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Dr Pallab Biswas

Dr Pallab Biswas, Otago Business SchoolLecturer
PhD (UWA). MBA (Dhaka)

Tel 64 3 479 8108
Office OBS 3.11
Email pallab.biswas@otago.ac.nz

Dr Pallab Biswas joined the University of Otago in February 2016. Prior to this, he worked at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the University of Western Australia. He obtained his PhD in Accounting & Finance from the University of Western Australia and an MBA in Accounting from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has experience in teaching both Financial and Management Accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research interests

  • Corporate governance in emerging countries;
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting
  • Capital market disclosure.

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Publications

Benjamin, S. J., & Biswas, P. K. (2017). Board gender composition, dividend policy and cost of debt: The implications of CEO duality. Proceedings of the 8th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference. Retrieved from https://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl

Biswas, P. K., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2017). CSR reporting in Bangladesh: The introduction of Corporate Governance Guidelines. Proceedings of the 8th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference. Retrieved from https://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl

Whiting, R., Biswas, P., & Roberts, H. (2017, June). Family ties, female directors and CSR reporting in Bangladesh. Verbal presentation at the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Roberts, H., Biswas, P. K., & Whiting, R. (2017, June). CSR reporting in Bangladesh: The introduction of corporate governance guidelines. Verbal presentation at the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Biswas, P. K., & Bala, S. K. (2016). Usefulness of corporate annual reports to individual investors in Bangladesh. International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, 13(2), 97-116. doi: 10.1057/jdg.2015.11

Chapter in Book - Research

Biswas, P. K. (2015). Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility reporting: Empirical evidence from Bangladesh. In S. Boubaker & D. K. Nguyen (Eds.), Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility: Emerging markets focus. (pp. 551-579). Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789814520386_0020

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Journal - Research Article

Biswas, P. K., & Bala, S. K. (2016). Usefulness of corporate annual reports to individual investors in Bangladesh. International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, 13(2), 97-116. doi: 10.1057/jdg.2015.11

Biswas, P. K., & Bala, S. K. (2015). General investors' views of information sources in Bangladesh. International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, 12(4), 284-299. doi: 10.1057/jdg.2014.7

Biswas, P. K. (2015). Corporate governance reforms in emerging countries: A case study of Bangladesh. International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, 12(1), 1-28. doi: 10.1057/jdg.2013.31

Biswas, P. K., & Akter, H. (2014). Public enforcement of securities laws violations in Bangladesh: A case study of listed non-financial companies. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, XXXV(3), 257-274.

Biswas, P. K. (2012). Corporate governance guidelines in Bangladesh: Some observations. Cost & Management, XL(4), 5-9.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Biswas, P. K. (2016). The effects of regulation and firm characteristics on corporate governance in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference. 389. Retrieved from http://www.afaanz.org/

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Benjamin, S. J., & Biswas, P. K. (2017). Board gender composition, dividend policy and cost of debt: The implications of CEO duality. Proceedings of the 8th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference. Retrieved from https://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl

Biswas, P. K., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2017). CSR reporting in Bangladesh: The introduction of Corporate Governance Guidelines. Proceedings of the 8th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference. Retrieved from https://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Whiting, R., Biswas, P., & Roberts, H. (2017, June). Family ties, female directors and CSR reporting in Bangladesh. Verbal presentation at the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Roberts, H., Biswas, P. K., & Whiting, R. (2017, June). CSR reporting in Bangladesh: The introduction of corporate governance guidelines. Verbal presentation at the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Biswas, P. (2016, September). Corporate governance, board gender diversity and CSR disclosure quality in Bangladesh. Verbal presentation at the 8th Annual Quantitative Accounting Research Symposium and Consortium, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Biswas, P. K. (2012). Corporate governance in emerging countries: A case study of Bangladesh (PhD). University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

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