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Bob Berry Emeritus Professor

BSc (London School of Economics), MSc (London School of Economics), PhD (Warwick)
Emeritus Professor

Division: Finance, Risk and Banking

Bob Berry is the Boots Professor of Accounting and Finance. He joined the University of Nottingham in 1996. Prior to that he worked in industry, and held academic posts at the Universities of East Anglia and Warwick. He is now flexibly retired, currently with a 40% contract at NUBS.

Research Interests
Financial Management: The implications of shareholder value management for decision and control processes; Portfolio Management: The construction of ethical portfolios; Artificial Intelligence: The application of artificial intelligence techniques to problems in financial analysis and management; Business History: The analysis of the surviving accounting records of 19th century coal, iron and steel companies.


Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Berry, B. (2004), "Editorial", Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, Vol.12 (1), pp.1-4.

Berry, B.; Constantinides, S. (2003), "The Impact of Expected Outcomes on Going-concern Opinions: The Case of Auditors, Bankers and Insolvency Practitioners", Spoudai, Vol.53 (4), pp.1-22.

Berry, B.; Bacon, N. (2002), "Marshmallow Land: Shareholder value management and human resource management", International Journal of Business, Vol.September, pp.2-3.

Berry, R.H.; Baldwin, T.J. (1999), "The measurement of nineteenth century accounting error; cases from the British coal industry 1864-1900", Accounting History, Vol.4 no 1, pp.79-98.


Berry, R.H.; Baldwin, T.J.; Church, R.A. (2000), Cash Flow and Corporate Finance in Victorian Britain: Cases from the British Coal Industry 1860-1914.

Berry, R.H.; Otley, D. (1996), ed Performance Measurement and Control: Research and Practice.

Chapters in Books

Berry, B. (2002), "Financial Planning", in M W Warner (ed) International Encyclopaedia of Business & Management - 2nd Edition, pp.1968-1977, Thompson.

Dyson, R.G.; Berry, R.H. (1998), "The Financial Evaluation of Strategic Investments", in Strategic Development: Methods and Models, pp.269-298.

Berry, R.H.; Dyson, R.G. (1997), "Tax-induced project interactions", in Explorations in Financial Control, pp.81-93, Book Editors: Lapsley, I. and Wilson, R.M.S..

Berry, R.H. (1996), "Financial Planning", in International Encyclopaedia of Business and Management, pp.1412-20.


Berry, B.; Bacon, N. 2004, "What Does Managing for Shareholder Value Really Mean?", in the proceedings of the Fourth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Singapore.

Discussion Papers

Reber, B.; Berry, B.; Toms, S. 2003, "Firm Resources and Quality Signalling: Evidence from UK Initial Public Offerings", Nottingham University Business School Discussion Paper, Nottingham University Business School.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Berry, B.; Yeung, F.T. (2013), "Are investors willing to sacrifice cash for morality", Journal of Business Ethics, Vol.117, pp. 477-492.

Berry, B.; Zuo, X. (2010), "Numerical Solution of the Sequential Investment Model: a note on Dixit and Pindyck's (1994) analysis", European Journal of Finance, Vol.16 (8), pp 743-752.

Berry, B.; Zuo, X. (2009), "Calculating Implied Volatility Using the Bisection Algorithm - A Note", Applied Economics Letters, Vol.16(14), pp. 1399-1402.

Berry, B.; Manongga, D. (2006), "Integrating Genetic Algorithms and Spreadsheets: A Capital Budgeting Application", Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, Vol.14 (3), pp. 87-97.

Reber, B.; Berry, B.; Toms, S. (2005), "Firm Resources and Quality Signalling: Evidence from UK Initial Public Offerings", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.15 (8), pp.575-586.

Reber, B.; Berry, B.; Toms, S. (2005), "Predicting Mispricing of Initial Public Offerings", Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, Vol.13, pp.41-59.

Chapters in Books

Berry, B. (2007), "A Financial Perspective on Strategic Investments", in O'Brien & Dyson (ed) Supporting Strategy, pp. 313-342.



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