Dr. Ahmed Imran Hunjra

Dr. Ahmed Imran Hunjra
Ghazi University · Department of Business Administration

Post-Doc (Finance), PhD (Finance), MS (Finance), MBA (Finance), MSc. (Economics), BSc. (Mathematics)
Adjunct Professor at Sulaiman Al-Rajhi University, KSA & UCSI University, MY | SE: IJOEM | AE: JSFI, JEAS | AB: Heliyon

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Introduction
Dr Ahmed Imran Hunjra is serving as an Associate Professor at Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan and Adjunct Professor at Sulaiman Al-Rajhi University (SRU), Saudi Arabia & UCSI University, Malaysia. His areas of research interest are Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Ahmed has published in top-tier journals like FRL, TFSC, JEMA, RIBAF, QREF, IJOEM etc. Ahmed is HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
Additional affiliations
April 2022 - present
UCSI University
Position
  • Adjunct Professor
Description
  • Teaching at graduate and postgraduate level and research supervision
January 2022 - present
Sulaiman Al Rajhi University
Position
  • Adjunct Professor
Description
  • Teaching at graduate and postgraduate level.
November 2017 - October 2018
The University of Waikato
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
November 2017 - October 2018
The University of Waikato
Field of study
  • Finance
March 2011 - June 2015
Iqra University
Field of study
  • PhD.
January 2009 - December 2010
Iqra University
Field of study
  • MS

