Faculty and Staff

Dr. Mustafa Dah


Mustafa Dah is an Associate 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 structure and monitoring, CEO and director entrenchment, and agency cost. His research work has been presented in major international conferences and published in top ranked finance journals.He considers the balance between superb teaching and a rigorous research agenda to be his greatest strength.

Teaching Interests 

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Al Dah, B., Dah, M.A. and Jizi, M., 2018.Is CSR Reporting Always Favorable?Management Decision, 56(7), pp. 1506-1525.

Dah, M.A. and Jizi, M.I., 2018. Board Independence and the Efficacy of Social Reporting. Journal of International Accounting Research, 17(1), pp. 25-45.

Dah, M., Jizi, M. and Sbeity, S., 2018. Board independence and managerial authority. Benchmarking: An International Journal25(3), pp.838-853.

Dah, M.A. and Frye, M.B., 2017. Is board compensation excessive? Journal of Corporate Finance, 45, pp. 566-585.

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., 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.

Practitioner Publications

Dah, M.A. and Frye, M.B., 2018. Are Directors Paid Too Much? An Analysis of Corporate Board Member Compensation from 1997-2012. Director Notes – The Conference Board.

Media Coverage

Excess Director Comp Tied to Higher CEO Pay. Agenda - a Financial Times Service, March 5, 2018.

Director Compensation Climbs as Companies Pay for Experience. TheStreet, October 29, 2017. (Also featured on Yahoo Finance)

How Sarbanes-Oxley Affects Board Changes and CEO TurnoverCLS Blue Sky Blog - Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, July 10, 2017. 

Index Makers and Ether Profits. Bloomberg, June 27, 2017.

Is Board Compensation Excessive? Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, June 26, 2017.