Dr. Suman Lodh has joined the business school in 2012. Prior to joining Middlesex, he has held a visiting scholar position at the Lally School of Management and Technology, RPI (USA) for a year and engaged in a large research project. He also held academic position at the University of Surrey. He attended workshops by David M. Drukkar (STATA Corp.) and Badi Baltagi (Syracuse University, USA). He has several years of industry and teaching experience in India at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He received his PhD in applied economics from the University of Bergamo, Italy.
He has published in highly ranked international journals including the Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Review of Financial Analysis as well as in Industrial and Corporate Change. His research works have been presented in a number of highly rated American and European conferences including the prestigious American Accounting Association Annual Conference and European Accounting Association Annual Conference. He serves as an ad-hoc referee of several top-ranked academic journals.
Suman is best known for his teaching in Econometrics at postgraduate and PhD level. However, he also has taught a range of modules including corproate finance, accounting theory, corporate social responsibility and business management in emerging markets at various levels. Below are the details:
Suman is a successful and passionate Programme Leader of BA Business Management (Finance).
Doctoral student supervision
Suman has supervised one doctoral student to completion (Thesis title: Risk management of CEO and CEO compensation) and currently supervising three other PhD students in the area of dividend policy, momentum trading and FDI spillovers.
"I just want to thank you for being such a wonderful Programme Leader and also for talking to me today (BA Business Management-Finance Student, 2016)"
"I spoke with some of PhD students and we agreed that you have done a fantastic job of being an amazing, effective, yet different and distinguished doctor. So I am writing this email to you to express my gratitude, thanks, and appreciation for the pieces of advice regarding my PhD and during your classes I attended (PhD Student, 2017)”.
Suman's research interests include financial econometrics, corporate finance, corporate governance, earnings management, industrial organization (including knowledge spillovers), emerging markets and banking.
He has held position of independent reviewer of a number of PhD thesis. He has also supervised a number of MSc dissertations.
Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Types of Earnings Management during Financial Crisis: A study on Chinese Listed Firms (2017): with Nandy, M., Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (Under Review).
Contribution to a Book:
Selected working papers:
Some selected publications in Indian peer reviewed journals:
Selected Conferences (Paper presentation):
Lodh, Suman and Nandy, Monomita (2017) Gender inequality and disabled inclusivity in accounting higher education and profession during financial crisis. Industry and Higher Education . ISSN 0950-4222 (Accepted/In press)
Lodh, Suman and Nandy, Monomita (2017) The impact of international financial reporting standards adoption on earnings management: evidence from EU countries. In: Understanding Bankruptcy: Global Issues, Perspectives and Challenges. Ekanem, Ignatius U. , ed. Nova Science. (Accepted/In press)
Braam, Geert and Nandy, Monomita and Weitzel, Utz and Lodh, Suman (2015) Accrual-based and real earnings management and political connections. The International Journal of Accounting, 50 (2). pp. 111-141. (Published online first)
Lodh, Suman and Nandy, Monomita and Chen, Jean (2014) Innovation and family ownership: empirical evidence from India. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 22 (1). pp. 4-23.
Lodh, Suman and Battaggion, Maria Rosa (2014) Technological breadth and depth of knowledge in innovation: the role of mergers and acquisitions in biotech. Industrial and Corporate Change .
As a departmental research leader, Suman leads the research activities of Accounting and Finance department. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Business Perspective and Research (Sage Publication, ISSN: 22785337). He also serves as an external examiner of Ulster University, Ireland.