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Chairman / Professor
Prof Dr Syed Muhammad Amir Shah




1st Div.

University of Peshawar



1st Div.

University of Peshawar



1st Div.

Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad

MS (Finance)


3.2/4 CGPA

Mohammad Ali Jinnah University








Mohammad Ali Jinnah University


Current Position:

(a) Professor, Accounting and Finance /Chairman, Since 31st July, 2015

Additional Charge Positions:

(a)  Treasurer, AIOU Since 2nd June 2017 to 3rd September 2021

(b)   Director Planning and Development Since 3rd September 2021 to-date

(c)   Director Board of Advanced studies and Research 3rd September 2021 to-date

Employer:                             AIOU, Islamabad

Location of posting:           Islamabad, Pakistan


  • Supervise the curriculum development for Commerce and Business Programs.  Teach Accounting and Finance Courses at graduate and post graduate levels. Courses include: Financial Markets, Investments and Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance and Accounting.


  • In the capacity of Treasurer, supervising Cash Management, budgeting of Development and Non-development side.  Assist Vice Chancellor in financial approvals, DACs and PAC matters. Supervise Automation of Treasurer department to convert single system into double entry system of accounts record through application of ERP system. Managing the investment portfolio of AIOU to make the university self-reliant.


  • In the capacity of Director Planning and Development, planning, execution and monitoring of development schemes of the university.  Ensuring the compliance of PPRA and formalities of PC1 to PC-IV


  • In the capacity of Director BASAR, ensuring the compliance of post graduate research regulations of the university and HEC.


