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Full Name: 
Islam Abdeljawad
Sat, 1972-11-25
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Economics and Administrative Sciences
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Email addresses: 
[email protected]
Mobile Phone: 
+972 59 7801131

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About me: 

Islam Abdeljawad is an assistant professor of financial economics, interested in the areas of corporate finance, local economic development, and engineering economics. He has over 20 years of teaching and consulting experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, engineering economics and local development. He has a BA in accounting from the University of Jordan, an MA in Finance and Accounting from the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Jordan, and a PhD from the Graduate School of Business, National University of Malaysia (UKM). He has several refereed papers, text books and conferences. Currently, he is an assistant professor of finance at Al-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Finance, Graduate School of Business (GSB), National University of Malaysia (UKM) (www.ukm.my), Malaysia. Thesis title: “The role of equity market timing in determining the capital structure of the firm”.
  • Master of Science (MA), Accounting and Finance, Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences (www.ubfs.edu.jo), Amman, Jordan, 1997. Graduation project title: “Testing the market efficiency of Amman Stock Exchange”
  • Bachelor’s degree of Accounting (BA), University of Jordan (www.ju.edu.jo), Amman, Jordan, 1995.
  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi), Scientific Stream, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Palestine, 1990.
Employment history: 
  • 2012– present Assistant professor, full time, Faculty of Economics and administrative Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  • 2002- present Freelance Consultant, a member of the consulting team, as an economic expert, for many projects for both governmental and private sectors.
  • 2000-present Trainer Worked with many institutions i.e Korean Palestinian IT Institute of Excellence, the Continuing Education Center both at An-Najah National University, and the Business Enabling and Supporting Team co. to mention few
  • 2010-2011 Lecturer, part-time, Faculty of Business, Communications and Law, INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia.
  • 1997– 2012 Instructor, full time, Faculty of Economics and administrative Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
  • 1995-1997 Accountant, C–Town Department Stores, Amman, Jordan.
Awards and distinctions: 
  • Best Thesis Award, 2012, Graduate School of Business, UKM, Malaysia
  • Best Research Project Award, 1997, Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Amman, Jordan.
Research Interests: 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate social Responsibility
  • Investment analysis
  • stock market analysis
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial innovation
  • Islamic Finance
  • Capital markets


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