Prof. Hussein A. Abdou

Department of Accountancy & Finance, The Business School

Huddersfield University, UK

Professor of Finance and Banking

Email: (preferred),

Research fields:

Capital structure and credit-arbitrage methods

Commercial insurance and reinsurance

Risk and performance management and measurement

Risk management processes

Risk modelling


2013  FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

2009  Ph.D. Finance & Banking, The University of Plymouth Business School, Plymouth, UK

2007  PGCert., Higher Education, UK.

1997  BCom (Hon) Business Administration, The University of Mansoura Business School, Egypt

Publications (selected)

  1. Abdou, H., Alam, S. and Mulkeen, J. (2014) ‘Would credit scoring work for Islamic finance? A neural network approachInternational Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 7 (1), pp. 112-125.
  2. Abdou, H., Muslem, O. and Ismal, R. (2014) ‘Risk Management Practices in the Republic of Yemen: Are Islamic banks different?Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 10 (3). Pp. 46-73.
  3. Abdou, H., Ali, K. and Lister, R. (2014) ‘A comparative study of Takaful and conventional insurance: empirical evidence from the Malaysian marketInsurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations, 4 (1), pp. 22-34.
  4. Abdou, H., English, J. and Adewunmi, P. (2014) ‘An investigation of risk management practices in electronic banking: the case of the UK banksBanks and Bank Systems, 9 (3).
  5. Abdou, H., Idiongette, E. and Mulkeen, J. (2012) ‘An evaluation of customer perceptions on CRM within the UK retail bankingJournal of Money, Investment and Banking (26), pp. 74-86.
  6. Abdou, H., Pointon, J., El-Masry, A., Olugbode, M. and Lister, R. (2012) ‘A variable impact neural network analysis of dividend policies and share prices of transportation and related companiesJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 22 (4), pp. 796-813.
  7. Abdou, H., Kuzmic, A., Pointon, J. and Lister, R. (2012) ‘Determinants of capital structure in the UK retail industry: a comparison of multiple regression and generalized regression neural networkIntelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 19 (3), pp. 151-169.
  8. Serra, F., Pointon, J. and Abdou, H. (2012) ‘Factors influencing the propensity to export: A study of UK and Portuguese textile firmsInternational Business Review, 21 (2), pp. 210-224.
  9. Mostafa, W., Eldomiaty, T. and Abdou, H. (2011) ‘The effect of bank capital structure and financial indicators on CI's financial strength ratings: the case of the Middle EastBanks and Bank Systems, 6 (3), pp. 5-15.
  10. Abdou, H. and Pointon, J. (2011) ‘Credit scoring, statistical techniques and evaluation criteria: a review of the literatureIntelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 18 (2-3), pp. 59-88.
  11. Duggimpudi, R., Abdou, H. and Zaki, M. (2010) ‘An evaluation of equity diversified mutual funds: the case of the Indian marketInvestment management and Financial Innovations, 7 (4), pp. 66-73.
  12. Abdou, H (2009) ‘Genetic programming for credit scoring: The case of Egyptian public sector banksExpert Systems with Applications, 36 (9), pp. 11402-11417.
  13. Abdou, H. and Pointon, J. (2009) ‘Credit scoring and decision making in Egyptian public sector banksInternational Journal of Managerial Finance, 5 (4), pp. 391-406.
  14. Dakrory, M. and Abdou, H. (2009) ‘Virtual teams processes: a conceptualization and applicationProblems and Perspectives in Management, 7 (3), pp. 15-26.
  15. Delamaire, L., Abdou, H. and Pointon , J. (2009) ‘Credit card fraud and detection techniques: a reviewBanks and Bank Systems, 4 (2), pp. 57-68.
  16. Abdou, H (2009) ‘An evaluation of alternative scoring models in private bankingThe Journal of Risk Finance, 10 (1), pp. 38-53.
  17. Abdou, H., Pointon, J. and El-Masry, A. (2008) ‘Neural nets versus conventional techniques in credit scoring in Egyptian bankingExpert Systems with Applications , 35 (3), pp. 1275-1292.

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