Dr Nirosha Hewa Wellalage

Nirosha Hewa Wellalage

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Undergraduate Convenor, Finance

Qualifications: BSC, University of Ireland; MBA, University of Keele, UK, PhD in Finance, University of Waikato

About Nirosha

Dr Nirosha Wellalage has had several years of experience in the finance industry before moving to the University of Waikato.

Her main research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, small business finance, gender and SMEsand emerging markets. She is an active researcher and has published her findings in several international refereed journals.

Research Interests

Corporate governance,
Global financial crisis

Recent Publications

  • Hewa Wellalage, N. H., Locke, S., & Samujh, H. (2018). Corruption, gender and credit constraints: Evidence from South Asian SMEs. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3793-6

  • Hewa Wellalage, N., & Locke, S. (2018). Do female directors create value for the shareholders? Case study of New Zealand publicly listed companies. International Journal of Corporate Governance, 9(4), 347-371. doi:10.1504/IJCG.2018.096270

  • Hewa Wellalage, N., Locke, S., & Acharya, S. (2018). Does the composition of boards of directors impact on CSR scores?. Social Responsibility Journal, 14(3), 651-669. doi:10.1108/SRJ-03-2017-0039

  • 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

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Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.08
Phone: +64 7 838 4196