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Ahlia University

Prof. Wajeeh Elali

Professor – College of Business & Finance – Accounting Finance and Banking Dept.

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Professor Wajeeh Elali (PhD, MA, MBA, BCom) has taught various corporate finance and business economics courses at McGill University (CANADA), Concordia University (CANADA), and Northeastern University (USA).

His educational accomplishments include an M.A. in Economics from Northeastern University (USA), and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Westminster, London (UK).

From 1981 to 1982 he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He has attended and presented numerous papers at international conferences and professional meetings in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and China. His work has been published in various refereed journals such as: the Thunderbird International Business Review (USA), the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (UK), Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal (Australia), World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management & Sustainable Development (UK), Review of International Business & Strategy (USA), Economia Internazionale (Italy), the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin (USA), and the Journal of Accounting & Business Research (Canada). His current research focuses on corporate governance, business valuation, and micro finance & SMEs. He is also the (co-)author of eight books in the field of corporate finance, management, and productivity.

Throughout his career, he has received a number of awards and honors for excellence in teaching and research. In September 1993, he won the Best Paper Award at the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD) Conference for “Debt-Equity Swaps: A Solution to LDCs’ Debt Crisis”. In 2000, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill’s Centre for Continuing Education. The award was given for outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching. Among his prestigious recognitions, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management in 2003. He is also the recipient of the 1995 Distinguished Teaching Award from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business.