Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Associate Professor, Finance and Accounting Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (October 2022 – Present)
Visiting faculty, Adelaide Business School, Adelaide, Australia (May 2023)
Assistant Professor, Finance and Accounting Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September 2017 – September 2022)
Senior Lecturer, Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia (March 2017 – August 2017)
Post doctorate Fellow, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (Sep 2016 – August 2017)
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College, Malaysia (Dec 2015 – February 2017)
Research Assistant, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (July 2012 – Dec 2015)
Doctor of Philosophy, College of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia (2015)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Management Accountants, Victoria, Australia (2012)
MSc in International Accounting, College of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia (2010)
BSc in Commerce, Accounting Majoring, Sana’a University, Yemen (2006)
Honors and Awards
Geran Penjanaan – University Funding (MYR 10,000), Research and Innovation Management Centre, University Utara Malaysia (May 2016 – April 2017)
Research grant (MYR 10,000), OYA Graduate School of Business, University Utara Malaysia. (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015)
Scholarship for a PhD in Accounting from the Ministry of Higher Education, Yemen (USD$ 36,000) (July 2011 – June 2016)
Scholarship for an MSc in Accounting from the Ministry of Higher Education, Yemen (USD$ 27,000) (Jan 2008 – Dec 2010)
Refereed Articles – Basic or Discovery Scholarship
Tanveer Ahsan, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Muhammad Azeem Qureshi & Ammar Ali Gull (2023) Does eco-innovation foster or hinder environmental performance? Recent evidence from Europe, International Journal of Green Energy, DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2023.2194982
Al-Dhamari, R., Al-Gamrh, B., Farooque, O.A. and Moses, E. (2022) Corporate social responsibility and firm market performance: the role of product market competition and firm life cycle. Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp. 713-745
Bin-Feng, C., Mirza, S. S., Ahsan, T., Gull, A. A., & Al-Gamrh, B. (2022). Institutional environment, the ultimate controller’s characteristics and CSR disclosure in China. Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 43, Issue No. 05, Pages: 1515-1527
Tanveer Ahsan, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Sultan Sikandar (2022) Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm-Value: The Role of Sensitive Industries and CEOs Power in China. Applied Economics, 54:16, 1844-1863
Tanveer Ahsan, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Sultan Sikandar Mirza (2021) Economic policy uncertainty and sustainable financial growth: Does business strategy matter? Finance Research Letters, Volume 46, Part B, May 2022, 102381
Al-Dhamari, Redhwan, Abdulsalam Alquhaif, and Bakr Ali Al-Gamrh (2022) Modelling the impact of audit/remuneration committee overlap on debtholders’ perceptions of accounting information quality: The role of CEO power. International Journal of Finance & Economics, vol 27 issue 3, pp. 2898-2920
Tanveer Ahsan, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Sultan Sikandar Mirza (2021) Economic policy uncertainty and sustainable financial growth: Does business strategy matter? Finance Research Letters, 2021, 102381
Tanveer Ahsan, Bakr Al-Gamrh (2021) Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm-Value: The Role of Sensitive Industries and CEOs Power in China. Applied Economics
Bin-Feng, C., Mirza, S. S., Ahsan, T., Gull, A. A., & Al-Gamrh, B. (2021). Institutional environment, the ultimate controller’s characteristics and CSR disclosure in China. Managerial and Decision Economics, 1– 13. https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3471
Ahsan, T., Mirza, S.S., Al-Gamrh, B., Bin-Feng, C. and Rao, Z.-U. (2021) How to deal with policy uncertainty to attain sustainable growth: the role of corporate governance. Corporate Governance, The International Journal Of Business In Society. Vol. 21 N. 1 2021, pp. 78-91
Abdulsalam Alquhaif, Bakr Al-Gamrh, Rohaida Abdul Latif, Sitraselvi Chandren (2021) Board independence tenure and real earnings management: accretive share buyback activities in Malaysia.International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. Vol. 15, No. 3, 2021, pp 266-284
Al-Gamrh, B., Al-Dhamari, R., Jalan, A., & Afshar Jahanshahi, A. (2020). The impact of board independence and foreign ownership on financial and social performance of firms: evidence from the UAE. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 21(2), 201-229. doi: 10.1108/jaar-09-2018-0147
Al-Gamrh, B., Ku Ismail, K. N. I., & Al-Dhamari, R. (2018). The role of corporate governance strength in crisis and non-crisis times. Applied Economics, 50(58), 6263-6284. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2018.1489513
Al-Gamrh, B., Ku Ismail, K. N. I., Ahsan, T., & Alquhaif, A. (2020). Investment opportunities, corporate governance quality, and firm performance in the UAE. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, 10(2), 261-276. doi: 10.1108/jaee-12-2018-0134
Ahsan, T., Mirza, S. S., Al-Gamrh, B., & Tauni, M. Z. (2020). Split-share reforms and capital structure adjustment in China: a dynamic panel fractional estimation. Journal of Economic Studies, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi: 10.1108/jes-03-2019-0096
Alquhaif, A., Al-Gamrh, B., Abdullatif, R., & Chandren, S. (2020). Board independence tenure and real earnings management: accretive share buyback activities in Malaysia. Int. J. Business Governance and Ethics (forthcoming).
