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Imed Chkir (He/Him)

Chkir, Imed
Full Professor
Section Coordinator, Accounting and Finance
Baccalauréat (Lycée d'El Menzah VI), Maîtrise (Faculté des sciences économiques et de gestion de Tunis), Maîtrise (uLaval), Ph.D. (uLaval)
DMS 7107
613-562-5800 x 4435
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Professor Chkir has published two books as well as articles in such refereed journals and conference proceedings as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Emerging Markets Review, European Financial Management, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research, the annual Financial Management Association (FMA) conference, and the annual Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference.

His article entitled Stratégie de Diversification et Structure du Capital des Entreprises Multinationales was awarded the best student paper award at ASAC in Saskatoon in 1998.

In the media:

Chkir, I., 2021

“Le Canada a tout ce qu’il faut pour innover, mais il n’investit pas assez en R&D”, La Conversation Canada, (Repris et Twitté par plusieurs médias nationaux et internationaux)

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Chkir, I., Rjiba, H., Mrad, F. and Khalil, F. 2024. Trust and corporate social responsibility: International evidence. Finance Research Letters, 58(Part A): 104-43.
  • Chkir, I., Elmawazini, K., Mrad, F. and Rjiba, H. 2023. Does Green Technology Innovation Matter to the Cost of Equity Capital? Research in International Business and Finance, (In Press).
  • Boussaidi, A., Chkir, I., Hussainey, K. and Sidhom-Hamed, M. 2023. Are financial derivatives related to intra‐entities' tax aggressiveness? UK evidence. European Financial Management, (In Press).
  • Abtahi, Z., Chkir, I. and Benkraiem, R. 2023. Board diversity and corporate innovation: New evidence from the Canadian context. Finance Research Letters, 55(Part A): 103826.
  • Ben Abdesslem, R., Chkir, I. and Dabbou, H. 2022. Is managerial ability a moderator? The effect of credit risk and liquidity risk on the likelihood of bank default. International Review of Financial Analysis, 80: 102044.
  • Chkir, I. and Toukabri, M. 2022. Do politically connected firms borrow cheaply? Evidence from two post U.S. election campaigns. Applied Economics Letters, 29(3): 200-205.
  • Boubakri, N., Chkir, I.E., Saadi, S. and Zhu, H. 2021. Does National Culture affect Corporate Innovation? International Evidence. Journal of Corporate Finance, 66.
  • Chkir, I., El Haj Hassan, B., Rjiba, H. and Saadi, S. 2021. Does Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Corporate Innovation? International Evidence. Emerging Markets Review.
  • Chkir, I., Gallali, M. and Toukabri, M. 2020. Political connections and corporate debt: Evidence from two U.S. election campaigns. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 75: 229-239.
  • Chkir, I., Dutta, S. and Hasan, B.E. 2020. Does target geographical complexity impact acquisition performance? Finance Research Letters, 20: 1-10.
  • Chkir, I., Guesmi, K., Ben Brayek, A. and Naoui, K. 2020. Modelling the nonlinear relationship between oil prices, stock markets, and exchange rates in oil-exporting and oil-importing countries. Research in International Business and Finance, 54.
  • Mesly, O., Chkir, I. and Racicot, F.E. 2019. Predatory cells and puzzling financial crises: Are toxic products good for the financial markets? Economic Modelling, 79: 11-31.
  • Boubaker, S., Chkir, I.E., Chourou, L. and Saadi, S. 2018. Does Geographic Location Matter to Stock Return Predictability? Journal of Forecasting, 38(4): 311-326.
  • Baker, H.K., Chkir, I.E., Saadi, S. and Zhong, L. 2017. What drives the high moments of hedge fund returns? Applied Economics, 49(8): 738-755.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2023-2024 Fonds de recherche, École de gestion Telfer (SMRF) Non-granted patents, tolerance to failure, and innovation success R I PI $ 14,993
2021-2023 CPA Canada Government Ownership and Off-balance-sheet Activities: International Evidence from the Banking Industry. R F PI $ 5,000
2020-2023 SSHRC The effect of formal and informal institutions on corporate innovation: The case of gender diversity, state ownership and political connection R C PI $ 65,884
2020-2022 CPA Canada Determinants and Implications of Cyberattacks on Private Sector. R F Co-I $ 5,000
2017-2018 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance R I Co-I $ 10,000
2017-2018 PIRPC, Université d'Ottawa La diversité du genre dans les conseils d’administration et l’innovation des entreprises R I Co-PI $ 1,500
2017-2018 Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity, UOttawa Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I Co-PI $ 3,000
2017-2018 Telfer School of Management Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance R I Co-PI $ 3,000
2017-2018 PIRPC, Université d'Ottawa Une analyse boursière de la législation du cannabis au Canada, Finaliste, R I Co-PI $ 1,500
2016-2018 CPA Canada Board Gender Diversity and Innovation R F PI $ 5,000
2016-2017 Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity, UOttawa Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I Co-PI $ 6,000
2016-2017 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I Co-PI $ 3,000
2015-2017 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) The Effect of Target Firm Complexity on Mergers and Acquisitions R I PI $ 6,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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