Professor Stuart M Locke

Stuart Locke

Professor of Finance

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.

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Research Interests

Impact of ESG on Financial Performance - data

The impact on firm level innovation of MSMEs: Evidence from emerging economies

Recent Publications

  • 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. (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

  • Al Balushi, Y., Locke, S., & Boulanouar, Z. (2018). Islamic financial decision-making among SMEs in the Sultanate of Oman: An adaption of the theory of planned behaviour. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 20, 30-38. doi:10.1016/j.jbef.2018.06.001

  • 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

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Corporate Governance
Organisation Performance
Quantitative Analysis
Financial Inclusion

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.34
Phone: +64 7 838 4756
Cellphone: +6427 500 4260