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Sabur obtained his BCOM (Honours, 1st Class) and MCOM (Finance, 1st Class) from University of Dhaka, PhD in Corporate Finance from University of Leeds, and Docent in Business Administration (specialization in Corporate Finance) from Stockholm University.

He has taught at Bournemouth University, Stockholm University, University of Botswana, University of Dhaka, University of Hull, and University of Leeds. In addition to teaching, Sabur has held several administrative roles, including Member of Senate, Head of School, and Director of Research. He is also an ad hoc reviewer of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Financial Stability, and Journal of Business Ethics.

Sabur has raised around £500,000 in external grants from research foundations, and has published papers in world-leading journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance. He has published extensively on issues surrounding corporate governance in banks, market reactions to dividend policy, market condition and investor behaviour, market-based accounting research, and earnings management.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Boardroom Quality and Board Monitoring by Independent Directors in Large Banks
  • CEO and CFO Behaviour
  • Shari'ah Governance in Islamic Banking
  • Market-based Accounting Research
  • Earnings Management
  • Market Conditions and Investor Behaviour

Publications

  1. & CEO turnover in large banks: Does tail risk matter?. Journal of Accounting and Economics 64(1), 37-55.
  2. & Determinants of time varying co-movements among international stock markets during crisis and non-crisis periods. Journal of Financial Stability 24, 1-11.
  3. & Does the impact of board independence on large bank risks change after the global financial crisis?. Journal of Corporate Finance 44, 149-166.
  4. & The governance, risk-taking, and performance of Islamic banks. Journal of Financial Services Research 51(2), 195-219.
  5. & Insider-trading, discretionary accruals and information asymmetry. The British Accounting Review

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Teaching

  • MN-1515 Accounting for Economics

    To introduce students to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting. Accounting is of critical importance in support of all business activities so this course is designed to introduce the basic concepts on which accounting is based, providing students with a toolkit that enables a better understanding of the performance of businesses and the decisions and problems they face.

  • MN-M507 Corporate Governance & Ethics

    Values, ethics and governance are essential skills for finance professionals. It is important for all those with aspirations to a career in accounting or finance to understand what it means to work and act professionally and ethically in the workplace. This unit prepares the students for CFA Level 1.

Supervision

  • The relationship between financial disclosure quality and the committees under the board of directors. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jafar Ojra
    Other supervisor: Prof Sabur Mollah
  • RISK GOVERNANCE: RISK CULTURE, RISK APPETITE, RISK STRUCTURE AND RISK DISCLOSURE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE FINANCIAL RISK OF BANKS (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Giulia Fantini
    Other supervisor: Prof Sabur Mollah