Researcher

Associate Professor Jo-Ann Clair Suchard

My Expertise

My area of specialty is in entrepreneurial finance, particularly the impact of venture capital, private equity and government grant funding on firm success and innovation. I have undertaken research on Australian, US and Chinese markets.

My research broadly focuses on how different types of funding impact firms. I have undertaken funded research to support policy development and change initiatives for the Australian Investment Council (formerly the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), Department of Industry, Innovation and  Science and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).

 

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Finance

Biography

I am an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance at UNSW Business School. I have conducted pioneering research on the Australian and Chinese venture capital and private equity markets. I have won both Australia Research Council Linkage and Discovery grants for research in this area. I have also undertaken funded research in conjunction with government and industry partners including Australian Investment Council (formerly the Australian...view more

I am an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance at UNSW Business School. I have conducted pioneering research on the Australian and Chinese venture capital and private equity markets. I have won both Australia Research Council Linkage and Discovery grants for research in this area. I have also undertaken funded research in conjunction with government and industry partners including Australian Investment Council (formerly the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), Queensland Investment corporation and the Innovation Division, Department of Industry.

I have been a director on the board of the Asian Finance Association since 2010. I developed an international annual online colloquium on venture capital and private equity in the Asia Pacific region, which I run in conjunction with the Asian Finance Association. This colloquium attracts global academic and industry participants.

My additional research interests include capital raising in debt and equity markets, corporate governance and Chinese financial markets. I have published widely in international journals, am an editorial board member of the Australian Journal of Management and present regularly at Australian and international conferences. I have previously held visiting positions at University of British Columbia, Canada and Singapore Management University.

 

 


My Grants

  • Australia Research Council Discovery Grant, 2014-2016 (DP140103039).
  • Australia Research Council Linkage Grant, 2006-2009 (LP0669462).
  • Australia Research Council Discovery Grant, 2005-2007 (DP0558712).
  • SJTU-UNSW Collaborative Research Fund Seed Grant in 2015/16.
  • Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Research Grant, 2012.

My Qualifications

  • PhD (UNSW)
  • MCom (Hons) (UNSW)
  • BCom, (University of Newcastle)

My Awards

  • CEIBS Cathay Cross Border Private Equity Research Fund, 2019
  • Best paper prize, Asian Finance Association, 2017
  • Coller Institute of Venture 2015 Research Awards Grand prize
  • Asia Private Equity Institute Research Award 2014–15
  • Best paper prize, China Finance Review Conference, 2013
  • AVCAL research prize 2011

 

 


My Research Activities

My research broadly focuses on how different types of funding impact firms. In particular, my research program considers the impact of Venture Capital and Private Equity on firm outcomes. These outcomes include firm success, innovation and growth strategies such as takeovers. My research is international in focus and includes Australian, US and Chinese markets. 

My research has been used by the industry association representative body (AVCAL) to support policy change initiatives in private equity in Australia and support policy development by the Department of Industry, Innovation and  Science.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

My area of specialty is in entrepreneurial finance and innovation - government grants,angel, venture capital and private equity. I also have research interest in capital raising (IPOs, SEOs) and Chinese financial markets. I received a UNSW Arc PGC Supervisor Award in 2017.


My Engagement

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My Teaching

  • FINS3625 Applied Corporate Finance
  • FINS5514 Capital Budgeting and Financial Decisions
  • FINS5515 Issues in Corporate Finance
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Location

UNSW Business School - Ref E12
Level 3, Office 346

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Contact

+61-2-9065 5304
+61 2 9055 1884

Publications

by Associate Professor Jo-Ann Clair Suchard