Equity valuation, Analysts, Narrative reporting.
1. ICAS-EFRAG funded study on the use of information by professional investors.
2. A study of fund managers/analysts.
Financial Statement analysis
Teaching in 2017-2018
Accounting and Finance
IB9Y9A: Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
IB9R70: Financial Analysis
IB9Y9B: Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
IB9EF0: Advanced Topics in Accounting
IB3960: Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation
Shahed completed PhD on analysts' use of accounting information from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in 2005. His main research interest is in analysts' role in the capital market. He is also interested in narrative reporting, equity valuation, decision-usefulness of financial reporting and corporate governance topics.
His research has been published in leading accounting journals. He is an editorial board member of Accounting and Business Research journal and one of the editors of the current edition of Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (Accounting). His research was funded by Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, WBS Research development fund and ICAS-EFRAG. His recent paper on financial analysts in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal received highly commended paper recognition.
Shahed is a recipient of Warwick Business School outstanding teacher award in recognition of excellent teaching in post-graduate programmes (MBA, MSc) for last ten years (2007-2016), and in Undergraduate programme (Accounting and Finance) since 2011. Shahed served in various administrative role at Warwick including the deputy head of accounting group, academic director for MSAF and Executive MBA programme. Currently he is the doctoral programme coordinator for the group.
Imam, S. and Spence, C. (2016) "Context not predictions : a field study of financial analysts", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 29, 2, 226-247
Cascino, S., Clatworthy, M., García Osma, B., Gassen, J., Imam, S. and Jeanjean, T. (2014) "Who uses financial reports and for what purpose? Evidence from capital providers", Accounting in Europe, 11, 2, 185-209
Imam, S., Chan, J. and Shah, S. Z. A. (2013) "Equity valuation models and target price accuracy in Europe : evidence from equity reports", International Review of Financial Analysis, 28, 9-19
Imam, S., Barker, R. and Clubb, C. (2008) "The use of valuation models by UK investment analysts", European Accounting Review, Volume 17, Number 3, 503-535
Barker, R. and Imam, S. (2008) "Analysts' perceptions of 'earnings quality'", Accounting and Business Research, Vol.38, No.4, 313-329
Cascino, S., Clatworthy, M., García Osma, B., Gassen, J., Imam, S. and Jeanjean, T. (2016) "Professional investors and the decision usefulness of financial reporting"
Cascino, S., Clatworthy, M., Garcia, B., Gassen, J., Imam, S. and Jeanjean, T. (2013) "The use of information by capital providers : academic literature review", ICAS-EFRAG, Edinburgh . 9781909883000