Dr Tasawar Nawaz

Dr Tasawar Nawaz

Lecturer in Finance

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



International Business Program Lead


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

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom



Teaching interests

Corporate Governance & Business Ethics | Financial Statement Analysis | Financial Institutions & Markets | Applied Corporate Finance | Financial Management | Fundamentals of Accounting | Managerial Accounting | Islamic Banking & Finance



Research interests

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




Selected publications

Nawaz, T. (2021). What's in an education? Implications of CEO education for financial inclusion. International Journal of Finance & Economics. DOI.

Nawaz, T. (2019). Exploring the nexus between human capital, corporate governance and performance: evidence from Islamic banks, Journal of Business Ethics. DOI.

Nawaz, T. and Virk, N.S. (2019). Religious entrenchment and agency costs. Economics Letters. DOI.

Nawaz, T., Haniffa, R. and Hudaib, M. (2020). On intellectual capital efficiency and Shariah governance in Islamic banking business model. International Journal of Finance & Economics. DOI.

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

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

Nawaz, T. and Haniffa, R. (2017). Determinants of financial performance of Islamic banks: an intellectual capital perspective, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research. DOI.

Nawaz, T. (2018). Determinants and consequences of disruptive innovations: evidence from the UK financial services sector. Accounting and Management Information Systems. DOI.

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

Nawaz, T. (2017). Intellectual capital, financial crisis and performance of Islamic banks: does Shariah governance matter? International Journal of Business and Society. DOI.


Nawaz, T. (2015). Ethical Banking in the Land of Redistributive Policies, Scholars Press, Saarbruchen, Germany.


Nawaz, T. (2016). 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.