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Saadi, Samir

Saadi, Samir

Associate Professor
B.Com. (École supérieure de commerce de Tunis), M.B.A. (uOttawa), Teacher's Certificate (Queen's), Ph.D. (Queen's)
Location
DMS 6157
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 7518
Email
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Biography

Samir Saadi holds a Ph.D in Finance from Queen's University. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stern School of Business, New York University and a Visiting Researcher at INSEAD. His current research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) focus on how social media influences corporate decisions and investors' behaviour. Professor Saadi's work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous finance conferences and seminars in North America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Saadi was awarded the 2015 Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award. In 2016, he received the Up-and-Coming Researcher Award, an award that recognizes young researchers "on a path to research excellence". He was also awarded the 2016 Telfer Award of Excellence which recognizes excellence in the three areas of academia: research, teaching and service. Dr. Saadi continues to serve as a consultant for several companies and government agencies.

Research

His research interests include behavioural finance, mergers and acquisitions, payout policy, corporate governance, and IPOs. Along with several chapters in refereed books, he has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals such us Financial Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He is the recipient of best-paper awards and numerous prestigious awards and scholarships from, among others, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Queen's University, the Europlace Institute of Finance, and the American Finance Association. In 2015, Dr. Saadi received the 2015 Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award. He was also the recipient of the 2016 Up-and-Coming Researcher Award and the 2016 Telfer Award of Excellence.

Teaching

Dr. Saadi has taught advanced corporate finance courses at graduate and undergraduate level. He has also taught fundamental finance courses at the Telfer Executive MBA program. Dr. Saadi has previously taught at Queen's University, Royal Military College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Research Areas
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Finance
  • IPOs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Payout Policy
Teaching Areas
  • Corporate Finance, Behavioural Finance, International Finance, Financial Markets

Publications during the last 7 years

Books

  • Goutte, S., Guesmi, K. and Saadi, S. Cryptofinance and Mechanism of Exchange. Springer, 2018.
  • Goutte, S., Guesmi, K. and Saadi, S. Cryptofinance: A New Currency for A New Economy. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing , 2018.