Publications

Publications (49)
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Purpose This study examines the influence of access to finance and social capital on the improvement of the corporate performance of non-listed firms of Southeast Asian countries. Furthermore, this paper also explores the mediating role of firms' access to finance between the association of social capital and the improvement of corporate performanc...
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The rapid growth of Islamic banking around the globe has led to questions about the role it plays in the economy. In this paper, we examine whether Islamic banking acts as a substitute or complement to conventional banking in promoting macroeconomic efficiency in countries with a dual-banking system. Using a one-stage Stochastic Frontier (SF) appro...
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This study investigates calendar anomalies in eight Islamic frontier markets. Our sample consists of the daily closing prices of their stock indices for the period of January 2006 to September 2019. The data are categorized with respect to day-of-the-week and month-of-the-year according to both the Gregorian and Islamic calendars. We control for ti...
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This paper investigates the impact of financial development on sustainable economic development (SED) in low-middle-income countries. It adopts an unbalanced panel data approach on 50 low-and middle-income countries over the period of 1991–2020. We apply Fixed effects (FE), the feasible generalized least squares (FGLS) and bootstrap panel quantile...
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Purpose Earnings management (EM) plays a vital role in risk management. This paper aims to investigate the impact of real earning management (REM) on credit risk. Design/methodology/approach This paper measures the credit risk by the expected default frequency of Kealhofer, McQuown and Vasicek model. This paper uses data from 2011 to 2020 of Pakis...
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Purpose Ownership structure deals with internal corporate governance mechanism, which plays important role in minimizing conflict of interests between shareholders and management Ownership structure is an important mechanism that influences the value of firm, financing and dividend decisions. This paper aims to examine the impact of the ownership s...
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Corporate governance plays a significant role in the value of shareholders and share prices, hence stock market liquidity is affected. Previous research has mainly focused on the issue in developed markets, whereas in developing countries there is a need to analyze the influence of corporate governance on stock market liquidity. Therefore, the pres...
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Efficient environmental resource management is a serious concern for sustainable development in developing countries. This study determines the impact of institutional quality on sustainable development, based on total factor productivity improvements through the environmental regulatory process by way of abatement policies using an augmented endog...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in substantial constraints for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. The techniques in which SMEs handle recent crises and the degree to which environmental performance is advantageous when the marketplace experiences an adverse shock is fairly untouched in the literature. To assess this probability, we e...
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Purpose We examine the impact of asymmetric information on firm’s financing decision, the feedback effect of changes in capital structure on the level of asymmetric information, and the speed of adjustments in capital structure on its target leverage. Design/methodology/approach We extract the data on 280 non-financial firms listed in the Pakistan...
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Using gender as a theoretical framework, we analyse the dynamics of debt and equity financing during the COVID-19 pandemic for a cross-country sample of 8,921 private firms. We provide evidence of a slight gender bias in debt financing, with creditors favouring female entrepreneurs when dealing with cash flow problems during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disturb the global economy and capital markets. Governments across the globe relentlessly enact health policy measures to contain coronavirus and undertake economic relief programs to reduce the impacts on their economies. This paper examines the effects of Covid-19 government health measures on the volatility of...
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We investigate the impact of asymmetric information on the investment decision of firms and analyze the effect of asymmetric information on the over-investment and under-investment of firms. Further, we examine the effect of leverage on the investment behavior of firms and check this association in the presence of asymmetric information. We extract...
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Purpose Economic risk plays a vital role in firm's cash holdings. We aim to determine the impact of economic risk on the firm's cash holdings. Design/methodology/approach The data is collected from the DataStream from 2002 to 2018, which covers 552 listed firms in the manufacturing sector of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. We apply a tw...
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We analyze the impact of corporate political connections on the cost of equity of non-financial firms listed at the Pakistan Stock Exchange. We extract data from the DataStream and Election Commission of Pakistan for the years 2001 to 2018. The Generalized Method of Moments is used for data analysis. This research finds that firms use political con...
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Banks not only rely on the traditional way of generating income, they also opt for non-interest income (NII) to survive in a competitive environment. Banks in South Asia are diversifying their income from interest to non-interest sources in order to reduce risk and generate high returns. This study examines the impact of non-interest income (NII) a...
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We aim to construct portfolios by employing different risk models and compare their performance in order to understand their appropriateness for effective portfolio management for investors. Mean variance (MV), semi variance (SV), mean absolute deviation (MaD) and conditional value at risk (CVaR) are considered as risk measures. The price data were...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of diversification, corporate governance and capital regulations on bank risk-taking in Asian emerging economies. Design/methodology/approach The authors applied the generalized method of moments to analyze a sample of 116 listed banks of ten Asian emerging economies for the years 2010...
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Financial inclusion (FI) provides significant possibilities for poverty alleviation. Information communication technology (ICT) is an essential component of any FI strategy aiming to enable access to a wide range of financial products and services. This study explores entrepreneurs’ assessments of the role of ICT for their FI and its effect in Afri...
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Investment is the commitment of funds to one or more assets in order to gain future benefits. Many people in Pakistan join workforce, therefore, there is a potential for salaried employees for investment in different options. Unluckily, this phenomenon is less investigated in Pakistani context. The objective of this study is to investigate the impa...
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There are many factors, which play a vital role in the financing decisions of firms, and one of the important factors is corporate political strategies. This study examines the impact of corporate political strategies on the cost of debt of non-financial firms listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Corporate political strategies are measured...
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We examine the mediating role of capital structure in the perceived relationship of uncertainty, corporate social responsibility (CSR), stakeholder interest and financial performance. We collect data through questionnaires, and survey the Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of the service sector of Pakistan. We apply Structure Equation Modeling (SEM) f...
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Environmental sustainability is a major concern of contemporary societies, businesses, and governments. However, there is a lack of knowledge as to how countries can achieve the goal to end poverty, whilst protecting the planet. It is the objective of our study to examine the moderating role of institutional quality on the financial development and...
