Equity valuation, Financial analysts, Narratives.
1. The usefulness of financial accounting information: Evidence from the field. The Accounting Review (2021).
2. Earning the 'write to speak' : sell-side analysts and their struggle to be heard, Contemporary Accounting Research (2019), 36, 4, 2635-2662
Financial Statement analysis
Teaching in 2021-2022
Accounting and Finance
IB9KD0: Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
IB9R70: Financial Analysis
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, textual analysis, equity valuation, decision-usefulness of financial reporting and corporate governance topics.
His research has been published in leading accounting journals including Accounting and Business Research, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review and the Accounting Review. 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, the Scottish Accountancy Trust for Education and Research, Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Scotland (ICAS) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). His 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 since 2008. He has also been awarded WBS outstanding contribution to teaching CORE award 2018-19 and 2019-20.Shahed served as the deputy head of accounting group, academic director for MSAF and Executive MBA programme and PhD co-ordinator.
Cascino, S., Clatworthy, M. A., García Osma, B., Gassen, J. and Imam, S. (2021) "The usefulness of financial accounting information : evidence from the field", The Accounting Review
Bhardwaj, A. and Imam, S. (2019) "The tone and readability of the media during the financial crisis : evidence from pre-IPO media coverage", International Review of Financial Analysis, 63, 40-48
Spence, C., Aleksanyan, M., Millo, Y., Imam, S. and Abhayawansa, S. (2019) "Earning the ‘write to speak’ : sell-side analysts and their struggle to be heard", Contemporary Accounting Research, 36, 4, 2635-2662
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
Barker, R. and Imam, S. (2008) "Analysts' perceptions of 'earnings quality'", Accounting and Business Research, Vol.38, No.4, 313-329
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
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