A/Pr Syed Shams


NameA/Pr Syed Shams
Email Addresssyed.shams@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAssociate Professor (Accounting and Finance)
QualificationsBBusAdm Dhaka, MBA Dhaka, PhD Monash
DepartmentSchool of Business
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9209-0418
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Southern Queensland20152023

Fields of Research

  • 350202. Finance
BBusAdm
Dhaka
2006
MBA
Dhaka
2007
PhD
Monash
2013

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The role of CEO's religiosity on mergers and acquisitionsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Does the Financial Technology Usage Influence Bank Risk-Taking?: International EvidencePrincipal SupervisorMasters2023
Fair Value Accounting and Risk of Corporate Governance in the estimation Complex Financial InstrumentsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Determinants influencing cryptocurrency returnsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Three Essays on Bankrupt Firms¿ EmergencePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Winds of change towards new ways of enhancing sustainability accounting education: A comparative study of stakeholders perspective in Australian and New Zealand universitiesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
Organisational Culture and Organisational Outcomes: An Inquiry into Vietnamese OrganisationsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2017

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Corporate social responsibility and financial performance: Operating in a carbon-constrained business environment, cost-saving trade offAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
The Impact of CEO Attributes on Firm-Level Climate-Change Disclosure: Evidence from United StatesPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Risk management , financial stability , asset pricing.Associate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance Disclosure and Company's Capital Cost, Idiosyncratic Risk and Market ValueAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Evaluating performance of peer-to-peer lending platforms: A cross-country empirical study of panel dataAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020
The influence of corporate governance practices on firm performance and efficiency: Evidence from JordanAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
Examining the extent to which Australian universities are delivering sustainability accounting education: The perspectives of academic staffAssociate SupervisorMasters2019
Capital structure and earnings management of private enterprises: Evidence from the transitional economy of LaosAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2018

Gender diversity and acquisitions: How female directors add value in acquisition decisions

Shams, Syed, Minnick, Kristina, Khedmati, Mehdi and Gunaskerage, Abeyratna. 2024. "Gender diversity and acquisitions: How female directors add value in acquisition decisions." Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 51 (1-2), pp. 113-147. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12688

Does carbon risk matter for corporate acquisition decisions?

Bose, Sudipta, Minnick, Kristina and Shams, Syed. 2021. "Does carbon risk matter for corporate acquisition decisions?" Journal of Corporate Finance. 70, pp. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2021.102058

Corporate carbon performance and cost of debt: Evidence from Asia-Pacific countries

Al-Fakir Al Rabab'a, Eltayyeb, Rashid, Afzalur and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Corporate carbon performance and cost of debt: Evidence from Asia-Pacific countries." International Review of Financial Analysis. 88, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102641

Media coverage and patent trolls: A study on US high-tech firms

Siddiqui, Sayla and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Media coverage and patent trolls: A study on US high-tech firms." Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. 37, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbef.2022.100782

The Impact of Corporate ESG Performance Disclosure Across Australian Industries

Gholami, Amir, Sands, John and Shams, Syed. 2022. "The Impact of Corporate ESG Performance Disclosure Across Australian Industries." Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal. 16 (4), pp. 180-200. https://doi.org/10.14453/aabfj.v16i4.10

Corporates’ sustainability disclosures impact on cost of capital and idiosyncratic risk

Gholami, Amir, Sands, John and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Corporates’ sustainability disclosures impact on cost of capital and idiosyncratic risk." Meditari Accountancy Research. 31 (4), pp. 861-886. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEDAR-06-2020-0926

Does managerial ability matter for corporate climate change disclosures?

