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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Basil’s research is in the areas of corporate finance, financial accounting, and applications of corporate governance in financial management. His main themes of research include: 

  • Capital Structure
  • Dividend Policy
  • Cash Holdings
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management

Key Publications

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  • Impact of Board Composition on Pension De‐risking Strategies, Li, Z., Al-Najjar, B. 8 Apr 2021, In: British Journal of Management
  • The different dimensions of sustainability and bank performance: Evidence from the EU and the USA, Moufty, S., Clark, E., Al-Najjar, B. 1 Jun 2021, In: Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
  • The impact of ownership structure and corporate governance on capital structure decisions in the UAE, Elgammal, M., Al-Najjar, B. 17 Nov 2020, In: International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation
  • Antecedents of Audit Quality in MENA Countries: The Effect of Firm- and Country-Level Governance Quality, Sarhan, A., Ntim, C., Al-Najjar, B. 1 Jun 2019, In: Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
  • Board Diversity, Corporate Governance, Performance and Executive Pay, Sarhan, A., Ntim, C., Al-Najjar, B. 1 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Finance and Economics
  • What do we know about the dividend puzzle? – A literature survey, Al-Najjar, B., Kilincarslan, E. 20 Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Managerial Finance
  • Corporate governance and audit features: SMEs evidence, Al-Najjar, B. 6 Feb 2018, In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
  • Revisiting Firm-Specific Determinants of Dividend Policy: Evidence from Turkey., Al-Najjar, B., Kilincarslan, E. 1 Mar 2018, In: Economic Issues
  • Corporate dividend decisions and dividend smoothing: New evidence from an empirical study of Turkish firms, Al-Najjar, B., Kilincarslan, E. 5 Jun 2017, In: International Journal of Managerial Finance
  • Corporate governance and cash holdings in MENA: Evidence from internal and external governance practices, Al-Najjar, B., Clark, E. 1 Jan 2017, In: Research in International Business and Finance

Further Information

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2020- Included in the Stanford University's new Database of Top Scientists in the World.
  • 2020 - most downloaded paper in International Journal of Finance and Economics “Sarhan A., Nitm, C., AL-Najjar B., (2019) “Board Diversity, Corporate Governance, Corporate Performance and Executive Pay", p. 761-786 26 ”.
  • 2018 Highly commended- Emerald- Al-Najjar, B. and Kilincarslan, E. (2017) ‘Corporate dividend decisions and dividend smoothing: New evidence from an empirical study of Turkish firms’ International Journal of Managerial Finance, 13 (3), pp. 304-331.
  • 2012- Best paper award- Emerald- Al-Najjar, B. and Hussainey K., 2011. Revisiting the capital structure puzzle: UK evidence. Journal of Risk Finance, 12 (4) pp. 123-138. (Best paper award-Emerald 2012)
  • 2011- Top Ten download list for Corporate Governance: Internal Governance, Organization, & Processes eJournal for "The determinants of the frequency of board meetings: Evidence from categorical analysis". November 2011.

Qualifications

  • Financial Management PhD
  • Financial Management MSc
  • Financial Management BSc
  • CMgr MCMI
  • FHEA

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