Dr Geeta Duppati

Geeta Duppati

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Graduate Convenor, Finance


Corporate Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility; Finance; International Finance; Sustainability

Qualifications: PhD; M.Phil; MEd & M.Com

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.29
Phone: +64 7 837 9255

Papers Taught

About Geeta

Dr. Geeta Rani Duppati had seventeen years of teaching experience in India, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, as well as Auckland University of Technology, before moving to Waikato Management School at the University of Waikato in 2010.

As an academic, she taught a range of papers in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Investment Theory, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Theory and Corporate Policy, Investment and Portfolio Management, Financial Theory and Corporate Policy, amongst various others for nearly twenty-eight years.

Her current research interests are primarily concerned with Exchange Traded Funds, Financing decisions, Liquidity Risk, and Ownership Structures.  She has several publications in the area and is involved in professional development work with large corporates' in India. In 2017 she received Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Research Grants.

International Presence

As an Extra-Ordinary Associate Professor Dr. Duppati maintains her links with New West University, South Africa., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India, and Institute of Public Enterprise in Hyderabad, India.

Teaching Philosophy

Connecting Teaching and learning to real life, Encouraging classroom engagement and interactions

    Research Supervised

    Research Supervised

    Doctor of Philosophy

    - Abhishek Mukherjee on the topic: CSR and its effects on Corporate financial performance: An Indian Evidence (Completed in 2017).

    - Sanjeev Acharya on the topic: Corporate Governance issues and challenges in Nepalese Banks (Completed in 2018).

    - Abidin A Alhassan on the topic: The Microfinance Revolution in Ghana; Social and Financial Inclusion or Extinction: A Case Study of Ghana Microfinance Institutions (Completed in 2019).

    Supervision of Graduate Dissertations

    Supervision of Graduate Dissertations

    - MMS and MPM students, Dept of Finance, WMS, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

    - MBA and MSc Accounting students, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

    - MBA and PGDBM students, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India.

    Research Interests

    - Financing decisions

    -Corporate Ownership Structures

    - Exchange-Traded Funds

    - Liquidity Risk and

    -Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors

    Recent Publications

    • Sakawa, H., Watanabel, N., Duppati, G., & Faff, R. (2021). Institutional ownership and corporate risk-taking in Japanese listed firms. Applied Economics, 53(16), 1899-1914. doi:10.1080/00036846.2020.1854450

    • Alhassan, A., Li, L., Reddy, K., & Duppati, G. (2021). The relationship between political instability and financial inclusion: Evidence from Middle East and North Africa. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 26(1), 353-374. doi:10.1002/ijfe.1793

    • Duppati, G., Scrimgeour, F., Chancharat, S., & Kijkasiwat, P. (2021). Ethnic diverse and financing choices affecting of business survival: A case study of New Zealand small- and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, online, 15 pages. doi:10.1108/jefas-11-2019-0270

    • Duppati, G., Rao, N., Matlani, N., Scrimgeour, F., & Patnaik, D. (2020). Gender diversity and firm performance: evidence from India and Singapore. Applied Economics, 52(14), 1553-1565. doi:10.1080/00036846.2019.1676872

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