Personal profile

Research interests

Research interests: Empirical asset pricing and return predictability; Financial markets in emerging economies; Corporate finance; International portfolio diversification.


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

Associate Professor of Finance (AEF)

Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes in Finance (AEF)

3rd Year Teaching Co-ordinator

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Research Output 2002 2017

Do mergers create value for high-tech firms? The hounds of dotcom bubble

Lusyana, D. & Sherif, M. 2016 In : Journal of High Technology Management Research. 27, 2, p. 196-213 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

Illiquidity premium and expected stock returns in the UK: A new approach

Chen, J. & Sherif, M. 15 Sep 2016 In : Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 458, p. 52–66 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stock returns


2013 Teaching and Learning Oscars

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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)

Activities 2012 2026

Traditional vs Behavioral Finance

Sherif, M. (Speaker)
31 Dec 2026

Activity: Invited talk

National School of Business Management (Event)

Sherif, M. (Member)
21 Jun 2021

Activity: Membership of committee

McGraw-Hill (Publisher)

Sherif, M. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Editorial activity

Scottish Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting and Finance

Sherif, M. (Chair)
6 Jun 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Research Grant

Mohamed Sherif


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Research