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First Name: Nur Adiana Hiau
Second name: Abdullach
Academic title: PhD

Place of employment: Quality Management Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Utara Malaysi, Malaysia
Position: Director/ Professor of Finance


1999 Aston University, Birmingham, Doctor of Philosophy (Corporate Finance),

1990 University of Idaho, Master of Business Administration,

1988 Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Research interests:

Corporate Finance, Unit Trusts, Financial Distress, Dividend, Capital Budgeting, IPO, Event Study.

Publications (most important/popular):

1. Erni Masdupi and Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah. (2009) Kesan Struktur Pemilikan dan Pempelbagaian Perniagaan ke atas Prestasi Syarikat dalam Mengawal Konflik Agensi bagi Syarikat Tersenarai di BEI Jurnal Pengurusan Vol 29, pp. 95-109.

2. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah, Rosna Awang Hashim, Khulida Kirana Yahya, Nurretina Hj Ahmad Shariff and Nik Kamariah Nik Mat. (2008/2009) The Merger Between CIMB and SBB: A Blissful Marriage. Journal of Finance Case Research Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 95-107.

3. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah. (2008) Financial Practice In Malaysia: Risks Assessment In Capital Budgeting. Capital Markets Review Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 25-38.

4. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah, Abd. Halim @Hamilton B. Ahmad and Rohani Md Rus. (2008) Predicting Corporate Failure of Malaysia’s Listed Companies: Comparing Discriminant Analysis, Logistic Regression and Hazard Model, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics Issue 15, pp. 201-217.

5. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah and Sabariah Nordin. (2008) The Theory Practice Gap of Project Appraisal Jurnal Pengurusan Vol 27, pp. 85-104.

6. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah and Wong Woei Chyuan. (2006) Unit Trust Fund's Initial Service Charge and Its Determinants, Asian Academy of Management Journal Vol 11 No. 2 (July 2006), pp. 23-37.

7. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah and Wong Woei Chyuan. (2006) The Integration of Residential Real Estate Market and Stock Market: Assessment from ARDL Approach. Capital Markets Review Vol. 14 No. 1&2,17-26.

8. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah and Abd. Halim@Hamilton Ahmad. (2005) Detecting Financial Distress International Journal of Management Studies Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 77-95.

9. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah, Rosemaliza Abdul Rashid and Yusnidah Ibrahim. (2004) Information Content and Dividend Changes in an Emerging Market. The International Journal of Banking and Finance Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 1-18.

10. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah, Rosemaliza Abdul Rashid, Yusnidah Ibrahim and Kamarun Nisham Taufil Mohd. (2004) Corporate Dividend Structure: The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. The International Journal of Finance Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 3213-3223.

11. Nur Adiana Hiau Abdullah and Kamarun Nisham Taufil Mohd. (2004) Factors Influencing the Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings in an Emerging Market: Malaysian Evidence. IIUM Journal of Economics and Management Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 193-212.