Ms Tanja Kuzman

Room: A01,Management School Doctoral Centre
Phone: +44 (0) 114 222 3459
Qualifications: BSc in Economics, FEFA
MSc in Finance and Banking, University of Sheffield


Tanja Kuzman is a Doctoral Researcher in Finance at Sheffield University Management School. She received her BSc in Economics at Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration, and MSc in Banking and Finance at University of Sheffield. Her research interests are related to corporate finance, banking, political interference, state ownership and big data analytics.


Professor Jill F. Atkins
Professor Oleksandr Talavera
Dr Chaudhry M. Ghafran

Thesis Title

The effects of political interference on financial and economic performance of SOEs

Scope of Research (aims and objectives)

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of elections on board member changes and its relationship with profit-oriented performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), thus contributing to greater understanding of political tie heterogeneity. Moreover, it examines the election related manipulation of SOE corporate decisions with the aim of garnering voters support.

Involvement in any Previous Research Projects

Marie Currie Fellow on the GREY Project - Out of the shadows: developing capacities and capabilities for tackling undeclared work in Bulgaria, Croatia and FYR Macedonia