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This paper examines the mediating role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the relationship between culture, religiosity and firm performance. Using a questionnaire of a sample of 189 responses of corporate managers from Pakistan were analysed. The Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was applied to validate the instrument and Structural Equa...
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We examine the profitability of the momentum and contrarian strategies in three South Asian markets, i.e., Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. We also analyze, whether credit risk influences momentum and contrarian return for these markets from 2008 to 2014. We use default risk that relates to non-payments of debts by firms as a measure of credit risk...
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We aim to analyze the impact of capital regulation and market discipline on capital to risk-weighted assets ratio. We used the panel data of Asian developing-countries banks for the period from 2009 to 2018. We collected data from the financial statements of 73 banks of Pakistan, Jordan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand. We us...
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We assess the role of psychological and social factors in the decision-making of investors mediated by risk perception. We use a questionnaire survey to collect data from 470 individuals who have invested in firms listed at Pakistan Stock Exchange. We use confirmatory factor analysis to refine the instrument and structural equation model for hypoth...
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We examine the profitability of the momentum and contrarian strategies in three South Asian markets i.e. Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. We also analyze, whether credit risk influences momentum and contrarian return for these markets from 2008 to 2014. We use Distance-to-default (DD) of Kealhofer, McQuown and Vasicek (KMV) model as a measure of cre...
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We investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance on stock price crash risk in manufacturing sector of India and Pakistan. We collect data of nine years from 2010 to 2018 from DataStream of 353 manufacturing firms. We apply the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) to the analysis of the data. We find that wh...
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Ownership structure plays a vital role in stock market liquidity. We analyze the impact of ownership concentration, institutional ownership and earnings management on stock market liquidity. We select 114 firms from manufacturing sector of Pakistan, India, Australia and Singapore. We extract data from DataStream from 2010 to 2018 of selected countr...
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The implementation of an effective risk management policy is necessary for the survival and success of banks. Ownership structure changes the risk-taking behavior of banks. Therefore, we analyze the impact of the ownership structure on risk-taking behavior of banks in emerging markets (i.e., Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh). We take public, private...
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We examined the impact of corporate diversification and financial structure on the firms’ financial performance. We collected data from 520 manufacturing firms from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. We used panel data of 14 years from 2004–2017 to analyze the results. We applied a two-step dynamic panel approach to analyze the hypotheses....
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The mediating mechanism of dividend policy remained untapped between financial performance, uncertainty, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and stakeholders’ interest. However, this study contributes to the body of knowledge and discovers the mediating role of dividend policy between financial performance, uncertainty, CSR and stakeholders’ inte...
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This study investigates co-movement among macroeconomic variables and capital flight in Pakistan. The empirical estimation is based on time series data for a period of 30 years from 1983 to 2013. We collect data from World Development Indicator (WDI). We apply Auto Regressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) through Bounds Testing (BT) to estimate the long...
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Since 1968, after the development of multivariate model, financial health of the corporate sector to predict their financial failure is heavily studied. Altman Z-Score is the most efficient model to judge the financial failure of the companies. This study uses Altman’s Z-Score and current ratio to assess the financial status of sugar sector compani...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate various factors (uncertainty, corporate social disclosure and stakeholder) that impact the selection of financial management practices. Further, this study attempts to explore the impact of financial management practices and earnings management on firm performance. In order to achieve the objective, a con...
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The objective of this study is to determine the level of application and perception of finance executives and analysts regarding the investment appraisal techniques in Pakistani corporate secc tor in the light of theory. This study also investigates major constraints on capital investment. In total 63 questionnaires were distributed in different ci...
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Recent economic literature suggests that institutional quality factors exerted positive effect on foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. The main focus of this study is to examine the role of institutional factors and macro economic policy factors on FDI inflows in a panel data of seven South Asian countries over the period of 12 years since 1996...
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Recent economic literature suggests that institutional quality factors exert positive effect on foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. The main focus of this study is to examine the role of institutional factors and macro economic policy factors on FDI inflows in a panel data of seven South Asian countries over the period of 12 years since 1996 t...
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The study reviews the core areas of the finance functions and their level of applications in Pakistani corporate sector. A total of seventy questionnaires were distributed in different companies but fifty three were received and forty nine were processed and the potential respondents were the finance executives and financial analysts of the compani...
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This study examines the impact of financial literacy, accounting information, openness to experience and information asymmetry on the short�term investment decision�making of the stock market investors. For this purpose 23�item questionnaire was developed and distributed among 185 stock market investors through non�probability sampling. The results...
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The objective of this study is to determine the risk and return relationship on the basis of univariate modeling approach. This study is helpful to analyze the asymmetric nature of data including the seasonal affect and non linear properties in risk and return relationship scenario. In this study, monthly data was used regarding gold price, cotton...
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This study enhances the awareness of stakeholders about the financial management practices and their role to improve performance and growth of the Pakistani corporate sector. This study measures the impact of financial management practices on organization performance, application level and awareness of the financial analysts of the companies. Theor...
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This study measures the relationship between organizational performance and financial management practices like capital structure decision, dividend policy, investment appraisal techniques, working capital management and financial performance assessment in Pakistani corporate sector. Sample of the study consisted of forty companies operating in Pak...
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This study enhances the awareness of stakeholders about the financial management practices and their role to improve performance and growth of the Pakistani corporate sector. This study measures the impact of financial management practices on organization performance, application level and awareness of the financial analysts of the companies. Theor...

Projects

Projects (2)
Archived project
Funding Received by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under Thematic Research Grant Program (TRGP) -2017 titled “Industry-Academia Collaboration: Commercialization of Academic Research”. July 2017 to December 2018 for the worth Rs. 4.0/- million.
Archived project
Funding Received by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under Thematic Research Grant Program (TRGP) -2017 titled “Industry-Academia Collaboration: Commercialization of Academic Research”. July 2017 to December 2018 for the worth Rs. 4.0/- million