  1. S.M.Amir Shah  Syed Tahir Hijazi Performance Evaluation of Mutual Funds in Pakistan. 44:4 part II (2005) The Pakistan Development Review.
  2. S.M.Amir Shah Syed Tahir Hijazi Firm Size and Rate of Growth. Journal of Social Sciences     and Humanities.
  3. Safi Ullah Khan S M Amir Shah Dr. Syed Tahir Hajazi Impact of Working Capital Management on the Profitability of Firms: Case of Listed Pakistani Companies. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  4. S.M.Amir Shah Syed Hassan Raza The concept of shareholders wealth: Perception and its implications in Pakistan Stock Exchanges. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  5. S.M.Amir Shah Corporate Debt Policy- Pre and Post Financial Market Reforms: The Case of the Textile industry of Pakistan.  Pakistan Development Review.
  6. M.Farhan Malik S.M.Amir Shahs Value Relevance of Firm Specific, Corporate Governance and Macroeconomic Variables: Evidence from Karachi Stock Exchange Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences vol 7(2) 2013 pp 276-297 ISSN 1993-8553
  7. MuhammadMudasr Arshid Ali Maryam Nawaz S.M.Amir Shah. Test of Random Walk Behaviors in Karachi stock Exchange.           Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social
  8. Jaihan Zulqarnain S.M.Amir Shah An Empirical study on Weak Market Efficiency of Karachi stock Exchange. Business Review
  9. Adil Awan S.M.Amir Shah The Price and volume effect of single stock futures trading on Pakistani stock market. The Lahore Journal of Business vol2(2) spring 2014 pp1-32 ISSN 2223-0025
  10. S.M.Amir Shah Imran Shanwari  Detecting Earnings Management: Deferred Taxes Vs Accruals: A
  11. Pakistani Perspective . Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies
  12. Sohail Amjad S.M.Amir Shah The Impact of Volatile Economic conditions on corporate capital structure adjustment towards Dynamic Target in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences.
  13. Mobeen ur Rehman S.M.Amir Shah Does Bilateral Market and Financial Integration Explains Foreign Co-Movement Patterns. International  Journal of Financial Studies
  14. Mobeen ur Rehman S.M.Amir Shah Determinants of Returns’ Co Movement for effective Portfolio diversification among Regional stock Markets. Revista Evidenceiacao Countabil & Financas
  15. Sohail Amjad S.M.Amir Shah Does Industrial growth and capital expenditure induce corporate financing behavior in Pakistan?             Abasyn Journal of social Sciences
  16. Mobeen ur Rehman S.M.Amir Shah Factors Influencing Co-Movement of Diversified Portfolio Between Pakistan and India. International  Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting
  17. Syeda Faiza Urooj S.M.Amir Shah Is Asset Growth Priced? Abasyn Journal of social Sciences
  18. Mobeen ur Rehman S.M.Amir Shah  Dynamics of Effective Portfolio diversification among EFA markets: a heterogeneous panel analysis. African J. Accounting , Auditing and Finance
  19. Irum Naz Syed Muhammad Amir shah Ali M. Kutan Do Managers of Sharia Compliant Firms have distinctive financial styles? Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
  20. Tanveer Ahmed Syed Muhammad Amir Shah The Value Growth Indicators and value Premium: Evidence from Pakistan Stock Exchange South Asian Journal of Management Sciences
  21. Shahzad Hussain Syed Muhammad Amir Shah Corporate governance and Downside systematic Risk with a Moderating rol of Socio Political in Pakistan. Business and Economic Review
  22. Sohail Amjad S.M.Amir Shah The Impact of leverage variances on growth: A Longitudinal Study of Pakistan’s Corporate Sector. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics
  23. Zaib Maroof S.M.Amir Shah Bilal Ahmed Does vertical Integration Strategy for Merger and Acquisitions a Fruitful Decision? An evidence From Pakistan Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal
  24. Shiraz Khan Syed Muhammad Amir Shah Study on key Empirical Factors of Competitiveness: Case of Textile Industry of Pakistan. Journal of Management Sciences,
  25. Muhammad Fayaz S M Amir Shah Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Performance: Mediation of Transformational Leadership  in the Context of Pakistani SMEs. Journal of Managerial Sciences
  26. Shazad Hussain S.M.Amir Shah Investors Sentiment and Firm Downside Systematic Risk. NUML International Journal of Business and Management
  27. Shahzad S.M.Amir Shah Macro-Economic Factors  and Firm downside Systematic Risk : Socio Political index as Moderator. Journal of Managerial Sciences
  28. Salman Ali Qureshi Syed Muhammad Amir Shah Syed Hassan Raza An investigation of Pakistan’s Manufacturing sector, Corporate investment under financial liberalization. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
  29. Shehla Akhtar Syed Muhammad Amir Shah A stock Market Reaction to Firm Leverage : An investor’s insight from Developing Economy of Pakistan. Journal of Managerial sciences
  30. Salman Ali Qureshi Syed Muhammad Amir Shah Financial Liberalization Index of Pakistan: Factorial Approach. Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences
