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Dr. Rajiv Nair

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Dr. Rajiv Nair is an Principal, School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus.

 

Qualification: BCom, MBA, MSc, Ph.D
rajivnair@am.amrita.edu
Ph: 0476 – 2808109
Research Interest: Cost Controls, Financial Analysis, General Management & Corporate Culture

Bio

Dr. Rajiv Nair is a Principal School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. He earned his Ph. D. on “The Effect of CSR Disclosures On Investors’ Interests: Evidence From India” from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Rajiv has double Masters – an M. Sc. in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Stirling, Scotland (UK). He is qualified for membership to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.

He has over two decades of industry experience in the UK and the Middle East with blue chip multi-national companies such as Unilever, Fonterra, Coca-Cola, Dubai Properties, Etisalat. He started his career with BirdsEye Walls, Unilever, UK in 1991. His career has placed him in senior managerial, policy influencing positions where his ability to integrate processes and develop business solutions has complemented his analytical skills and strategic planning. His areas of experience include cost management, budgetary procedures & controls, ERP implementation and MIS.

 

Publications

Conference Paper

Mandatory corporate social responsibility disclosure, business group and agency costs: Evidence from India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Dr. V. S. Somanath, Mohammad Badrul Muttakin, Arifur Khan, Nava Subramaniam

Publisher : Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (FMCG) April 2021, conducted by La Trobe Business School, Melbourne, Australia

Value Relevance of CSR Disclosure: Evidence from India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair

Publisher : Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies Conference (AAEE) 28-30 June 2021, conducted by ESSEX BUSINESS SCHOOL, Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) and Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD), University of Essex, UK

Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure, Business Group and Agency Costs: Evidence from India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Dr. V. S. Somanath, Arifur Khan Moham Muttakin; Nava Subramaniam

Publisher : Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ 2019)

Does Mandatory CSR Legislation Facilitate Earnings Management: Evidence from India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Karthika S.

Publisher : International Conference on Fostering Economic Transformation through Inclusive Business: Innovate and Inspire (Received best paper award)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Share Holder Value of Manufacturing Companies

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair

Publisher : International Conference on Fostering Economic Transformation through Inclusive Business: Innovate and Inspire

CSR Disclosure and Financial Transparency: Evidence From India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Dr. V. S. Somanath, Mohammad Muttakin; Arifur Khan; Nava Subramaniam

Publisher : 9th Financial Management and Corporate Governance Conference

What’s in a name? Reviewing the Genesis of CSR’

Authors : Dr. Amalendu Jothishi, Dr. Rajiv Nair, Rajiv Nair

Publisher : Inclusive Growth Profits with Purpose

Journal Article

Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure and Financial Transparency: Evidence from India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Mohammad Muttakin; Arifur Khan; Nava Subramaniam; Dr. V. S. Somanath

Publisher : Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (ABDC - A Category)

Does Mandatory CSR Legislation Facilitate Earnings Management? Evidence from India

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Karthika S

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Capital Structure Decision and Survival of Firms: A Dividend Approach

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, G Archa Sreekumar

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Wealth- Evidence From Indian Manufacturing Sector

Authors : Dr. Rajiv Nair, Mamillapalli Venkata Amuktha

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Research

Research

Rajiv is an active researcher on the effects of CSR disclosures on financial transparency and agency costs. Sections of his thesis have been published in category A journal (ABDC rankings) – Pacific Basin Finance Journal. His research has also been presented at A tier conferences such as Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) 2019 and Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference, Australia, 2018. He has been the principal supervisor of students’ research projects and has co-authored papers with them on mandatory CSR disclosures, shareholder wealth and capital structure of firms.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • CSR disclosures
  • Integrated reporting
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate ethics

Teaching Interests

  • Cost Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Self-Awareness and Personality Growth
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Working Capital Management
  • FinTech Services Management
Conference
Industry Experience

Dr. Rajiv Nair’s tenure in industry has been built in blue-chip companies such as Unilever, Coca-Cola Middle East and Fonterra (previously, New Zealand Milk Products, UAE). Having held senior managerial positions in corporate finance and general management through most of his career, he has had exposure to a gamut of functions such as IT, marketing, HR and logistics.

  • General Manager – Finance, Golden Relief Resources LLC, Dubai, UAE
  • Group Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Mazrui Holdings Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Finance Manager, Etisalat Academy, Dubai, UAE
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Dubai Properties, Dubai, UAE
  • Group Accountant, Al Rostamani Group ofCompanies, Dubai, UAE
  • Division Financial Budget and Reporting Manager, Coca-Cola Middle East, Bahrain
  • Finance Manager, New Zealand Milk Products (UAE), Dubai
  • Assistant Commercial Manager, Unilever Arabia, Dubai, UAE
  • Business Systems Trainee, BirdsEye Walls (UK), Surrey, UK
Academic Credentials
  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    PhD 2019
    Thesis title: The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures on Investor Interests: Evidence from India
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK
    Master of Science (Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems) (1989 – 1990)
    Major: Information Systems in Developing Countries
  • University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Master of Business Administration (1988 – 1989)
    Major: Finance
  • University of Bombay, India
    Bachelor of Commerce (1985 – 1988)
    Major: Accounting, Economics, Business Law
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