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

Qualification: PGDM, B - Tech (Mechanical Engg), CFA (ICFAI), UGC - NET, pursuing PhD from Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

Gopikumar is a Faculty in the Finance area with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham MBA Program - Kochi campus. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's degree in Business Administration, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA-ICFAI) certification and also has a UGC - NET qualification. His work experience includes ten years in financial services and engineering industries and four years in teaching.

His teaching interest includes Financial Derivatives, Financial Modelling and Investment Analysis. His research interests are in the areas of institutional investor behavior,computational finance and banking.

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

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.
     

MAJOR 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).

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2018

Conference Proceedings

S. Nath P and Gopikumar, V., “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

Conference Proceedings

Sandhya G., Gopikumar, V., 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

Conference Proceedings

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.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Conference Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

Smitha Nair, Amrutha, S., Gopikumar, V., 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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