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Research interests

Research interests: Empirical asset pricing and return predictability;entrepreneurial and behavioural finance; Financial markets in emerging economies; ethical finance.


Dr M. Sherif is an interdisciplinary finance researcher whose initial contributions to the finance literature are in the corporate finance, financial markets, and asset pricing fields. Together with Stuart Hyde from Manchester Business School, he has published a series of outputs on Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance.  Dr Sherif is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK He is a referee and member of editorial board for the Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Journal of Business and Economics, the International Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management and Finance Review. He is a conference reviewer for a number of international conferences. Dr Sherif is an approved tutor for Harvard School of Public health and has designed and taught undergraduate, graduate, and executive level courses and consulted with a variety of health care organizations concerning financial management. Also, he designed, prepared and participated in a number of the managerial programs and modules for trainees on different managerial levels in Egypt, Dubai, and the UK. Currently he is acting as the Programme Director for the MSc in Finance and Programme Director for the MSc in Finance & Management at Heriot-Watt University. He published a text book on Corporate Finance and has contributed to develop the Corporate Finance text book of Ross et al 2013 and Arnold 2014.

Roles & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Managing Corporate Value
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • International Banking and Money Markets

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Finance for Dept of Accountancy, Economics & Finance
  • Director of the MSc Finance 
  • Director of the MSc Finance& Management
  • Director of the MSc International Banking & Finance
  • Elected member of Senate.

PhD Supervision

Mo would particularly welcome applications from students who are interested in entrepreneurial and behavioural finance.


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Stock returns Business & Economics
Capital asset pricing model Business & Economics
Asset pricing models Business & Economics
Risk taking Business & Economics
Malaysia Business & Economics
Sentiment Business & Economics
Insurance companies Business & Economics
Habit formation Business & Economics

Co Author Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2002 2019

Does Pre-IPO Shariah-Compliance Disclosure Matter?: Evidence from Malaysia

Sherif, M. & Mohd Yaakub, N., 16 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) The 21st Malaysian Finance Association Conference 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

News Sentiment and Performance of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs in Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Sherif, M. & Mohd Yaakub, N., 18 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Entrepreneurial orientation
Performance orientation
United Arab Emirates

Sentiment-Apt Investors and UK Sector Returns

Sakariyahu, R., Sherif, M., Paterson, A. & Chatzivgeri, E., 11 Jun 2019. 57 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Investor sentiment
Growth opportunities
Stock returns

The quality of governance and momentum profits: International evidence

Sherif, M. & Chen, J., 1 Sep 2019, In : The British Accounting Review. 51, 5, 100835.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Momentum profits


2013 Teaching and Learning Oscars

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

university teacher

2014 Best paper Award

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


2014 Teaching and Learning Oscars

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Best paper award in SET capital market award categories

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 28 Jun 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Capital markets
Fatty acids
Initial public offerings

Activities 2012 2021

National School of Business Management (Event)

Mohamed Sherif (Member)
21 Jun 2021

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

PhD External Examiner

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient)
2 Feb 2018

Activity: Other

Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research (Journal)

Mo Sherif (Editorial board member)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

New Bloomberg Finance lab at SoSS

Mo Sherif (Recipient)
30 Sep 2018

Activity: Other

Crowdfunding, P2P, Blockchain& Bitcoin

Mohamed Sherif (Speaker)
5 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Research Grant

Mohamed Sherif


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research