Sayed Abbas Ahmed Altayeb
  • Sayed Abbas Ahmed Altayeb

  • Associate Professor
  • Ext: 6027

I am an academician with a strong belief in academic excellence which is built around a balanced relationship between research, scholarly activities and professional collaboration with industry. The policy implication and application are the valuable end-results of genuine and empirical investigation. Based on this belief, I was involved in developing a number of institutions with a professional wing in public universities (SBRG, Sudan). The association between education and generation link is the focal point to create a strong academic institution. To this end, I do believe and put into effect a fruitful collaboration with my professors, my colleagues and my students. I do believe in professional conduct, value of quality, excellence, openness to the best world practices and to serve our community at large.

Education
  • PhD degree in Accounting and Finance, School of Management, Bath University, UK (1987)
  • Post Doctorate Program (Small Business Finance) at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK (1989)
Experience
  • Head of Department of Accounting and Finance Department, Gezira University, Sudan (1987 - 1996)
  • Associate Professor of Finance, Amman University, Jordan (1996 - 2000)
  • I have been working in the GCC universities since 2000 in different capacities (Directorship of Research and Graduate Studies, Head of Academic Department and Directorship of Institutional Planning and Accreditation.
  • I had been involved in major consultancy and advisory activities with the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Africa on the Illicit Financial Mobility and Small Enterprise Development.
  • I am leading regional consultancy and advisory work with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on evaluation of its Islamic Finance Technical Assistance Program for the period (2004-2018).
Teaching Area
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting Courses,Business Finance courses,Small business finane,Credit scoring ,Bank management
Research
  • The areas of my research interest include Small Business Finance, Banking Behavior towards Small Business Financing, Agriculture Credit under Islamization and Liberalization, Economic Growth and Financial Sector Development, Capital Structure Puzzles, Finance Gap and Capacity and Competitiveness of the GCC Universities. I am part of the working team on the research initiatives of the GCC Universities initiated and sponsored by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) (2019 – to date).
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • The Capacity and Competitiveness of the GCC Universities and the Employability Question – Experience derived from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates. ERF, Kuwait 2019
  • The Financial Profile of Small Business: Experience derived from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. The First College of Business Administration Symposium Towards Social Responsibility, Innovation, and Sustainable Business, University of Sharjah.
  • The Impact of Financial Development on Economic Growth in Sudan: A Short-run and Long-run Analysis (1980-20015) (Joint Paper) International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing, Oxford University, UK. 14 – 16 Oct, 2019.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • The Sudan Government Prize for the Top of the Sudan Certificate
  • The University of Khartoum Prize for the Best Student in Accounting
  • Member of the Rural Research Forum African Economic Research Consortium AERC,
  • Member of the Economic Research Forum GCC Universities Initiatives (ERF)
  • Member of the Small Business Research Group SBRG, Gezira University Sudan (Founder)