Prof. Rezaul Kabir holds the Chair of Corporate Finance and Risk Management at the Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences.
He received his PhD degree in Finance from the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands), and Master degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh). Earlier, he worked at the universities in Stirling (the United Kingdom), Tilburg and Maastricht (the Netherlands) and Antwerp (Belgium). He was also an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, University Putra Malaysia; and Visiting Professor / Scholar at University of Liege (Belgium), New York University (the United States), Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing (China), University of Melbourne (Australia), and University of Curaçao. Prior to the start of the university career, he worked at Fisons Bangladesh Limited, and was a trainee at the Industrial Bank of Bangladesh, Dhaka; and the European Commission, Brussels.
Prof. Kabir has lectured extensively undergraduate, graduate and executive level courses, at many different universities. His research has been primarily multi-disciplinary, empirical and policy-oriented. Throughout an academic career spanning more than 35 years, he has studied a wide range of topical issues related to corporate finance, corporate valuation, corporate governance, corporate diversification, corporate social responsibility, business groups, regulation of capital market, financial crisis, and small business. His research papers have appeared in national and international books, reports, and scientific journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, European Economic Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Economics and Business, Applied Financial Economics, Research in International Business and Finance, Pacific Accounting Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and China Journal of Accounting Research. He belongs to the top 10% of authors on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) by all-time downloads.
Prof. Kabir has travelled worldwide to present papers and give talks at international academic conferences and universities. He has supervised several hundreds BSc and MSc thesis research students, and 11 PhD thesis research students. He also worked on research projects funded by governmental and private agencies. He was a mentor of young academics from many different countries: Bangladesh, Czech Republic, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Pakistan, and Vietnam.
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Areas of interest
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Small Business, Valuation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Microfinance, Financial Crisis, Risk Management, Finance & Regulation, Finance & Technology.
Journal of Banking and Finance
- Executive compensation and the cost of debt, 2013, vol. 37, pp. 2893-2907. (with Hao Li and Yulia Veld-Merkoulova).
- Capital structure around the world: the roles of firm- and country-specific determinants, 2008, vol. 32, pp. 1954-1969. (with Abe de Jong and Thuy Nguyen).
Strategic Management Journal
- Foreign and domestic ownership, business groups and firm performance: evidence from a large emerging market, 2006, vol. 27, pp. 637-657. (with Sytse Douma and Rejie George).
- Takeover defenses, ownership structure and stock returns in the Netherlands: an empirical analysis, 1997, vol. 18, pp. 97-109. (with Dolf Cantrijn and Andreas Jeunink).
Journal of Corporate Finance
- Transactional and relational approaches to political connections and the cost of debt, 2020, vol. 65, 101768. (with Taufiq Arifin and Iftekhar Hasan).
- Can the stock market anticipate future operating performance? Evidence from equity rights issues, 2003, vol. 9, pp. 93-113. (with Peter Roosenboom).
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
- Empirical evidence on the role of trading suspensions in disseminating new information to the capital market, 2006, vol. 33, pp. 1142-1167. (with Peter-Jan Engelen).
European Economic Review
- Insider trading restrictions and the stock market: evidence from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, 1996, vol. 40, pp. 1591-1603, (with Theo Vermaelen).
Journal of Business Research
- Does the financial crisis change the effect of financing on investment? Evidence from private SMEs, 2020, vol. 110, pp. 456-463. (with Siraz Zubair and Xiaohong Huang).
- Heterogeneity in business groups and the corporate diversification - firm performance relationship, 2012, vol. 65, pp. 412-420. (with Rejie George).
- Business groups and profit redistribution: a boon or a bane for firms? 2008, vol. 61, pp. 1004-1014. (with Rejie George).
Journal of Multinational Financial Management
- Key factors determining corporate social responsibility practices of Vietnamese firms and the joint effects of foreign ownership, 2021, vol. 59, 100676. (with Hanh Minh Thai).
- Investment-cash flow sensitivity and financing constraints: new evidence from Indian business group firms, 2011, vol. 21, pp. 69-88. (with Rejie George and Jing Qian).
- Is the pay - performance relationship always positive? Evidence from the Netherlands, 2008, vol. 18, pp. 45-60. (with Pieter Duffhues).
- Trading behavior and firm-specific characteristics during the crash of 1987: Evidence from the Netherlands, 1993, vol. 3, pp. 41-62. (with Uri Ben-Zion).
Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money
- Do managers act opportunistically towards the end of their career? 2018, vol. 56, pp. 218-232. (with Hao Li and Yulia Veld-Merkoulova).
Journal of Economics and Business
- Finance - growth nexus and banking efficiency: The impact of microfinance institutions, 2021, vol. 114, 105975. (with Afsheen Abrar and Iftekhar Hasan).
- The stock market performance of the central banks of Belgium and Japan, 2002, vol. 54, pp. 137-152. (with Lawrence Goldberg).
Research in International Business and Finance
- Compensation consultants and CEO pay, 2014, vol. 32, pp. 172-189. (with Marizah Minhat).
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- Corporate Finance (194110070)
- Investments and Risk Management (201600013)
- Business Valuation and Corporate Governance (201800089)
- FENSI (201500016)
- CHANGEL (201500017)
- Master Thesis (194100040)
- Bachelor Thesis (201200015)
- Financial Risk Management (Professional Learning & Development)
- Finance Bootcamp for Smart Businesses (CuriousU)