Hosted by College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University

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About Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the Joint Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing SIG and the Northern Area Group from 13th – 15th December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference will be hosted by the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University.

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  • Registration (8:30 am to 9 am)
  • Conference Opening (9 am to 9:15 am)
  • Keynote Speaker Speech (9:15 am to 10:15 am)
  • Coffee Break (10:15 am to 10:30 am)
  • Parallel Sessions 1 (10:30 am to 12 pm)
  • Lunch (12 pm to 1 pm)
  • Parallel Sessions 2 (1 pm to 2:30 pm)
  • Coffee break (2:30 pm to 2:45 pm)
  • Meet the Editors-Panel 1 (2:45 pm to 4:15 pm)
  • Parallel Sessions 3 (4:15 pm to 5:45 pm)
  • Parallel Sessions 1 (8:30 am to 10 am)
  • Coffee Break (10:00 am to 10:30am)
  • Parallel Sessions 2 (10:30 am to 12 pm)
  • Lunch (12 pm to 1 pm )
  • Meet the Editors- Panel 2 (1 pm to 2 pm)
  • Parallel Sessions 3 (2 pm to 3:30pm)
  • Coffee Break (3:30 pm to 4 pm)
  • Parallel Sessions 4 (4 pm to 5:30 pm)
  • Gala Dinner (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
  • Parallel Sessions 1(8:30 am to 10 am)
  • Coffee Break (10 am to 10:15 am)
  • Meet the Editors -Panel 3 (10:15 am to 11:30 am)
  • Parallel Sessions 2 (11:30 am to 1 pm)


Professor Emanuele Borgonovo

Co-editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Operational Research.

Emanuele Borgonovo is currently a Full Professor at Bocconi University. He is co-editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Operational Research, advisor of the Springer International Series in Management Science and Operations Research, Co-Chair of the Committee on Uncertainty Analysis of the European Safety and Reliability Association, and member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Silvio Tronchetti Provera. He has been the 2020-2022 President of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS. At Bocconi University he has been Director of the Bachelor in Economics, Management, and Computer Science from 2016-2022.


He holds a Ph.D. in Probabilistic Risk Assessment from MIT, has worked in several international research cooperations, and is the recipient of several national and international awards. He has published over 100 papers in scientific international journals. His research interests concern Machine Learning, Sensitivity Analysis, Decision Analysis, Risk Analysis, and Uncertainty Quantification. In his works, he has introduced several new sensitivity analysis techniques. His the differential importance measure, has been introduced in the NASA Probabilistic Risk Assessment Procedures Guide for NASA Managers and Practitioners.

Professor Morten Bennedsen

Co-Editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance

Morten Bennedsen is Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. He was for more than a decade the André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chair in Family Firms and the Academic leader of the Wendel Center for Family Enterprise at INSEAD. He obtained his PhD from Harvard University and is today one of the world’s leading experts on family firms and their impact on the society.

MB is an expert on family business, boards and sustainability. He has written 3 book manuscripts, published 30+ articles (mostly) in top economics and finance journals, 35+ business cases, 30+articles in applied journals and policy reports and 200+ popular media articles and interviews on 6 continents. He also writes regular columns in leading media outlets in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. He has written continuously for the last 6 years for the Chinese Family Business Review. His work has been published in top finance and economics journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Political Economics, Quarterly Journals of Economics and Journal of Public Economics.

MB has served as an advisor to global family firms, the Danish and UK Government, EU, private equity funds, World Economic Forum, The World Bank and other national and supranational institutions. He regularly give talks and teach executive programs to business families, advisors and investors around the globe. MB teaches families in business, MBAs and executives on the global and regional challenges that Asian family firms face today.

Professor Brian Lucey

Editor in Chief International Review of Financial Analysis, International Review of Economics and Finance

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (TCD), with a First-Class degree in Economics in 1984, Professor Lucey has worked as a statistician in the Department of Health and as an Economist in the Central Bank, prior to joining TCD. He has studied at graduate level in Canada, Ireland, and Scotland, and holds a PhD from University of Stirling. His research interests include, but are not limited to, anomalies, banking, behavioral finance, commodity markets, Econometric and statistical analysis, Economic and financial Integration, financial crises, financial and statistical analysis, international economics, and finance.

Professor Lucey is currently the Editor-in-Chief of International Review of Financial Analysis and co-Editor of International Review of Economics and Finance. Furthermore, he is acting as the advisory board member of several top-ranked finance journals. His h-index in google scholar is 63, whereas the i10-index is 180.

Professor Samuel Vigne

Editor in Chief Finance Research Letters

Prof. Samuel A. Vigne is a Professor of Finance at Luiss Business School, Rome, Italy. Previously, he was an Associate Professor with Trinity College Dublin. He obtained his PhD in Finance from Trinity College, Dublin, an MSc Finance (University of Dublin), a PGCHET (Queen’s University), and a BSc in Business Economics (Universität Mannheim). His research interests include econometric modelling, international finance, and corporate finance. His research is widely published in leading academic outlets, such as, amongst others, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the European Journal of Operational Research.

