Neeraj Gupta

Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the William Garrard Reed Finance Center
Koury Business Center 222
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
ngupta@elon.edu (336) 278-5962

Brief Biography

Neeraj J. Gupta, assistant professor of finance, has a doctorate in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is a CFA charterholder.  He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Babson College.  He has over ten years of finance experience in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, having worked for Nestlé, Xerox, and Claridges Investments (a boutique asset management firm). Neeraj has taught various finance courses, covering, the principles of finance, corporate finance, and investments, to undergraduate and MBA students at both Elon and UConn.  He has led study abroad business courses to the Pacific Rim (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and to the Indo-Gulf (India and Dubai). His research interests are in investments, corporate finance, financial planning and international finance with ongoing research in sustainable investing, designing efficient retirement portfolios, valuing intangible investments, fund-flows & returns in emerging markets, and valuing long-dated options.

In the recent past, Neeraj has consulted for The Clearing House, the Business North Carolina magazine, and the NC Special Court for Complex Business Cases.

Education

Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. (Finance)     University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT), 2007

MBA (Finance)       Babson College (Wellesley, MA), 1991

B.E. (Electronics)  University of Delhi (Delhi College of Engineering, India), 1989

Advanced Certifications

CFA Charter           CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA), 2009

Courses Taught

FIN 343   Principles of Finance

FIN 413   Advanced Managerial Finance

FIN 472   Finance Foundation Course

MBA 551   Financial Management

MBA 581   International Business

ACC/FIN/BUS 277   Business in the Pacific Rim

GST 280   Business & Culture of the Indo-Gulf

Research

Working Papers

  • “Why Intangible Investment in Customers Should Affect Firm Value: A Theoretical Exposition” with Joseph Golec (University of Connecticut)
  • “Does the Stock Market React Differently to Intangible Asset Investments than to Tangible Asset Investments?” with Joseph Golec (University of Connecticut) and Carmelo Giaccotto (University of Connecticut)

Work in Progress

  • “Considerations in Valuing Long-Dated Options under GAAP: The Berkshire 2008 Annual Letter”.
  • “Should Green Companies’ Shareholders See Red: The Stock Price Impact of Sustainability” with Ravi S. Mateti (Concordia University, Montréal).

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Gupta, Neeraj J, Pavlik, Robert, and Synn, Wonhi (2012).  Adding “Value” to Sustainable Post-Retirement Portfolios. Financial Services Review. Forthcoming.
  • Gupta, Neeraj J., and Golec, Joseph (2012).  Do Investors Use Customer Metrics to Value High Growth Service Firms? International Journal of Business and Finance Research. Vol. 6(2), 1-19.
  • Gupta, Neeraj J., and Benson, Christina C. (2011). Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study of Value Creation.  Competition Forum. Vol. 9(1), 121-136.
  • Gupta, Neeraj J. (2011). Financial Valuation Using CLV Metrics: A Study of Online Brokers. The Business Review, Cambridge. Vol. 19(1), 1-7.
  • Benson, Christina C., Gupta, Neeraj J., and Mateti, Ravi S. (2010). Does Risk Reduction Mitigate the Costs of Going Green? An Empirical Study of Sustainable Investing. Southern Journal of Business and Ethics. Vol. 2, 7-25.
  • Gupta, Neeraj J., and Synn, Wonhi (2010). Valuing Investments Decisions: Flotation Costs and Capital Budgeting. Journal of Business & Economics Research. Vol. 8(2), 73-78.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

  • Benson, Christina C. & Gupta, Neeraj J. (2010). Does the Triple Bottom Line Help the Greenest Blue Chips Create Market Value and Gain Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
  • Gupta, Neeraj J., and Synn, Wonhi (2008). Valuing Investments Decisions: Flotation Costs and Capital Budgeting. Proceedings of the Journal of the Academy of Business Education. Vol. 9.

Professional Activities

  • Helped prepare the feature August edition articles ranking the Top 75 North Carolina public companies for premier regional business magazine Business North Carolina (2010, 2011 & 2012).
  • Invited speaker for the Credit Suisse Financial Planning Dinner of the Raleigh 2010-11 TA Classes (2011).
  • Appointed as a business expert by the North Carolina Special Court for Complex Business Cases to value a cable contracting firm (2011).
  • Advised Greensboro-based The Clearing House to better aggregate and analyze their financial transactions clearing data (2009).

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