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I joined Norwich Business School (NBS) in September 2012 as Professor of Corporate Governance; I am also the Head of the Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) Group. Prior to joining NBS, I worked at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham for 12 years where I was Professor of Corporate Governance & Finance, and the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research. I began my academic career at the University of Nottingham in 1988 where I was also awarded my PhD in Finance. I subsequently lectured at Warwick Business School and in 1995 was appointed to my first Chair at Nottingham Trent University. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
I have undertaken a wide range of corporate governance research over the years and published widely in academic and professional journals. I have been invited to serve on several national and international committees on corporate governance (details in ‘External Activities’).
I was a Director (2000-2006), and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee (2004-2006), of the Aston Reinvestment Trust (chaired by Sir Adrian Cadbury) which was launched in 1997 as a pioneer of social investment and has become the leading local community finance initiative in the UK.
From 2000-2007 I was the Editor of ‘Corporate Governance: An International Review' and remain on the Editorial Advisory Board. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals including the European Journal of Finance.
The fourth edition of my book ‘Corporate Governance' was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. I am also the Editor of several books published by Edward Elgar: ‘Handbook on International Corporate Governance'; ‘International Corporate Governance: A Case Study Approach'; and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study Approach'.
Key Research Interests
The role of institutional investors in corporate governance and the ways in which they may engage with their investee companies; board structure and composition; board diversity; corporate governance codes; corporate governance in the UK's Alternative Investment Market (AIM); corporate governance in emerging markets; corporate governance in financial institutions including Islamic financial institutions; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR); corporate governance and social and environmental disclosures.
NBS-3B10 'Corporate Governance - Global Perspectives'
NBS-MD78 'International Corporate Governance'
NBS-MD03 'Business Regulation and Corporate Governance'
NBS-MO19 'Corporate Responsibility'
I was the Rapporteur on the Independent Inquiry established by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) on 'UK Vote Execution'. I served on two of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)'s working parties established to draft guidelines on international corporate governance principles, and on global voting. I was a member of the ICGN Cross-Border Voting Practices Committee, and a member of the UK's Shareholder Voting Working Group chaired by Paul Myners.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Alkalbani, N., Cuomo, F. & Mallin, C., Sep 2019, In: Corporate Governance: An International Review. 27, p. 378-400 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Farag, H. & Mallin, C., 13 Apr 2019, In: European Journal of Finance. 25, 6, p. 524-549 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile17 Citations (Scopus)19 Downloads (Pure)
Corporate Governance in Islamic Banks: New Insights for Dual Board Structure and Agency RelationshipsFarag, H., Mallin, C. & Ow-Yong, K., May 2018, In: Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. 54, p. 59-77
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile70 Citations (Scopus)23 Downloads (Pure)
The influence of CEO demographic characteristics on corporate risk-taking: evidence from Chinese IPOsFarag, H. & Mallin, C., Aug 2018, In: The European Journal of Finance. 24, 16, p. 1528-1551
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access48 Citations (SciVal)
Farag, H. & Mallin, C., Jan 2017, In: International Review of Financial Analysis. 49, p. 98–112 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile68 Citations (SciVal)12 Downloads (Pure)