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Assoc Prof Syed Shams

Name Syed Shams
Position Associate Professor (Accounting and Finance)
Section School of Business
Office A312
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4551
Extension 4551
Email
Qualifications BBusAdm Dhaka , MBA Dhaka , PhD Monash
Homepage https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=VvBs5bIAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Finance ( 150201 )
  • Finance ( 350202 )
  • Banking ( 350200 )

Research interests
Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified
2021 USQ Research Capacity Building Grant scheme; Awarded $10,510.50 for project titled ‘Do Digital Financial Services Improve the Social Welfare: A Global Evidence?’
2021 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Mid-career Research Grant; Awarded $5531 for project titled ‘CFO financial expertise, financial constraints and COVID-19 pandemic: An international evidence’
2020 Extraordinary Research Funding Round, University of Wollongong Australia; Awarded $6500 for project titled ‘Economic policy uncertainty, renewable energy consumption and CO2 emissions: A global perspective’
2020 Financial Planning Education Council Award; Apply for $10,000 Selected in first round ‘Financial planning advice following the Royal Commission: A review of the impact on financial advice business and delivery models’
2019 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Mid-career Research Grant; Awarded $4,000 for the project titled ‘Can news sentiment prior to acquisition announcement affect acquisition success and efficiency?’
2019 Publication Excellence Award Awarded $250 for publishing top Q1 article in ‘Higher Education Research and Development’. SNIP 1.812.
2018 Excellence Award for Advancing Student Learning; Awarded $5,000 grant for financial support for advancing student learning.
2018 USQ Level Learning and Teaching (L&T) Citation – Employability in the Curriculum Category; Awarded $2,000 grant of financial support for advancing student learning.
2018 USQ Best Poster Award; Awarded for embedding and showcasing best practice L&T initiative ‘Success in Maths for FINANCE: Investing in Maths Skills to Gain Success’ voted the winner through the Tech Demonstrators’ program app Socrative.
2018 AFAANZ Research Grant Scheme; Awarded $1,500 for attendance at a Research Grant Workshop held in Sydney.
2018 Academic Development & Outside Studies Program; Awarded $4,000 for sustained research outside the university to complete the proposed research project.
2017 USQ Early Career L&T Staff Scholarship; Awarded $10,000 to implement a project titled ‘Resolving the numeracy gap of many learners enrolled in finance courses by creating targeted workshops and interactive activities’.
2017 Academic Development & Outside Studies Program; Awarded $2,500 to complete the existing research projects.
2016 Best Teaching Award; Awarded based on the highest teaching evaluation score (4.67 out of 5.00) with a significant response rate
2017 Best Learning &Teaching Poster Award; ‘Being Industry Ready Graduates through Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC)’: voted the winner through the Tech Demonstrators’ program app Socrative
2016 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Mid-career Research Grant; Awarded $4,500 for the project titled ‘Financial Readability and Mergers and Acquisitions’.
2015 SIRCA Young Researchers Workshop Award; Awarded travel grant to one of the top ten researchers from Australia and New Zealand to present paper in University of Sydney.
2015 JCAE Travel Award; Awarded travel grant to attend the Plenary Session of the Annual Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE) Symposium held at Monash University, Kuala Lumpur on 9-10 January 2015.

Professional memberships
AFAANZ Member

Industry affiliations
Member, Institute of Public Accountants

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
FIN1101 Corporate Finance
FIN1103 Financial Markets

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Learning and Teaching Coordinator, School of Commerce, University of Southern Queensland

