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Sadok Ghoul

Associate Professor

Campus Saint-Jean

À propos de moi

Sadok El Ghoul is an associate professor of Business Administration at Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta, where he teaches finance, international business and econometrics. He received his B.B.A. from Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Laval University. Before joining the University of Alberta, he taught international financial management at Laval University. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, international finance, financial institutions, and the role of culture in financial markets. His work has been published in finance, management, international business, business ethics and accounting journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Banking & Finance, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Contemporary Accounting Research. Prof. El Ghoul received the McCalla Professorship at the University of Alberta in 2013-2014. He has won several awards including the Moskowitz Prize for the Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing in 2011, the best paper award in financial institutions at the Southwestern Finance Association conference and the Hyundai Securities outstanding paper award at the Conference on Asia–Pacific Financial Markets in 2012.


Recherche

Working papers

Cross-Country Evidence on the Importance of Big Four Auditors to Equity Pricing: The Mediating Role of Legal Institutions,” with O. Guedhami and J. Pittman.

Organization Capital and the Cost of Equity Financing: The Effect of Management Quality Practices,” with N. Attig.

Zero-Leverage Puzzle: An International Comparison,” with X. Zheng, O. Guedhami, and C. Kwok.

Family Control and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from East Asia,” with O. Guedhami, C. Kwok, and H. Wang.

Cross-Listing and Corporate Social Responsibility,” with N. Boubakri, O. Guedhami, C. Kwok, and H. Wang.

State Ownership and Corporate Cash Holdings: Evidence from Privatization,” with R. Chen, O. Guedhami, and R. Nash.

How Ethical Compliance Affects Portfolio Performance and Flows: Evidence from Mutual Funds,” with A. Karoui.

New Evidence on the Role of the Media in Corporate Social Responsibility,” with O. Guedhami, R. Nash, and A. Patel.


Publications

Country-Level Institutions, Firm Value, and the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives,” with O. Guedhami and Y. Kim. Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.

Corporate Environmental Responsibility and the Cost of Capital: International Evidence,” with O. Guedhami, H. Kim, and K. Park. Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.

Internationalization and Bank Risk,” with A. Berger, O. Guedhami, and R. Roman. Management Science, forthcoming.

Analyst Forecasts and the Cost of Debt: International Evidence,” with N. Boubakri, O. Guedhami, and A. Samet. Journal of Financial Research, forthcoming.

The Global Financial Crisis, Family Control and Dividend Policy,” with N. Attig, N. Boubakri, and O. Guedhami. Financial Management, forthcoming.

Cross-Country Evidence on the Importance of Auditor Choice to Corporate Debt Maturity,” with O. Guedhami, J. Pittman, and S. Rizeanu. Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.

National Culture and Profit Reinvestment: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises,” with O. Guedhami, C. Kwok, and L. Shao. Financial Management, forthcoming.

Collectivism and Corruption in Commercial Loan Production: How to Break the Curse?” with O. Guedhami, C. Kwok, and X. Zheng. Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.

Do State and Foreign Ownership Affect Investment Efficiency? Evidence from Privatizations,” with R. Chen, O. Guedhami, and H. Wang. Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

Firm Internationalization and Corporate Social Responsibility,” with N. Attig, N. Boubakri, and O. Guedhami. Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.

Political Rights and Equity Pricing,” with N. Boubakri and W. Saffar. Journal of Corporate Finance 27, 2014, p. 326–344.

Corporate Legitimacy and Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity,” with N. Attig, S. Cleary, and O. Guedhami. Journal of Business Ethics 121, 2014, p. 297–314.

Creditor Rights and Capital Structure: Evidence from International Data,” with O. Guedhami, S-S. Cho, and J. Suh. Journal of Corporate Finance 25, 2014, p. 40–60.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Credit Ratings,” with N. Attig, O. Guedhami, and J. Suh. Journal of Business Ethics 117, 2013, p. 679–694

Institutional Investment Horizons and the Cost of Equity Capital,” with N. Attig, S. Cleary, and O. Guedhami. Financial Management 42, 2013, p. 441–477.

Collectivism and Corruption in Bank Lending,” with X. Zheng, O. Guedhami, and C. Kwok. Journal of International Business Studies 44, 2013, p. 363–390.

The Governance Role of Multiple Large Shareholders: Evidence from the Valuation of Cash Holdings,” with N. Attig, O. Guedhami, and S. Rizeanu. Journal of Management & Governance 17, 2013, p. 419–451.

Does Information Asymmetry Matter to Equity Pricing? Evidence from Firms’ Geographic Location,” with O. Guedhami, Y. Ni, J. Pittman, and S. Saadi. Contemporary Accounting Research 30, 2013, p. 140–181.

Institutional Investment Horizon and Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity,” with N. Attig, S. Cleary, and O. Guedhami. Journal of Banking & Finance 36, 2012, p. 1164–1180.

Does Religion Matter to Equity Pricing?” with O. Guedhami, Y. Ni, J. Pittman, and S. Saadi. Journal of Business Ethics 111, 2012, p. 491–518.

National Culture and Corporate Debt Maturity,” with X. Zheng, O. Guedhami, and C. Kwok. Journal of Banking & Finance 36, 2012, p. 468–488.

The Role of IRS Monitoring in Equity Pricing in Public Firms,” with O. Guedhami and J. Pittman. Contemporary Accounting Research 28, 2011, p. 643–674.

Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital?” with O. Guedhami, C. Kwok, and D. Mishra. Journal of Banking & Finance 35, 2011, p. 2388–2406.

Do Multiple Large Shareholders Play a Corporate Governance Role? Evidence from East Asia,” with N. Attig and O. Guedhami. Journal of Financial Research 32, 2009, p. 395–422.


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