Dr Yilmaz Guney

Reader in Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Hull University Business School


01482 463079

Yilmaz Guney is a reader in accounting and finance and programme leader for the MSc in Financial Management at Hull University Business School. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of Surrey's Management School for five years. His first degree is in economics, with an MSc and PhD in finance. He has worked on consulting projects for companies including QCi Ltd. Dr Guney is the European editor of the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance.


Research Interests

  • Corporate finance, corporate governance and corporate ownership structure

  • Financing decisions of non-financial companies

  • How a business chooses between long-term and short-term debt; between share capital and loan capital; and between public debt and private debt

  • How companies determine their cash holdings and payout (dividends and repurchases) policies

  • Association of firm performance with investment inefficiencies and with CEO compensation

  • Impact of managerial overconfidence on financial and financing decisions in behavioural corporate finance contexts

  • Corporate hedging and firm value and performance

  • Corporate social and financial performance

  • IPOs and SEOs and market timing

Research groups

  • Behavioural Finance Working Group, UK

  • Eastern Finance Association, USA


Guney Y, Karpuz A and Ozkan N, 'R&D Investment and Revolving Credit', Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 46, pp 261-283 (2017)

Guney Y, Kallinterakis V and Komba G, 'Herding in Frontier Markets: Evidence from African Stock Exchanges'Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Volume 47, pp 152-175 (2017)

Guney Y, Tahir S and Adegbite E, 'An International Examination of the Economic Effectiveness of Banking Recapitalisation', International Business Review, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 417-434 (2017)

Guney Y, Fairchild R and Thanatawee Y, 'Corporate Dividend Policy in Thailand: Theory and Evidence', International Review of Financial Analysis, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 129-151 (2014)

Guney Y, Antoniou A and Paudyal K, 'The Determinants of Capital Structure: Capital Market-Oriented versus Bank-Oriented Institutions', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Volume 43, number 2, pp. 59-92 (2008)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list


  • Management Accounting

  • Research Methods (distance learning in Hong Kong)

  • Current Issues in Financial Management

  • Business Control

  • Business Finance

  • Business Accounting


  • Financial Analysis

  • Quantitative Techniques in Finance and Investments

  • Corporate Financial Management

  • International Finance and Investments

  • Foundations of Finance

  • Research Methods

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers (MBA, distance learning in Bahrain, Oman and Singapore)

  • Financial Management (MBA, distance learning in Greece)

Work-Based Learning

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

Research PhDs

Dr Guney welcomes applications in the fields of corporate finance and corporate governance. See the 'areas of focus' section for details of his research expertise.

Completed PhDs 

  • Ahmed H, Corporate Hedging, Firm Risk, Value, and Performance: Evidence from UK Firms
  • Alhassan A M, Three Essays on the Evaluation of Renewable Energy Investments and Support Policies
  • Attah-Boakye R,  An Empirical Analysis of Top Management Team Strategic Cognition, Managerial Attributes, Audit Committee Effectiveness and Their Implications for Corporate Risk and Performance
  • Cai H, Three Essays on Determinants of FDI, MNCs’ Innovation and Ownership Performance: Evidence from a Panel Study of EU Firms Investment in China
  • Coldbeck B, The Impact of Capital Market Imperfections on Capital and R&D Investment and Financial Decisions
  • Ebrahimi T, Essays on Determinants and Implications of Extreme Financing Policies
  • Hernandez-Perdomo E, Three Essays in Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance
  • Iqbal-Hussain H, Market Timing and Capital Structure of UK Firms
  • Komba G, Essays on Market Efficiency, Investor Behaviour and Corporate Governance in African Frontier Markets
  • Kumpamool C, Equity and Debt Market Timing, Cost of Capital and Value and Performance: Evidence from Listed Firms in Thailand
  • Liu C, Effects of Asset Securitisation on Originators in the UK
  • Moin A, Corporate payout policy and cost of capital: evidence from Indonesian firms
  • Tahir S, Crude Oil Price Volatility and Its Impact on Export Dependent Economies
  • Xu T, An Empirical Analysis of IPO and SEOs: Evidence from the Chinese Stock Markets


Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc, Middle East Technical University

  • MSc, Durham University

  • PhD, Durham University

  • LTiHE, University of Surrey

Awards and accolades

  • Distinguished Tutor – European Financial Management Association, Merton H Miller Doctoral Seminar (2013)

Professional highlights

  • Certified Quantitative Risk Management (CQRM)