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Professor Amama Shaukat

Professor Amama Shaukat

Lecturer in Accounting

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+44 (0) 1392 722585

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Amama Shaukat is a lecturer at the Business School, University of Exeter since October 2008. She teaches and researches in the areas of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Within corporate governance her research has focused on examining the link between various board attributes including non-executive director attributes, CEO attributes, board structure and composition and corporate financial performance. Dr Shaukat also works in the area of corporate social responsibility with a focus on examining the various capital market implications of corporate environmental and social performance and disclosures and the link between various corporate governance mechanisms and measures of corporate social and environmental performance and disclosures. Dr Shaukat teaches in the same areas as her research and is presently leading the PG module ‘Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation’ for the Accounting and Finance students at Exeter. Prior to joining Exeter, Dr Shaukat was a research fellow at the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.

Before coming to UK in 2003, Dr Shaukat has also lectured for many years in the areas of finance, economics, accounting, and entrepreneurship at a number of universities in Karachi, including the Institute of Business Administration, the oldest and one of the most reputable in Pakistan. She has also been a management consultant in Pakistan, having worked on a number of projects for national and international organisations including USAID, NORAD, and the Government of Pakistan.

Nationality: Pakistani

Administrative responsibilities (current and past)

  • Departmental Exam officer (current)
  • Programme Co-ordinator: BA Business and Accounting (past)
  • Member of the Business School Education Committee (past)

Qualifications

MBA (Karachi, Pakistan), MPhil (Cranfield, UK), MSc and PhD (Reading, UK)

Research

Research interests

  • Corporate governance 
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Link between corporate governance mechanisms and aspects of corporate social responsibility
  • Board of director attributes and firm financial and social performance 
  • Capital market implications of environmental and social disclosures and performance
  • Entrepreneurship, new venture creation, and venture capital

Following the recent financial crisis, corporate governance as well as broader stakeholder responsibility issues, are gaining importance drawing the attention of policy makers, academia, and practitioners. These are exciting and growing research areas.

Dr Shaukat is currently working on research papers in the fields of corporate governance (CG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Her current research includes an investigation of the link between board monitoring capacity and firm performance in UK as well as the link between affiliated director characteristics and firm financial performance. She is also working on research papers in the field of CSR, with a particular focus on examining the various capital market implications of environmental and social disclosures and performance, including their value-relevance, their implications for a firm’s cost of equity as well as residual income. She is also working on examining the link between various governance mechanisms particularly board CSR-related attributes, board CSR strategy and firm environmental and social performance. Finally, she is also working on research papers in the area of entrepreneurship, business start-up and venture capital, with Professor Andrew Burke at Cranfield University.

 

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Shaukat A, Qiu Y (In Press). Board Attributes, CSR Strategy and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance.  Abstract.
Shaukat A, Qiu Y (In Press). Environmental and Social Disclosures: Link with Corporate Financial Performance.  Abstract.
Shaukat A, Trojanowski G (2012). Board governance and corporate performance in the UK.
Shaukat A (2011). Are all non-independent non-executive directors undesirable? Directors non-independence and firm value in UK.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Shaukat A, Qiu Y (In Press). Board Attributes, CSR Strategy and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance.  Abstract.
Shaukat A, Qiu Y (In Press). Environmental and Social Disclosures: Link with Corporate Financial Performance.  Abstract.
Shaukat A (In Press). Relationship between CEO entrenchment, board independence, and firm performance: Evidence from the UK.
Shaukat A, Padgett C (In Prep). The UK Code of Corporate Governance: Link between Compliance and Firm Performance. Research Papers Series RP 02/08, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University (2008)
Shaukat A (In Press). To Comply or not to comply: Evidence on changes and factors associated with changes in compliance with the UK code of corporate governance.  Author URL.
Shaukat A, Qiu Y, Trojanowski G (2016). Board Attributes, Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(3), 569-585. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaukat A, Burke A (2014). Establishment creation and destruction across business density cycles: US evidence. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11(2), 377-392. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaukat A, Trojanowski G (2012). Board governance and corporate performance in the UK.
Shaukat A (2011). Are all non-independent non-executive directors undesirable? Directors non-independence and firm value in UK.  Full text.
Shaukat A, Qiu Y (2011). ESG reporting and corporate financial performance: disentangling the link.
Burke A, Shaukat A (2011). What Happens to Business Establishment Creation and Destruction in Disequilibrium? US Evidence.  Author URL.
Shabbir A, Burke A (2007). Are the causes of business start-up different for different small firm size? Evidence from the USA. nternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Busines's
Shabbir A, diGregorio S (1996). An examination of the relationship between women's personal goals and structural factors influencing their decision to start a business: the case of Pakistan. Journal of Business Venturing, 11(6), 507-529. Abstract.
Shabbir A (1995). How gender affects business start-up: Evidence from Pakistan. Small Enterprise Development, an International Journal, 6(1), 25-33. Author URL.

