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Vijay Kumar

Research Support Officer

Qualifications: BSc (Computer Science), MSc (Finance), MBA (Finance), PhD (Finance) Candidate.

Vijay Kumar is a PhD candidate at the University of Waikato Management School. His research focuses on the profitability and contribution of the banking sector in the Asia-Pacific region. He has a background in corporate lending and risk management at commercial banks with seven years’ experience. He has worked on multiple projects related to business performance and leadership, business in the service sector and business in society.

Research Interests

Banking performance, bank efficiency, bank liquidity and sports economics.

Publications and Conferences

Bird, R., Kumar, V., & Reddy, K. (2017). Factors Influencing Profitability of the Conventional and Islamic Banks in Four Asian Countries. Paper presented at 24th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Romania.

Bird, R., Kumar, V., & Reddy, K. (2017). Do profitable banks make a positive contribution to the economy? Paper presented at Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Doctoral Symposium, New Zealand.

Bird, R., Kumar, V., & Reddy, K. (2017). Factors influencing profitability of the commercial banks in Pakistan and Bangladesh? Paper presented in Finance Symposium, New Zealand

Bird, R., Kumar, V., & Reddy, K. (2017). Do profitable banks really make a positive contribution to the economy? (Working paper).

Bird, R., Kumar, V., & Reddy, K. (2017). Factors influencing profitability of the Islamic and Conventional banks in four Asian Countries (Working Paper).

Bird, R., Kumar, V., & Reddy, K. (2017). Factors influencing profitability of the banks in India and China (Working Paper).


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