Profile

Vishwanatha
Saragur
Ramanna
Professor
Department of Finance, Accounting and Control
School of Management and Entrepreneurship (SME)
School of Extended Education and Professional Development (SoEEPD)
328 A
Block-D, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
India
Profile Summary 

Vishwanatha S R is a Professor of Finance, MBA Program Chair and Faculty Director of Executive Education in the School of Management and Entrepreneurship at Shiv Nadar University. He is the author of two volumes of 80 Case Studies published by McGraw Hill (India) and four books published by Springer Verlag, Sage Publications, and PHI Learning (formerly Prentice Hall of India) and several cases published by Asian Case Research Journal, The CASE Journal, U.S and Harvard Business School Publishing.

He has held academic appointments at the SP Jain Institute of Management in Mumbai, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies in Sharjah, T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal, Bharatidasan Institute of Management in Trichy, Tata Management Training Center in Pune, and Institute of Management Technology in Nagpur. He has two decades of experience in teaching graduate students and executives from a variety of industries.

He was the Regional Editor of Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, UK during 2012-2014. He received the Ruth Greene Memorial Award, the Best Workshop Case Award and Jonathan Welch Case Award from North American Case Research Association in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He was nominated for the CMA of Alberta Governance Award at NACRA in 2013 and Excellence in Case Writing Awards in 2014 by The Case Association of the United States. He received the Hindustan Unilever Dewang Mehta Best Professor in Finance award in 2013.

His research papers examine the role of certification and anchor investors in Initial Public Offerings, performance of family firms, valuation effects of changes in dividend taxes, IPO price stabilization through call auctions, the impact of stock market reforms on capital allocation to IPO firms and economic growth, risk-taking in family firms, the value of executive directors, the impact of ownership of IPOs on liquidity and stock returns and offshore dollar-denominated convertibles issued by Indian firms. He has presented his research at major global conferences such as American Economic Association/ASSA meetings, Journal of Corporate Finance Special Emerging Markets Conference, Asian Finance Association Meetings, EFMA Meetings, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference, and North American Case Research Association meetings and published his work in major international journals such as Financial Management and Pacific Basin Finance Journal.

He has been enlisted in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Madison’s Who's Who among Executives and Professionals throughout the World.

Educational Qualifications 
1992
BE
Mysore University
1997
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
PGDBA
2014
PhD
National Law University, Jodhpur, India
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Financial Intermediation, International Finance, Investment management

Awards(Selected): 
2016

Finalist, Indian School of Business-Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada, Global Case Competition

2014

Jonathan Welch Award, North American Case Research Association, 2014, Austin, TX, USA

2013

Hindustan Unilever Dewang Mehta Best Professor in Financial Management Award

2013

Finalist, CMA of Alberta Governance Awards, North American Case Research Association, 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada

2013

Finalist, Excellence in Case Writing Award, The Case Association, U.S.

2012

Best Workshop Case (Silver) Award, North American Case Research Association, Boston, USA

2010

Ruth Greene Memorial Award, North American Case Research Association, 2010 Knoxville, TN, USA

2013

Panel of Judges, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Competition, 2013 and 2015

2013

Panel of Judges, CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association) Case Competition

2013

Mentor, African Association of Business Schools Case Workshop and Competition

20122013

Outstanding Mentor Award, CFA Institute Research Challenge, 2012-13, CFA Institute and Indian Association of Investment Professionals

2012

Marquis Who’s Who in the World

2012

International Educator of the year 2012, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK

2010

Madison’s Who's Who among Executives and Professionals throughout the World

Distinction in Engineering
Distinction in Pre University
116th Rank in 10th Grade in Karnataka State, India

Scholarly Activity

Publications

Corporate Finance: Text and Cases, Sage Publications, 3rd ed., 2019

Allocation to Anchor Investors, Underpricing and the After Market Performance of Initial Public Offerings, (with Rama Seth and Durga Prasad), Financial Management, March 2019, forthcoming [ABDC A*]

Concentrated Family Ownership and Firm Performance: Are Shareholders really better off? (With S Hegde and Rama Seth), Pacific Basin Finance Journal [ABDC A; awaiting acceptance]

Dividend Distribution Taxes, Stock Prices and Corporate Financial Policy (with Rama Seth), under review at FMA Conference and Asian Finance Association Conference