Conferences

Shaukat A (2010). To Comply or not to comply: Evidence on changes and factors associated with changes in compliance with the UK code of corporate governance. Financial Management Association, European Chapter. 9th - 11th Jun 2010.
Shaukat A, Padgett C (2008). The UK Code of Corporate Governance: Link between Compliance and Firm Performance. European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance. 27th - 28th Nov 2008.
Shaukat A, Padgett C (2008). The UK Code of Corporate Governance: Link between Compliance and Firm Performance. National Conference on Corporate Governance , Lahore. 3rd - 4th May 2008.
Burke A, Shabbir A (2008). The behaviour of firm start-up and exit in disequilibrium: the entrepreneurial economy in the USA, 1998-2003. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 5th - 7th Jun 2008.
Burke A, Shabbir A (2008). Why one size does not fit all? Explaining job creation by start-up size in the USA. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 5th - 7th Jun 2008.

Publications by year


In Press

Shaukat A, Qiu Y (In Press). Board Attributes, CSR Strategy and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance.  Abstract.
Shaukat A, Qiu Y (In Press). Environmental and Social Disclosures: Link with Corporate Financial Performance.  Abstract.
Shaukat A (In Press). Relationship between CEO entrenchment, board independence, and firm performance: Evidence from the UK.

In Prep

Shaukat A, Padgett C (In Prep). The UK Code of Corporate Governance: Link between Compliance and Firm Performance. Research Papers Series RP 02/08, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University (2008)

In Press

Shaukat A (In Press). To Comply or not to comply: Evidence on changes and factors associated with changes in compliance with the UK code of corporate governance.  Author URL.

2016

Shaukat A, Qiu Y, Trojanowski G (2016). Board Attributes, Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(3), 569-585. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Shaukat A, Burke A (2014). Establishment creation and destruction across business density cycles: US evidence. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11(2), 377-392. Abstract.  Full text.

2012

Shaukat A, Trojanowski G (2012). Board governance and corporate performance in the UK.

2011

Shaukat A (2011). Are all non-independent non-executive directors undesirable? Directors non-independence and firm value in UK.  Full text.
Shaukat A, Qiu Y (2011). ESG reporting and corporate financial performance: disentangling the link.
Burke A, Shaukat A (2011). What Happens to Business Establishment Creation and Destruction in Disequilibrium? US Evidence.  Author URL.

2010

Shaukat A (2010). To Comply or not to comply: Evidence on changes and factors associated with changes in compliance with the UK code of corporate governance. Financial Management Association, European Chapter. 9th - 11th Jun 2010.

2008

Shaukat A, Padgett C (2008). The UK Code of Corporate Governance: Link between Compliance and Firm Performance. European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance. 27th - 28th Nov 2008.
Shaukat A, Padgett C (2008). The UK Code of Corporate Governance: Link between Compliance and Firm Performance. National Conference on Corporate Governance , Lahore. 3rd - 4th May 2008.
Burke A, Shabbir A (2008). The behaviour of firm start-up and exit in disequilibrium: the entrepreneurial economy in the USA, 1998-2003. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 5th - 7th Jun 2008.
Burke A, Shabbir A (2008). Why one size does not fit all? Explaining job creation by start-up size in the USA. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 5th - 7th Jun 2008.

