Abdelgadir A.M. Abdalla is currently full Professor of Business Management and Finance and Dean, School of Management Studies, University of Khartoum, Sudan. He has worked for Gezira University (Sudan), King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) and Qatar University. He teaches finance and management courses both at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA and DBA) levels. Professor Abdalla published more than thirty research papers in regional and international refereed journals and two textbooks in the field of financial management. His research interest falls in the areas of corporate finance, small business management, and entrepreneurship, emerging stock markets, banking efficiency, and performance.