Jamal A. Nazari

Academic Director, KPMG Program

Associate Professor, Accounting


Room: WMC 3369

Phone: 778.782.4604


Room: SGL 3540

Phone: 778.782.9371

Email: Jamal_Nazari@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View


PhD Accounting ( U of Calgary), MSc Accounting ( U of Tehran), BA Accounting ( U of Mashhad), CPA (British Columbia), CMA, CGA (Alberta).


Dr. Jamal Nazari came to Vancouver from Alberta. He completed his Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Calgary. He has taught various financial and management accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Simon Fraser University, Mount Royal University, University of Calgary, and Sharif University. Jamal holds the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant. He has facilitated courses and programs for CMA and CPA Canada. He is currently serving on the Sustainability Advisory Board of the CPA Canada. His past industry experience includes holding the position of CFO for an investing and a trading company in the automotive industry. Jamal's research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting, and intellectual capital. He has presented his research at many recognized conferences. His published work appears in outlets such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Intellectual Capital, and Methodological Issues in Accounting Research.

Research Interests

Environmental and social performance; sustainability reporting; corporate governance; intellectual capital; value relevance of accounting measures; methodological issues in accounting research

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Ghasemzadeh, P., Nazari, J. A., Farzaneh, M., & Mehralian, G. (2019). Moderating role of innovation culture in the relationship between organizational learning and innovation performance. Learning Organization, 26(3), 289-303. http://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-08-2018-0139

Jordaan, S. M., Davidson, A., Nazari, J. A., & Herremans, I. M. (2019). The dynamics of advancing climate policy in federal political systems. Environmental Policy and Governance, 29(3), 220-234. http://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1849

Mehralian, G., Nazari, J. A., & Ghasemzadeh, P. (2018). The effects of knowledge creation process on organizational performance using the BSC approach: the mediating role of intellectual capital. Journal of Knowledge Management, 22(4), 802-823. http://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-10-2016-0457

Gordon, I. M., & Nazari, J. A. (2018). Review of SOX in the business ethics literature. Managerial Auditing Journal, 33(5), 470-502. http://doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-08-2017-1629

Isaac, R. G., Herremans, I. M., & Nazari, J. A. (2017). Knowledge management in an innovative virtual company. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 14(4), 388-405. http://doi.org/10.1504/IJLIC.2017.087335

Jordaan, S. M., Romo-Rabago, E., McLeary, R., Reidy, L., Nazari, J. A. A., & Herremans, I. M. (2017). The role of energy technology innovation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions: A case study of Canada. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 78, 1397-1409. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.162

Nazari, J. A., Mahmoudian, F., & Hrazdil, K. (2017). Assessing social and environmental performance through narrative complexity in CSR reports. Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 13(2), 166-178. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2017.05.002

Mehralian, G., Nazari, J. A., Parto, G., & Rasekh, H. R. (2017). TQM and organizational performance using the balanced scorecard approach. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 66(1), 111-125. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-08-2015-0114

Mehralian, G., Nazari, J. A., Zarei, L., & Rasekh, H. R. (2016). The effects of corporate social responsibility on organizational performance in the Iranian pharmaceutical industry: The mediating role of TQM. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135, 689-698. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.116

Herremans, I. M., Nazari, J. A., & Mahmoudian, F. (2016). Stakeholder relationships, engagement, and sustainability reporting. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(3), 417-435. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2634-0

Herremans, I. M., & Nazari, J. A. (2016). Sustainability reporting driving forces and management control systems. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28(2), 103-124. http://doi.org/10.2308/jmar-51470

Mehralian, G., Nazari, J. A., Rasekh, H. R., & Hosseini, S. (2016). TOPSIS approach to prioritize critical success factors of TQM: Evidence from the pharmaceutical industry. TQM Journal, 28(2), 235-249. http://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-03-2014-0028

Nazari, J. A., Herremans, I. M., & Warsame, H. A. (2015). Sustainability reporting: External motivators and internal facilitators. Corporate Governance (Bradford): The International Journal of Business in Society, 15(3), 375-390. http://doi.org/10.1108/CG-01-2014-0003

Mehralian, G., Nazari, J. A., Akhavan, P., & Rasekh, H. R. (2014). Exploring the relationship between the knowledge creation process and intellectual capital in the pharmaceutical industry. Learning Organization, 21(4), 258-273. http://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-07-2013-0032

Nazari, J. A., Herremans, I. M., Isaac, R. G., Manassian, A., & Kline, T. J. (2011). Organizational culture, climate and IC: An interaction analysis. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 12(2), 224-248. http://doi.org/10.1108/14691931111123403

Herremans, I. M., Isaac, R. G., Kline, T. J., & Nazari, J. A. (2011). Intellectual capital and uncertainty of knowledge: Control by design of the management System. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(4), 627-640. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-010-0642-7

Nazari, J. A., Herremans, I. M., Manassian, A., & Kline, T. J. (2009). Organizational characteristics fostering intellectual capital management in Canada and the Middle East. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 10(1), 135-148. http://doi.org/10.1108/14691930910922950

Nazari, J. A., & Herremans, I. M. (2007). Extended VAIC model: Measuring intellectual capital components. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 8(1), 595-609. http://doi.org/10.1108/14691930710830774

books chapters and monographs

Mahmoudian, F., Nazari, J. A., Kline, T. J., & Herremans, I. M. (2018). Survey Research in Management Accounting: An update. Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories and Methods. London, United Kingdom: Spriamus Publishing.

Nazari, J. A. (2014). Intellectual capital measurement and reporting models. In Alvarez-Rodrigues, J. M., Zhao, J., Tennyson, R. D., Turro, L. J., Ordonez de Pablos, P., Ordonez de Pablos, P., ... Zhang, X. (Eds.), Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis (pp. 117-139). Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6457-9.ch008

Nazari, J. A., Herremans, I. M., Manassian, A., & Isaac, R. G. (2009). National intellectual capital stocks and organizational cultures: A comparison of Lebanon and Iran. In O'Sullivan, K., & O'Sullivan, K. (Eds.), Strategic Intellectual Capital Management in Multinational Organizations: Sustainability and Successful Implications (pp. 95-118). Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: I G I Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-679-2.ch006

Nazari, J. A., Kline, T. J., & Herremans, I. M. (2006). Conducting survey research in management accounting. In Hoque, Z., & Hoque, Z. (Eds.), Methodological Issues in Accounting Research: Theories and Methods. London, United Kingdom: Spriamus Publishing.