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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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Research Output

All on board? New evidence on board characteristics from a large panel of UK FTSE indices

Yusuf, A. & Sherif, M., 1 Jul 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 13, 5328.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Sentiment-Apt Investors and UK Sector Returns

    Sakariyahu, R., Sherif, M., Paterson, A. & Chatzivgeri, E., 10 Aug 2020, In : International Journal of Finance and Economics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 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


    2013 Teaching and Learning Oscars

    Sherif, Mo (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • 2014 Best paper Award

    Sherif, Mo (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • 2014 Teaching and Learning Oscars

    Sherif, Mo (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best paper award in SET capital market award categories

    Sherif, Mo (Recipient), 28 Jun 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    National School of Business Management (Event)

    Mohamed Sherif (Member)

    21 Jun 2021

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Crowdfunding, P2P, Blockchain& Bitcoin

    Mohamed Sherif (Speaker)

    5 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research (Journal)

    Mo Sherif (Editorial board member)

    1 Oct 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Cairo University

    Mo Sherif (Visiting Researcher)

    15 Sep 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Press / Media

    Research Grant

    Mohamed Sherif


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research