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Firm performance, corporate governance and executive compensation in Pakistan (2017)
Journal Article
Sheikh, M. F., Shah, S. Z. A., & Akbar, S. (2018). Firm performance, corporate governance and executive compensation in Pakistan. Applied economics, 50(18), 2012-2027. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2017.1386277

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This study examines the effects of firm performance and corporate governance on chief executive officer (CEO) compensation in an emerging market, Pakistan. Using a more robust Generalized... Read More about Firm performance, corporate governance and executive compensation in Pakistan.

CEO compensation and banks’ risk-taking during pre and post financial crisis periods (2017)
Journal Article
Shah, S. Z. A., Akbar, S., Liu, J., Liu, Z., & Cao, S. (2017). CEO compensation and banks’ risk-taking during pre and post financial crisis periods. Research in international business and finance, 42, 1489-1503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.089

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. This study examines the impact of CEO compensation on banks’ risk during both pre and post-financial crisis periods. Our results suggest a negative relationship between CEO bonuses and banks’ risk in the pre-financial crisis peri... Read More about CEO compensation and banks’ risk-taking during pre and post financial crisis periods.

Credit supply constraints and financial policies of listed companies during the 2007–2009 financial crisis (2017)
Journal Article
Akbar, S., Rehman, S. U., Liu, J., & Shah, S. Z. A. (2017). Credit supply constraints and financial policies of listed companies during the 2007–2009 financial crisis. Research in international business and finance, 42, 559-571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.001

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. This study examines the effects of lending constraints on the financial policies of UK publicly listed companies during the 2007–2009 financial crisis. Using a sample of 2039 publicly listed firms, the results of our analysis ind... Read More about Credit supply constraints and financial policies of listed companies during the 2007–2009 financial crisis.

Board structure and corporate risk taking in the UK financial sector (2017)
Journal Article
Akbar, S., Kharabsheh, B., Poletti-Hughes, J., & Shah, S. Z. A. (2017). Board structure and corporate risk taking in the UK financial sector. International review of financial analysis, 50, 101-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2017.02.001

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. This paper examines the relationship between board structure and corporate risk taking in the UK financial sector. We show how the board size, board independence and combining the role of CEO and chairperson in boards may affect... Read More about Board structure and corporate risk taking in the UK financial sector.

Market reaction to seasoned offerings in China (2016)
Journal Article
Liu, J., Akbar, S., Shah, S. Z. A., Zhang, D., & Pang, D. (2016). Market reaction to seasoned offerings in China. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 43(5-6), 597-653. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12198

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd This study examines stock market reaction to the announcement of various forms of seasoned issues in China. Our empirical evidence demonstrates that market reactions differ in ways that suggest a difference between mana... Read More about Market reaction to seasoned offerings in China.

Impact of international financial reporting standards on the profit and equity of AIM listed companies in the UK (2015)
Journal Article
Ali, A., Akbar, S., & Ormrod, P. (2016). Impact of international financial reporting standards on the profit and equity of AIM listed companies in the UK. Accounting Forum, 40(1), 45-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2015.12.001

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This study examines the extent to which the change from UK GAAP to IFRS has affected companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in the UK. The results suggest that, on average, profit reported under IFRS is highe... Read More about Impact of international financial reporting standards on the profit and equity of AIM listed companies in the UK.