Qualification: 
PGDM, CFA (ICFAI), B-Tech
v_gopikumar@asb.kochi.amrita.edu

Qualification: PGDM, B-Tech (Mechanical Engg), CFA (ICFAI), UGC - NET, pursuing doctoral studies in Finance at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Gopikumar is an Assistant Professor in Finance at the Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus. His research interests are in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Banking. He teaches subjects at the intersection of finance and data science such as Investment Analysis, Financial Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Visualization.     

He is also a resource person for the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

Smitha Nair, V. Gopikumar, K., V. P., Gopakumar, S., and Gil, M. Thomas, “A contingency model of board characteristics and foreign institutional investor ownership: the moderating role of firm size and market valuation”, Cogent Economics & Finance, vol. 8, 2020.[Abstract]


We investigate the governance sensitivity of foreign institutional investors’ (FII) ownership in a large emerging market setting of India, characterized by highly concentrated insider ownership. More specifically, we focus on the moderating role of firm size and price to book value (PB) in determining the relationship between FII ownership and board characteristics, such as board size, outside director ratio, CEO duality, and board meeting attendance. Our methodology emphasizes the importance of contextual analysis in studies relating to institutional investors’ preferences. We find that FIIs prefer bigger boards and greater board independence in larger and growth firms (higher PB). Further, FIIs prefer firms that have separate CEO and Chairman of the board positions in growth firms.

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2019

V. Gopikumar, Smitha Nair, Krishnan, A., and R., S. V., “A Comparison of the Return Forecasting Power of Domestic and International Equity Investors: Evidence from India”, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy (ABDC - C Category), 2019.

2019

V. Gopikumar, Smitha Nair, S., S., and R., S. V., “Financial strength information and institutional investor demand: Evidence from India”, Cogent Economics & Finance, (ABDC - B Category), 2019.

2019

Smitha Nair, V. Gopikumar, Ajith, A., and R., S. V., “Exploring Bequest Intentions of Indian Households”, Cogent Economics & Finance (ABDC - B Category), 2019.

2018

V. Gopikumar, Smitha Nair, and R., S. V., “Business model and financial performance: evidence from Indian banking industry”, Int. J. Management Concepts and Philosophy (ABDC - C Category), 2018.

2018

S. V. R., V. Gopikumar, Smitha Nair, and J., A., “Assessment of Critical Failure Factors (CSFs) of Lean Six Sigma in real life scenario: Evidence from Manufacturing and Service Industries”, Benchmarking: An international Journal (ABDC - B Category), 2018.

2017

Smitha Nair, Amrutha, S., V. Gopikumar, and Sandhya G., “Religious Affiliation and Bequest Behavior”, Purushartha: A Journal of Management Ethics and Spirituality, vol. 10, no. 2, 2017.[Abstract]


Bequest behavior is a highly delicate and complex subject which requires considerable attention by researchers across all disciplines including economics, sociology and psychology. Studying the motives behind bequests becomes critical not only from a socio-psychological perspective but also from a policy
perspective. This paper attempts to explore the socio- economic reasons which influence the intention to bequest focusing specifically on the effect of religious affiliation. This study uses survey data from India to test the hypotheses drawn from the anthropology, sociology and consumer behavior literature using logistic regression technique. The results indicate that self-interest negatively impacts the probability of leaving a legacy. Surprisingly, the study finds evidence for negative relationship between religious affiliation and leaving a bequest. This study also reveals that unmarried women are less likely to leave a bequest. Unlike in the philanthropic literature, the research could not find satisfactory evidence of altruism and social norms driving bequest behavior among Indians.

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Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2018

S. Nath P and V. Gopikumar, “Benchmarking of Electricity Distribution Companies in India using DEA Analysis”, International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Communication, Mechanical and Computing, organized by Priyadarshini Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India. 2018.

2017

Sandhya G., V. Gopikumar, Smitha Nair, and S., A., “Religious Affiliation and Bequest Behaviour”, 4th International Conference on Spirituality & Skills for Leadership and Sustainable Management. SMS Varanasi, 2017.

2016

V. Gopikumar, “Business Models and Performance: An Indian Banking Industry Perspective”, 52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) organized by Indian Institute of the Management, Kozhikode. 2016.

Consultancy Assignments

  • Data Analyst in the study on “Kerala State Export competitiveness” for Federation of Indian Export Organisations (set up by Ministry of Commerce,Govt. of India).

Papers Presented

  • January 4- 6, 2016: Presented a paper titled "Business Models and Performance: An Indian Banking Industry Perspective" in  the 52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) organized by Indian Institute of the Management, Kozhikode
  • December 16-18, 2015: Presented a paper titled "Loan Loss Provisions And Earnings Management By Indian Commercial Banks" in the 2015 IMRA - IIMB International Conference, IIM Bengaluru.
  • December 16-18, 2015: Presented a paper titled "Income Diversification and Risk Adjusted Performance: An Indian Banking Sector Perspective" in the 2015 IMRA - IIMB International Conference, IIM Bengaluru.
  • January 2-5, 2015: Presented a paper titled "Rapid Loan Growth and its effects on Credit Risk of Indian Banking" in the 12th AIMS International Conference on Management, IIM Kozhikode.
  • September 02, 2013: Presented a paper titled "Operational Risk Management in Banking - What Next?" in the International Conference on “Operations Management-Innovative Practices for Revitalization of Paradigm Concepts, Rajagiri Center for Business Studies, Cochin.
     
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