Devashis Mitra

Dean and Professor

PhD (University of Massachusetts, Amherst
)

Business Administration, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 318

Fredericton

dmitra@unb.ca
1 506 458 7332



Devashis Mitra, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, and Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1991 and is a member of the Entrepreneurship and Finance Areas.

Dr. Mitra's teaching interests are in Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, and International Financial Management in the BBA and MBA programs. He received a UNB Merit Award in 2001 and again in 2012 for his performance in research, service, and teaching. He also was a recipient in 2002 of the Faculty of Business Administration's Excellence in Research Award for performance across his career. Dr. Mitra was Associate Dean, Resesarch and Strategic Initiatives from July 1, 2012 until June 30, 2013. He previously served as Associate Dean, International Programs, from 2004 to 2008 and Associate Dean (Accreditation and Research) during the 2010-11 academic year.

Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr. Mitra worked for Price Waterhouse and for Indian Aluminum Company, then a subsidiary of Alcan Aluminum. He also holds a Fellow designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Management Institute, New Delhi, India, and at the Jakarta Institute of Management Studies, Indonesia.

His research interests are entrepreneurial finance such as venture capital and crowdfunding, financial institutions, governance, dividend policy, corporate capital structure, international capital budgeting and financial markets. He is the co-author of a widely adopted textbook on corporate finance and his research has been published in journals such as: Applied Economics, Financial Management (FM Letters), the Financial Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Financial Studies, the Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Corporate Governance, Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Midwestern Journal of Business & Economics.

Books

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (6th Canadian Edition), R. Brealey, S. Myers, A. Marcus, (D. Mitra, E. Maynes, W. Lin), McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2016, 805 pages.

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (5th Canadian Edition), R. Brealey, S. Myers, A. Marcus. (E. Maynes, D. Mitra), McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2012, 859 pages.

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (4th Canadian Edition), R. Brealey, S. Myers, A. Marcus. (E. Maynes, D. Mitra), McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2009, 828 pages.

An Examination of Dividend Strategies of Firms and their Market Valuations, in B.S. Sahay, J. Ranjan, R.R. Thakur, S. Nicolas ed. Redefining Business Horizons, 2008, 415-426, Mcmillan Press Advanced Research Series, (R. Kumari, D. Mitra, G. Srinivasan).

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. (3rd Edition). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2006. R. Brealey, S. Myers, A. Marcus, and E. Maynes.

Learning materials

Instructors Manual to accompany Canadian adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (D. Mitra, W. Lim), McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2016.

Instructors Manual to accompany Canadian adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (E. Maynes, D. Mitra), McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2012.

Instructors Manual to accompany Canadian adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (E. Maynes, D. Mitra), McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2009.

Solutions Manual to accompany Canadian adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, (E. Maynes, D. Mitra), McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2009.

Instructors Manual to accompany Canadian adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Third Canadian edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2006.

Solutions Manual to accompany Canadian adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Third Canadian edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2006.

Journal articles (since 2005)

Measuring efficiency of the banking industry before and after the recent financial crisis: some international evidence. Forthcoming in International Journal of Accounting and Finance. (D. Mitra, M. Siddiquee).

The Role of Crowdfunding in Entrepreneurial Finance, Delhi Business Review, 2012, Vol. 13, No.2, 67 72 (D. Mitra).

On the Incremental Information Content of the Components of the Globe & Mail Corporate Governance Index, International Journal of Corporate Governance, 2011, Vol.2, No.2, 156-172 (F.J. Arcelus, N. Kheradmand, D. Mitra, G. Srinivasa.

Developing and Assessing University Entrepreneurial Programs: The Case of a New Program in Atlantic Canada, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2010, Vol. 23, No. 4, 565-580 (M. Wielemaker, A.J. Gaudes, E.S. Grant, D. Mitra, K. Murdock).

Less vs. Well-Developed Venture Capital Networks: The Venture Capital Acquisition Process in New Brunswick, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2010, Vol. 23, No. 4, 527-542 (M. MacLean, D. Mitra, M. Wielemaker).

Changes in Credit Terms and Clientele Effects on the Cash Discount Rate in Credit Policy, Review of Business Research, Vol. VI, No. 2, 2006, 141-151. (W. Lim, M. Rashid, D. Mitra).

The Firm’s Strategy Type and Market Value, Global Business Review, Vol. 7, 1, February 2006, 43-55, (R. Kumari, D. Mitra , G. Srinivasan).

On The Incidence of Deferred Taxes, Intangibles and Non-Linearities in the Relationship Between Tobin's Q and ROI, Journal of Economics and Business, 57, (2005), 165-185. (with F.J. Arcelus and G. Srinivasan).

Conferences and presentations (since 2006)

An Examination of Dividend Strategies of Firms and their Market Valuations. Paper presented at the International Conference on Innovation in Redefining Business Horizons, Ghaziabad, India, December 2008, (R. Kumari, D. Mitra, G. Srinivasan).

Developing and Assessing Entrepreneurial Programs: The Case of a New Program in Atlantic Canada. Paper presented at the 2008 ICSB World Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2008, (M. Wielemaker, A. Gaudes, S. Grant, D. Mitra, K. Murdock).

Why Do Banks Venture Abroad? A study using the Canadian banking industry. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Global Arena-Challenge of the Morrow, New Delhi, India, December 2006, (H. Bansal, D. Mitra).