Assistant Professor, Finance

BBA (Tehran); MSc (Shahid Beheshti, Iran); MBA (Northern Iowa); PhD (c) (Concordia)

Sam Kolahgar is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Faculty of Business. He presently teaches Corporate Finance and Integrated Cases in Finance. Mr. Kolahgar is currently completing his PhD in Finance from Concordia University; holds an MBA degree from University of Northern Iowa,
USA; an MSc in finance from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran (where he ranked 10 out of 18,000 participants in national entrance exam for Master’s Program ), and a Bachelor of Business from Tehran University, Iran (where he ranked 810 out of approximately 500,000 participants in national entrance
exam for Bachelor Programs). His studies in the fields of corporate governance, financing, and investor relations have won a total of $45,000 in research grants. He is a member of finance associations such FMA, EFMA, SFA, ICGS, and WBF; and has multiple publications, conference proceedings and
working papers in various areas of corporate finance and investment. Prior to joining UPEI, he taught Financial Management (Graduate-MBA), Theory of Finance, and Corporate Finance at Concordia University. He also conducted training courses in Valuation and Business Analysis at various SMEs. From
2005 to 2010, he served executives and board of directors of four national and international companies by assuming roles such as analyst (managerial accountant), senior analyst (venture capital and investments), and consultant (strategic corporate finance).

Recent Publications

Corporate communications as governance mechanism

49th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Sydney, NS, September 27-29, 2019, 2019

An empirical analysis of communication and disclosure on firms’ value and risk

International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) Conference, Rome, Italy, September 2-3, 2017, 2017

An empirical analysis of communication and disclosure on firms’ value and risk

World Banking and Finance (WBF) Annual Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, December 14-15 2017, 2017

An empirical analysis of communication and disclosure on firms’ value and risk

European Financial Management Association (EFMA-2016) Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, June 29-July 2, 2016

An analysis of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation's deficit and scenarios in determining adequate premiums to cover claim experience

Pensions: An International Journal, 2012

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Communications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Materiality of Information in E.S.G. Disclosure
  • Spinoffs, Mergers, and Acquisitions
  • Financial Distress, Bankruptcy, and Risk Management
  • Pensions and Mutual Funds
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Strategic Finance
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