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Syrine Sassi

Sassi, Syrine
Associate Professor
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) (Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Sousse), M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) (Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Sousse), Ph.D. (Université Paris-Est-Créteil, Val-de-Marne)
DMS 8162
613-562-5800 x 1656
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Syrine Sassi is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. She earned her PhD in Finance from the University of Paris Est Créteil, Val de Marne, in 2017. Her research focuses on corporate governance, capital structure, and corporate social responsibility.

Professor Sassi's work explores complex issues in corporate financial management and governance, with a particular focus on the impact of regulatory environments and product market competition on financial decisions and environmental sustainability. Her work has been presented in a wide range of international conferences, earning recognition with several awards. Her research papers are published in referred journals like the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and European Financial Management.

In addition to her research, Professor Sassi has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She covers a variety of topics including Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis, among other related topics.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Elmawazini, K., Saadi, S., Sassi, S., Khiyar, K.A. and Ali, M. 2023. Do Data Breach Disclosure Laws Matter to Shareholder Risk? Finance Research Letters, 53(C): 103588.
  • Amairi, H., Gallali, M. and Sassi, S. 2022. Market Pressure and Cost of Equity: Revisited. Finance Research Letters, 47(B): 102749.
  • Lebelle, M., Lajili-Jarjir, S. and Sassi, S. 2022. The Effect of Issuance Documentation Readability on Liquidity: Evidence from Green Bonds. Global Finance Journal, 51: 100678.
  • Boubaker, S., Ben-Nasr, H. and Sassi, S. 2021. Board Reforms and Debt Choice. Journal of Corporate Finance, 69: 102009.
  • Boubaker, S., Dang, V.A. and Sassi, S. 2021. Competitive Pressure and Firm Investment Efficiency: Evidence from Corporate Employment Decisions. European Financial Management, 28(1): 113-161.
  • Lebelle, M., Lajili-Jarjir, S. and Sassi, S. 2020. Corporate Green Bond Issuances: An International Evidence. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 13: 25.
  • Sassi, S., Saadi, S., Boubaker, S. and Chourou, L. 2019. External governance and the cost of equity financing. The Journal of Financial Research, 42(4): 817-865.
  • Boubaker, S., Saffar, W. and Sassi, S. 2018. Product Market Competition and Debt Choice. Journal of Corporate Finance, 49: 204-224.
  • Derouiche, I., Sassi, S. and Toumi, N. 2018. The control-ownership wedge and the survival of French IPOs. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 19: 271-294.
  • Sassi, S. and Toumi, N. 2017. Product Market Competition and Analyst Following. Journal of Management and Governance, 22: 55-88.


  • Guesmi, K., Rjiba, H. and Sassi, S. Sustainability Management in Corporations - Theoretical Concepts and Practical Applications. United Kingdom: Spinger Nature, 2023, (In Press).

Chapters in Books

  • Jaffer, S. and Sassi, S. Green Bonds and Cryptocurrency: The Investors Advantage. In Saadi, S.. Climate Finance & Accountability: A Comprehensive and Holistic Approach. London, UK: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd., 2023, (In Press).

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2024 Institut Europlace de Finance (IEF, France) Cyberattacks: Determinants, Consequences and Corrective Measures (with Sondes Mbarek) R F Co-I $ 20,000


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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