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Professor Tamer Elshandidy

PositionProfessor of Accounting
Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Centre
DepartmentSchool of Management
Telephone+44 (0)1274 234435

Research Interests (key words only)

Textual analysis, Corporate (risk) disclosure strategies, Corporate governance, IFRS implications, Market-based accounting research.

PhD Supervision

Supervision to completion: Three PhD students
Ongoing supervision: Three PhD students


Tamer has joined University of Bradford School of Management from Nottingham University Business School where he was Associate Professor in Accounting. Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor in Accounting at School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol. He was awarded his B. Com(Accounting) with honours (Valedictorian), and MSc (International Accounting: Regional Accounting Harmonisation) from the University of Helwan, Egypt. He Completed his PhD (Accounting: Risk Reporting Incentives: Across-Country Study) from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Professor Elshandidy's research areas of interest include: Textual analysis, corporate (risk) disclosure strategies, corporate governance, IFRS implications, and market-based accounting research. He has published his research in internationally recognised journals including: International Review of Financial Analysis, British Accounting Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Advances in Accounting, and Applied Financial Economics. Some of his published research has been awarded the most cited and most downloaded paper certificates.

Tamer has acted as ad-hoc referee for many journals such as: Accounting and Business Research, Accounting in Europe, Advances in Accounting, British Accounting Review, Economic Modelling, International Journal of Accounting Research, International Review of Financial Analysis, and Schmalenbach Business Review. Along with previous academic journals, he served as a reviewer for fund bodies (i.e., the British Academy) as well as academic publishers (i.e., Oxford University Press).

Professor Elshandidy has been involved in several external activities including external examiner for Nottingham University Business School, Roehampton Business School, and the Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP) of the Open University (the American College of Greece, and Leeds City College). Furthermore, He is in scientific committees of Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference and the Scientific Standing Committee (SSC) of the European Accounting Association (EAA 2017 Annual Congress). He is also serving as Publicity Officer for Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group under the British Accounting and Finance Association. Additionally, he has been invited to give research seminars at several UK universities including the University of Bath, the University of Bradford, the University of West of England, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Huddersfield.

Study History

  • B. Com(Accounting) with honours (Valedictorian), from the University of Helwan, Egypt. 
  • MSc (International Accounting: Regional Accounting Harmonisation) from the University of Helwan, Egypt. 
  • PhD (Accounting: Risk Reporting Incentives: Across-Country Study) from the University of Stirling, UK.

Professional History


Research Areas

  • Textual analysis, 
  • Corporate (risk) disclosure strategies, 
  • Corporate governance, 
  • IFRS implications, 
  • Market-based accounting research


Elshandidy, T., Shrives, P., Bamber, M., & Abraham, S. (2018). Risk reporting: A review of the literature and implications for future research. Journal of Accounting Literature, forthcoming.

Ahmed, Y., & Elshandidy, T. (2017). Why do over-deviated firms from target leverage undertake foreign acquisitions?. International Business Review. Forthcoming.

Tan, Y., Zeng, C. C., & Elshandidy, T. (2017). Risk disclosures, international orientation, and share price informativeness: Evidence from China. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 29, 81-102. 

Elbakry, A., Nwachukwu, J., Abdou, A., and Elshandidy, T. (2017). Comparative evidence on the value relevance of IFRS-based accounting information in Germany and the UK. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, 28, 10-30. This paper is the most downloaded paper according to the Journal website (July 2017).

Elshandidy, T., and Shrives, P. (2016). The environmental incentive for and usefulness of textual risk disclosure: The German Evidence, the International Journal of Accounting, 51(4), 464–486.

Ahmed, Y, and Elshandidy, T. (2016). The effect of bidder conservatism on M&A decisions: Text-based evidence from US 10-K filings. International Review of Financial Analysis, 46, 176-190.

Elshandidy, T., and Neri, L. (2015). Corporate Governance, risk disclosure practices, and market liquidity: Comparative evidence from UK and Italy. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 23(4), 331,356.

Elshandidy, T, Fraser, I., and Hussainey, K. (2015). What drives mandatory and voluntary risk reporting variations across Germany, UK and US? The British Accounting Review, 47(4), 376–394.

Elshandidy, T. (2014). Value relevance of accounting information: Evidence from an emerging market. Advances in Accounting, 30(1), 176-186.

Elshandidy, T., and Hassinen, A. (2014). Do IFRS and board of directors’ independence affect accounting conservatism? Applied Financial Economics, 24(16), 1091-1102.

Elshandidy, T., Fraser, I., and Hussainey, K. (2013). Aggregated, voluntary and mandatory risk disclosure incentives: Evidence from UK FTSE all Share companies. International Review of Financial Analysis; 30, 320-333. This paper has been awarded the most cited paper certificate from IRFA (December 2016).

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