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Josephine N. Gemson

Assistant Professor - Finance

QUALFICATION & SPECIALIZATION : M.Sc. – Finance (UK), Ph.D. (IIT-M) Finance

EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 02 years of teaching / 05 years of industry / 01 years of research

Email : josephine.gemson@liba.edu

Corporate Finance 90%
Venture Capital and Private Equity 60%
Real Options 70%
Investing under risk and uncertainty 80%

Dr. Josephine Gemson has around 5 years of corporate experience in international capital markets in debt securities, derivatives and valuation of commercial mortgage backed securities. Her research interests include Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Strategic Investing. She has undertaken funded research projects and has published extensively in international refereed journals and presented papers in international conferences, along with chairing sessions. She is also a reviewer for Emerald Journals. She teaches Finance and data/ business related subjects.

Josephine has a PhD in Finance from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and an MSc. in Finance from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. She also has around 5 years of industry experience in international capital markets in various roles. Her research interests include corporate finance, venture capital and private equity, and strategic investing.

International Papers

  • A Thillai Rajan, B. Bhansal, and J. Gemson (2014) Private Equity investment and real estate development: Evidence from residential projects in India. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction 19(3), 202-225 [Emerald group of publications]
  • Gemson, J., K.V. Gautami, and A. Thillai Rajan (2012) Impact of private equity investments in infrastructure projects. Utilities Policy, 21, 59 – 65. [Elsevier group of publications]
  • A. Thillai Rajan, Josephine Gemson (2011) Financial Closure of Bengaluru International Airport Limited. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, 1(4), 1-22. [Finalist in CEEMAN Case Writing Competition 2011]
  • Gemson, J., and A. Thillai Rajan. (2015) What do investors seek for syndication partners? Evidence from the infrastructure sector. Public Works Management and Policy, published online Nov 5, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1087724X15613095 [Sage publications]
  • Gemson, J., and A. Thillai Rajan. (2015) A new perspective on private equity stage financing: evidence from investments in infrastructure. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, published online 24 June 2015, doi: 10.1080/13691066.2015.1052193. [Taylor & Francis group of publications]

Reports

  • A. Thillai Rajan, Maulik Doshi, and Josephine Gemson, India Venture Capital and Private Equity Report 2011 – Private Equity in Real Estate and Infrastructure – co-authored Infrastructure section. Report was released at IITM on 15 Nov, 2011.

International Conferences

  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan (2013) Staging as a strategic management function employed by private equity firms: Evidence from the infrastructure sector – technical paper presented at the 4th Annual Online Workshop on Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong, Nov 8, 2013
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan (2013) Syndication and staging as risk management strategies by private equity firms: Evidence from the infrastructure sector – technical paper presented at the 2013 Innovation in Public Finance conference held in Milan, Italy, June 17 – 19, 2013
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan (2012) Syndication as a capability builder in private equity investments: Evidence from the infrastructure sector – technical paper presented at the 3rd Annual Online Workshop on Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong, Nov 9, 2012
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan, (2011) Infrastructure Finance: A Comparative Analysis of Projects With and Without Private Equity Investments – technical paper presented at the 24th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference held in Sydney, Australia, Dec 14 – 16, 2011

Reviewer Experience

  • Reviewer for Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
  • Reviewer for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL; nptel.ac.in) online course

Area of Interest

  • Corporate Finance
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Real Options
  • Investing under risk and uncertainty

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