School of Business and Economics

Discipline groups

Bader Alsubaiei

Bader Alsubaiei

Doctoral student Bader Alsubaiei's research is focused on mutual fund performance in Saudi Arabia

Current doctoral students

Frederick Senanu Ahiabor
Supervisors: Prof Alistair Milne and Dr Alper Kara
Dissertation Topic: ‘Infrastructure and Project Finance’

Athari Alahmadi
Supervisors: Prof Noel O'Sullivan and Dr Anna Raffoni
Dissertation Topic: ‘Is the Middle East losing by not having more women on corporate boards’

Bader Alsubaiei
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Vivian and Dr Giovanni Calice
Dissertation Topic: ‘Mutual fund performance and characteristics in Saudi Arabia’

Mohamad Iqbal Aruzzi
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Higson
Dissertation Topic: ‘Government institutions' use of whistleblowing to detect corruption: An examination of whistleblowing policies in Indonesia to reduce corruption’

Peter Baldacchino
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Higson and Dr Suzana Grubnic
Dissertation Topic: TBC

Dimitrios Bolovinos
Supervisors: Prof Will Seal and Dr Andrew Higson
Dissertation Topic: ‘Implementation of activity-based costing (ABC) in the Greek banking sector and the organizational change during economic and political upheaval’

Ilias Chondrogiannis
Supervisors: Prof Mark Freeman (external: York) and Dr Andrew Vivian
Dissertation Topic: ‘Long-term investment in the presence of financial disasters’

Jonathan Dingli
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Higson and Dr Buhagiar (external: Malta)
Dissertation Topic: ‘Non-publicly accountable entities (NPAE) accounting and financial reporting’

Xuan Hai Dinh
Supervisors: Prof Alistair Milne and Prof Eric Pentecost
Dissertation Topic: ‘Financial liberalisation and economic growth in developing countries’

Tariq Zaglol Elrazaz
Supervisor: Prof Noel O'Sullivan
Dissertation Topic: ‘Do acquirers see through the numbers? The impact of earnings management on acquirers returns’

Atilla Gumus
Supervisors: Dr Alper Kara
Dissertation Topic: ‘Consumer and business bankruptcy and insolvency decisions in the UK

Chusu He
Supervisors: Prof Alistair Milne
Dissertation Topic: ‘Infrastructure and project finance’

Ian Herbert
Supervisors: Prof Lin Fitzgerald and Prof M.N. Ravishankar
Dissertation Topic: 'The evolving role of the financial function'

Ahmed Sami El-Sayed Ibrahim
Supervisors: Prof Chris Green, Dr Giovanni Calice and Dr Thanasset (Nottingham)
Dissertation Topic: ‘Heuristics and biases in asset pricing’

Egor Kiselev
Supervisors: Skerratt (Len) and Viktor Suslov, Russia (external)
Dissertation Topic: 'Abnormal earnings growth and residual income valuation models in contrarian strategies'

Fong Ching Lam
Supervisors: Dr Suzana Grubnic and Dr Jaqui Glass (external) 
Dissertation Topic: TBC

Xiang Li
Supervisors: Prof Huainan Zhao 
Dissertation Topic: 'The effect of CEO post-merger position dynamics'

Ye (Fiona) Lu
Supervisors: Dr Ian Herbert and Prof Will Seal
Dissertation Topic: ‘Internal price mechanisms and practices’

Sarah Gamal Abdallah Mohamed
Supervisors: Prof Will Seal, Dr Suzana Grubnic and Dr Mohd Kharuddin (external)
Dissertation Topic: ‘Conceptualizing the developments around management control systems in light of the adoption of new innovation technologies: The case of lean management'

Wendyann Richardson
Supervisor: Prof Noel O'Sullivan
Dissertation Topic: ‘The impact of strategic decisions and corporate governance in UK banks: Results of mergers and acquisitions’

Norbert Tabone
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Higson and Dr Buhagiar (external: Malta)
Dissertation Topic: ‘The expectations gap in financial reporting: an evaluation of role of accounting and audit education in Malta’

Rongbing Xiao
Supervisors: TBC
Dissertation Topic: ‘A study on the determinants of corporations' hedging decisions’

Xiao Yu
Supervisors: TBC
Dissertation Topic: ‘Equity valuation using accounting numbers’

Syed Muhammad Taqi Zaidi
Supervisor: Prof Noel O'Sullivan
Dissertation Topic: ‘Director 'busyness' and corporate performance’

George Mylonas
Supervisors: Dr Rhoda Brown and Dr Ali Ataullah
Dissertation Topic: ‘The impact of the international financial reporting standards adoption on a firms stock price, cost of capital, valuation and M&A corporate governance’

Rania Pasha
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Vivian and Dr El Domiaty (external)
Dissertation Topic: ‘The determination of cost of equity: An integrated risk approach’

Current Areas for PhD applicants

Member of the AFM Group are interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Rhoda Brown: earnings management, financial reporting, the use of mixed methodologies in accounting research, and performance management
  • Giovanni Calice: asset pricing, credit derivatives, market microstructure, financial stability
  • Suzana Grubnic: sustainability accounting and accountability, particularly if related to the public sector
  • Ian Herbert: evolving role of the finance function and the impact of shared services on the design of the multi-divisional company and the implications for professional workers
  • Alper Kara: securitization, financial inclusion, access to finance, syndicated lending
  • Hui Li: topics in the area of corporate finance
  • Noel O’Sullivan: any area of corporate governance
  • Anna Raffoni: performance management in private organisations, the use of business analytics and big data in performance management, accounting practices in lean environments
  • Kavita Sirichand: any are of applied financial economics
  • Kai-Hong Tee: financial investment risk, liquidity risk, the foreign exchange market, hedge fund performance and asset pricing
  • Petros Vourvachis: organisational motivations for CSR reporting; ways to analyse and evaluate CSR reporting information; relationship of CSR reporting with media pressure; relationship of CSR reporting with corporate governance; CSR reporting by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Huainan Zhao: corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, empirical asset pricing, financial markets