Prof Sarath Delpachitra

Position/s:Professor (Finance)
Flinders Business School
 Deputy Dean
Flinders Business School
 Flinders Business School
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Phone: +61 8 82013893
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Location: Law Commerce (3.08)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Held senior executive positions in the Treasury and the state-owned enterprises. Joined the school after years of servicing other higher education institutions. Most recent activities include international consulting engagements in the Asian Development Bank (ADB), AusAid and International Labour Organisation (ILO) funded projects.

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) (Sri Lanka), PGDipCom (Canterbury, NZ), MCom(Hons) (Lincoln, NZ), PhD (USQ)

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Alumni of the Year (Sri Lanka), 2013

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • Banking, Economics & Finances

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Topic Lecturer:

Research and supervision

Research interests

  • Banking and Financial Management
  • Economic and Financial Forecasting
  • Micro Credit and Insurance
  • Microfinance
  • Corporate Finance and Planning
  • Cooperative Banking and Rural Credit and Small and Medium Industrial Development

Supervisory interests

  • Economic development
  • Financial institutions management
  • Islamic banking
  • Micro-credit programs and women

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: Banking & Finance Economics (4);

Publications

Refereed journal articles
  • Delpachitra, S. and Lester, L. (2013). Not-interest income: Are Australian banks moving away from their traditional business? Economic Papers, 32(2) pp. 190-199. [10.1111/1759-3441.12032]
  • Delpachitra, S. (2013). Is Islamic banking capable of meeting corporate social responsibility? International Journal of Banking and Finance, 10(2) [Link]
  • Delpachitra, S., Ralston, D. and Wickremasinghe, G. (2012). Outsourcing Relationships in not-for-Profit Superannuation Funds in Australia: Survey Evidence. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 8(3) pp. 78-89.
  • Delpachitra, S. and Van Dai, P. (2012). The Determinants of TFP Growth in Middle Income Economies in ASEAN: Implication of Financial Crises. International Journal of Business and Economics, 11(1) pp. 63-88. [Link]
  • Parrish, T. and Delpachitra, S. (2012). On Selection of Superannuation Fund: Impact of Choice and Information. Economic Papers, 31(3) pp. 369-379. [10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00181.x]
  • Beal, D., Delpachitra, S.B. and Grundy, B. (2005). Disclosure, hidden charges and indexed pensions. Agenda, 12(1) pp. 33-46. [Link]
  • Yakob, N.A., Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2005). Seasonality in the Asia Pacific stock markets. Journal of Asset Management, 6(4) pp. 298-318. [doi:10.1057/palgrave.jam.2240183]
  • Lane, M., Van der Vyver, G., Delpachitra, S.B. and Howard, S. (2004). An Electronic Commerce Initiative in Regional Sri Lanka: The Vision for the Central Province Electronic Commerce Portal. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 16(1) pp. 1-18. [Link]

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Refereed journal articles
  • Delpachitra, S. and Lester, L. (2013). Not-interest income: Are Australian banks moving away from their traditional business? Economic Papers, 32(2) pp. 190-199. [10.1111/1759-3441.12032]
  • Delpachitra, S. (2013). Is Islamic banking capable of meeting corporate social responsibility? International Journal of Banking and Finance, 10(2) [Link]
  • Delpachitra, S. and Van Dai, P. (2012). The Determinants of TFP Growth in Middle Income Economies in ASEAN: Implication of Financial Crises. International Journal of Business and Economics, 11(1) pp. 63-88. [Link]
  • Delpachitra, S., Ralston, D. and Wickremasinghe, G. (2012). Outsourcing Relationships in not-for-Profit Superannuation Funds in Australia: Survey Evidence. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 8(3) pp. 78-89.
  • Parrish, T. and Delpachitra, S. (2012). On Selection of Superannuation Fund: Impact of Choice and Information. Economic Papers, 31(3) pp. 369-379. [10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00181.x]
  • Beal, D., Delpachitra, S.B. and Grundy, B. (2005). Disclosure, hidden charges and indexed pensions. Agenda, 12(1) pp. 33-46. [Link]
  • Yakob, N.A., Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2005). Seasonality in the Asia Pacific stock markets. Journal of Asset Management, 6(4) pp. 298-318. [doi:10.1057/palgrave.jam.2240183]
  • Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2004). Community understanding of superannuation. Agenda, 11(2) pp. 127-142. [Link]
  • Beal, D., Delpachitra, S.B., Mason, R. and Troedson, D. (2004). Which consumer debtors decide to enter a Part IX agreement? Australian Business Law Review, 32(1) pp. 7-16.
  • Lane, M., Van der Vyver, G., Delpachitra, S.B. and Howard, S. (2004). An Electronic Commerce Initiative in Regional Sri Lanka: The Vision for the Central Province Electronic Commerce Portal. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 16(1) pp. 1-18. [Link]
  • Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2003). Defying the clock - a profile of Australians who ignore retirement planning. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 7(2) pp. 1-14.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2003). An Application of Process Benchmarking to Financial Services. Journal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, 39(1) pp. 7-13.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2003). Financial Literacy among Australian University Students. Economic Papers, 22(1) pp. 65-78.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2003). Do credit scoring models help to reduce bankruptcy-related loan defaults? International Quarterly Journal of Finance, 2(1)
Journal articles
  • Yakob, N.A. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2006). On risk-return relationship: an application of GARCH (p,q)-M model to Asia Pacific region. International Journal of Science and Research, 1 pp. 33-39.
Conference publications
  • Bui, Y.H. and Delpachitra, S. (2012). Performance of superannuation: efficiency, governance and reporting practices. In Hazel Bateman, ed. 20th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers 12-13 July 2012. University of New South Wales: Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. 20th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers 12-13 July 2012. University of New South Wales. Jul 2012. [Link]

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Professional and community engagement

Board Member (International English Language Institute - IELI)



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