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PhD student paper accepted for publication in IRFA

22 September 2020

Mohamed Elsayed, a final year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance, has had a paper accepted for publication in the International Review of Financial Analysis.

The paper, entitled ‘Do narrative-related disclosures predict corporate failure? Evidence from UK non-financial publicly quoted firms’ offers a comprehensive corporate failure-related lexicon and explores the incremental explanatory power of narrative-related disclosures in predicting corporate failure.

On this achievement, Dr. Mariano Scapin, who jointly supervises Mohamed alongside Dr. Kirak Kim, and Professor Mark Clatworthy, Director of PhD Studies commented:

‘Mohamed’s success in publishing one of his dissertation chapters reflects our School strategy of selecting and fostering the best PhD candidates. The University of Bristol School of Accounting and Finance is a research intense institution, and in this sense, Mohamed’s publication follows in the steps of previous PhD students who have also published their research in internationally recognised journals.

Publishing during PhD studies requires focus, determination, and ability to juggle different aspects of the PhD process, including teaching, conferences and seminars and other related activities. Therefore, we welcome Mohamed’s success and we believe that this is evidence of his original and rigorous PhD research and our efforts to create a supportive, and intellectually challenging, environment that allows our PhD candidates to excel.

We are actively searching, selecting and fostering PhD candidates in the different sub-fields of Accounting and Finance and we are happy to consider applications throughout the year. More details about the admission process can be found here.’

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