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Dr. Otman Elafi

Title:

Lecturer in Accounting

School/ Department:

Business - Accountancy And Economics

Telephone:

+353 0 51-845615

Room Name/ Num:

E 10 A 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Since 2020, Dr Otman Elafi has been a full-time lecturer in management and financial accounting at School of Business, Accountancy and Economics Department, Waterford Institute of Technology. Also, from 2016 to 2020, he was a full-time assistant professor in management and financial accounting at University College Dublin. He was wholly responsible for delivering and assessing relevant modules on the Engineering Management and Engineering with Business programmes that are led by the UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. Since joining UCD, he has also been spending one semester per annum at UCD’s overseas campus in Beijing at the Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC), where he is similarly responsible for management accounting and financial accounting modules.

 

Otman's primary research interests include information technology and management accounting innovation, ABC and ABM implementation, product innovation and industry 4.0 technologies and the adoption of ABC. Otman awarded his PhD from Business School, Dublin City University, under the supervision of Dr Martin Quinn. Otman's PhD examines the ABC and ABM adoption in medium/large Irish firms – information technology and economic conditions as contingent variables. During his academic career, Otman has presented at several national and international conferences and doctoral seminars.

Research

Research Group:

UCD The Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing Simulation (LAMS) https://www.ucd.ie/lams/

Working in the following:

  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing operations management
  • Modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes

 

Research Interests

  • Management accounting innovation
  • ABC and ABM implementation
  • Information technology and management accounting
  • Organisations economic conditions and ABC implementation
  • Product innovation
  • Industry 4.0 technologies and the adoption of ABC
  • Supply chain management and ABC implementation

 

PhD Supervision:

PhD candidate registered at UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin: Ghaida Softah, analysis of product innovation capabilities in Saudi Arabian manufacturing SMEs sector (jointly supervised with Dr Vincent Hargaden, University College Dublin)

Teaching

Otman has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His main subject areas include management accounting, financial accounting and financial management. Currently, Otman lectures Management Accounting I & II, Financial Management, Global Financial IS Security and Engineering Cost Analysis. The following list is his teaching experiences:

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Management Accounting I
  • Management Accounting II
  • Financial Management
  • Business Management
  • Costing and Budgeting
  • Global Financial IS Security
  • Engineering Cost Analysis
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Professional Engineering (Finance)
  • Management and cost accounting
  • Financial accounting
  • Intermediate accounting

Professional

Education:

2018 – 2020    Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, UCD

2018 – 2019    Prof Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators, Innovation Academy, UCD

2011 – 2017    PhD in Management Accounting, Business School, DCU

2006 – 2007    Master of Accounting and Finance (MSc), DIT

2005 – 2006    Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, DIT

2003 – 2004    Master of Computer Science (MSc), NUI Maynooth

2002 – 2003    Higher Diploma in Information Technology, NUI Maynooth

1990 – 1994    Honours Degree in Accounting (BA. Accounting), University of Tripoli, Tripoli

 

Employment:

2020 – Present Lecturer in management and financial accounting, WIT, Ireland

2016 – 2020 Assistant professor in management and financial accounting, UCD, Ireland

2016 – 2020 Assistant professor in management and financial accounting, BJUT, China

2007 – 2010    Full time lecturer in accounting, Elmergib University, Libya

Publications and Seminars

Journal:

McAdam, U., and Elafi, O., (2019) “Implementing New Information Systems: A Case Study in the Irish Construction Industry”, AIP Publishing, American Institute of Physics; dio: 10.1063 Published Online: 19 August 2019.

 

Elafi, O., (2019) “Building a Stronger ISO 14001 – Establishing an Effective Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard”, AIP Publishing, American Institute of Physics; dio: 10.1063 Published Online: 19 August 2019.

 

Quinn, M., Elafi, O., and Mulgrew, M., (2017) “Reasons for not changing to activity-based costing: a survey of Irish firms”, PSU Research Review, Vol. 1 Issue: 1, pp. 63-70, doi: 10.1108/ PRR-12-2016-0017.

 

Conferences:

Softah, G., Elafi, O., Hargaden, V., (2020) “Analysis of Product Innovation Capabilities in Saudi Arabian Manufacturing SMEs Sector”. 27th IPDMC: Innovation and Product Development Management Conference. Annual Conference, Online, June (7) 8-9, 2020.

 

Elafi, O., (2019) “Building a Stronger ISO 14001 – Establishing an Effective Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard”. International Conference on Key Enabling Technologies, 24-25 April 2019, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

McAdam, U., and Elafi, O., (2019) “Implementing New Information Systems: A Case Study in the Irish Construction Industry”, International Conference on Key Enabling Technologies, 24-25 April 2019, Istanbul, Turke.

 

Elafi, O., Quinn, M., (2015) “ABC adoption in medium/large Irish firms – the effects of information technology”, 28th Annual Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, 13-15 May 2015, NUG, Galway, Ireland.

 

Elafi, O., Quinn, M., (2014) “ABC and ABM adoption in medium/large Irish firms – the effects of information technology and economic conditions”, Management Accounting Research Group Annual Conference, 20-21 November 2014, Birmingham, UK.

 

Invited Seminars:

Elafi O. (2020) "My Online Teaching Experience with COVID 19", CTEL Community of Practice, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland, Online 17 June 2020.

 

Workshop:

European Accounting Association (2020), “Challenges and Opportunities for On-Line Accounting Education” EAA online education workshop 19 June, Brussels.