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Professor Stuart Locke

Stuart Locke

Professor of Finance and Agribusiness

Qualifications: BEc(Hons) ANU, PhD Tasmania

About Stuart

Professor Stuart Locke has a background in finance, economics, valuation and chartered accountancy.  His current research interests are in corporate finance, including performance and structure, and governance, focusing on empirical studies with a particular interest in emerging economies.  He pursues an activate engagement with public and private sector organisations in New Zealand and overseas as a research consultant and expert witness.

Stuart has held positions at universities in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. He has worked in banking in Australia and Singapore and with Treasury in Australia. Most recently before joining Waikato Management School he was involved in Executive Education at Massey University with the MBA programme and the public sector management programmes in Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga.

Recent Publications

  • Hewa Wellalage, N., & Locke, S. (2017). Access to credit by SMEs in South Asia: do women entrepreneurs face discrimination. Research in International Business and Finance, 41, 336-346. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.04.053

  • Duppati, G., Rao, N. V., & Locke, S. (2017). Are the Indian corporates creating value through acquisitions in the US and European markets?. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 19(1), 27. doi:10.1504/IJBG.2017.085127

  • Thrikawala, S., Locke, S., & Reddy, K. (2017). Dynamic endogeneity and corporate governance–performance relationship: lessons from the microfinance sector. Journal of Economic Studies, online, 00. doi:10.1108/JES-12-2015-0220

  • Nguyen, T., Nguyen, A., Locke, S., & Reddy, K. (2017). Does the human capital of board directors add value to firms? Evidence from an Asian market. Cogent Economics and Finance, 5, 17 pages. doi:10.1080/23322039.2017.1385439

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Contact Details

Email: smlocke@waikato.ac.nz
Room: MSB.2.34
Phone: +64 7 838 4756
Cellphone: 027 500 4260