Chapters in Books

  • Adjohani, A., Chourou, L. and Saadi, S. Virtual Currencies as Commodities for Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies. In Baker, K., Filbeck, G. and Harris, J.H.. Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies . 2nd Australasian ed., Milton: Wiley, 2017.
  • Chourou, L., Hossain, A. and Saadi, S. Governance of Hedge Funds. In Baker, H.K. and Filbeck, G.. Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Hossain, A., Treff, M.W. and Saadi, S. Characteristics of Successful Hedge Funds Managers. In Baker, H.K. and Filbeck, G.. Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • John, K. and Saadi, S. Liquidity Risk. In Baker, H.K. and Filbeck, G.. Investment Risk Management. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Saadi, S. and John, K. Managerial Compensation. In Nofsigner, J. and Baker, H.K.. Socially Responsible Finance and Investing. New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
  • Saadi, S. and Young, D. Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Arbitrage Theory in Capital Budgeting. In English, P. and Baker, H.K.. Capital Budgeting Valuation: Financial Analysis for Today’s Investment Projects. New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
  • Dutta, S. and Saadi, S. The Short- and Long-term Performance of M&As. In Baker, H.K. and Kiymaz, H.. The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value Through Mergers and Acquisitions. New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Chang, B., Dutta, S., Saadi, S. and Zhu, P. 2018. Firm Level Corporate Governance Quality and Dividend Policy: The International Evidence. The Journal of Financial Research.
  • Chourou, L., Saadi, S. and Zhu, H. 2018. How Does National Culture Influence IPO Underpricing? Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.
  • Abid, I., Khaled, G., Ftiti, Z. and Saadi, S. 2018. Portfolio diversification with virtual currency: Evidence from bitcoin. International Review of Financial Analysis.
  • Saadi, S., Baker, H.K., Ni, Y. and Zhu, J. 2017. Competitive Earnings News and Post-earnings Announcement Drift. International Review of Financial Analysis.
  • 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.
  • Dutta, S., Essaddam, N., Kumar, K. and Saadi, S. 2017. How does electronic trading affect efficiency of stock market and conditional volatility? Evidence from Toronto Stock Exchange. Research in International Business and Finance, 39(B): 867-877.
  • Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Himick, D. and Saadi, S. 2017. It's about Time! The Influence of Institutional Investment Horizon on Corporate Social Responsibility. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(5): 571-594.
  • Boubaker, S., Nguyen, D.K. and Saadi, S. 2017. On the Robustness of Week-day Effect to Error Distributional Assumption: International Evidence. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 47(C): 114-130.
  • Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Saadi, S. and Zhong, L. 2017. Does Institutional Investor Horizon Influence Corporate Financing Decisions? International Review of Financial Analysis.
  • Chkir, I.E., Chourou, L., Rahman, A.H. and Saadi, S. 2015. Econometric Fragility of Market Anomalies: Evidence from "Day-of-the-Week Effect" in Currency Markets. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, 52(3 & 4): 75-118.
  • Dutta, S., Amin, A., Saadi, S. and Vora, P. 2015. Institutional Shareholding and Information Content of Dividend Surprises: Re-examining the Dynamics in Dividend-Reappearance Era. Journal of Corporate Finance, 31: 152-170.
  • Baker, H.K., Filbeck, G., Holzhauer, H., Saadi, S. and Cristian-Ioan Tiu, C.I. 2015. Risk Management: A Panel Discussion. Journal of Applied Finance, 25(1): 46-57.
  • Ding, S., Ni, Y., Rahman, A.H. and Saadi, S. 2015. Housing Price Growth and the Cost of Equity Capital. Journal of Banking & Finance, 61: 283-300.
  • André, P., Ben Amar, W. and Saadi, S. 2014. Family Firms and High Technology Mergers & Acquisitions. Journal of Management and Governance, 18(1): 129-158.
  • Pittman, J., Guedhami, O., Ni, Y., El-Ghoul, S. and Saadi, S. 2013. Does Information Asymmetry Matter to Equity Pricing? Evidence from Firms’ Geographic Location. Contemporary Accounting Research, 30(1): 140-181.
  • Dutta, S., Saadi, S. and Zhu, P. 2013. Does Payment Method matter in Cross-border Acquisitions? International Review of Economics and Finance, 25(2): 91-107.
  • Baker, H.K., Chang, B., Dutta, S. and Saadi, S. 2013. Canadian Corporate Payout Policy. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 9(3): 164-184.
  • El-Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., Ni, Y., Pittman, M. and Saadi, S. 2012. Does Religion Matter to Equity Pricing? Journal of Business Ethics, 111(4): 491-518.
  • Mabrouk, S. and Saadi, S. 2012. Parametric Value-at-Risk Analysis: Evidence from Stock Indices. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 52(3): 305-321.
  • Baker, H.K., Chang, B., Dutta, S. and Saadi, S. 2012. Why Firms do not Pay Dividends: The Canadian Experience. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 39(9/10): 1330-1356.
  • Baker, H.K., Dutta, S., Saadi, S. and Zhu, P. 2012. Are Good Performers Bad Acquirers? Financial Management, 41(1): 95-118.
  • Chkir, I.E. and Saadi, S. 2011. Dividends and Corporate Governance: The Effect of Canadian Tax Reforms. Canadian Tax Journal, 59(3): 495-525.
  • Dutta, S., MacAulay, K. and Saadi, S. 2011. CEO Power, M&A Decision, and Market Reactions. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 21(5): 257-278.
  • Baker, H.K., Dutta, S. and Saadi, S. 2011. Management Views on Real Options in Capital Budgeting? Journal of Applied Finance, 21(1): 18-29.
  • Baker, H.K., Dutta, S. and Saadi, S. 2011. Corporate Finance Practices in Canada: Where Do We Stand? Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 15(3/4): 157-192.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2018-2019 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance R I Co-I $ 6,000
2018-2019 UOttawa Visiting Researcher Program S I PI $ 3,500
2018-2019 Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity, UOttawa Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 3,000
2018-2019 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 3,000
2017-2019 H.C. Centre for Canadian studies Finding Growth and Innovation through Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Reorganization S F Co-I $ 15,000
2017-2019 SSHRC Can Banks Anticipate Corporate Misconduct? S C Co-I $ 55,635
2017-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Social trust and IPO outcomes R I PI $ 12,000
2017-2018 Fonds France-Canada pour la Recherche (FFCR) Modelling Bitcoin Volatility S O PI $ 0
2017-2018 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 6,000
2017-2018 Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity, UOttawa Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 3,000
2017-2018 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 3,000
2017-2018 UOttawa The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) R I PI $ 500
2017 Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau Modelling the Volatility of Bitcoin Price Changes R F PI $ 4,127
2016-2017 Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity, UOttawa Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 6,000
2016-2017 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 3,000
2016-2017 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Information Content of Newswire Articles: Evidence from M&A Activities R I Co-I $ 5,000
2016-2017 CPA Canada Board Gender Diversity and Innovation R F Co-I $ 5,000
2016-2017 UOttawa The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) R I PI $ 1,000
2016 CPA Canada Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S F PI $ 3,000
2016 Champagne-Ardenne Region (France) Support for International Scientific Cooperation -- Visiting Researcher Expertise S G PI $ 11,700
2015-2016 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Does Trust Matter to Corporate Payout Policy? R I PI $ 5,000
2015-2016 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Effect of Target Complexity on M&As Outcomes R I Co-I $ 6,000
2015-2016 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Does Trust Matter to Corporate Payout Policy? R I PI $ 6,000
2015-2016 UOttawa The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) R I PI $ 500
2015 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I PI $ 3,000
2015 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance R I PI $ 3,000
2015 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance R I PI $ 1,500
2015 UOttawa Young Researcher of the Year Award R I PI $ 5,000
2015 SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded) Social Media, Investor Sentiment, and M&A R C Co-I $ 0
2014-2016 Telfer-Sprott Research Fund Does Value Based Management Performance Affect CEO Turnover and Compensation? R I PI $ 10,000
2014-2016 SSHRC Social Media, Investor Sentiment and Initial Public Offerings R C PI $ 74,718
2014-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Impact of Media Coverage on Firms Risk-Taking Behaviour and Stock Return Volatility R I PI $ 6,000
2014-2015 RDP Impact of Media Coverage on Firms Risk-Taking Behaviour and Stock Return Volatility R I PI $ 6,000
2014-2015 SSHRC Corporate Governance and Cash Holding: International Evidence R C Co-I $ 24,077
2014-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) What Do Newswire Articles Tell Us About M&A R I Co-PI $ 6,000
2014 SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded) Media Coverage and Corporate Decisions R C Co-I $ 0
2014 SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded) Impact of Media Coverage on Mergers and Acquisitions R C Co-I $ 0
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF Leverage) Innovation et Connexion Politique des Entreprises R I Co-I $ 6,000
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management (start-up fund) Research start up fund R I PI $ 20,000
2013-2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF Leverage) Does Geographical Location Matter? R I PI $ 2,000
2013-2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF Leverage) Social Media, Investor Sentiment and Initial Public Offerings R I Co-I $ 2,000
2008-2011 SSHRC Stock-Option Manipulation R C PI $ 105,000

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

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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