Professor Dr Atul Keshavji Shah Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Professor Dr Atul Keshavji Shah

Professor of Accounting & Finance / Research Fellow
City, University of London

With a track record of thirty years of professional practice, research and teaching in Accounting and Finance, Dr. Atul K. Shah is passionate about helping shape ethical business and finance practices all over the world. Professor Shah is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduate of the London School of Economics, and earned his PhD there in 1993, when he was a Research Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Personal website:


Thirty years of professional teaching and research experience in the fields of accounting, finance and ethics have helped me to become an influential voice in global debates on business education and ethical finance. I have spoken at international conferences all over the world, and to a diverse range of audiences from students to professionals, business leaders and academics. Broadcast credits include BBC World Service, BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and many local BBC radio stations. I have also appeared on Channel 4 and been profiled in Forbes, the Guardian and Economia. Personal Website:


    London School of Economics

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Actively involved in researching and writing on a range of ethical finance topics - Big 4 global accounting firms and their regulatory arbitrage culture; banking regulation and its systemic problems; Jainism and Ethical Finance; The failure of HBOS - Britain's largest corporate collapse; Creative accounting and professional collusion in regulatory arbitrage.

Personal Interests

    I love teaching and helping students and business leaders to grow, providing well researched analysis and solutions. Ensuring that research influences public policy is a personal passion, and I have obtained international impact from my research projects on Ethical Finance, which include the books I have written for Routledge.



Featured Title
 Featured Title - The Politics of Financial Risk: Shah - 1st Edition book cover



Working Papers in Academia

Published: Jul 26, 2017 by Academia
Authors: Prof Atul K. Shah
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Business, Management and Accounting, Sociology

Research and working papers which have shaped the publication of the Routledge books.



Published: Jul 26, 2017

The global book launch of Jainism and Ethical Finance held at the University of Suffolk in 2017. The film captures various voices and testimonials about the research and its relevance to the contemporary world. It shows how timeless the wisdom of Jainism is.