulation of Islamic banking, the controversy regarding the substance of Islamic financial instruments, and the effect of culture on accounting. In addition to university teaching, he also lectured in many training courses in the area of accounting professional certificates and Islamic accounting.

Educational Background

Accounting, University of Southampton, UK, 2005
M.B.A., University of Jordan, Jordan , 2000
Accounting, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1996
Research Interests

Accounting from Islamic perspective, financial and social reporting, accounting and culture. 


Teaching Interest: Financial Accounting, IFRS, Cost and Managerial Accounting

Selected Publications

2017 Atmeh, M. , Maali, B.,"An Accounting Perspective on the Use of Combined Contracts and Donations in Islamic Financial Transactions",Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research.,forthcoming,2017
2015 Maali, B. , Atmeh, M.,"Using Social Welfare Concepts to guarantee Islamic banks' deposits",International Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Finance and Management,Vol.8, No.2, pp. 134-149,2015
2015 Ja'arah, O., Ma'ali, B., Ka'beer, M.,"Measuring Appropriateness of Procedures of the Jordanian Audi Bureau to the Efforts of Anti- Corruption",Dirasat: Administrative Sciences,Vol. 42, No.2, pp.473-492.,2015
2014 Maali, B. , Jaara, O.,"Reality and Accounting: The Case for Interpretive Accounting Research",International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting,Vo.4, No.1, pp.155-168.,2014
2013 Humidat, j., Maali, B., Daher, A.,"Evaluation of the Relative Importance of Jordan Certified Public Accountants Exam Subjects: A Field Study",Jordan Journal of Business Administration,Vol. 9, No.2, pp.259-293,2013
2010 Maali, B. , Napier, C.,"Accounting, Religion, and Organisational Culture: The Creation of Jordan Islamic Bank",Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research,Vol.1, No.2, pp.92- 113. (Winner of Highly Commended Award 2011 by Emerald ),2010
2006 Maali, B., Casson, P., Napier, C.,"Social Reporting By Islamic Banks",ABACUS,Vol. 42, No.2, pp. 266-289,2006