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Zulfiqar Shah obtained a PhD from Manchester Business School, UK. He also holds a first degree in business administration, BBA (distinction, gold medalist), an MBA (distinction, gold medalist), and an MA in Post-Compulsory Higher Education. In addition to commercial banking experience in the private sector, he had previously held positions, as an Associate Professor at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (2003 – 2021), as Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Exeter (2000 – 2003). Zulfiqar Shah is the Subject Group Leader (SGL) - (Research & Enterprise), Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics (AFE), and the Cluster Lead for AFE at the Northern Productivity Hub (NPH) Research Centre at Huddersfield Business School. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association, and the European Accounting Association. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Capital markets research
  • Value relevance of advertising
  • R&D
  • Exploring the relationships among compensation
  • Corporate governance
  • Firm performance
  • Firm innovation
  • Firms’ risk-taking
  • Accounting fraud
  • Performance measurement
  • Management
  • Role of diversity in improving productivity
  • Net zero targets


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