Professor, Corporate Finance
Adelaide Business School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Alfred Yawson is a Professor in Corporate Finance and Head, Finance & Banking Discipline, University of Adelaide Business School. Prior to taking up this position he held various academic and administrative positions at the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales and City, University London. He has also held a visiting position at Nanyang Technological University. His primary research interests are corporate finance, particularly corporate restructuring (mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, labor & finance, and investment banking) and corporate governance. He has won competitive grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and a number of awards for research excellence. He has published in leading finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Banking and Finance. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Managerial Finance, ABDC, A ranked journal and editor of the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, ABDC, A* ranked journal. Professor Yawson obtained a first class honours degree in Accounting from the University of Ghana, a Master of Science in Finance with distinction and a PhD in Finance from Queen’s University Belfast in the UK. He is a Chartered Accountant with industry experience from reputable financial institutions. Professor Yawson was part of the government team that pioneered the Value Added Tax policy implementation in Ghana. He consults for both government and private organizations.
Year Citation 2020 Liu, C., & Yawson, A. (2020). Financial misconduct and market-based penalties. In C. Alexander, & D. Cumming (Eds.), Corruption and Fraud in Financial Markets: Malpractice, Misconduct and Manipulation (pp. 65-134). Chichester, West Sussex; United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. 2020 Agbloyor, E., Yawson, A., & Opperman, P. (2020). Private capital flows and economic growth. In J. Abor, C. Adjasi, & R. Lensink (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Development Finance (pp. 73-103). Abigdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). 2010 Cobblah, M., Graham, M., & Yawson, A. (2010). Due diligence on strategic fit and integration issues: a focal point of M&A success. In R. Gleich, G. Kierans, & T. Hasselbach (Eds.), Value in Due Diligence (pp. 3-15). United Kingdom: Gower Publishing Ltd. 2008 Yawson, A., & Graham, M. (2008). Corporate governance reforms: A necessity for corporate sector development in Ghana. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Corporate Governance in the 21st Century. 2008 Yawson, A., & Graham, M. (2008). Do outsider-dominated boards and large board size curtail firm risk taking?. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Corporate Governance in the 21st Century.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor The Role of M&A Advisors in Fire Sales Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Yusha Gu 2021 Principal Supervisor Executive Investment and Corporate Misconduct: Evidence from Inside Debt and Stock Holdings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yun Feng 2021 Co-Supervisor Firm's Information Transparency and Institutional Shareholders' Reliance on Proxy Advisors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nanjun Xu 2021 Principal Supervisor The Motivation, Effect of ESOP on Corporate Performance and Market Reaction on Plan Release During the Firm Specific Bad Time Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hao Li 2020 Principal Supervisor Equity Issuance after Cyberattack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiaohui Liu 2020 Principal Supervisor The mobility of overconfident CEOs Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Harper Ding
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Financial Advisors and Industry Merger and Acquisition Waves Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Yun Feng 2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Three Essays on Corporate Finance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr G M Wali Ullah 2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor THREE ESSAYS ON FOREIGN CEOS Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Christiana Osei Bonsu 2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor CEO Network in Finance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Emmanuel Joel Aikins Abakah 2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Working in Teams: Evidence on the Role of Investment Banking Syndicates in Mergers and Acquisitions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hui Zhong Zhang 2011 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Industry Specialization of Investment Banks in M&A Activities Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Hui Zhong Zhang 2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Accounting Conservatism and Corporate Reporting in a High Information Asymmetry Environment Analysis of Initial Stock Offering Firms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Su Jin Kim 2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Corporate Litigation, Corporate Governance Restructuring, and Executive Compensation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Chelsea Liu
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