Dr. Mustafa Dah


Mustafa Dah is an assistant professor of finance. He received his PhD in Finance from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He also holds an MBA and a BS in Finance from LAU. Dah’s primary research interest is in the area of corporate governance. Specifically, his current research focuses on the following topics: CEO and director compensation, board independence, managerial turnover, CEO and director entrenchment, and agency cost. He has participated in top finance conferences as a presenter and program committee member. He considers the balance between superb teaching and a rigorous research agenda to be his greatest strength.

Teaching Interests 

  • Corporate Finance Policies and Theories
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Islamic Finance

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance and Investments: CEO and Director Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Equity Restructuring
  • Diversification
  • Internal Capital Markets
  • Islamic Investment Fund

Selected Publications

Dah, M.A. and Frye, M.B., 2017. Is board compensation excessive?. Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming.

Al Dah, B., Dah M.A. and Zantout, M.H., 2017. Board Independence and the Efficiency of Internal Capital Markets’. The Journal of Developing Areas, 51, pp. 309-328.

Arayssi, M., Dah, M.A. and Jizi, M., 2016. Women on boards, sustainability reporting and firm performance. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 7(3), pp.376-401.

Dah, M.A., 2016. Governance and firm value: The effect of a recession. Research in International Business and Finance, 37, pp.464-476.

Dah, M.A. and Hurst, M., 2016. Board composition, CEO turnover and firm value: the effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. International Journal of Financial Services Management, 8(3), pp.217-239.

Dah, M.A., Hoque, M. and Wang, S., 2015. Constrained investments and opportunity cost–evidence from Islamic funds. Managerial Finance, 41(4), pp.348-367.

Dah, M.A., Frye, M.B. and Hurst, M., 2014. Board changes and CEO turnover: The unanticipated effects of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act. Journal of Banking & Finance, 41, pp.97-108.