Open Lecture – Islamic versus conventional banking

Thursday 25 October at 6pm

About the lecture

This lecture introduces the current debates related to the reporting quality indicators for the two bank types. It will cover the different financial standards applied by both Islamic and conventional banks worldwide as well as the existing systematic differences in the two bank types’ business models, including traditional and non-traditional governance mechanisms. The lecture also aims at reflecting on emerging opportunities and incentives for accounting manipulations and earnings management practices across the two bank types. It will highlight the key policy implications arising for the global banking system.

About the speaker

Dr. Marwa Elnahass is a doctoral graduate of Lancaster University and currently works as a Lecturer of Accounting and Finance in Newcastle University Business School.

Her background reflects both professional practices as an auditor and accountant in local auditing firms as well as multi-national oil and gas corporations (e.g. Shell and Schlumberger).

Dr. Elnahass’ research and publications (in ranked ABS academic journals and media articles) cover the associations across disciplines related to financial reporting standards, earnings management and corporate governance. Her research interests also draw upon comparisons between Islamic and conventional banking for debate surrounding stock markets’ valuation, banking resilience and religiosity.

Her empirical research also reflects on M&As in non-financial firms. Her recent research interest covers Financial Technology (FinTech) and Artificial Intelligence. She is also a member in the peer review college of ESRC-GCRF. Dr. Elnahass is a referee in leading ABS peer-reviewed journals and supervises a number of PhD students working in the area of Islamic finance, disclosure and financial stability.

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