Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Dr. Rohail Hassan


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Phone: +604-928 7127

Office #: OYAGSB 2.19

Qualification: BS (HONS) in Management (Finance) (University of The Punjab, Pakistan); MPhil in Management (TQM) (University of The Punjab, Pakistan); Ph.D. in Management (Corporate Governance & Finance) (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia).

Teaching Interest: Strategic Management; Corporate Governance; Decision Analysis; Business Research Methodology; Introduction to Management; International Financial Management; Principal of Finance; Corporate Finance; Operations Management

Research Interest: Diversity and Inclusion; Gender Diversity; Boards of Directors; Firm Performance; Institutional Ownership, Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Finance; Time-Series Analysis; Panel Data Analysis; Risk Management; Firm Financial Performance; Financial Markets and Analysis; Entrepreneurship; CSR and Business Ethics; Sustainability; Big Data and Business; Sustainability; Organizational Studies

Research Profiles:
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=xLcs4hIAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rohail_Hassan
Academia: https://uum.academia.edu/RohailHassan
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7825-0283
Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1303425/dr-rohail-hassan/
Scopus: Hassan, Rohail [Author ID: 56575985100]
UUM Experts: 

Biography: Dr. Rohail Hassan is Senior Lecturer of Corporate Governance and Finance at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), Universiti Utara Malaysia. Rohail received his undergraduate education in Management Sciences at University of The Punjab in 2010; at the same University, he earned his Master of Philosophy degree in 2012, and Doctor of Philosophy in Management with a concentration on Corporate Governance/Board Diversity in 2019 from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He secured a fully-funded scholarship by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia for his Ph.D. studies. His research on corporate governance, women empowerment, gender-related issues, diversity and Inclusion, gender diversity, diversity management, boards of directors, financial management, big data, financial analytics, firm performance, and strategy. Dr. Rohail has been published his research in leading management journals such as Journal of Management and Organization, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Economics Bulletin, Journal of International Women's Studies, Journal of Risk and Financial Management and International Journal of Financial Studies. In total, he has published over 37 refereed journal articles to date.

Currently, Rohail is working in the capacity of Series Editor titled as “Big Data for Industry 4.0: Challenges and Applications - Taylor & Francis Group. Rohail is also serving as an International Editorial Board Member to Journal of Risk and Financial Management, and Editor of Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, and Reviewer to several prestigious academic journals such as Journal of Management & Organization (JMO), International Journal of Finance and Economics (IJFE), Applied Economics incorporating Applied Financial Economics, Sustainability, and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Before joining Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in 2019, Rohail has worked eight years in the industry, academia, and research. In industry, he worked with multinational companies in a managerial capacity about three years. In academia, he taught both at postgraduate and undergraduate levels in various universities in addition to supervising research projects. Rohail is a Certified Lead Auditor / Professional Trainer and management consultant in the area of Corporate Governance, Panel Data Analysis, Inferential Statistics, strategy research and STATA software among others. Besides, he is a Member of The American Finance Association (AFA).

Selected Publications:

  • Zainudin, SM., Rasid, SZA., Omar, R., & Hassan, R., (2019). The good and bad news about the new liquidity rules of Basel III in Islamic Banking of Malaysia. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 12(3), 120. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm12030120 [Citation Indexed - (ISI / ECSI / ERA / ABDC-B Rank)]
  • Hassan, R., & Marimuthu, M. (2018). Contextualizing Comprehensive Board Diversity and Firm Financial Performance: Integrating Market, Management, and Shareholder’s Perspective. Journal of Management & Organization, 24(2), 634-678. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2018.10 [Citation Indexed - (ISI / SSCI / Impact Factor – 1.021 / JCR-Q4 / SCOPUS-Q1 / ERA / ABS Rank / ABDC-B Rank)]
  • Hassan, R., & Marimuthu, M. (2018). Bridging and Bonding: Having a Muslim Diversity on Corporate Boards and Firm Performance. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 9(3), 457-478. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-02-2016-0022 [Citation Indexed - (ISI / ECSI / SCOPUS-Q2 / ERA / / ABDC-C Rank )]
  • Said, R., Rahim, A.A.A., & Hassan, R. (2018). Exploring the Effects of Corporate Governance and Human Governance on Management Commentary Disclosure. Social Responsibility Journal, 14(4), 843-858. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-06-2017-0099 [Citation Indexed - (ISI / ECSI / SCOPUS-Q2 / ERA / ABDC-B Rank)]
  • Hassan, R., & Marimuthu, M. (2017). Does Corporate Diversity Really Matter in the Plantation Sector? Empirical Evidence from a World Islamic Leading Country and Market Reaction. International Journal of Financial Studies, 5(3),17. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/ijfs5030017 [Citation Indexed - (ISI / ECSI / SCOPUS / ERA)]
  • Hassan, R., Marimuthu, M., Tariq, E., & Aqeel, R. (2017). Ethnic and Gender Diversity in Top Level Management and Firm Performance: Shareholder’s Perspectives. Journal of International Women's Studies, 18(4), 1-12 [Citation Indexed - (SCOPUS-Q3 / ERA)]
  • Hassan, R., & Marimuthu, M. (2016). Corporate Governance, Board Diversity, and Firm Value: Examining Large Companies Using Panel Data Approach. Economics Bulletin, Volume 36, Issue 3, pages 1737-1750 [Citation Indexed - (ISI / ECSI / SCOPUS-Q3 / ERA / ABDC-C Rank / CNRS-3)]


Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (Kampus Kuala Lumpur)
27-1B Tingkat 1, Wisma Sri Muda (UUMKL Menara 2)
Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz, Kampung Baru
50300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEL: +604-928 7192/7194