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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Financial and Management Studies Research

DeFiMS faculty members have a strong commitment to academic research and publication.  Our research interests, publications, and expertise are wide-ranging. Our current, active research interests lie within five main areas:

  • Corporate governance: finance, law, and regulation (in developed and developing countries)
  • Corporate finance: determinants of firms' capital structure
  • Finance and economic growth
  • Financial regulation, central banking and bank supervision
  • Management in China; Management in Japan; and Management in the Middle East and North Africa

There are two compulsory weekly workshops for PhD students:

  • Advanced Topics in Finance and Management
  • Research Workshops in Finance and Management

Additionally, the following Events are open to all DeFiMS students:

  • CeFiMS Business Network Seminars
  • Finance and Management Seminar Series

DeFiMS faculty members and PhD students present their research at international conferences.
DeFiMS itself organises research conferences.

Staff Publications

The Department's output of research is accessible from the CeFiMS website as CeFiMS Working Papers (downloadable as pdf documents)

Research Students

The Research programme at DeFiMS is designed to ensure that PhD students are an integral part of DeFiMS research activity.  Further information on the research activities of current DeFiMS PhD students are listed on this site.