Daradkeh, Hussein, Shams, Syed, Bose, Sudipta and Gunaskerage, Abeyratna. 2023. "Does managerial ability matter for corporate climate change disclosures?" Corporate Governance (Oxford): an international review. 31 (1), pp. 83-104. https://doi.org/10.1111/corg.12436

Determinants and consequences of student satisfaction in Australian Universities: Evidence from QILT Surveys

Biswas, Kumar, Bose, Sudipta, Chang, Millicent and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Determinants and consequences of student satisfaction in Australian Universities: Evidence from QILT Surveys." Accounting and Finance. 63 (2), pp. 1821-1850. https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12930

Pre-deal differences in corporate social responsibility and acquisition performance

Hussain, Tanveer and Shams, Syed. 2022. "Pre-deal differences in corporate social responsibility and acquisition performance." International Review of Financial Analysis. 81, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2022.102083

FinTech and macroeconomics: Dataset from the US peer-to-peer lending platform

Nigmonov, Asror, Shams, Syed and Alam, Khorshed. 2021. "FinTech and macroeconomics: Dataset from the US peer-to-peer lending platform." Data in Brief. 39, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.107666

Economic policy uncertainty and acquisition performance: Australian evidence

Shams, Syed, Gunaskerage, Abey and Velayutham, Eswaran. 2022. "Economic policy uncertainty and acquisition performance: Australian evidence." International Review of Economics and Finance. 78, pp. 286-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2021.12.004

COVID‑19 pandemic risk and probability of loan default: evidence from marketplace lending market

Nigmonov, Asror and Shams, Syed. 2021. "COVID‑19 pandemic risk and probability of loan default: evidence from marketplace lending market." Financial Innovation. 7 (1), pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40854-021-00300-x

Does corporate tax avoidance promote managerial empire building?

Shams, Syed, Bose, Sudipta and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna. 2022. "Does corporate tax avoidance promote managerial empire building?" Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. 18 (1), pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2021.100293

CEO pay slice and acquisitions in Australia: the role of tournament incentives

Luong, Hoa, Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, Syed. 2022. "CEO pay slice and acquisitions in Australia: the role of tournament incentives." International Journal of Managerial Finance. 18 (5), pp. 833-868. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-06-2021-0292

Macroeconomic determinants of loan defaults: evidence from the U.S. peer-to-peer lending market

Nigmonov, Asror, Shams, Syed and Alam, Khorshed. 2022. "Macroeconomic determinants of loan defaults: evidence from the U.S. peer-to-peer lending market." Research in International Business and Finance. 59, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2021.101516

Female directors and acquisitions: Australian evidence

Lucas, Ryley, Gunasekarage, Abeyratna, Shams, Syed and Edirisuriya, Piyadasa. 2021. "Female directors and acquisitions: Australian evidence." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2021.101600

The Hayne Royal Commission and the financial planning advice: A review of the impact on the operating model of financial advice firms

Abu-Taleb, Mohammad, Rashid, Afzalur and Shams, Syed. 2021. "The Hayne Royal Commission and the financial planning advice: A review of the impact on the operating model of financial advice firms." Financial Planning Research Journal. 6 (1), pp. 74-85.

Halal market emergence and export opportunity: the comparative advantage perspective

Kabir, Shahriar, Shams, Syed and Lawrey, Roger. 2019. "Halal market emergence and export opportunity: the comparative advantage perspective." Xu, Jiuping, Cooke, Fang Lee, Gen, Mitsuo and Ahmed, Syed Ejaz (ed.) 12th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM 2018). Melbourne, Australia 01 - 04 Aug 2018 Cham, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93351-1_122

COVID‐19 impact, sustainability performance and firm value: international evidence

Bose, Sudipta, Shams, Syed, Ali, Muhammad Jahangir and Mihret, Dessalegn. 2022. "COVID‐19 impact, sustainability performance and firm value: international evidence." Accounting and Finance. 62 (1), pp. 597-643. https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12801

Threat of hostile takeover and the cost of seasoned equity offerings

Sheikhbahaei, Ali and Shams, Syed. 2022. "Threat of hostile takeover and the cost of seasoned equity offerings." International Journal of Managerial Finance. 18 (1), pp. 156-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-03-2020-0106

Does firm life cycle have impacts on managerial promotion tournament incentives?

Chowdhury, Hasibul and Shams, Syed. 2021. "Does firm life cycle have impacts on managerial promotion tournament incentives?" Australian Journal of Management. 46 (4), pp. 593-628. https://doi.org/10.1177/0312896220974417

Competition in the acquisition market and returns to bidders in Australia

Shams, Syed. 2021. "Competition in the acquisition market and returns to bidders in Australia." Research in International Business and Finance. 55, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2020.101339

CEO power and corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure: does stakeholder influence matter?

