Assoc Prof Dr . Gholamreza Mansourfar - Strategic Management and Business Strategy  - Best Researcher Award

Urmia University | Iran

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits

He embarked on his academic journey with a fervent passion for exploring the dynamics of international portfolio diversification. Graduating with a Ph.D. in Accounting and Control from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden in 2012,he delved into the complexities of financial management and econometrics. His early academic pursuits laid the groundwork for his future endeavors in strategic management and financial optimization.

Professional Endeavors

Upon completing his academic journey, he ventured into the realm of academia, where he began his tenure as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Gavle University, Sweden. His role involved spearheading courses in auditing, management accounting, corporate governance, and financial accounting, all with a keen focus on sustainability. Additionally he  served as a visiting lecturer at Alzahra University in Iran, imparting knowledge on current research trends in accounting and sustainability to Ph.D. students.


Contributions and Research Focus in Strategic Management and Business Strategy

His research portfolio spans various facets of international finance, with a primary focus on portfolio diversification, financial optimization, and corporate governance. His seminal works, such as "The Behavior of MENA Oil and Non-oil Producing Countries in International Portfolio Optimization" and "Benefits of International Portfolio Diversification Implication of the Middle Eastern Oil-producing Countries," have contributed significantly to the understanding of financial markets in the Middle East and North African region.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, he has garnered recognition for his outstanding contributions to academia and research. His publications in esteemed journals such as The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, African Journal of Business Management, and Studies in Economics and Finance have earned him accolades and acknowledgments from peers and scholars alike. his dedication to academic excellence has been further underscored by prestigious awards such as the Shuguang PhD Award.

Impact and Influence

His research has had a profound impact on the field of finance, particularly in the context of international portfolio management and corporate governance. By shedding light on the intricacies of portfolio diversification and financial decision-making, his work has empowered investors and financial practitioners to make informed choices in an increasingly globalized economy. Moreover, his teachings have inspired countless students to pursue careers in finance and academia, perpetuating his legacy of knowledge dissemination.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As his continues to chart new territories in the realm of finance and strategic management, his legacy as a pioneering researcher and educator only grows stronger. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he aims to expand his research horizons, delving deeper into emerging trends such as deep learning algorithms in stock price prediction and the impact of earnings volatility on financial distress. Through his relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation, he seeks to leave an indelible mark on the field of finance and inspire future generations of scholars to push the boundaries of academic inquiry.

  • Citations          925
  •  h-index               15
  • i10-index             25

Notable Publications

Gholamreza Mansourfar | Strategic Management and Business Strategy  | Best Researcher Award

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