- Lecturer (Accounting and Finance)
1. Information processing and investment decision making by financial analysts, including:
• issues of usage of financial (accounting) and non-financial (soft) information by sell-side and buy-side analysts in their analysis and valuation of companies, and their investment decision making processes,
• the impact of analysts’ operational environment on their decision making, information processing and information communication, and
• the role of financial analysts in the market for information.
2. Equity valuation and equity valuation models, including:
• analysts’ use of equity valuation models and valuation accuracy, and
• determinants of analysts’ valuation model preferences.
3. Value relevance of accounting information (empirical accounting research).
Mark joined the University of Glasgow in September 2004, having previously worked as a lecturer in Leeds Metropolitan University Business School. He obtained his first degree in Mathematical Economics in 1997 from Yerevan State Institute of Economy. In 2000 he obtained his postgraduate masters degree (MPhil) in International Finance, and received PhD in Accounting and Finance in 2004, both from the University of Glasgow. Throughout 1996-1999, prior to his academic career, he worked in Armenia, where he held various positions in a financial services firm, the Ministry of Finance and Economy and then the Government of Armenia.
Nana Oiza Akubelem
Co-supervisor: Professor Vivien Beattie
Co-supervisor: Dr Antonios Siganos
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Financial Analysis and Equity Valuation (MSc)
International Financial Analysis (MBA)
Research papers and work in progress
- Sell-side analysts' use of valuation models and target price accuracy. with Chi-Hsiou Hung (Glasgow University).
- The use of intellectual capital information by sell-side analysts in company valuation. with Subhash Abhayawansa (Swinburne University of Technology) and John Bahtsevanoglou (Swinburne University of Technology). The paper is available upon request.
- Contextual rationality of analysts' decision making. with Subhash Abhayawansa (Swinburne University of Technology)
- Segment reporting in the UK: Is IFRS 8 really better than IAS 14R or SSAP 25? with Jo Danbolt (Edinburgh University). The paper is available upon request.
- Pricing and value relevance of geographical earnings: empirical evidence from the UK. with Jo Danbolt (Edinburgh University). The paper is available upon request.
Other departmental roles
Accounting and Finance Postgraduate Taught Programmes Convener.
Adviser of studies (BAcc).