Harjeet Bhabra

Dean
Sobey School of Business
Sobey School of Business

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Dr. Harjeet Bhabra became the Dean of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University on September 1, 2018. He is a professor of finance. Dr. Bhabra brings over 20 years of experience in university teaching, research and leadership, having served as Associate Dean of Research and Research Programs (2010-2016) and as the Director of the MBA and Certificate in e-Business Programs (2004-2006) at Concordia University. Dr. Bhabra’s principal research and teaching interests are in corporate finance and investments. Prior to joining Concordia University in 1997, he taught at SUNY-Binghamton (New York). His PhD was attained at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research has been published in numerous top-ranked business journals, and served as a regular reviewer for many finance journals. He is an experienced presenter and has supervised PhD student research in areas of finance involving capital structure in emerging markets, IPOs, M&As and corporate social responsibility.

Education

Ph.D., Finance, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995
M.B.A., Finance, Indian Institute of Management, 1988
Diploma, Business Management, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, 1985
B. Tech (Hons.), Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, 1983

Academic Work Experience

2018 - Present, Dean and Professor of Finance, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University
2013 - 2018, Professor of Finance, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
2010 - 2016, Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
2004 - 2006, Director, MBA and Certificate in e-Business Programs, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
2003 - 2003, Visiting Associate Professor of Finance, Massey University
2002 - 2013, Associate Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
1997 - 2002, Assistant Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
1995 - 1997, Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, State University of New York

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "SOX vs. C-SOX: Which One Works Better?", Managerial Finance 44:8 (Spring - 2018), 1031-1046
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Did the Sarbanes-Oxley Act result in a strategic shift in merger motives?", Managerial Finance 44:2 (Spring - 2018), 142-159
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Does Location Influence Executive Compensation? Evidence from Canadian SMEs", Journal of Management and Governance 22:1 (Spring - 2018), 89-109
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Impact of SOX on the Returns to Targets and Acquirers in Corporate Tender Offers", North American Journal of Economics and Finance 42 (Spring - 2017), 1-19
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Corporate Acquisitions", Managerial Finance 43:4 (Spring - 2017), 452-470
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Market Conditions, Governance and the Information Content of Insider Trades", Review of Financial Economics 24 (Spring - 2015), 1-11
Bhabra Harjeet, Huang Jiayin. "An Empirical Investigation of Mergers and Acquisitions by Chinese listed companies, 1997-2007", Journal of Multinational Financial Management 23:3 (Spring - 2013), 186-207
Anderson Steven, Bhabra Gurmeet, Bhabra Harjeet, Lamba Asjeet. "Do Corporate Bond Ratings Revisions Convey Information about Earnings and Dividend Changes", Corporate Ownership and Control 9:3 (Spring - 2012), 371-391
Hakim Tatiana, Lypny Gregory, Bhabra Harjeet. "IPO Lockup Expiration in the Middle East and North Africa Region", Journal of Multinational Financial Management 22:5 (Spring - 2012), 252-262

Presentation

Bhabra Harjeet, Eissa Ahmed. "Corporate Financial Distress and CEO Networks", India Finance Conference (Fall - 2017)
Kolahgar Sam, Babaghaderi Azadeh, Bhabra Harjeet. "Effect of Firm's Investor Relations, Communication and Disclosure on Firm Risk and Value", World Finance and Banking Symposium (Fall - 2017)
Bhabra Gurmeet, Bhabra Harjeet, Skeggs Jonathan. "Governance quality and liquidity management: Evidence from Australian listed companies", World Finance and Banking Symposium (Fall - 2017)
Bhabra Harjeet, Eissa Ahmed. "Corporate Financial Distress and CEO Networks", World Finance and Banking Symposium (Fall - 2017)
Kolahgar Sam, Babaghaderi Azadeh, Bhabra Harjeet. "Effect of Firm's Investor Relations, Communication and Disclosure on Firm Risk and Value", 3rd Annual International Corporate Governance Society Conference (Summer - 2017)
Bhabra Harjeet, Eissa Ahmed. "Corporate Financial Distress and CEO Networks", European Financial Management Association Conference (Summer - 2017)
Bhabra Harjeet, Bhabra Gurmeet, Chang Qi. "The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Corporate Bond Ratings", Midwest Finance Association Conference (Spring - 2017)
Bhabra Harjeet, Bhabra Gurmeet, Chang Qi. "The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Corporate Bond Ratings", Financial Management Association International Conference (Fall - 2016)
Bhabra Harjeet, Zhang Yu. "CEO Age and Firm Performance", Financial Management Association International Conference (Fall - 2016)
Bhabra Harjeet, Zhang Yu. "CEO Age and Firm Performance", International Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (Summer - 2016)
Bhabra Harjeet, Bhabra Gurmeet, Chang Qi. "The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Corporate Bond Ratings", Asian Finance Association Conference (Summer - 2016)
Kolahgar Sam, Babaghaderi Azadeh, Bhabra Harjeet. "Effect of Firm's Investor Relations, Communication and Disclosure on Firm Risk and Value", European Financial Management Association Conference (Summer - 2016)
Bhabra Harjeet, Zhang Yu. "CEO Age and Firm Performance", European Financial Management Association Conference (Summer - 2016)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Geographic Location, Ownership Structure and Executive Compensation", India Finance Conference (Fall - 2015)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Geographic Location, Ownership Structure and Executive Compensation", World Finance Conference (Summer - 2015)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Acquisitions", World Finance and Banking Symposium (Fall - 2014)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Regulatory Changes, Market Conditions and Information Content of Insider Trades", India Finance Conference (Fall - 2014)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Impact of Geographical Location on Small-Medium Enterprises", Academy of Finance Conference (Spring - 2014)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Acquisitions", Midwest Finance Association Meetings (Spring - 2014)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Acquisitions", India Finance Conference (Fall - 2013)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Regulatory Changes, Market Conditions and Information Content of Insider Trades", Financial Management Association International (Fall - 2013)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Regulatory Changes, Market Conditions and Information Content of Insider Trades", Midwest Finance Association Meetings (Spring - 2013)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Acquisition Activity", India Finance Conference (Fall - 2012)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Acquisition Activity", Financial Management Association International (Fall - 2012)

Conference Proceedings

Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Corporate Acquisitions", Midwest Finance Association Conference Proceedings (2014 - 2014)
Bhabra Harjeet, Hossain Ashrafee. "Regulatory Changes, Market Conditions and Information Content of Insider Trades", Midwest Finance Association Conference Proceedings (2013 - 2013)