Dr Beat Reber
MBA, PGCHE, PhD.
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management
+44 114 222 3394
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Sheffield University Management School
Beat holds a BBA (Switzerland), an MBA (UCE), a PGCHE (Nottingham), and a PhD (Nottingham).
Before joining the School of Management in October 2018, he worked as a Lecturer at Nottingham University Business School.
His previous work experience also includes employment in industry.
- Research interests
Beat’s research interests revolve around firms transitioning from private to public ownership, including initial public offerings (IPOs), venture capital, private equity, and market risk.
His work also involves artificial intelligence applications in the area of finance.
- Does mispricing, liquidity or third-party certification contribute to IPO downside risk?. International Review of Financial Analysis, 51, 25-53. View this article in WRRO
- Deliberate premarket underpricing and aftermarket mispricing: New insights on IPO pricing. International Review of Financial Analysis, 44, 18-33. View this article in WRRO
- Estimating the risk–return profile of new venture investments using a risk-neutral framework and ‘thick’ models. European Journal of Finance, 20(4), 341-360. View this article in WRRO
- Initial public offerings: an asset allocation decision based on nonnormal returns. Applied Financial Economics, 23(19), 1541-1552.
- Explaining mispricing of initial public offerings in Singapore. Applied Financial Economics, 16(18), 1339-1353.
- Firm resources and quality signalling: evidence from UK initial public offerings. Applied Financial Economics, 15(8), 575-586.
- Predicting mispricing of initial public offerings. Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 13(1), 41-59.
- Habitual late payment of trade credit: an empirical examination of UK small firms. Managerial and Decision Economics, 24(6-7), 471-482.
- Research group
Beat would welcome proposals from potential doctoral students wishing to work in the field of initial public offerings (IPOs), venture capital, private equity, and market risk.
He would also be very interested in supervising projects on artificial intelligence applications in the area of finance.
- Teaching interests
Beat is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). His teaching experience spans Undergraduate, MSc, and MBA modules.
Beat’s teaching focus includes a variety of core finance subjects, such as Financial Management and Corporate Finance, as well as more specialised subjects, including Financial Markets and Fixed Interest Investment.
He has used his research to inform his teaching on his modules to extend textbook material and to enhance the learning experience for students.
Using his research as part of his teaching has led to a number of postgraduate research supervisions.