Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Dr. Sahar E-Vahdati


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Phone: +604-928 7146

Office #: OYAGSB 2.28

Qualification: Ph.D. in Accounting (University of Malaya), MBA in Accounting & Finance (Multimedia University, Malaysia).

Teaching Interests: Accounting for Managers, CSR, Sustainability and Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Research Methodology, Financial Markets

Research interests: Sustainability, CSR, Corporate Governance, Reporting and Disclosure, Gender Diversity, Board of Directors, Financial Performance, Innovation, Intellectual Capital, Financial Management

Research Profiles: 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahar-e-vahdati-399b4844/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lwi04DcAAAAJ&hl=en

SCOPUS: Scopus ID (57200792004https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57200792004

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sahar_E-Vahdati

UUM Directory of Experts: http://www.experts.uum.edu.my/Researcher_Info.aspx?nopkj=5825

BiographySahar E-Vahdati is a Senior Lecturer of Accounting and Finance Department at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), University Utara Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from University Malaya (UM). Sahar is currently supervising four Ph.D./DBA candidates and two MBA students. She is an active researcher. Her research manuscripts have been published in various academic journals, and conference papers including ISI-indexed and ABDC, Scopus, and ABS rankings. One of her articles was designated for the consolidation prize and merit award from MIA (Malaysian Institute of Accounting) in 2015. She has also won an international research grant from Sumitomo Foundation Japan in 2019 for her research proposal (below 10% of research proposals around the world could get acceptance). Sahar has reviewed many manuscripts for Scopus-indexed journals, ABS and ABDC journals such as Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Sustainability, Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Asian Journal of Accounting and Finance(AJAG), Asian Academy of Management, Global Business Management Review (GBMR), Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management(IJSAM). Before joining the School, Sahar was a senior researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy at UM University for four years. She has also conducted training on Thomson Reuter’s database, Eikon, and research tools to graduate and undergraduate students.

 Selected publications:

  • Sahar, E., Abd Karim, M. (2020). A Conceptual Model: The Covid-19 Occurrence Effects on Malaysian Manufacturing Sector Output. Business, Law, and Management at the Post-Pandemic Era: An International e-Conference, 11-12 July 2020, Malaysia.

  • Sahar, E., Azar, N. (2020). The Influence of Employees' and Customers' Satisfaction on The Performance of Financial Services Companies in Iran. Business, Law, and Management at the Post-Pandemic Era: An International e-Conference, 11-12 July 2020, Malaysia.

  • Sahar, E., Zulkifli, N., & Zakaria, Z. (2019). Corporate governance integration with sustainability: a systematic literature review. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society,19(2), pp. 255-269. https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-03-2018-0111  [Citation Indexed - (ISI /Scopus/ABS/ABDC Rank)]

  • Sahar .E-vahdati, Norhayah Binti Zulkifli, Zarina Binti Zakaria (2018). “Corporate Governance Integration with Sustainability: A Systematic Literature Review”. Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-03-2018-0111.
  • Sahar, E., Zulkifli, N., & Zakaria, Z. (2018). A Moderated Mediation Model for Board Diversity and Corporate Performance in ASEAN Countries. Sustainability, 10(2), 556. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020556    [Citation Indexed - (ISI / Scopus Rank)]

  •  Sahar, E., Zulkifli, N., & Zakaria, Z. (2018). “A Comparative Study of Mediation Role of Customer Satisfaction on Social Responsibility Reporting and Market Value: A Case of Asian Countries”. 3rd IRC 2018-MY Chapter Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ISSN (Online): 2523-1537 Volume: 3, Issue: 1 November 9-10, 2018.
  • Sahar .E-vahdati, Norhayah Binti Zulkifli, Zarina Binti Zakaria (2017). “A study on the role of reputation between sustainability reporting and commercial bank performance in SAARC countries”. CSEAR Noth-Asian Hong Kong conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 4-5 December 2017.
  • Sahar, E., Zulkifli, N., & Zakaria, Z. (2017). “Board Structure Role for Sustainability Reporting Through GRI Adaption in Developing Commercial Banks: A Case of Bangladesh”. 6th International Accounting Conference, Department of Accounting Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Indonesia in collaboration with Bank Indonesia (BI), 27-29 August 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Sahar .E-vahdati (2012). “The Role of Corporate Reputation on Travel and Leisure Companies Performance in Malaysia” International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics& Management (IJRCM), 3(8), 3-20.


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