Samir Saadi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Office: Business and Information Technology building, Room 2024
T: 905.721.8668 ext. 5390


  • PhD, Finance/Economics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2012)

Prior to joining UOIT, Dr. Saadi was a Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business, New York University and a visiting researcher at INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration) at the Fontainebleau campus. Dr. Saadi has served as a consultant for several companies, mainly on aspects of value-based management and export financing.

Research areas

  • Corporate finance;
  • Executive compensation;
  • IPOs;
  • Mergers and acquisitions; and
  • Payout policy.


Dr. Saadi has several published/forthcoming papers in journals such as Financial Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Business Ethics.

Awards and achievements

Dr. Saadi is the recipient of several prestigious awards and scholarships from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Europlace Institute of Finance (EIF), Queen’s University, and American Finance Association (AFA).