Gopalan Srinivasan


PhD (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)

Business Administration, Faculty of

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Gopalan Srinivasan joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1987 and is a member of the Finance Area. He teaches Principles of Finance in the BBA program and Financial Management and International Financial Management in the MBA program. He was honored as a University Research Professor in 2003, having demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship deemed to be of international stature.

He received a UNB Merit Award in 1996 and 2006, the Faculty of Business Administration's Excellence in Research Award in 1999 and 2007 for performance across his career, the Faculty's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001, and the UNBF MBA Society's Professor Recognition Award in 1999.

Prior to joining the Faculty, ‘Srini' was an Associate Professor and Area Chairman of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He has taught doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate courses in finance and accounting at Indian and Canadian universities. He also has taught in executive programs of universities in India and the Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands. He holds a Certified General Accountants designation in Canada.

Dr. Srinivasan was an Area Editor for the International Journal of Production in Quantitative Methods and was a member of the Editorial Review Board for Decision Sciences.

His research has included supply chain management/inventory theory, working capital management, accounting policies, corporate finance, investments, international business and human development index. He has over 100 journal articles and refereed proceedings. His findings have appeared in journals such as: Decision Sciences, the European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Management Science, OMEGA, Sankhya, and Social Indicators Research.

Dr. Srinivasan served as the president of the Association of Indo Canadians and has also served as the Treasurer of AUNBT. Currently he is a member of the board of trustees of the Academic Employees Pension Board UNB and the Defence Fund of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Journal articles

Channel coordination with manufacturer’s return policies within a newsvendor framework. 4OR A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research forthcoming (with F.J Arcelus and S.Kumar).

On the Incremental Information content of Globe and Mail Governance index. International Journal of Corporate Governance (with F. J Arcelus, Kheradmand and Mitra).

Risk tolerance and a retailer's pricing and ordering policies within a newsvendor framework. Omega Vol 40(2),2012,pp188-198 (with F.J. Arcelus and S. Kumar).

A Retailer’s decision Process When Anticipating a Vendor’s Temporary discount offer. Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 57, 2009, pp 253-260. (with F.J. Arcelus and T.P.M Pakkala).

Retailer’s Inventory Policies for a One-Time-Only Manufacturer Trade Deal of Uncertain Duration. Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 164-, 2008. pp 3-15. (with F.J Arcelus and T.P.M. Pakkala).

Pricing and Rebate Policies in the Two-Echelon Supply Chain with Asymmetric Information Under Price-Dependent, Stochastic Command. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 113, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 598–618. (with F.J. Arcelus and S. Kumar).

Evaluating Manufacturer’s Buyback Policies in a Single-Period Two-Echelon Framework under Price-Dependent Stochastic Demand. OMEGA, Vol. 36, 2008, pp. 808-824. (with F.J. Arcelus and S. Kumar).

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. (with R. Kumari, and D. Mitra).

Pricing and Rebate Policies for the Newsvendor Problem in the Presence of a Stochastic Redemption Rate. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 107, Issue 2, 2007, pp. 467-482. (with F.J. Arcelus and S. Kumar).

Ordering and Pricing Policies for Random Discount Offerings and Permissible Shortages. International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007, pp. 400-413. (with F.J. Arcelus and T.P.M. Pakkala).

Manufacturer’s Pricing Strategies in a Single-Period Framework under Price-Dependent Stochastic Demand with Asymmetric Risk-Preference Information. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 58, Nov. 2007, pp1449-1458. (with F.J. Arcelus and S. Kumar).

Marketing/Inventory Interactions in the Characterization of Retailer Response to Manufacturer Trade Deals. Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol 27,No.7 ,pp 537-547. (with F.J. Arcelus).

The Firm's Strategy Type and Market Value. Global Business Review, 7: 1, (2006), 43-55. (with R. Kumari and D. Mitra).

On the Interaction Between Manufacturer Trade Deals and Retail Promotions in Response to Supply-Uncertainty Occurrences. Annals of Operations Research, 143: 1, (2006), 45-58. (with F. J. Arcelus and T.P.M. Pakkala).


The HDI Adjusted for Efficient Resource Utilization. In Mark McGillivray (ed.), Inequality, Poverty and Wellbeing. London: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2006, 177-193. (with F.J. Arcelus and B. Sharma).

Research grants

Recipient of research grants from NSERC for a number of years. Currently holder of an SSHRC grant.