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Dr.Akshay Damani

Dr.Akshay Damani

Programme Chairperson – B.Sc.(Finance) & B.com (Hons.)


Associate Professor

M.com., MBA (UK),FCA., Ph.D.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Finance and Accounting

Interest Areas

Portfolio Management

Official Email Id

akshay.damani@nmims.edu

Office Phone No.

91-022-42355541

Experience:

19 years of teaching experience in post graduate and undergraduate programs including MBA/MMS, Executive MBA/MMS, M.Sc. Finance, M. Commerce, PGDM, BBA, BSc(Finance), B.Com.(Hons.), B.Com., BMS, BBI and BAF

Research:

Book Publication:

Performance Evaluation of Mutual Funds (2016)

Case Study publication:

a) Raj Fertilizers and Chemicals (RFC) - An Agro Based Start-up. Published in Case Centre, United Kingdom (U.K.). Case Reference no. 820-0009-1 (2019-20)

b) Tale of Two Chemicals Companies. Published in Case Centre, U.K. Case reference no. 120-0004-1. (2019-20)

c) Mumbai City`s BEST Bus Service: A Bane or Backbone? Published in Case Centre, United Kingdom (U.K.). Case Reference no. 219-0032-1 (2019-20)

 

Publications and Research papers presented

  • Published in ‘B’ category of ABDC Journals – Corporate Ownership & Control, October 2021. Predicting the relative performance of actively managed equity mutual funds using diverse performance evaluation techniques, Vol. 19, Issue 1. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv19i1art6
  • An Empirical Study to test Equilibrium, Co-integration, and Causality effect of Stock markets between developed and developing countries– Pensee International Journal– Scopus Indexed journal. , Vol. 51 Issue 02 – 2021. Paper id: PNS-0221-119 ISSN: 0031-4773. Article 134.http://penseeresearch.com/index.php/vol51issue2-2/
  • Published in "C” category of ADBC Journals and Scopus Indexed Journal – Finance India, March 2021, An Empirical study of the Financial Ratios of the Indian Information Technology Sector by applying Factor analysis and substantiation of the results using Cluster analysis. ISSN No. 0970-3772, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, Issue March.2021. ISI Impact Factor 1.518. https://financeindia.org/volumes/v35no1.htm
  • Published in "C” category of ADBC Journals and Scopus Indexed Journal – Finance India, December 2020, An Empirical Study of Market Timing Abilities of Mutual Fund Managers in India. ISSN No. 0970-3772, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, Issue December 2020. ISI Impact Factor 1.518. https://financeindia.org/volumes/v34no4.htm
  • An Empirical and Analytical Study of the Factors Affecting the Exchange Rate Fluctuation in India – published in International Journal of Innovative Studies in Sociology and Humanities. Vol. 3 Issue 3, pp1-14 ISSN (Online) 2456-4931 (April 2018). https://ijissh.org/storage/Volume3/Issue3/IJISSH-030301.pdf
  • An Empirical Study of the Intercorrelation among Various Global Equity Markets to Develop a Diversified Worldwide Equity Index Based Portfolio – published in International Journal of Innovative Studies in Sociology and Humanities. Vol. 3 Issue 2, pp15-22 ISSN (Online) 2456-4931 (February 2018). https://ijissh.org/issues/year-2018/volume-3-issue-2
  • An Empirical Study of the Application of the Free Cash Flows to Firm (FCFF) Model of Valuation for Suzlon Energy ltd – published in International Journal of Business & Management Invention. Vol. 6 Issue 7 pp123-146 ISSN (Online): 2319 – 8028, ISSN (Print): 2319 – 801X (July 2017).https://www.ijbmi.org/papers/Vol(6)7/Version4/G0607044956.pdf
  • A Comparative Study and Analysis of the Capital Structure and Working Capital of Indian Textile Industry - published in ‘Academicia: An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal’. Vol. 7, Issue 4, pp-171-179. ISSN: 2249-7137. 2016-17 (April 2017).   https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:aca&volume=7&issue=4& article=014
  • An Empirical and Analytical Study of the Fund Performance and Stock Selection Abilities of Selected Mutual Funds in India, South Asian Journal of Marketing & Management Research. Vol. 7, Issue 3,pp5-22. ISSN: 2249-877X. 2016-17 (March 2017)- (Google scholar indexed). https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:sajmmr&volume =7&issue=3&article=001
  • Performance evaluation of selected Public Sector Mutual Fund Schemes in India (With special reference to selected Equity (Growth) schemes for the period 2004-2014 – published in the ‘International journal for Interdisciplinary knowledge’ – by M.K. Sanghvi College of Commerce and Economics bearing ISSN no. 2394-0018, Vol. 1, pp91-97, 2014-2015
  • Performance evaluation of Selected Public Sector Mutual Fund schemes in India (With special reference to selected Equity (Growth) schemes for period 2003-13, published in Journal – Management Reflection – by Ashoka B-School bearing ISSN no. 2349-0942, Vol. 1 Issue 2, pp9-16, July-Dec 2014
  • A comparative study of the Performance of Selected Mutual Fund Growth Schemes from Private and Public sector in India – published in ‘Anvesha-The Journal of Management’ by IES Management bearing ISSN no. 0974-5467, Vol. 7, No. 1 pp1-9, January-March 2014. Appearing in PROQUEST DATABASE (Google scholar indexed)
  • An Analytical and Comparative study of the performance of selected Private Sector Mutual Fund Schemes and Public Sector Mutual Fund Schemes in India [With special reference to selected Open Ended Equity (Growth) oriented schemes for the period 2002-2012] – published in Journal – Business Research Perspective and presented at by K J Somaiya Institute of Mgt Studies and Research, Jan-Feb 2014
  • Presented a research paper at the International Seminar titled, "Fund Raising from International Market and Its Impact on Current Account Deficit and Total External Debt of India,” at MGV`s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Nasik, January 2014
  • Performance Evaluation of Selected Public Sector Mutual Fund Schemes in India (With special reference to Selected Equity (Growth) Schemes for the period 2003-2013 – Journal of Management Research published by Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research, December 2013
  • An Analytical and Comparative Study of the performance of selected Public and Private Sector Mutual Fund Schemes in India {with special reference to Equity Growth schemes for the period 2007-2012} – published in Journal – Business Research Perspective and presented at by K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, February 2013.
  • Business excellence through Corporate Governance–Indian Journal of Management Science Special issue on National Seminar. Presented at and Published by MGV`s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Nasik, February 2013.
  • An Analytical and Comparative Study of the Performance of Selected Public and Private Sector Mutual Fund Schemes in India {With special reference to selected Equity (Growth) Oriented Schemes for the period 2007-2012} – published in journal – Management Research – by Thakur Institute of Management studies and Research, December 2012, ISSN no. 2278-5752 Vol. 2, Issue no. 2, pp112-122
  • An Empirical Study and Testing of Efficient Market Hypothesis with reference to Stock Market Indices of selected countries in current global economic scenario. – SANKALP – Annual Management Research Journal published by MGV`s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Nasik, December 2012.
  • An Empirical Study and Testing of Efficient Market Hypothesis with reference to the Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitivity Index comprising of Thirty Stocks - Journal of Management Development and Research published by Kohinoor business School, June 2012.
  • Fund Raising from International Market and Its Impact – Epistome 2011 published by Sinhgad Institute of Management Studies, December 2011
  • Environmental Accounting – presented at ‘Knowledge Utsav’ – a National level conference organized by Tumkur University and Jain (Deemed) University, August 2010.
  • Quality Management system in Educational Institutes-presented at ‘Knowledge Utsav’ – a National level conference organized by Tumkur University and Jain (Deemed) University, Aug 10
  • Impact on Mutual Funds –presented at the National conference on "Global Economic crisis-challenges & opportunities-MGM Institute of Management Studies & Research, March 2010.
  • Innovative methods adopted for up skilling future business managers - presented at the National Research seminar organized by St. Francis Institute of Mgt& Research, Feb 2010
  • Global Financial Crisis: 2007-08 - presented at an Inter Collegiate Paper presentation event at M.K. Sanghvi College of Commerce and Economics, December 2008.

