Professor Rez Kabir

Chair of Corporate Finance and Risk Management

Rezaul Kabir

Rez Kabir holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance and Master degrees in Economics and Business Administration. He has wide-ranging experience in international education and research. His main academic interests are on corporate finance, corporate governance, capital market research and investments.

Prof. Kabir has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on corporate finance / financial management at universities in Antwerp, Beijing, Liege, Maastricht, New York, Stirling and Tilburg. His research is primarily multi-disciplinary, empirical and policy-oriented, and spans a wide variety of issues. Articles written by him have appeared in national and international books and peer reviewed journals like Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Research, European Economic Review, Journal of Economics & Business, Journal of Multinational Financial Management and Applied Financial Economics.

Prof. Kabir has supervised several PhD and a large number of MSc research students. Three full-time PhD researchers are now currently under his supervision. He has presented papers at numerous scientific conferences world-wide. He has also worked on a number of research projects funded by governmental and private agencies.

Current teaching

Accounting and Financial Management
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Corporate Finance for Business Administration
Master Class Financial Management

Financial Risk Management (post-graduate programme: Master in Risk Management)


“Executive compensation and the cost of debt”, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 27, 2013, 2893-2907. (with H. Li and Y. Veld-Merkoulova).

“International corporate finance and governance”, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 36, 2012, pp. 2865-2867.

“Heterogeneity in business groups and the corporate diversification - firm performance relationship”, Journal of Business Research, vol. 65, 2012, pp.412-420. (with R. George).

“Investment – cash flow and financing constraints: new evidence from Indian business group firms”, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, vol. 21, 2011, pp. 69-88. (with R. George and J. Qian).

“Capital structure around the world: the roles of firm- and country-specific determinants”, Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 32, 2008, pp. 1954-1969. (with A. de Jong and T. Nguyen).

“Business groups and profit redistribution: a boon or a bane for firms?’, Journal of Business Research, vol. 61, 2008, pp. 1004-1014. (with R. George).

“Is the pay - performance relationship always positive? Evidence from the Netherlands”, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, vol. 18, 2008, pp. 45-60. (with P. Duffhues).

“Foreign and domestic ownership, business groups and firm performance: evidence from a large emerging market”, Strategic Management Journal, vol. 27, 2006. (with S. Douma and R. George).

“Empirical evidence on the role of trading suspensions in disseminating new information to the capital market”, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, vol. 33, 2006. (with P-J Engelen).

“Can the stock market anticipate future operating performance? Evidence from equity rights issues”, Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 9, 2003, pp. 93-113. (with P. Roosenboom).

Inaugural Lecture

Brief CV