Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Dr. Sahar E-Vahdati


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Office #: OYAGSB 2.28

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

Teaching Interests: CSR, Sustainability, Data Analysis, Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance, Financial Management, Financial Instrument and Markets, Research Methodology.

Research interests: CSR, Sustainability, Business Ethics, Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance, Financial Performance, Financial Management.

Biography: Dr. Sahar 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), MBA (Accounting/ Finance) from Multimedia University(MMU). She has funded by UM university for three different projects research during her Ph.D. studies. she has more than 20 articles, conference papers which have been published in various academic journals, including ISI-indexed and ABDC, Scopus and ABS rankings. One of her articles was designated the consolidation prize and merit award from MIA (Malaysian Institute of Accounting) in 2015. Sahar has reviewed many manuscripts for Scopus-indexed journals, ABS and ABDC journals such as Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society.

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 taught at postgraduate and undergraduate levels in the field of Accounting and Finance at UM and IUMW universities in addition to supervising research projects. She also has worked for more than six years in the industry as an accountant and manager. she has also presented as a keynote speaker for using Thomson Reuters database and quantitative research seminars to graduate and undergraduate students.

Selected publications:

  • Sahar, E., Zulkifli, N., & Zakaria, Z. (2018). A Moderated Mediation Model for Board Diversity and Corporate Performance in ASEAN Countries. Sustainability, 10(2), 556.
  • 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-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.
  •  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.


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Universiti Utara Malaysia
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Universiti Utara Malaysia (Kampus Kuala Lumpur)
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