Abdul-Rahman Khokhar

Assistant Professor
Sobey School of Business
Finance Info Sys and Mgmt Science

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance: Cash holding, corporate governance, dividend policy, short term finance, corporate liquidity and financial disclosure.

Education

Ph.D., Finance, McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business, 2013
M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management, 2005
M.B.A., Marketing, Bahauddin Zakariya University, 1992
B.S., Mathematics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, 1990

Academic Work Experience

2013 - Present, Assistant Professor of Finance, Saint Mary's University - Sobey School of Business
2013 - 2014, Instructor, McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business
2010 - 2010, Instructor, University of Guelph - Department of Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics
2009 - 2013, Research Assistant, McMaster University
2008 - 2013, Tutorial Instructor and Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
2007 - 2008, Visiting Faculty, College of Business Management

Non-Academic Work Experience

2005 - 2008, Department Head – Sales and Marketing, Pakistan Cables Ltd. (Affiliate of General Cable, U.S.A.)
2001 - 2003, Account Manager – Sales, Insight Direct

Membership

2018 - Present, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
2013 - Present, Northern Finance Association (NFA)
2009 - Present, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
2008 - 2014, American Finance Association (AFA)
2008 - 2017, Financial Management Association (FMA)
2008 - 2017, Canadian Economic Association (CEA)

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2014/04 - Present, Graduate Course
2013/02 - Present, Graduate Course
2013/01 - Present, Undergraduate Course
2012/02 - 2012/02, Undergraduate Course
2011/04 - 2013/01, Graduate Program
2010/01 - 2010/03, Undergraduate Course
2007/01 - 2009/01, Graduate Course

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Khokhar Abdul-Rahman, Kanagaretnam Kiridaran, Mawani Amin. "Linking Societal Trust and CEO Compensation", Journal of Business Ethics (Summer - 2016), 1-23
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman, Chamberlain Trevor. "Testing the Excess Return Hypothesis: The Canadian Case", The BRC Academy Journal of Education 6 (Winter - 2016), 131-146
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman, Chamberlain Trevor, Sarkar Sudipto. "Market effects of SEC regulation of short-term borrowing disclosure", International Journal of Managerial Finance 12 (Fall - 2015), 529-557

Presentation

Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Political Values and SEC Enforcement Actions", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) (Spring - 2017)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Political Values and SEC Enforcement Actions", Canadian Economic Association (CEA) (Summer - 2017)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Credit risk in Islamic and conventional banking ", International Atlantic Economic Conference (Spring - 2017)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Political Values and SEC Enforcement Actions", World Finance & Banking Symposium (WFBS) (Fall - 2017)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Market Response to Dividend Change Announcements: Unregulated versus Regulated Firms", Canadian Economic Association (Summer - 2016)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Impact of Societal Trust on CEO Compensation", Financial Management Association International (Fall - 2016)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Market Effects of SEC Regulation of Short-term Borrowing Disclosure", Second Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking (Spring - 2015)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Market effects of SEC regulation of short-term borrowing disclosure.", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) (Summer - 2015)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Financial Restatements and Management Guidance", Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) Conference (Fall - 2015)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Canadian Stock Returns and the Term Structure of Interest Rates", Ninth Annual Conference - Business Research Consortium of Western New York (Spring - 2014)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Window Dressing in Corporate Cash Holdings", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) (Summer - 2013)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Window Dressing in Corporate Cash Holdings: Evidence from Quarterly Financial Statements", Financial Management Association (FMA) International (Fall - 2012)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Firm Size, Information Asymmetry and Window Dressing in Cash Holdings: Evidence from Quarterly Financial Statements", Financial Managment Association (FMA) European (Summer - 2012)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Firm Size, Information Asymmetry and Window Dressing in Cash Holdings: Evidence from Quarterly Financial Statements", Mid-West Finance Association (Winter - 2012)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Discussant", Northern Finance Association (NFA) (Spring - 2011)
Khokhar Abdul-Rahman. "Investing in Working Capital: A Comparison of Canadian and US Firms", Atlantic School of Business (ASB) (Fall - 2011)

Service: Institutional Committees

Academic Senate, 2017/01 - None (Member)
Senate Committee on Library, 2013/01 - None (414)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Journal Reviewer, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research 2017/01 - Present
Journal Reviewer, International Journal of Managerial Finance 2017/01 - 2017/01
Reviewer, Northern Finance Association (NFA) 2014/03 - 2016/03
Reviewer, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2011/01 - 2011/03
Reviewer, Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) 2010/03 - 2010/03

Service: Community

Volunteer Board Member, Ancaster Community Services, Ancaster, ON. 2010/01 - 2012/03