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Dr Shahed Imam

Associate Professor of Accounting

Research Interests

Equity valuation, Financial analysts, Narratives.

Recent publications:

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

Teaching interests:

Financial Statement analysis

Company valuation

Teaching in 2021-2022

Accounting and Finance
  • IB9KD0: Financial Reporting & Financial Statement Analysis
Executive MBA
  • IB9R70: Financial Analysis
  • IB3960: Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation

Accounting Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22842  /  Room: 1.111


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.


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