Workshops and Certifications

  • Attended a half day faculty development programme on ‘Structuring Research and Communicating’ by Prof. Robert William Faff from University of Queensland, Australia on 23rd August,2017 
  • Attended a one day faculty development programme on ‘Case Method Teaching Seminar’ by Prof. V.G. Narayanan from Harvard Business School on 1st July 2017 
  • Attended a half day faculty development programme on ‘Case Study – as a teaching pedagogy’ by Dr. Chandan Dasgupta on 10th April, 2017. 
  • Attended a half day faculty development programme on ‘Higher Education best practises’ by faculties from St. Martin’s University, USA on 16th January, 2017. 
  • Attended a three day faculty development programme titled "International Finance” from June 28 to July 01, 2016 at NMIMS School of Commerce 
  • Attended a five day faculty development programme titled "Advanced Financial Statement Analysis" from November 02-06, 2015 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Kozhikode. 
  • Attended a five day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Research Methodology’, from 5th March, 2013 to 9th March, 2013, at Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.
  • Attended a 3 day workshop by Prof. John Mullins (from London Business School), on Venture Capital, Angel Funding and Debt – raising capital for your entrepreneurs venture in partnership with Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, UK, hosted by SINE – IIT Mumbai. September 2011 
  • Certification in Faculty-ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor training program at Thakur Engineering College conducted by Quintessential from 6.8.2010 and 7.8.2010, Mumbai, India 
  • Attended a five day course on ‘Entrepreneurship Foundation training course for faculties’ at S.P. Jain Institute of Management studies and Research- Mumbai, from 24.10.09 to 28.10.09 organized by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). Mumbai, India. 
  • Participated in the workshop on "Skills required for research” on 23.12.08 and 24.12.08 organized at Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 
  • Completed the study course on audit of Co-operative Societies conducted by WIRC, ICAI at Mumbai in December 2004

Awards and Recognition

  • Won the best paper award (co-authored) at the Remsons International Research Conference on ‘Emerging Market Practices’ at DSIMS, Mumbai February 2016. 
  • Won the best paper award at the International Seminar on Fund Raising from International Market and Its Impact on Current Account Deficit and Total External Debt of India at MGV`s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Nasik, January, 2014. 
  • Won the best paper award at the National Seminar on ‘Business excellence through Corporate Governance’ at MGV`s Institute of Management Studies and Research, Nasik, February, 2013. 
  • Won the Best Employee Award - Teaching category 2009-10 at TIMSR 
  • Won the Outstanding Faculty award-Teaching category 2011-12, at Jaro Education in association with United Business World, Belgium 
  • Won the best research paper presentation award for both the papers at ‘Knowledge Utsav’ in August 2010 
  • University - MBA Scholarship for pursuing the Course in University of Westminster, London 
  • Awarded the Chairman`s Medal for the Best student in 1994-95 at graduation

Management Development Programs:

Conducted a three day training programme for all India Sales Managers entitled "Financial Skills for Non-Financial Professionals” for Shree NM Electricals Limited (April 2013)

Professional Memberships:

Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

           
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