2007

Shabbir A, Burke A (2007). Are the causes of business start-up different for different small firm size? Evidence from the USA. nternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Busines's

1996

Shabbir A, diGregorio S (1996). An examination of the relationship between women's personal goals and structural factors influencing their decision to start a business: the case of Pakistan. Journal of Business Venturing, 11(6), 507-529. Abstract.

1995

Shabbir A (1995). How gender affects business start-up: Evidence from Pakistan. Small Enterprise Development, an International Journal, 6(1), 25-33. Author URL.

Awards and Honours

  • Outward mobility academic fellowship, Business School, University of Exeter
  • Teaching Award: ‘Inspiring Use of Research in Teaching’ from the University of Exeter
  • Teaching seed-corn funding from Business School University of Exeter
  • Research seed-corn funding from Business School, University of Exeter
  • Fully-funded PhD Scholarship from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarship Award for pursuing MPhil at Cranfield University

Conferences and invited presentations

  • Governance, Accountability and Responsible Investment (GARI) Conference, September 2014, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
  • European Financial Management Association, EFMA Conference, June 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Oxford Brookes University Business School, invited seminar, March 2014, Wheatley, UK (presentation by co-author)
  • Governance, Accountability and Responsible Investment (GARI) Conference, September 2013, Henley Management School, University of Reading, UK
  • Lancaster University Management School, invited seminar, March 2013, Lancaster (presentation by co-author)
  • University of Reading Business School Accounting Seminar Series, December 2012, Reading, UK
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review, Special Issue Workshop, October 2012, Berlin, Germany
  • South West Regional Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association, September 2012, Aberystwyth, UK
  • Society for Global Business and Economic Development 4th Research Symposium, July 2012, Bangalore, India (presentation by co-author)
  • Business Reporting and Financial Communication Conference, July 2012, Bristol, UK
  • British Accounting and Finance Association Conference, April 2012, Brighton, UK
  • Southampton University, Finance Seminar Series, November 2012, Southampton, UK
  • South West Accounting Group Conference, September 2011, Exeter , UK
  • Financial Management Association Europe Conference, June, 2011, Porto, Portugal
  • World Finance Conference, June, 2011, Rhodes, Greece
  • European Financial Management Association Conference, June 2011, Braga, Portugal
  • European Accounting Association Conference, April 2011, Rome, Italy
  • Warsaw School of Economics and Warsaw University, invited seminar, December 2011, Warsaw, Poland (presentation by co-author)
  • Indian Institute of Management, invited seminar, October 2011, Bangalore, India (presentation by co-author)
  • Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Bristol, May 2011, Bristol, UK (presentation by co-author)
  • Financial Management Association Europe Conference, June 2010, Hamburg, Germany
  • National Conference on Corporate Governance, May 2008, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, November 2008, Reading, UK
  • Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2008, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
  • European Financial Management Association, Conference, June 2006, Madrid, Spain
  • Multinational Finance Society Conference, June 2006, Edinburgh, UK

External positions

  • Ad hoc referee for the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal and International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education
  • Discussant and session chair at various International Accounting and Finance Conferences including European Accounting Association Conference, European Financial Management Association Conference and Financial Management Association (Europe) Conference
  • Contributor on Mazar’s Business Charter Roundtables, October 2014, London.

Corporate governance is an exciting and evolving area of research and scholarship.  It is exciting because issues in corporate governance are at the heart of any debate on the aims, objectives and conduct of corporate business; and it is evolving, as after decades of research there is still little consensus on how the board for example, should be optimally designed to deliver effective corporate governance. Hence, issues in governance keep emerging, evolving and morphosing with changing regulation and practices of businesses over time.  This means the field remains open and exciting for teaching, research and practice.

Teaching Award:  'Inspiring Use of Research in Teaching' from the University of Exeter

Taught modules

Modules

2016/17

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