Furthermore, Professor Vigne serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Finance Research Letters, one of the leading academic finance journals in the world, which is ranked as the number 1 journal by impact worldwide. Professor Vigne also serves as Associate Editor for the International Review of Financial Analysis, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and Research in International Business and Finance, amongst other academic outlets.

Furthermore, Professor Vigne is a consultant for the Association of the Independent Professionals and the Self Employed and develops policy recommendations for HM Government, the Bank of England, and the Government of India. A recognized exemplar in the profession, Professor Vigne is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and received a national level award for his services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Sabri Boubaker

Editor in Chief of the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting.


Prof. Sabri Boubaker is a Professor of Finance. He has a PhD from the Université de Paris-Est, awarded in 2006, and an accreditation to supervise research (HDR) from the same university, awarded in 2010. His research interests are the ownership structure and control of listed companies. Sabri Boubaker has published many academic papers in international journals. He is co-founder and co-chair of the annual Paris Financial Management Conference (2013) and the Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF) series (2016). He is also the President of the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE) and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting

Professor Arman Eshraghi

Co-Editor of International Review of Economics and Finance, Senior Editor of Finance Research Letters and the Global Finance Journal


Arman Eshraghi is a Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance and Investment at Cardiff Business School, UK. His academic research spans finance, accounting and psychology with interests including behavioural finance, financial technology and corporate governance. His work is published in some of the leading journals of the field, cited in the media including the Financial Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Bloomberg, and contributed to handbooks published by Cambridge University, Wiley, Springer and Routledge. Professor Eshraghi is an Editor of International Review of Economics and Finance, Senior Editor of Finance Research Letters, Shimomura Fellow of the Development Bank of Japan, Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty at UCL, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Director of the Cardiff Fintech Research Group, and an Advisory Board Member of Fintech Wales. He has advised a number of UK fintech and investment firms in recent years.

Professor Jia Liu

Co-Editor of the International Journal of Finance and Economics; Associate Editor of British Journal of Management, British Accounting Review and International Review of Financial Analysis


Jia Liu is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, UK, and previously worked at the Universities of Leeds and Salford. Her research comprises corporate finance, behavioural finance, sustainable finance, ESG, financial markets, Fintech and Big Data, and accounting reporting and disclosure. She has published her work widely in finance, accounting and management journals, as well as monographs on corporate governance, sustainability and decision-making. Her work has been critically acclaimed, and she is the recipient of several international awards. Her scholarly research has regularly formed the basis of articles in the commercial and popular Press, including The Conversation and The Washington Post. She is an executive member and SIG Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association and the British Academy of Management, and a consultant for the UK government's Co-Op Bank project. She also serves as the Editor of the International Journal of Finance and Economics, and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management, International Review of Financial Analysis, British Accounting Review; is an Editorial Board Member of Corporate Governance: An International Review, and a Guest Editor of a number of internationally-peer-reviewed journals. In these roles, she helps formulate public policy and vigorously stimulates debates, encouraging new thinking and innovation in the accounting, finance and business management communities.

Professor Matthias D. Mahlendorf

Frankfurt Business School, associate editor of European Accounting Review and Management Accounting Research.


Matthias is a professor of managerial accounting at the University of Frankfurt. He is interested in the areas of performance measurement – especially with respect to managing sustainability performance – as well as the digital transformation of management control. He regularly publishes in the top academic journals (e.g. Accounting Review, Accounting Organisations and Society) as well as in journals aimed at executives in corporate practice. Professor Mahlendorf ranks among the top 20 researchers worldwide in the category “managerial accounting publications in the last six years” of the BYU Ranking. A ranking on the relevance of accounting research placed him at #1 in the category of managerial accounting. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, a visiting professor at the University of Chicago (Booth School of Business) as well as an adjunct professor at INSEAD. Prof. Mahlendorf serves as the academic director of the Centre for Performance Management & Controlling.

Professor Alnoor Bhimani

London School of Economics


Prof Bhimani is a professor of managerial accounting and Director of the South Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests are in management accounting and digitalization, strategy and financial management, globalization, governance and development and tech entrepreneurship and accounting. He has published in top accounting journals such as Accounting Organisations and Society, Management Accounting Research and European Accounting Review. His pioneering book titled Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization is Changing Finance deals with how digital technologies are impacting the accounting and finance functions.

Professor Lino Cinquini

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy


Prof Cinquini is a professor of management accounting and Business Administration at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Institute of Management, Italy. His research interests include management accounting, cost management, strategic management accounting, performance measurement for private and public organizations and business reporting. Prof Cinquini is widely published in top accounting journals. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Board of Journal of Management and Governance, on the Editorial Board of Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management and Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and on the Research Board of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK). He has been Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Management and Governance (2016-2022).

Professor Teemu Malmi

Aalto University, Finland


Prof Malmi is a professor of managerial accounting at Aalto University, Finland. Prof Malmi researches management control systems and their applications and consequences in organisations and society. He has published in the top accounting journals such as Accounting Organisations and Society, Management Accounting Research, British Accounting Review and Journal of Management Accounting Research.  Prof Malmi has considerable industry experience which include chairmanship and board membership of a number of European companies (e.g. Nordic Healthcare Group). He also developed and taught in a number of executive programs. He sits on the editorial boards of Management Accounting Research, Abacus and Journal of Management Control.









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