Jalan, A., Badrinath, S., & Al‐Gamrh, B. (2020). Women on audit committees and the relationship between related party transactions and earnings management. Strategic Change, 29(3), 389-406.
Afshar Jahanshahi, A., Al‐Gamrh, B., & Gharleghi, B. (2020). Sustainable development in Iran post‐sanction: Embracing green innovation by small and medium‐sized enterprises. Sustainable Development, 28(4), 781-790.
Afshar, M. S., Pourheidari, O., Al-Gamrh, B., & Jahanshahi, A. A. (2019). Audit management, need for closure and detection of misstatements. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, 9(2), 237-250.
Merle, R., Al-Gamrh, B., & Ahsan, T. (2019). Tax havens and transfer pricing intensity: Evidence from the French CAC-40 listed firms. Cogent Business & Management, 6(1). doi: 10.1080/23311975.2019.1647918
Al-Dhamari, R. A., Al-Gamrh, B., Ku Ismail, K. N. I., & Haji Ismail, S. S. (2018). Related party transactions and audit fees: the role of the internal audit function. Journal of Management & Governance, 22(1), 187-212. doi: 10.1007/s10997-017-9376-6
Al-Dhamari, R., Almagdoub, A., & Al-Gamrh, B. (2018). Are audit committee characteristics important to the internal audit budget in Malaysian firms. Contaduría y administración, 63(2), 6.
Al-dhamari, R., Ku Ismail, K. N. I., & Al-Gamrh, B. (2016). Board diversity and corporate payout policy: Do free cash flow and ownership concentration matter? Corporate Ownership and Control, 14(1).
Al-Gamrh, B., & Al-dhamari, R. (2016). Firm characteristics and corporate social responsibility disclosure in Saudi Arabia. International Business Management, 10(18), 4283-4291.
AL-Dhamari, R., Alquhaif, A., & Al-Gamrh, B. (2020). Membership Overlaps in Board Committees, CEO Power, and Cost of Debt. The Academy of Management Proceedings.
Al-Gamrh, Bakr Ali. Board Independence Tenure and Real Earnings Management: Accretive Share Buyback Activities in Malaysia. In: 8th Applied Financial Modelling Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2019
Al-Gamrh, Bakr Ali. Can corporate governance quality improve the impact of investment opportunities on firm performance? In: 22nd Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom, July 2018
Al-dhamari, R., & Al-Gamrh, Bakr, (2016) Audit Committee Characteristics and Internal Audit Budget: Malaysian Evidence. Paper presented at the Workshop of Corporate Accountability: Major Actors, Innovative Instruments and Performance”, Paris, November 24, 2016 at ISTEC (France).
Al-dhamari, R., Al-Gamrh, Bakr & Ku Ismail, K. N (2015). Do Internal audit Function Attribute Audit fees? Evidence from Related Party Transactions in Malaysia. 2nd International Conference on Modern Research in Management, Economic and Accounting, Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015)
Bakr Al-gamrh, and Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail. Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in the UAE, International Conference on Financial and Actuarial Engineering, World Academy of Science, Holiday Inn Wembley, London (2015)
Bakr Al-gamrh, and Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail. The Influence of Corporate Governance Strength on the Symptoms of the Financial Crisis, workshop of FTAs in a changing landscape of global governance, Keele University, the UK (2015)
Bakr Al-gamrh, and Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail. Leverage, Risk and the Role of Corporate Governance Strength during Crisis and Non-Crisis Times, Fourth IIFT Conference on Empirical Issues in International Trade and Finance, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India (2014)
Bakr Al-gamrh. The Influence of Corporate governance on firm performance, 7th Symposium on Business Postgraduate Research, UUM (2011)