Farzan Yahya

Farzan Yahya
Institute of Southern Punjab · Department of Business Administration

PhD Financial Analysis and Policy
I am working on sustainable finance and advanced econometric techniques. Looking for collaborations in this regard.

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Education
August 2014 - November 2017
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Field of study
  • Financial Analysis and Policy

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Publications (56)
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Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate whether operating and market performance are aligned to CEO compensation and how board governance and dividend policy could influence pay–performance link in the capital market of Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach: The hand-collected information on 219 non-financial firms listed on the Pakista...
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The detrimental effect of climate change and pollutant emissions has shifted the attention of researchers and policymakers toward renewable energy resources. To unravel the underexplored determinants of renewable energy consumption, this study examines the individual and combined effect of innovativeness, regulatory quality, trade openness, and tax...
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The purpose of this study is to integrate the findings of the studies related to the relationship between CEO compensation and firm performance in Asian countries. The second concern of the paper is to explore the moderating role of country-specific characteristics on the pay-performance relationship in Asian markets. In order to achieve the study'...
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The purpose of the study is to explore the moderating role of Growth Need Strength (GNS) on the relationship between Perceived Organisational Support (POS), Perceived External Prestige (PEP) and job satisfaction in the healthcare industry of Pakistan. The data was collected from nurses working in the public sector hospitals in Pakistan. After a suc...
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Agricultural activities immensely contribute to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This study investigates the heterogeneous effect of agricultural production (AGRIP) on three major GHGs emissions, i.e., carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) under the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) framework using a balanced panel data of 90...
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This study investigates the effect of CEO power on energy firms’ performance, riskiness, and working capital. Our panel quantile regression estimates based on Pakistan data suggest a positive effect of CEO power on firm performance in lower and middle quantiles. Powerful CEOs mitigate excessive risk-taking when the riskiness of firms reaches certai...
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This article aims to understand the impact of board gender diversity (BGD) on the firm's deviation from efficient risk-taking (DERT) along with the mediating effect of sustainability reporting and the moderating effect of CEO overconfidence. The sample consists of 77 South Asian agri-food firms over the period 2010–2019. To account for endogeneity...
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Moral disengagement is an intensely negative reaction that triggers unethical behavior in the workplace. By integrating the conservation of resources and moral disengagement theories, the current research examined how moral disengagement can explain the mechanism through which job insecurity results in adverse consequences. Furthermore, moral ident...
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The study investigates the asymmetric effect of temperature, exchange rate, metals (rare metals and electrical conductors), and investor sentiments on solar stock price performance in China. The novel econometric techniques, i.e., QARDL (quantile autoregressive distributive lag) approach and Granger causality-in-quantiles to analyze the results. In...
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Green growth is recognized as an adequate mechanism to decelerate environmental turmoil. However, empirical evidence on what determines sustainable economic growth is still underexplored. Apprehending the importance of financial liberalization, human capital, and militarization in the South Asian region, we investigate their short- and long-run eff...
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Service workers are more prone to experience customer mistreatment because of their frequent interactions with them. Hence, it compels them to the level where their performance is compromised. Employees who face customer mistreatment feel ill-treated and develop the desire for revenge. Based on the social exchange and displaced revenge perspective,...
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This study examines the short run, long run, and causal relationships among financial liberalization, healthcare expenditures, and defense expenditures on sustainable development in Pakistan covering the period from 1971 to 2017. The paper also explored the asymmetric relationships among the target variables. To explore these relationships, ARDL an...
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Purpose This study investigates the mediating role of working capital management (WCM) efficiency between board diversity (based on gender and financial knowledge) and firm performance. The study further examines which WCM approach (conservative, moderate, and aggressive) they employ to increase (decrease) firm performance. Design/methodology/appr...
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Based on upper echelons, paradox, and social capital theory, this study extends the association of CEO vision articulation and feedback-seeking behavior with firm sustainability by identifying the mediating role of eco-innovation and top management team (TMT) boundary-spanning behavior as a moderator. By analyzing the data of mid-sized to large Chi...
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The present study investigates the effect of financial development on sustainable competitiveness and its components (natural capital, resource intensity, and social cohesion) in the Arctic region. We employ bank-based, stock-market based, and composite index to measure financial development. To deal with endogeneity bias, system GMM is utilized. T...