Rashid, Afzalur, Shams, Syed, Bose, Sudipta and Khan, Habib. 2020. "CEO power and corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure: does stakeholder influence matter?" Managerial Auditing Journal. 35 (9), pp. 1279-1312. https://doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-11-2019-2463

Evidence on the trade-off between corporate social responsibility and mergers and acquisitions investment

Krishnamurti, Chandrasekhar, Shams, Syed and Chowdhury, Hasibul. 2021. "Evidence on the trade-off between corporate social responsibility and mergers and acquisitions investment." Australian Journal of Management. 46 (3), pp. 466-498. https://doi.org/10.1177/0312896220950394

Is China a source of financial contagion?

Akhtaruzzaman, Md, Abdel-Qader, Waleed, Hammami, Helmi and Shams, Syed. 2021. "Is China a source of financial contagion?" Finance Research Letters. 38, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2019.101393

A case study on Incitec Pivot's acquisition strategy of dyno nobel

Balachandran, Balasingham, Fazzino, James and Shams, Syed. 2020. "A case study on Incitec Pivot's acquisition strategy of dyno nobel." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 63, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2020.101386

Trade diversion risk for halal food exports

Kabir, Shahriar, Shams, Syed and Lawrey, Roger. 2021. "Trade diversion risk for halal food exports." Journal of Islamic Marketing. 12 (4), pp. 705-729. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-07-2019-0145

Do the business cycle and revenue diversification matter for banks' capital buffer and credit risk: Evidence from ASEAN banks

Ovi, Nafisa, Bose, Sudipta, Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, Syed. 2020. "Do the business cycle and revenue diversification matter for banks' capital buffer and credit risk: Evidence from ASEAN banks." Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. 16 (1), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2020.100186

Corporate social responsibility, overconfident CEOs and empire building: Agency and stakeholder theoretic perspectives

Gul, Ferdinand A., Krishnamurti, Chandrasekhar, Shams, Syed and Chowdhury, Hasibul. 2020. "Corporate social responsibility, overconfident CEOs and empire building: Agency and stakeholder theoretic perspectives." Journal of Business Research. 111, pp. 52-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.01.035

Does takeover competition affect acquisition choices and bidding firm performance? Australian evidence

Faff, Robert, Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, Syed. 2020. "Does takeover competition affect acquisition choices and bidding firm performance? Australian evidence." Accounting and Finance. 60 (4), pp. 3581-3619. https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12527

Socially responsible firms and mergers and acquisitions performance: Australian evidence

Krishnamurti, Chandrasekhar, Shams, Syed, Pensiero, Domenico and Velayutham, Eswaran. 2019. "Socially responsible firms and mergers and acquisitions performance: Australian evidence." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 57, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2019.101193

Merger and acquisition research in the Asia-Pacific region: A review of the evidence and future directions

Faff, Robert, Prasadh, Shyaam and Shams, Syed. 2019. "Merger and acquisition research in the Asia-Pacific region: A review of the evidence and future directions." Research in International Business and Finance. 50, pp. 267-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.06.002

Competition in the acquisition market and acquirers' long-run performance

Shams, Syed and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna. 2019. "Competition in the acquisition market and acquirers' long-run performance." International Finance. 22, pp. 399-421. https://doi.org/10.1111/infi.12339

Managerial acquisitiveness and corporate tax avoidance

Gul, Ferdinand A., Khedmati, Mehdi and Shams, Syed M. M.. 2020. "Managerial acquisitiveness and corporate tax avoidance." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2018.08.010

Developing a generic review framework to assure capstone quality

Hammer, Sara, Abawi, Lindy, Gibbings, Peter, Jones, Hazel, Redmond, Petrea and Shams, Syed. 2018. "Developing a generic review framework to assure capstone quality." Higher Education Research and Development. 37 (4), pp. 730-743. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1453787

