Dr Tasawar Nawaz

Dr Tasawar Nawaz

Lecturer in Finance

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



MSc Finance Program Lead

International Business Program Lead


PhD in Accountancy & Finance
MSc in International Economics
MBA in International Business
PGCert in Academic Practice

Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Advance HE (formally, Higher Education Academy), United Kingdom

Roles on external bodies

Board of Director (Non-executive) at Plymouth Community Homes

Associate Editor Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research



Teaching interests

Corporate Governance & Business Ethics | Corporate Finance (FinTech) | Financial Institutions & Markets | Applied Corporate Finance | Financial Management | Fundamentals of Finance | Managerial Accounting | Islamic Banking & Finance



Research interests

Inclusive Financing (Financial Inclusion/Exclusion/Unbanked) | Fintech | Corporate Governance | ESG | Islamic Banking & Finance | Sustainable Finance | Microfinance & Third Sector (Charity) Organisations | Intellectual Capital | Risk Disclosure | Supports Management | Human Capital | Higher Education & Internationalization




Selected publications

“A Canary in a Coalmine! Religious agency and its impact on the performance of Islamic banks”, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. DOI. with Virk, N.S. and Molyneux, P. 2022.

“Clarifying the impact of corporate governance and intellectual capital on financial performance: a longitudinal study of Deutsche Bank (1957-2019)", International Journal of Finance & Economics. DOI. with Ohlrogge, O. 2022.

“A Systematic Literature Review on Risk Disclosure Research: State-of-the-art and Future Research Agenda”, International Review of Financial Analysis. DOI. with Ibrahim, A., Hussainey, K., Ntim, C. and Elamer, A. 2022.

“The Value of Social Capital for the Success of SPAC IPOs”, International Journal of Financial Studies. DOI. with Haniffa, R. and Hudaib, M. 2022.

“Determinants of CEO compensation in the FTSE100 constituent firms”, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. DOI. with Pang, A. 2022.

“What's in an education? Implications of CEO education for financial inclusion”, International Journal of Finance & Economics. DOI. 2021.

“On intellectual capital efficiency and Shariah governance in Islamic banking business model”, International Journal of Finance & Economics. DOI. with Haniffa, R. and Hudaib, M. 2020.

“Exploring the nexus between human capital, corporate governance and performance: evidence from Islamic banks”, Journal of Business Ethics. DOI. 2019.

“Religious entrenchment and agency costs”, Economics Letters. DOI. with Virk, N.S. 2019.

“Internationalisation strategy, faculty response and academic preparedness for transnational teaching: The significance of pre-departure training”, Education + Training. DOI. 2018.

“Momentum investment strategies, corporate governance, and firm performance: an analysis of Islamic banks”, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society. DOI. 2017

“Islamic vs. conventional banks in dual-banking systems: business model, investment strategies and economic performance”, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. DOI. 2017.

“Determinants of financial performance of Islamic banks: an intellectual capital perspective”, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research. DOI. with Haniffa, R. 2017.


Ethical Banking in the Land of Redistributive Policies, Scholars Press, Saarbruchen, Germany. 2015.


Expatriation in the Age of Austerity: An Analysis of Capital Mobilization Strategies of Self-Initiated Expatriates, in Handbook of Research on Human Resources Strategies for the New Millennial Workforce, IGI Global, Pennsylvania 17033-1240, USA (p.177-199). DOI. 2016.