Corporate Finance, Microfinance and Governance

Our research covers a varying range of topics in Corporate Finance, Microfinance, Islamic Finance and Corporate Governance. We use both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Our cluster members teach and research in (but not limited to) corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, treasury management, accounting for goodwill, and financing of Tourist firms. We furthermore study issues related to farming especially small and marginal farmer, refugee Entrepreneurship, Islamic microfinance firms’ capital structure and dividend policy. 

corporate finance

Research areas

  • Capital Structure and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate risk management
  • Islamic finance and ethics
  • Entrepreneurial finance and crowd funding


Wahabalbari Ahmed
Kudakwashe Bondamakara
Mohamed Elmahgoub
Xiehua (Richard) Ji (Cluster Leader)
Navjot Sandhu