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This study examines the interlinkages between financial literacy, economic freedom, government quality, and financial inclusion using cross-sectional and panel data analysis. Using a sample of 98 countries from the year 2007 to 2018, OLS and system GMM estimators were used to analyze the results. The estimation results indicate that financial liter...
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Healthcare organizations are setting new targets of sustainable practices to improve their financial performance without depleting social and natural capital. Maintaining a sustainable, resilient, and durable healthcare system facilitate economies to achieve sustainable competitiveness. Thus, it is important to address and fill the knowledge gap by...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the moderating effect of board gender diversity on the relationship between power-based corporate governance (CEO power and concentrated ownership) and tax aggressiveness. The sample of this study is based on 2,071 firm-year observations over the period 2010 to 2018. We employed two-step GMM estimations to ac...
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The engineering of agrochemicals and inorganic fertilizers indirectly facilitates the emissions of NO 2 and CO 2 . The extensive use of pesticides and inorganic chemical fertilizers has drawn the world’s attention to green practices. Grounded on the ability-motivation-opportunity (AMO) theory, we investigated the effect of green human resource mana...
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This article develops a dynamic panel model to examine the association among coronavirus outbreak, investor attention, social isolation, investor sentiments and stock returns in the German Stock exchange. The results of the two-step GMM estimator show a significant effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange...
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Taking support from ego-depletion theory, this study examines ego depletion as a mechanism that explains how employees’ organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) leads to antagonistic consequences, i.e., service sabotage. Employees’ positive psychological capital (PsyCap) is considered a moderator. PROCESS macro was used to test all the hypotheses...
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This study investigates the effect of environmental quality on stock market performance in the parliamentary and presidential system with the interactive effects of democracy and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 80 countries from 2006 and 2016 using a two-step GMM model. First, we test the direct effect of environmental quality, democracy and FDI...
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We examine the effect of macroeconomic stability, transparent government policies, and anti-monopoly policies on financial market development using extensive panel data of 113 countries over the period 2007 to 2017. By applying ARDL-PMG and controlling for GDP, trade openness, and market size, our findings reveal that macroeconomic stability foster...
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The unprecedented global economic and social crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak has not spared the energy sector. Using a dynamic model, we investigated the effect of COVID-19 cases on investor sentiments and stock returns of clean energy in the Asian-Pacific region. The results show that coronavirus cases negatively affect stock returns usi...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the moderating effect of board gender diversity on the relationship between power-based corporate governance (CEO power and concentrated ownership) and tax aggressiveness. The sample of this study is based on 2,071 firm-year observations over the period 2010 to 2018. We employed two-step GMM estimations to ac...
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Job insecurity, defined as a perceived loss of continuity in a job situation that can span from the loss of some subjectively important job features to the permanent loss of the job itself, has been associated with a number of adverse outcomes at organizational as well as individual levels. However, how it affects employees’ family life has gained...
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This article aims to understand the impact of gender diversity on a firm’s equity volatility along with the moderating effect of chief executive officer (CEO) pay–performance sensitivity, institutional activism, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The sample consists of 200 South Asian health care firms over the period 2010 to 201...
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This study examines the effect of board gender diversity (BGD) and board financial expertise (BFE) on firm performance through mediating effect of working capital management efficiency (WCME) using the listed energy firms of Pakistan. The sample consists of energy firms listed on the Pakistan stock exchange over the period 2010 to 2019. To address...
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Background: Air pollution is one of the major threats to human health and well-being. This study aimed to explore the effect of renewable energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions on tuberculosis (TB) incidences. It further investigates the moderating role of urbanization on the relationship between underlying factors and TB. Methods: The da...
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This study investigates the influence of greenfield investment and brownfield investment on renewable energy consumption along with the moderating effect of government effectiveness in 68 countries over the period 2013 to 2014. In order to evaluate more holistic view of the empirical model, we further divide our data into two sub-panels based on co...
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Although the trend of pay for performance has been increased since last few years but still it is a controversial argument if CEO compensation actually increase the firm performance. It is also argued by prior studies that performance based CEO compensation increase the potential risk of the firm which could further effect the long-term firm negati...
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This study aims to report the results of an investigation into the effect of accounting and market based performance measures on CEO compensation along with the moderating role of dividend policy. The study has utilized hierarchical multiple regression on a sample of 66 financial companies/banks listed on Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), for a 5-year...
