Emad Mohammad

Associate Professor
Accounting and Financial Management Services
Associate Dean (Academic)
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB-317

905-525-9140, x27432 Available to supervise

Dr. Mohammad’s research interests are in financial reporting and capital markets. His research examines the role that financial reporting and disclosures play in capital markets; the role of financial analysts as information intermediaries and the properties of their earnings forecasts; and executive compensation. His recent publications focused on the relation between financial reporting and information asymmetry, the impact of individual analyst characteristics such as experience, effort, and work load on the properties of their earnings forecasts. He also examined career concerns of financial analysts and its impact on their performance. His latest research project examines whether analyst earnings forecasting ability is only firm-specific. Moreover, he has also developed an interest in executive compensation research and business ethics. Dr. Mohammad’s publications appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Education

  • PhD, Business Administration (Accounting), Georgia State University
  • MBA, Georgia State University
  • BA, Kuwait University

Selected Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

Lawrence D. Brown and E. Mohammad. 2010. Is Analysts’ Earnings Forecast Ability Firm-Specific?Contemporary Accounting Research.

Kanagaretnam, K., G.J. Lobo, and E. Mohammad. 2009. Corporate Life Cycle and CEO Stock Options Grants.  Journal of Business Ethics, 90 (1): 137-155.

Mohammad, E., and S. Nathan. 2008. Antecedents and Consequences of Financial Analysts Turnover.Review of Accounting Finance, 7 (4): 355-371.

Mohd, E. 2005. Accounting for Software Development Costs and Information Asymmetry. The Accounting Review 80 (4): 1211-1231.

Brown, L. D., and E. Mohd. 2003. The Predictive Value of Analyst Characteristics. Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance 18 (4): 625-648.

Selected Presentations

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, August 2008

Canadian Academic Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, June 2006

Canadian Academic Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Quebec City, June 2005

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, August 2003

The Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance/KPMG Foundation Conference on Management of Accounting Information, NY , NY, USA, January 2003

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, August 2002

Recognition

Research Grants

  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2005-2010), sole investigator
  • CMA Ontario (2008-2011) with Kiridaran (Giri) Kanagaretnam

Professional Activities

Dr. Mohammad is a member of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and the American Accounting Association.  He also served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research.

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