Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Weber, O., & Chowdury, R. K. (2020). "Corporate Sustainability in Bangladeshi Banks: Proactive or Reactive Ethical Behavior?", Sustainability, 12(19), 7999.

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Abstract The purpose of this study is to analyze the connection between the sustainability performance and financial performance of Bangladeshi banks to explore the impact of the Bangladesh Environmental Risk Management Guideline. We analyzed all 56 scheduled commercial banks that are currently operating in Bangladesh under the guidelines of the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Data for the sample has been collected from publicly available reports such as annual, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, disclosed sustainability and financial information on the banks’ websites, including all bank branches, and data published from the Central Bank. Data has been analyzed using panel regression. Our results indicate that higher sustainability performance creates a higher financial performance, and that bigger banks perform better with regard to sustainability than smaller banks. The analysis did not find, however, that higher financial performance influences the sustainability performance of the banks positively. Consequently, this research contributes to the research on legitimacy-driven behavior of Bangladeshi banks. This behavior rather leads to a reactive adoption of sustainability activities instead of proactive behavior.

Weber, O., Hoque, A., & Islam, M. A. (2015). "Incorporating Environmental Criteria into Credit Risk Management in Bangladeshi Banks", Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, pg1-15.

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Abstract Does the integration of environmental, social and sustainability criteria in commercial credit risk assessment processes create a benefit for lenders and does it improve the prognostic validity of the credit risk prediction? Some analyses have reported that a correlation exists between commercial borrowers’ sustainability performance and credit risks. We analyzed the role that criteria pertaining to sustainability and environmental orientation play in the commercial credit risk management process in Bangladeshi banks. Our results suggest that sustainability criteria improve the prognostic validity of the credit rating process. We conclude that the sustainability a firm demonstrates influences its creditworthiness as part of its financial performance. Consequently, lenders will benefit from implementing credit risk assessment models that integrate sustainability risks. By taking sustainability issues into account, banks will be able to avoid credit defaults on the one hand and to channel commercial loans to sustainability leaders on the other hand.

Weber, O., & Ahmad, A. (2014). "Empowerment Through Microfinance: The Relation Between Loan Cycle and Level of Empowerment", World Development, 62(0), 75-87.

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Abstract Does microfinance support the empowerment of female borrowers? Results of studies analyzing microfinance and empowerment delivered mixed results. In order to explore whether microfinance influences empowerment, the paper compares women in higher loan cycles of a Pakistani microfinance institution with those in the first loan cycle regarding their empowerment. Using a survey and multivariate statistical methods, such as propensity score matching, the study found that women in higher loan cycles were on a higher level of empowerment. We conclude that microfinance has an impact on the empowerment of female borrowers.