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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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    Research Output

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

    Thapa, C., Rao, S., Farag, H. & Koirala, S., 30 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Corporate Finance. 62, 101585.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Algorithmic trading for online portfolio selection under limited market liquidity

    Ha, Y. & Zhang, H., 28 Apr 2020, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 286, 3, p. 1033-1051 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)


  • 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)

  • Activities

    Westminster Business Forum policy conference

    Daniel Broby (Participant)
    10 Dec 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    African equities investing: what lies ahead?

    Daniel Broby (Participant)
    10 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    International Review of Financial Analysis (Journal)

    Dimitris Andriosopoulos (Peer reviewer)
    28 May 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review


    Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK Business Cases

    Andrea Coulson (Main contact)

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


    Student theses

    A critical contextual analysis of academic performance measurement : a Chinese case

    Author: Li, Y., 29 May 2015

    Supervisor: Cooper, C. (Supervisor) & Coulson, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    A critical investigation of the exercise of power embedded into performance measurement systems in the higher education sector

    Author: Wu, J., 3 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Coulson, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    An analysis of firm life cycle and financial distress : evidence from UK divestitures

    Author: Finlay, W., 26 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: McColgan, P. (Supervisor) & Marshall, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis