Faculty and Staff

Dr. Wissam Abdallah

Chair of the Finance and Accounting Department and an Associate Professor of finance


Wissam Abdallah is the Chair of the Finance and Accounting Department and an Associate Professor of finance. He holds a Phd from UMIST. His research interests are in corporate governance and corporate finance including cross-listing, corporate investment, analyst following and forecast error, dividend policy, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions and firms’ information environment. He has published a number of articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, British Journal of Management, Journal of Financial Research and the European Journal of Finance.

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Abdallah, A., Abdallah, W. and Saad, M., The impact of national culture on the synchronicity of cross-listed firms. Forthcoming inFinance Research Letters(DOI:10.1016/j.frl.2021.102293)

Abdallah, A., Abdallah, W, and Saad, M. (2020). Institutional characteristics, investment sensitivity to cash flow and Tobin’s q: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa region. International Finance, 1-16. (DOI: 10.1111/infi.12366)

Abdallah, A. and Abdallah, W. (2019), Does cross-listing in the US improve investment efficiency? Evidence from UK firms. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 72, 215-231. (DOI: 10.1016/j.qref.2018.12.005)

Abdallah, A., Abdallah, W. and Salamah, M. (2018), The Market Reaction to the Adoption of IFRS in the European Insurance Industry,The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practices, 43(4), 653-703. (DOI: 10.1057/s41288-018-0088-1)

Abdallah, A. and Abdallah, W. (2017), Do managers of cross-listed firms listen to shareholders in M&A deals? Journal of Corporate Finance, 46, 97-120. (DOI:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.06.016)

Abdallah, W., and M. Goergen (2016), The Evolution of Control of Cross-listed Companies, TheEuropean Journal of Finance, 22 (15), 1507-1533. (DOI: 10.1080/1351847X.2014.100331)

Abdallah, W., M. Goergen and O’Sullivan, N. (2015), Endogeneity- How failure to correct for it cause wrong inferences and some remedies, British Journal of Management,26 (4), 569-804. (DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12113)

Ben Sita, B. and W. Abdallah (2014), Volatility links between the home and the host market for U.K. dual-listed stocks on U.S. markets, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money,33, 183-199.(DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2014.08.005)

Abdallah, A., Abdallah, W. and A. Ismail (2012), Do Accounting Standards Matter to Financial Analysts? An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Cross-listing from Different Accounting Standards Regimes on Analyst Following and Forecast Error,The International Journal of Accounting,47(2), 168-197. (DOI: 10.1016/j.intacc.2012.03.002)

Abdallah, A., Abdallah, W. and M. Saad (2011), The Effect of Cross-Listing on Trading Volume: Reducing Segmentation versus Signalling Investor Protection, Journal of Financial Research,34(4), 589-616.(DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6803.2011.01303.x)

Abdallah, W. and M. Goergen, 2011, ‘Handling Large Datasets’ in “Challenges and Controversies in Management Research” edited by Catherine Cassell and Bill Lee, UK: Routledge.

Abdallah, A. Abdallah, W. and Yu Zhu (2009), The market reaction to banks’ overseas listing: evidence from American Depository Receipts, The Journal of Financial Decision Making,5(2).

Abdallah, W., and M. Goergen (2008), Does Corporate Control Determine the Cross-listing Location, Journal of Corporate Finance, 14(3), 183-199. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2008.03.003)

Abdallah, W., and M. Goergen (2008), The Impact of a Cross-listing on Dividend Policy, International Journal of Corporate Governance, 1(1), 49-72.