Shahbaz Sheikh


Associate Professor
PhD, International Economics and Finance, International Business School, Brandeis University, USA (2004)

Office: SSC 4416
Phone: 519-661-2111 x82294

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Shahbaz Sheikh is Associate Professor of Finance at the DAN department of Management and Organizational Studies and a Senior Fellow, Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), Faculty of Social Science, Western University. Before joining Western in 2005, he taught at International Business School and the Department of Economics at Brandeis University, USA. He is actively involved in doing research on topics in Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance with a special focus on CEO compensation. Recently, he has been working on the role of Corporate Social responsibility in the modern corporation. He has authored (co-authored) 25 articles in peer reviewed finance journals since 2005. He teaches courses in Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Risk Management. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the CMA Teaching Award, University Student Council (USC) Teaching Honour Roll, and the Faculty of Social Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Risk Management


Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Institutional Economics


Sheikh, S. 2021. CEO inside debt, market structure, and payout policy. International Review of Financial Analysis (forthcoming). 

Sheikh, S. 2020. Corporate social responsibility and corporate payout policy: the impact of product market competition. International Journal of Managerial Finance (forthcoming).

Sheikh, S. 2020. CEO inside debt and corporate social responsibility. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 16 (4), 525-546. 

Sheikh, S. 2020. Corporate social responsibility, innovation, and firm value. International Journal of Business, Governance and Ethics, 14(3), 271-297. DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2020.10025378

Chakraborty, A., Gau, L., & Sheikh, S. 2019. Corporate governance and risk in cross-listed and Canadian only companies. Management Decision, 57 (10), 2740-2757.

Sheikh, S. 2019. CEO power and corporate risk: The impact of market competition and corporate governance. Corporate Governance: An international Review, 27(5), 358-377.

Sheikh, S. 2019. CEO inside debt, market competition and corporate risk taking. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 15 (4), 636-657.

Sheikh, S. 2019. An examination of the dimensions of CEO power and corporate social responsibility. Review of Accounting and Finance, 19 (2), 221-244.

Sheikh, S. 2019. Corporate social responsibility and firm leverage: The impact of market competition. Research in International Business and Finance, 48, 496-510.

Chakraborty, A., Gau, L., & Sheikh, S. 2019. Managerial risk taking incentives, corporate social responsibility and firm risk. Journal of Economics and Business, 101, 58-72.

Chakraborty, A., Gau, L., & Sheikh, S. 2019. Does size affect the relationship between option compensation and managerial risk taking? Evidence from Canadian listed companies. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 24, 20-32.

Sheikh, S. 2018. Is corporate social responsibility a value increasing investment? Evidence from antitakeover provisions. Global Finance Journal, 38, 1-12. Lead article.

Sheikh, S. 2018. CEO power, product market competition and firm value. Research in International Business and Finance, 46 373-386.

Sheikh, S. 2018. Corporate social responsibility, product market competition and firm value. Journal of Economics and Business, 98, 40-55.

Sheikh, S. 2018. The impact of competition on the relation between CEO power and firm innovation. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 44, 36-50.

Sheikh, S. 2017. Threat of termination and firm innovation. Annals of Finance, 13 (1), 75-95.

Sheikh, S. 2017. Peer group benchmarking in CEO compensation and firm innovation: Evidence from patents and citations. International Journal of Accounting and Finance, 7(2), 163-184.

Sheikh, S. 2017. Relative compensation and CEO turnover. Frontiers in Finance and Economics, 14(1), 1-28. Lead article