  31. Mobeen Ur Rehman Syed Muhammad Amir Shah Javed Ghulam Hussain  Commonalities of Equity Market Fundamentals and Return Movements: An Emerging and Frontier Market Perspective. Revista Evidenciacal contabil &Financas
  32. S.M.Amir Shah  Proposal For independent Non-executive Directors. Economic Review Vol37(10)p20,October,2006 0531-8955
  33. S.M. Amir Shah Aisha Sana Impact of working capital Management on the profitability of Oil and Gas Sector of Pakistan. European Journal of Scientific Research
  34. Zaheer Abbas Aman Ullah Khan S.M. Amir Shah Firm Size and Capital Strength as Determinants of Firm Performance: Sector wise Analysis of Karachi Stock Exchange. Advances in Management
  35. Shazia Iqbal Khalid Zaheer Abbas S.M. Amir Shah Performance Evaluation of close-end Mutual Funds by Investment Objectives in Pakistan’s Economy              Inter- disciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research. Foreign Research Centre. ISSN 2073-7122
  36. Said Shah Shehla Amjad SAF Hasnu S.M. Amir Shah Financing the Current Assets: Approach Followed by Small and Medium Enterprises in Pakistan, Vol 2. No7. 2010   Inter- disciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research. Foreign Research Centre. ISSN 2073-7122
  37. S.M. Amir Shah Syed Tahir Hajazi Financial Performance: Evidence from Sugar Industry of Pakistan Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
  38. M Usman Arshad S.M. Amir Shah Zaheer Abbas Effect of Terrorism on Capital Market- A case study of Pakistan Capital Market. Inter- disciplinary Journal of contemporary Research. Foreign Research Centre. ISSN 2073-7122.
  39. Hassan Aftab Qazi S.M. Amir Shah Zaheer Abbas Tanzeela Nadeem Impact of Working Capital on firms’ profitability. African Journal of Business Management.
  40. Bilal Nafees S.M. Amir Shah Safi Ullah Khan Performance Evaluation of Open end and close end mutual funds in Pakistan. African Journal of Business Management
  41. Asif Sanaullah Dr Syed M. Amir Shah Muhammad Ather Ejaz Ali Rehan Aslam How Behavioral Aspects Affect Market Efficiency-m Evidence from KSE 100 Index. Global Journal Of Management and Research. ISSN on line 2249-4588 ISSN print 0975-5853
  42. Bilal Abbasi Dr. S.M. Amir Shah Mutual Funds Performance Evaluation: A case of Pakistan: Mutual Funds Industry in years 2008-2010. Global Journal of Management and Business Research ISSN on line 2249-4588 ISSN print 0975-5853
  43. S.M.Amir Shah Muhammad Hasnan Ashraf ali Is Pakistani Equity Market integrated to the Equity Markets of G-8 Countries? An empirical analysis of Karachi stock Exchange. The Romanian Economic Journal XV No 45 September, 2012 pp 289-324 ISSN 1454-4296
  44. Said Shah S.M.Amir Shah Allowances for Loan Losses as a tool of Earnings Management by Commercial Banks in Pakistan. American Journal of Scientific Research. Issue 89, July 2013 pp 128-132 ISSN2301-2005
  45. Khalid M. Lohdi S.M.Amir Shah Impact of capital gain tax on stock investment in Pakistan. Information Management and Business ISSN2220-3796
  46. Said shah S.M.Amir Shah Shehla Amjad Impact of Selected Financial Ratios on Share Price of Companies in Pakistan 1999-2006. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics
  47. Muhammad Adil Jan S.M.Amir Shah The impact of culture on innovation: The Moderating role of Human capital.                Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting ISSN2162-3082
  48. Sohail Amjad S.M.Amir Shah A cohesive Approach to Measure Efficacy of Capital structure Dynamics Adjustments. Pensee Journal ISSN 0031-4773
  49. Muhammad Munir S.M.Amir Shah Stock prices and current Account Nexus: journal of contemporary Management sciences, Vol(1) spring 2015. Journal of Contemporary Management sciences
  50. Hajira Wajid Dr S.M.Amir shah The Influence of Corporate Governance and ownership structure on Capital structure of Pakistani Listed Companies Journal of Contemporary Management sciences
  51. Ali M. Kutan Iram Naz Syed Muhammad Amir shah Are Top Managers Important for firms' Performance and Idiosyncratic Risk? Evidence from sharia and non-Sharia compliant firms. The World Economy
  52. Abdul Rafi Waqas Ahmed S.M.Amir Shah Qaiser Malik Intellectual Capital efficiency and Corporate financial Performance. Foundation University Journal of Business and Economics
  53. Shahzad Hussain Syed Muhammad Amir Shah Tanveer Ahmed Systematic Risk and Socio Political Factors: The case of Pakistan stock Exchange. Foreign Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Research
  54. Dr. Said Shah S. M. Amir Shah Determinants of Manufacturing Firms’ Financial Performance in Pakistan. Journal of Business and Tourism
  55. Mukamil Shah Muhammad Sadil Ali Asghar KamalS.M. Amir Shah Sami ullah International shocks and monetary policy in Pakistan. Indian Journal of Economics and Business

Project, Research Interests

Corporate Finance

Mutual Funds

Working Capital Management

Financial performance

Capital market

Corporate debt policy


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.