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Vishwanath S. R. Professor, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh

Vishwanath S. R. is a Professor of Finance, MBA Programme 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 and PHI Learning (formerly Prentice Hall of India), and several cases published by the Asian Case Research Journal, The CASE Journal and Harvard Business Publishing. 

He has held academic appointments at the S. P. Jain Institute of Management in Mumbai, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies in Sharjah, T. A. Pai Management Institute in Manipal, Bharathidasan Institute of Management in Trichy, Tata Management Training Centre 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. 

Vishwanath S. R. 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 (NACRA) in 2010, 2012 and 2014, respectively. He was nominated for the CMA of Alberta Governance Award at NACRA in 2013 and Excellence in Case Writing Award 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 (IPOs), 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.

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.