Marizah Minhat

Marizah Minhat

Dr Marizah Minhat

Lecturer in Finance

Biography

Dr Minhat is the Assistant Director of the International Centre for Management and Governance Research (ICMGR). As a Lecturer in Finance, she has taught conventional finance and Islamic finance in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining academia, she worked with a publicly listed government-linked company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad. She holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance, and an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Stirling. She travelled from down under where she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Dr Minhat has published in the areas of Islamic finance and corporate governance that includes executive remuneration, risk-taking incentives, and financial reporting. Her extended research interests include credit derivatives and financial regulation. Dr Minhat has co-authored a book chapter on Islamic Finance for Financial Management Theory and Practice EMEA edition (published by Cengage Learning). Her scholarly research outputs were published in Journal of Financial Stability, Economics Letters, Applied Economics, Business Ethics: A European Review, and Research in International Business and Finance among others. She was a reviewer for a number of journals including Corporate Governance: An International Review, Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, and Studies in Economics and Finance. She sits on the International Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Accounting Perspectives.

Dr Minhat has more than ten years of teaching and research experiences in higher academic institutions in the United Kingdom. She started as a Teacher in finance, investment and accounting at the University of Stirling. She joined Edinburgh Napier in 2008 as a Lecturer in Finance and introduced Islamic finance through conventional finance and investment modules. She had taught Islamic banking and finance at the University of Salford and the University of Bedfordshire. She has also taught finance and investment (with Islamic finance elements) in Hong Kong and Singapore. Dr Minhat is the Module Leader for Current Issues in Finance, Investment Management and Financial Management. Other modules taught include Strategic Financial Management, Corporate Financial Management, and Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios. Dr Minhat was nominated for “Most Inspiring Tutor Award” in 2017 and 2016, “Outstanding Award” in 2013, and “Best Innovation Award” in 2012 by Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA).

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Conference Activity

  • 'CEO pensions, CEO power and the pay-performance relationship'(with R Kabir), presented at the European Financial Management Association Annual Conference 2010, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • 'Multiple compensation consultants and CEO pay' (with R Kabir), presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 'The effect of compensation consultants on UK CEO pay' (with R Kabir), presented at the International Executive Remuneration Workshop, The Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK (also presented at the European Financial Management Association Corporate Governance Symposium 2009, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK).
  • 'CEO stock options and opportunistic earnings management: UK evidence', presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2009, Tampere, Finland (also presented at the British Accounting Association Annual Conference 2009, Dundee, UK.
  • 'The role of compensation consultants in executive pay governance', presented at the Multinational Finance Society (MFS) Annual Conference 2008, Orlando, Florida, US.
  • 'Executive compensation and pay-performance relationship', Doctoral Symposium, ESRC Conference on Executive Pay 2007, London, UK.
  • 'CEO stock options and credit default swaps in risk management' (with B Al-Own and S Gao), presented at the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM) Special Issue Symposium on Cross Country Issues on Credit, Banking, Asset Pricing, and Market Liquidity, 2016, Shanxi, China (also presented at Pu’er, Yunnan, China).
  • 'Corporate governance and compliance with mandatory disclosure requirements' (with M Abdullah), presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference 2014, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 'Islamic financial instruments in corporate financing: evidence from Malaysia' (with N Dzolkarnaini), presented at the British Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference 2014, London School of Economics, UK.
  • 'The role of Islamic financial instruments in firms’ capital structure: an empirical study' (with N Dzolkarnaini), presented at the British Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference 2012, Brighton, UK (also presented at the BAFA AFEE Workshop 2012, University of Salford, UK).
  • 'Are executives of government linked companies fat cat bureaucrats?' (with M Abdullah), presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2012, Ljubjlana, Slovenia.
  • 'Bankers’ compensation and risk-taking before and during financial crisis' (with M Abdullah), presented at the CGIR Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis Conference 2010, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US.

 

Media Activity

  • Minhat, M. and Dzolkarnaini, N. (2015) “Islamic finance: is it about how fast to get there?” Islamic Finance Review, 5(4).
  • Minhat, M. and Dzolkarnaini, N. (2015) “Creating big interest in non-interest Islamic finance”, Islamic Finance Review, June.
  • Minhat, M. (2006) “The Uncertainty of Standard of Value”, Accountants Today, 19 (2).
  • Minhat, M. (2005) “The Theory of Uncertainty”, Accountants Today, 18 (6).

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • CA, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • CA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Accounting and Finance for MBA/MSc, Leeds Beckett University.

 

Editorial Activity

  • International Advisory Board member, Asian Journal of Accounting Perspectives.

 

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