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Owing to the fact that the topics of CEO compensation and agency conflicts are controversial and newsworthy, they grab extensive attention by academic researchers as well as investors. This study demonstrates the impact of different contemporary determinants of CEO compensation along with conventional ones. The purpose of this study was to investig...
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Excessive CEO compensation can be justified in any way as it can raise severe agency conflicts in a firm. Cases of excessive CEO compensation have observed all over the world, therefore, this paper propose significant solution to mitigate agency conflicts. This paper surveys the recent literature of CEO compensation and its determinants. Along with...
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This research paper covers the issue of risk management impact on the company performance. Degree of financial leverage (DFL), degree of operating leverage (DOL) and the working capital ratio (WCR) are taken as independent variables which are the representative of risk and the earning price per share (EPS), return on assets (ROA), return on equity...
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The present study aimed to investigate the effect of fathers' authoritarianism on test anxiety among adolescents (men and women) and also investigated the difference in level of fathers' authoritarianism and test anxiety across rural and urban areas. Purposive sampling was used to collect data from adolescents (50 men, 50 women), age range 13-19 wi...
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Basic aim of the present study is to explore the effect of inter-parental conflicts on the cognitive emotion regulation of children, based upon their own perception of these conflicts. Convenient sampling has been used to collect data from children age 9-12 years (50 boys and 50 girls) from different areas of Lahore city. For this study, two scales...
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The focal point of this study was to provincially analyze traffic accidents in Pakistan. There are many types and causes of accidents. However, mostly accidents take place due to negligence which might and must have been avoided. A vast literature had reviewed to make this study more persuasive. This research comprised of working on secondary data....
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Consumption is generally the largest GDP. Many people review the economic performance of their country primarily in terms of consumption level and dynamics. The focal point of this study is to determine effect between energy consumption and GDP. Previous studies show no conformity or no relationship of gross domestic product with personal consumpti...
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The effects of inflation are negative and can upset economy as it causes an increase in tax bracket, lowers national savings, currency debasement and rising prices of imports. This paper focuses on relationship and collision of inflation and population growth with GDP. Data of 40 developing countries from year 2009 to 2011 had collected and further...
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This present study aimed to investigate the effect of cognitive emotional regulation on forgiveness among young adulthood. Convenient sampling was used to collect data from young adulthood with age range 20 – 30 (M = 22.99, SD = 2.32), from different Universities of Lahore. Sample comprised of 100 participants (50 men and 50 women). Urdu version of...
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Choosing vital, reliable and hustle free analysis is a bit difficult situation for most of the financiers and managers as there are so many analyses. This study focuses on most significant analyses to perform on financial statements. To accomplish this study, financial statements of two companies, Unilever foods and National foods has selected to p...
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The purpose of study was to find out the difference in the level of test anxiety among students of pure science and social science. Purposive sampling strategy was used to collect data. Sample size was 200 (100 from social science and 100 from pure science subjects) and data was collected from student of 8th semester, Government College University...
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Stress is normally unavoidable part of everyone’s life living in this world. It portrays a negative notion that can have an impact on one’s mental and physical well-being. The core intention of this study was to detect the most influencing factors of stress affecting undergraduates. The four factors that had taken under consideration were Family st...
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Fast food is convenient and tasty though it prepared with low nourishing or unhealthy ingredients. This paper focused on intensity of fast food trend and its effect on Pakistani society. Previous studied had reviewed to rationalize the results. Questionnaire had utilized as a data collection instrument. Microsoft Excel had used for tabulation and g...
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This research paper argues on the evil of dowry system and its impact on Pakistani civilization. The objectives of this research were to substantiate the effect, favoritism and involvement of people in Dowry system. This research notified that dowry creates imbalance in the status of women and it affect women mentally and physically. Dowry is also...
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This research paper argues on the evil of dowry system and its impact on Pakistani civilization. The objectives of this research were to substantiate the effect, favoritism and involvement of people in Dowry system. This research notified that dowry creates imbalance in the status of women and it affect women mentally and physically. Dowry is also...
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The focus of this paper is about identifying the reactions, feelings and causes of frustration among university students of Pakistan. Frustrating situations occur recurrently throughout the life. Nevertheless, it must not be allowed to achieve the upper hand. The sample of the study has comprised of 120 individuals including boys (n=78) and girls (...
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This research paper focuses on awareness of electronic banking in Pakistan. Electronic banking is today's need as it provides easy way to monitor an account. It reduces cost and save our precious time. There are also some limitations of e-banking as it requires skills to operate it and passwords can be hacked. This research paper discussed that peo...

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