Saeed Akbar

Professor Saeed Akbar

Professor in Accounting and Finance/ Head of Accounting and Finance

Summary

Professor Saeed Akbar is Head of Accounting and Finance at Hull University Business School. Prior to joining the University of Hull, he was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and formerly worked at the Alliance Manchester Business School. Saeed's research has been published extensively in leading academic journals and he is currently involved in several research projects with colleagues in the UK and abroad. His main research area covers the relationship between accounting information and stock prices, while his other broad areas of research expertise include corporate governance and risk, empirical finance, and accounting regulation. Keynote speaker at the South Asian International Conference (SAICON), Pakistan, in 2011, 2015 and 2016. Invited speaker at the South Asian International Conference (SAICON), Pakistan, in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Journal Article

Trade credit, firm profitability, and financial constraints: Evidence from listed SMEs in East Asia and the Pacific

Hoang, C. H., Xiao, Q., & Akbar, S. (2019). Trade credit, firm profitability, and financial constraints: Evidence from listed SMEs in East Asia and the Pacific. International Journal of Managerial Finance, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-09-2018-0258

Credit supply constraints and financial policies of listed companies during the 2007–2009 financial crisis

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

CEO compensation and banks’ risk-taking during pre and post financial crisis periods

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

Firm performance, corporate governance and executive compensation in Pakistan

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

International evidence on the determinants of organizational ethical vulnerability

Ullah, S., Ahmad, S., Akbar, S., & Kodwani, D. (2018). International evidence on the determinants of organizational ethical vulnerability. British Journal of Management, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12289

Research interests

Saeed's research interests include capital markets research in accounting, corporate governance and risk, accounting regulation, empirical finance, intangible assets, performance measurement. Saeed has research collaborations with - Professor Andrew W. Stark, University of Manchester, United Kingdom - Professor Pawan Budhwar, Aston Business School, University of Aston, United Kingdom - Professor Khondkar E. Karim, the Robert J. Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA - Professor Colin Clubb, King's College London, United Kingdom - Professor Mark Tippett, the University of Sydney, Australia - Professor Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, United Kingdom - Dr Jia Liu, University of Salford, United Kingdom - Dr. Abdullah Iqbal, the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom - Dr Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom - Dr Farid Ullah, University of Chester, United Kingdom - Dr. Davendra Kodwani, the Open University Business School, United Kingdom - Dr Sardar Ahmad, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom - Professor Phillip Ormrod, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom - Dr Jannine Poletti Hughes, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom - Dr Kenbata Bangassa, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom - Dr Arshad Ali, University of Malakand, Pakistan - Dr Shafiq ur Rehman, University of Malakand, Pakistan - Dr Qaisar Abbass, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan - Dr Abul Hassan, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia - Dr Mohammad Zahid Iqal, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Postgraduate supervision

He welcomes applications covering the relationship between accounting information and stock prices, corporate governance, ethics and risk, empirical finance and accounting regulation. PhD supervisions Dr Abdelsalam Alkizza, The Impact of Business Environment on Management Accounting Practices: Libyan Evidence (2005, sole supervisor) Dr Issdeeq Saadi, The Value Relevance of Capital Expenditures in the UK (2005, sole supervisor) Dr Maqsood Iqbal Qureshi, The Value Relevance of Goodwill, Advertising and Research and Development Expenditures: Some UK Evidence (2006, principal supervisor) Dr Prabhu N. Udawatte, Earnings Management in UK Mergers and Acquisitions (2007, principal supervisor) Dr Shamsaddeen K. Faraj, An Empirical Investigation of the Libyan Audit Market: Perceptions of Auditor Independence and Perceived Reliability of Audited Financial Statements (2009, principal supervisor) Dr Shafiq ur Rehman, The Effect of Recent Financial Crisis on the Financial and Investment Policies of the UK Private and Public Firms (2012, principal supervisor) Dr Arshad Ali, Implications of International Financial Reporting Standards on Small and Growing Sector: Alternative Investment Market Experience (2012, principal supervisor) Dr Ali Muhammad, An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Behavioural Determinants, Motivations and Barriers in a Cross Country Setting (2012, principal supervisor) Dr Ramadan Elfatouri, An Investigation of Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Value Creation in the United Kingdom (2012, principal supervisor) Dr Wiqar Ahmad,An Investigation of the Recent Financial Crisis: Causes, Implications and Directions (2013, principal supervisor) Dr Buthiena Kharabsheh, The Effect of Board Structure and Presence of Female Directors on Corporate Risk Taking in the UK (2015, principal supervisor) Dr Majd Munir Mohammad Iskandrani, The Effect of Ownership Level, Concentration and Owners' Identity on Market Liquidity in the UK (2015, principal supervisor) Dr Shakeel Ahmed, Rebuilding Customer Trust in the British Retail Banking Industry Following the Recent Financial Crisis (2015, principal supervisor) Post-doctoral fellowship supervisions Dr Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, Associate Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, February 2012-November 2012 Dr Saqib Gulzar, Associate Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, June 2015-March 2016 Dr Irman Nasim, Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, July 2015-April 2016 International PhD Supervision Dr Usman Ayub, Downside Risk in Asset Pricing (2013, second supervisor) Current PhD supervisions Mr Hassan Elgendi, Target's conservative accounting and M&A deal completion and dynamics (October 2016- present, principal supervisor) Mr Syed Zubair Shah, The impact of internal, managerial and external factors on the occurrence of financial fraud in 21st century organisations (January 2017- present, principal supervisor) Miss Dianyu Chen, Accounting treatment and value relevance of intangible assets (June 2017- present, principal supervisor) Mr Huan Huang Cong, Financing, working capital management and performance of SMEs (October 2016- present, second supervisor) Mr Muhammad Asad, Corporate Governance Quality, Earnings Management and R&D Intensity (June 2017- present, principal supervisor) Mr Chengruizhi MA, The effects of accounting regulation on international stock markets (February 2018- present, principal supervisor)