Islam Abdeljawad

Islam Abdeljawad
An-Najah National University · Department of Finance

Associate Professor of Finance

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November 2012 - present
An-Najah National University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2009 - September 2012
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Position
  • PhD Student
September 1997 - January 2009
An-Najah National University
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (34)
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The goal of this study is to look into the relationship between executive pay and the financial success of Palestinian companies. The study is based on 41 companies’ panel data from 2014 to 2017. ROA, EPS, and revenues were used to measure financial achievement, while executive compensation was calculated directly from annual reports. A GLS estimat...
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The goal of this study is to look into the relationship between executive pay and the financial success of Palestinian companies. The study is based on 41 companies' panel data from 2014 to 2017. ROA, EPS, and revenues were used to measure financial achievement, while executive compensation was calculated directly from annual reports. A GLS estimat...
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The purpose of this study is to look into the impact of debt and dividend policies on the relationship between overinvestment and financial performance. The study's sample includes 31 non-financial companies listed on the Palestine stock exchange (PEX) from 2013 to 2019. Data is manually gathered from financial statements. The function of investmen...
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This study aims to explore the effect of earnings management on the unexpected stock returns of the corporations listed on the Palestinian Exchange during the period 2015–2019. Earnings management was measured using the Modified Jones Model corrected for operating cash flow, while unexpected stock returns are estimated as the difference between the...
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Abstract Purpose Higher degree of and commitment to voluntary disclosure (VD) and corporate governance (CG) helps contain information asymmetry, leading to lower cost of equity (Ke). This study provides evidence on the nexus among VD, CG, and Ke from a context characterized by extreme political instability. Design/methodology/approach This study u...
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The dependence of Islamic bank rates on the conventional bank rate violates the religiosity principle and the fundamentals of an efficient market due to the possibility of arbitrage profit from the rate differences. This study tests such dependency in a dual banking system by considering monthly data from January 2009 to April 2018 on Malaysia bank...
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This study attempts to examine the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate financial performance for Palestinian listed companies. Four dimensions of CSR namely: environmental information, human resources, community involvement, product and customer service quality were investigated using a checklist that expresses...
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Aims of this study are two folds; first, to investigate the effect of capital structure on the performance of insurance companies in Palestine and second, to test whether this relationship depends on the diversity of the insurance portfolios (product diversification and claims diversification). Balanced panel data was utilized from seven insurance...
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Sustainability reporting has obtained much attention in recent years, following the high consideration for sustainability activities. The aim of this study is to explore the extent to which Palestinian corporations are engaged in sustainability reporting. Moreover, the motives and obstacles to this engagement are addressed. In addition, the motives...
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This study aims to find the impact of working capital management on the financial performance of industrial corporations in Palestine. We used a sample of 13 industrial firms that were listed on the Palestine Securities Exchange for years 2002 to 2018. We used cash conversion cycle and its components as independent variables and both return on asse...
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This paper aims to examine the relationship between executive compensation and financial performance of Palestinian corporations. The study uses a panel data for 41 firms for the period from 2014 to 2017. The results revealed a positive relationship between executive compensation and financial performance measured by return on assets, and sales rev...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore how the presence of an audit committee is associated with other corporate governance mechanisms, i.e. board structure, ownership structure and quality of external audit. The present study evaluated whether the presence of the audit committee complements or substitutes other governance mechanisms in Palestinian com...
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The influence of audit quality, the existence of an audit committee, and accounting conservatism in depressing earnings management (EM) were examined in this study while controlling for board characteristics, financial leverage, and client's company size. A regression model on a sample of 184 firm-year observations of 34 companies listed on Palesti...
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The influence of audit quality, the existence of an audit committee, and accounting conservatism in depressing earnings management (EM) were examined in this study while controlling for board characteristics, financial leverage, and client's company size. A regression model on a sample of 184 firm-year observations of 34 companies listed on Palesti...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the capital structure determinants of Palestinian corporations. The hypotheses have been developed in light of three capital structure theories namely tradeoff theory, agency theory, and pecking order theory in addition to the empirical findings of past literature. Unbalanced panel data of 33 non-financial P...
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This article discusses the productivity of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector using cross-sectional data from 793 service firms in Palestine. The authors have examined the impact of ICT growth on service sector productivity in Palestine using a set of indicators for ICT including internet usage, e-commerce, networks, websites...
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This chapter investigates the presence of a difference in the systemic risk level between Islamic and conventional banks in Bangladesh. The authors compare systemic resilience of three types of banks: fully fledged Islamic banks, purely conventional banks (CB), and CB with Islamic windows. The authors use the market-based systemic risk measures of...
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The aim of this study is to examine the impact of corporate governance mechanisms on auditor quality choice in Palestine. The relationship between corporate governance and auditor quality choice depends on whether Palestinian firms see the quality of auditor as a substitute or a complement to governance practices. The sample included 46 firms liste...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the timing behavior and the adjustment toward the target of capital structure interact with each other in the capital structure decisions. Past literature finds that both timing and targeting are significant in determining the leverage ratio which is inconsistent with any standalone framework....
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Dynamic trade-off theory proposes that firms may deviate from their target capital structure but they will exhibit an adjustment behavior towards that target. Estimating the speed of adjustment (SOA) is an investigation for the joint hypotheses that the target actually exists and that firms adjust toward their target. However, using a single estima...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate customer-centric corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Islamic banks of Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Arabian Gulf Region. The new framework is found from the incomplete link between managerial motivation and their actual involvement with CSR activities. Design/methodology/approach – The stu...
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This study investigates how the timing behavior and the adjustment towards the target of capital structure interact in the capital structure decisions. Past literature finds that both timing and targeting are significant in determining the leverage ratio which is inconsistent with any standalone framework. This study argues that the coexistence of...

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Here we are looking for an answer to how information and communication technology affects business. Are there ICT risks and how are they linked to business goal?
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The place for conversation about management.
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To Model Labor Market supply from An Islamic Perspective To Model Labor Market demand from An Islamic Perspective