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Dr Samah Issa PhD, MSc, BSc, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance & Postgraduate Research Tutor (SERI)


Summary

Samah joined Sheffield Business School in 2014 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance. She holds a BSc in Economics, MSc in International Finance, and PhD degree in Banking and Finance from Essex Business School. Samah's teaching responsibilities at the Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems (FABS) include Global Financial Markets (UG&PG) and Corporate Finance (PG). At Sheffield Business School, Samah is the DBA Course Leader (Overseas) managing the delivery of the doctoral programme at Munich Business School and Zagreb School of Economics and Management. In 2018, Samah was recognised by the University for performance that exceeded expectations for her work on the DBA. Samah also is Postgraduate Research Tutor (PGRT) for the Social and Economic Research Institute (SERI). As PGRT, Samah provides leadership and support to the delivery of postgraduate research, offers additional mentoring to research students, helps building supervision teams and provides supervisor mentoring and training. In 2021, Samah was nominated for the University Inspirational Research Supervisor Award. She is currently supervising several doctoral students in the areas of Crowdfunding, Behavioural Economics and Finance, Cultural Economics, Organisational Culture in Banking and Strategic Management in Insurance. Samah is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES).

 

About

Qualifications

  • 2016: Post Graduate Certificate (PgCert) Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2014: PhD Banking and Finance, University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • 2009: MSc International Finance, University of Essex, United Kingdom

Teaching expertise

  • Finance and Banking

Teaching

Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Sheffield Business School

Finance, Banking and Economics

 

Global Financial Markets (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
Corporate Finance (Postgraduate)

 

Research

Crowdfunding
Banking Competition and Market Structure
Banking in Emerging Markets
Behavioural Finance and Economics (Decision Making and Fraud)
Social Capital and Cultural Economics

 

Publications

Journal articles

Issa, S., Girardone, C., & Snaith, S. (2020). Banking competition, convergence and growth across macro-regions of MENA. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2020.10.014

Conference papers

Breese, R., Issa, S., & Tresidder, R. (2021). Impact on Management Practice after Completing the DBA. In 2021 Engaged Management Scholarship (EMS) Conference, Miami, FL, 9 September 2021 - 12 September 2021.

Issa, S., Girardone, C., & Snaith, S. (2017). Banking competition, convergence and economic growth across macro-regions of MENA. In Annual conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 10 April 2017 - 12 April 2017. British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)

Issa, S., Girardone, C., & Snaith, S. (2013). Market conditions and soundness: Islamic and conventional banks in MENA. In XXII International Conference on Money, Banking and Finance, Rome.

Issa, S., Girardone, C., & Snaith, S. (2012). Contagion in the MENA region. In Annual Conference of the European Association of University Teachers in Banking and Finance, Malta.

Reports

Issa, S., Girardone, C., & Snaith, S. (2020). Banking competition, convergence and growth across macro-regions of MENA. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2020.10.014

Theses / Dissertations

Hofinger, J. (2021). Regulatory risk disclosure in the banking industry:a scoring model approach. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Garrow, N., Issa, S., & Stumpfegger, E. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00383

Posters

Patterson, E., Matthias, O., Issa, S., & Wagner, D. (2019). The Use of a Decision Support System (DSS) in the Surety Pre-qualification Process: A Multi-level Framework. Presented at: 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Boston, Massachusetts

Other activities

External Examiner for UG Finance Courses at Westminster Business School

 

Postgraduate supervision

Completed, May 2021: Regulatory Risk Disclosure in the Banking Industry: A Scoring Model Approach

Currently supervising 5 doctoral students on the following projects:
1. Home-Bias in Online Fundraising: An Analysis of International Reward-Based Crowdfunding
2. Factors Influencing Neutralization Techniques Applied by White-collar Criminals
3. Cultural Intelligence and Social Capital: Investigating expatriates’ working relationships in Malaysia
4. Firm performance, Organizational Culture and Innovation: The Case of Jordanian banks
5. The Impact of Diversification Strategy on the Financial Performance of Iranian Insurance Companies

 

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