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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The department's research has long been a source of excellence which has recently been recognised in its contribution to the Business School's top rating in Scotland in the latest RAE, affirming us as a leader for "world leading and internationally excellent" research.

Chan et al. (2007) has ranked the Department's research the 5th in Europe. In studies of the most prolific authors of the past 50 years in Finance and in Accounting Heck et al. (2009) have shown that 5 Professors are within the top 5%.

The research activities in the Department are supported by excellent research and technical assistance, subscription to an extensive set of comprehensive databases, internal workshops, hosting a series of seminars by renowned researchers in the fields of accounting and finance and generous financial support to participate in national and international conferences.

The research themes of the department can be summarised into four categories.

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance & Market Based Accounting
  • Derivatives
  • Empirical Finance

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Investors Business & Economics
Industry Business & Economics
Federal Government Report on Social Policy Social Sciences
Equity Business & Economics
environmental reporting Social Sciences
firm Social Sciences
finance Social Sciences
responsibility Social Sciences

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Sulaiman Aldhawyan

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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Hesham Ali

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

Projects 2006 2024

Research Output 1971 2020

Access to internal capital, creditor rights and corporate borrowing: does group affiliation matter?

Thapa, C., Rao, S., Farag, H. & Koirala, S., 27 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Corporate Finance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Creditor rights
Business groups
Business performance
Market valuation

Investors' activism and the gains from takeover deals

Guo, J. M., Paudyal, K., Utham, V. & Xing, X., 31 Jan 2020, In : European Journal of Finance. 26, 1, p. 64-83 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Water supply
water management


university teacher

Adam Smith Business School Prize for PhD excellence 2017

Hai Zhang (Recipient), 1 Feb 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Award for Excellence - Outstanding reviewer

Daniel Broby (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards

Activities 1997 2020

Financial stability and accounting standards

Daniel Broby (Speaker)
13 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

4th International Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts

Daniel Broby (Participant)
22 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Workshop on Emerging Cyber-Risk Challenges For Finance, Insurance and Technology Sectors

Daniel Broby (Participant)
6 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK Business Cases

Andrea Coulson (Main contact)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation