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Dr Israel Davidson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Prior to joining NBS, he was the assistant to the chief accountant of Allied Steel and Wire Limited, Cardiff, UK. There, he also conducted his doctoral research on behavioural aspects of budgetary control systems. As a Chartered Management Accountant and researcher, his area of specialism is in accounting control, financial management and performance measurement systems. His current research focus is on the operating working capital and performance management of Nigerian Stock Exchange quoted companies. He has presented academic papers at local and international conferences.

In 2002, he launched and led a new programme that shortly emerged the largest and most successful postgraduate programme in Northumbria University (MSc in Business and Management). Currently, he is responsible for the NBS’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme - Full-time, Distance Learning and Collaborative Venture Partnerships.

In addition to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Israel is an internal examiner, supervisor, and progression panel chair for doctoral programmes. He is equally a member of the School Learning and Teaching Programme Review Sub-Committee and represents the Department of Accounting and Finance on the Faculty of Business and Law Research Sub-committee.

Since 2004, he has been actively involved in a number of consultancy projects in Russia, Ukraine, and Singapore and part of a team of academics responsible for the development and management of collaborative ventures between NBS and academic institutions in China and Singapore.

Israel has consistently won nomination for teaching excellence awards. He received the Student Led Teaching Awards for 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the Northumbria Students’ Union for Best Lecturer. In 2016, He won the prestigious Northumbria University Award for Best Student Support and Programme Leadership.

Israel Davidson

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Accounting for empowered organisations in an era of competitive intensity and the age of creative intensification : The case for Strategic Collaborative Accounting (SCA), Davidson, I. 6 May 2011, Northumbria Research Conference
  • Budgetary Control in Modern Organisation: the role and impact of corporate management style, culture and policies, Davidson, I. Jul 2009
  • Maintenance of a learning organisation in developing countries: the role and influence of accounting sub-Culture, Davidson, I. 2008
  • Managing for competitive advantage, Banfield, P., Coates, N., Davidson, I., Purdie, T., Robinson, J., White, R. 2008

PGR Supervision

  • Jingyan Bai An Empirical Investigation of Business and Stock Market Cycle Synchronisation: A Study of Value-Chain-Integrated Asian Countries Start Date: 17/10/2011 End Date: 25/06/2015
  • Sirajo Abdulkadir Managerial Perception Toward the Suitability of the Balanced Scorecard System: A Case Study of the Nigerian Banking Sector Start Date: 30/11/2009 End Date: 01/05/2014


  • Business Studies MBA January 01 1993
  • Financial Management PhD June 30 1992

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