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Mark your calendar and save the date for London Business School's inaugural research event in their Dubai Campus. Join this event for a day filled with insightful discussion and networking opportunities with experts in the field of Accounting and Finance.

London Business School's symposium will bring together researchers, scholars and professionals in the field to share their latest findings and innovations. Highlights of the conference include:
  • Sessions delivered by international and regional experts
  • Keynote presentations by leading experts from London Business School
  • Networking opportunities with peers and mentors 
  • Opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.



08:15 Onwards - Registration and refreshments


09:00 - 09:15 - Welcome Remarks – Oded Koenigsberg, Executive Dean London Business School Dubai Campus, Professor of Marketing and Subject Area Chair for Marketing, London Business School


09:15 -09:20 Opening Remarks – Florin Vasvari, Professor of Accounting. Conference Chair, Inaugural Research Symposium Dubai Campus and Chair of the Academic Director IEPC, London Business School

09:20 - 10:30 Session 1 – Florin Vasvari ESG Disclosures in the Private Equity Industry” co-authored with Marcel Olbert and Jeff Abraham

10:30 - 11:30 Session 2 – Aziz Bin Jaafar Accounting Conservatism in Private and Public Firms: European Evidence (PDF 52,500 kB)

11:30 - 12:30 Session 3 – Azhar Hussain Value-driven Multidimensional Welfare Analysis: A Dominance Approach with Application to Comparisons of European Populations (PDF 3,605 kB)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Session 4- Maria Correia Lease Reporting and Credit Markets

14:30 - 15:30 Session 5 - Aytekin Ertan The Information Content of Central Bank Disclosures: Firm-level Evidence from Eurosystem Collateral Haircuts

15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:00 Session 6 - Andreas Karathanasopoulos

17:00 - 17:15 Closing Remarks – Oded and Florin

17:15 - 18:30 Reception and Networking


18:30 onwards - Dinner hosted by Florin and Oded for external and internal faculty speakers.


For inquiries, please contact [email protected].

For more information, visit London Business School's website here.

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