Corporate social responsibility and corruption risk: a global perspective

Krishnamurti, Chandrasekhar, Shams, Syed and Velayutham, Eswaran. 2018. "Corporate social responsibility and corruption risk: a global perspective." Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. 14 (1), pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2018.02.002

Information content of directors' trading around acquisitions

Shams, Syed M. M., Duong, Huu Nhan and Singh, Harminder. 2016. "Information content of directors' trading around acquisitions." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 38, pp. 177-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2016.04.004

News announcement effects of compliance with section 404 of SOX: evidence from non-accelerated filers

Khedmati, Mehdi, Navissi, Farshid, Shams, Syed and Vinkler, Daniel. 2015. "News announcement effects of compliance with section 404 of SOX: evidence from non-accelerated filers." Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. 11 (3), pp. 231-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2015.07.003

Target’s organisational form and returns to Australian bidders in cross-border acquisitions

Colombage, Sisira R. N., Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, Syed M. M.. 2014. "Target’s organisational form and returns to Australian bidders in cross-border acquisitions." Accounting and Finance. 54 (4), pp. 1063-1091. https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12031

Operating performance following corporate acquisitions: does the organisational form of the target matter?

Shams, Syed M. M. and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna. 2016. "Operating performance following corporate acquisitions: does the organisational form of the target matter?" Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. 12, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcae.2016.02.001

Private public distinction of the target and the long run operating performance of acquirers

Shams, Syed M. M. and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna. 2016. "Private public distinction of the target and the long run operating performance of acquirers." Pacific Accounting Review. 28 (1), pp. 38-58. https://doi.org/10.1108/PAR-02-2014-0004

Does the organisational form of the target influence market reaction to acquisition announcements? Australian evidence

Shams, Syed M.M., Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Colombage, Sisira R. N.. 2013. "Does the organisational form of the target influence market reaction to acquisition announcements? Australian evidence." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. 24, pp. 89-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2013.04.002

A Framework to Assess Possible Sources of Stakeholder Exploitation: A Developing Country Case

Shafique, Kamran, Shams, Syed and Sarker, Tapan. 2024. "A Framework to Assess Possible Sources of Stakeholder Exploitation: A Developing Country Case." International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 15 (1), pp. 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-024-00538-w

Liquidity risk in FinTech lending: Early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the P2P lending market

Nigmonov, Asror, Shams, Syed and Alam, Khorshed. 2024. "Liquidity risk in FinTech lending: Early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the P2P lending market." Emerging Markets Review. 58, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ememar.2023.101084

A systematic literature review on the determinants of cryptocurrency pricing

Peng, Sanshao, Prentice, Catherine, Shams, Syed and Sarker, Tapan. 2024. "A systematic literature review on the determinants of cryptocurrency pricing." China Accounting and Finance Review. 26 (1), pp. 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/CAFR-05-2023-0053

CEO-director ties and board gender diversity: US evidence

Luong, Hoa, Khedmati, Mehdi, Nguyen, Lan Anh, Nigmonov, Asror, Ovi, Nafisa Zabeen and Shams, Syed. 2023. "CEO-director ties and board gender diversity: US evidence." Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. 40.

Board gender diversity and acquisition choices

Gunasekarage, Abeyratna, Khedmati, Mehdi, Minnick, Kristina and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Board gender diversity and acquisition choices." Journal of Financial Research. 46 (4), pp. 949-991. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfir.12345

Climate-linked compensation, societal values, and climate change impact: International evidence

Bose, Sudipta, Burns, Natasha, Minnick, Kristina and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Climate-linked compensation, societal values, and climate change impact: International evidence." Corporate Governance (Oxford): an international review. 31 (5), pp. 759-785. https://doi.org/10.1111/corg.12504

Do foreign institutional investors influence corporate climate change disclosure quality? International evidence

Bose, Sudipta, Lim, Edwin, Minnick, Kristina and Shams, Syed. 2023. "Do foreign institutional investors influence corporate climate change disclosure quality? International evidence." Corporate Governance (Oxford): an international review. https://doi.org/10.1111/corg.12535