Dr. Wissam Abdallah


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.

Current Teaching Commitments

  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Financial Management

Research Interests

  • Cross-listing
  • Corporate governance
  • CEO compensation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate investment


Abdallah, A., Abdallah, W. and Saad, M., The impact of national culture on the synchronicity of cross-listed firms. Forthcoming in Finance 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.