Research most recent
Biswas, K., Bose, S., Chang, M., & Shams, S. (2022) Determinants and Consequences of Student Satisfaction in Australian Universities: Evidence from QILT Surveys. Accounting & Finance
Hussain, T., & Shams, S. (2022). Pre-deal differences in corporate social responsibility and acquisition performance. International Review of Financial Analysis, 102083.
Daradkeh, H., Shams, S., Bose, S., & Gunasekarage, A. (2022). Does Managerial Ability Matter for Corporate Climate Change Disclosures?. Corporate Governance: An International Review.
Luong, Hoa and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, Syed (2022) CEO pay slice and acquisitions in Australia: the role of tournament incentives. International Journal of Managerial Finance. ISSN 1743-9132
Shams, Syed and Bose, Sudipta and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna (2022) Does corporate tax avoidance promote managerial empire building? Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 18 (1):100293. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1815-5669
Shams, Syed and Gunaskerage, Abey and Velayutham, Eswaran (2022) Economic policy uncertainty and acquisition performance: Australian evidence. International Review of Economics and Finance, 78. pp. 286-308. ISSN 1059-0560
Nigmonov, Asror and 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, 59:101516. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0275-5319
Shams, Syed (2021) Competition in the acquisition market and returns to bidders in Australia. Research in International Business and Finance, 55:101339. pp. 1-21. ISSN 0275-5319
Bose, Sudipta and Shams, Syed and Ali, Muhammad Jahangir and Mihret, Dessalegn (2021) COVID-19 impact, sustainability performance and firm value: international evidence. Accounting and Finance. ISSN 1467-629X
Nigmonov, Asror and Shams, Syed (2021) COVID-19 pandemic risk and probability of loan default: evidence from marketplace lending market. Financial Innovation, 7 (1):83. pp. 1-28.
Bose, Sudipta and Minnick, Kristina and Shams, Syed (2021) Does carbon risk matter for corporate acquisition decisions? Journal of Corporate Finance, 70:102058. pp. 1-24. ISSN 0929-1199
Krishnamurti, Chandrasekhar and 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. ISSN 0312-8962
Lucas, Ryley and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, Syed and Edirisuriya, Piyadasa (2021) Female directors and acquisitions: Australian evidence. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 68:101600. ISSN 0927-538X
Nigmonov, Asror and Shams, Syed and Alam, Khorshed (2021) FinTech and macroeconomics: Dataset from the US peer-to-peer lending platform. Data in brief, 39:107666. pp. 1-10.
Akhtaruzzaman, Md and Abdel-Qader, Waleed and Hammami, Helmi and Shams, Syed (2021) Is China a source of financial contagion? Finance Research Letters, 38:101393. pp. 1-13. ISSN 1544-6123
Abu-Taleb, Mohammad and 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. ISSN 2206-1347
Kabir, Shahriar and Shams, Syed and Lawrey, Roger (2021) Trade diversion risk for halal food exports. Journal of Islamic Marketing, 12 (4). pp. 705-729. ISSN 1759-0833.


Research most notable
Bose, Sudipta and Minnick, Kristina and Shams, Syed (2021) Does carbon risk matter for corporate acquisition decisions? Journal of Corporate Finance:102058. pp. 1-41. ISSN 0929-1199

HDR Supervision

Asror Nigmonov, Determinants of online peer-to-peer lending: exploring the impact of macroeconomic and environmental factors. (Associate Supervisor)

Amir Gholami, Corporate Social Discloser and Carbon Emission Policy of the Firm and Share Market Performance. (Associate Supervisor)

Jebreel Al-Msiedeen, The Influence of Corporate Governance Practices on Firm Performance and Efficiency: Evidence from Jordan. (Associate Supervisor)

Somephiane Keokhounsy, Capital Structure And Earnings Management Of Private Enterprises: Evidence From Transitional Economy Laos. (Associate Supervisor)

Rula Al Madadha, Corporate Governance and Earnings Management: Evidence from Jordan. (Associate Supervisor)

Sahar Alazzeh, Sustainability Accounting Education within Higher Education in Australian universities. (Associate Supervisor)


Publications in ePrints

Luong, Hoa and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna and Shams, SyedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9209-0418 (2022) CEO pay slice and acquisitions in Australia: the role of tournament incentives. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 18 (5). pp. 833-868. ISSN 1743-9132

Gholami, Amir and Sands, JohnORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0934-921X and Shams, SyedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9209-0418 (2022) Corporates’ sustainability disclosures impact on cost of capital and idiosyncratic risk. Meditari Accountancy Research. pp. 1-26. ISSN 2049-372X

Bose, Sudipta and Shams, SyedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9209-0418 and 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. ISSN 1467-629X

Biswas, Kumar and Bose, Sudipta and Chang, Millicent and Shams, SyedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9209-0418 (2022) Determinants and consequences of student satisfaction in Australian Universities: Evidence from QILT Surveys. Accounting and Finance. pp. 1-30. ISSN 0810-5391

Shams, Syed ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9209-0418 and Bose, Sudipta and Gunasekarage, Abeyratna (2022) Does corporate tax avoidance promote managerial empire building? Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 18 (1):100293. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1815-5669

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Finance ( 150201 )
  • Finance ( 350202 )
  • Banking ( 350200 )