Lanco Infratech Limited in Vishwanath S R, Corporate Finance: Text and Cases, 3rd Edition, 2019, Sage Publications

Wockhardt Limited: Will it rise from the ashes? The Case Journal, Emerald Publishing Group, U.S., forthcoming

Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring: Text and Cases, 2nd edition, Sage Publications, 2018

Dividend Policy at SRF Ltd.: Buyback of Shares, Ivey/HBS Publishing, June 2017

Suzlon Energy Ltd.: Debt Restructuring, The Case Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2017 (published by the Case Association of the U.S and Emerald Publishing Group, U.K)

iDE in Nicaragua: Quest for Sustainability, The Case Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017 (published by The Case Association, U.S and Emerald Publishing Group, UK)

Wipro Ltd: The Demerger Decision, Asian Case Research Journal, Vol 21, Issue 2 December 2017, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore (with Rajesh Haldipur and Vijaya Narapareddy)

Reliance Communications: A House of Cards?, Asian Case Research Journal,  Vol 21, Issue 1 June 2017, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore

Financing Strategy at Tata Steel, Asian Case Research Journal, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore, December 2015 (with Rajesh Haldipur and Vijaya Narapareddy)

Kingfisher Airlines: A Pie in the Sky? Richard Ivey School of Business/HBS Publishing, June 2015

Corporate Governance Scandal at Satyam Computer Services Ltd, The CASE Journal, Fall 2014, Vol. 10, No. 1 (published by The Case Association, U.S and Emerald Publishing Group)

Hindalco: The Novelis Acquisition, Asian Case Research Journal, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2013

The Value of Analyst Recommendations before the IPO: Evidence from Indian IPOs, International Research Journal of Applied Finance, April 2013 (impact factor = 3.4)

Cases in Corporate Finance, Vol. II, McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2012

Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Asian Case Research Journal, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore, Vol. 16, Issue 2, 2012

The Information Content of Grey Market Prices of Indian IPOs, International Research Journal of Applied Finance Vol. II, Issue. 8, August, 2011

EVA Financial Management at Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, Asian Case Research Journal, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore, Vol 14, Issue 1, June 2010

Grey Market for Indian IPOs: Investor Sentiment and After-market Performance, EFMA Asian Finance Conference, Beijing, April 2010 and Asian Finance Association Conference, Bangkok, 2010)

Tata Steel: Financing the Corus Acquisition, Asian Case Research Journal, NUS/World Scientific, Singapore, Vol 14, Issue 2, December 2010

Does Certification Work in Emerging Markets? Evidence from the Indian IPO Market, Journal of Corporate Finance Special Emerging Markets Conference 2009, Peking University, Beijing, Aug 23-25, 2009

Analysis of Investments: A Modern Guide to Security Analysis and Stock Selection, Springer Verlag, Germany, 2009

Cases in Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill, New Delhi, Vol. I, 2009

An Overview of Islamic Sukuk Bonds, Journal of Structured Finance, Winter 2008

Conference Presentations

  1. Asian Family Business Conference, Indian School of Business, February 1, 2019
  2. American Economic Association meetings, January 5-7, Philadelphia, 2018
  3. North American Case research Association Meetings, October 19-21, Chicago, 2017
  4. India Finance Conference, December 20-22, Bangalore, 2017
  5. Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting, June 26-28, Bangkok, 2016
  6. North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, October 23-25, Orlando, 2014
  7. TAPMI International Conference on Banking and Finance, August 9-11, Bangalore, India
  8. 3rd Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference, April 12-13, 2012, Melbourne, Australia
  9. North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, October 17-19, 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada
  10. 2nd Indian Academy of Management Conference, December 18-20, 2012 IIM Bangalore, India
  11. North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, October 25-27, 2012, Boston, USA
  12. Asian Finance Association Conference, June 29-July 2, 2010, Bangkok
  13. EFMA Asian Finance Conference, Beijing, April 2010
  14. North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, October 13-15, 2011, San Antonio, USA
  15. North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, October 28-29, 2010, Tennessee, USA
  16. Journal of Corporate Finance Special Emerging Markets Conference 2009, Peking University, Beijing, Aug 23-25, 2009
  17. International Conference on Accounting & Finance in Transition, 2008, University of Greenwich, London and IMT, India, Nov 6-8, 2008