Dr. Girish Nair

Associate Professor Programme Leader International Hospitality Management
  • Dr. Girish Nair is the Program Leader of International Hospitality Management, Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences. He received his Ph.D in Management in the areas of Financial Accounting and Industrial Economics from Banasthali University (Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade status) and Master’s Degree in Commerce, International Business and Business Administration from India . He has more than 15 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. Prior to joining Stenden University, he held the position of Senior Lecturer in Commerce in an ‘A’ Grade College (Accredited  by NAAC) in India. His primary research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance and Financial Economics. He has several international and Indian domestic publications to his credit. He has also presented his research in many international and national conferences, workshops and seminars. In addition, he has acted as a chair for technical sessions at international and national conferences. He is also an International Examiner for Ph.D research at Bharathiar University and Karunya University, India. Dr. Nair  is one of the Principal Investigators on NPRP research projects funded by QNRF in collaboration with Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences and Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
  • • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management, (Finance & Economics) – Banasthali University, India. (Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade Status).
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA), (Finance), IGNOU, India.
    • Master of Foreign Trade (MFT), (Capital Market and Financial Services), Pondicherry University, India.
    • Master of Commerce (M.Com), (Corporate Finance), Annamalai University, India.
    • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), (Cost Accounting), Calicut University, India.

  • Since Sep’2012 Program Leader – International Hospitality Management, Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences.
    Feb’06 – Aug’12  Lecturer in Finance & Economics, Department of International Hospitality, Tourism and Business Management, Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences.
    Aug’01 – Feb’06  Senior Lecturer in Commerce, Department of Commerce & International Business, CMS College of Science & Commerce, (Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade Status), India.

  • • Accounting
    • Corporate Finance
    • Mergers and Acquisition
    • Financial Economics
    • Capital Market
    • Monetary & Behavioral Economics

  • • Nair, G.K., Choudhary, N., & Purohit, H. (2015). A Study of Volatility in Copper Prices in India.  Annals of Financial Economics – World Scientific Journal.
    • Choudhary, N., Nair, G.K., & Purohit, H. (2015). The Relationship between Gold Prices and Exchange Value of US Dollar in India. Emerging Markets Journal, 5(1), 17-25.
    • Nair, G.K., (2014). Influence of Customer Perceptions on Financial Performance in Hospitality organisations. Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 22(2), 63-74.
    • Nair, G.K., Purohit, H., & Choudhary, N. (2014). Influence of risk management on performance: An empirical study of International Islamic bank. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 4(3), 549-563
    • Nair, G.K., (2014). Influence of Information Technology on Financial & Non-Financial Performance of an Organization: An Empirical Study.  International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering (IJMIE), 4(1), 470-492.
    • Nair, G.K., (2013). Influence of Risk Assessment Factors on the Tourism Performance in Qatar: An Empirical Study. American Journal of Tourism Research, 2(2), 141-153.
    • Nair, G.K., (2013). Dynamic Pricing of Perishable Food Products on Customer Satisfaction and Purchase Behaviour: An empirical study.  Zenith International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3(12), 195-213.
    • Nair, G.K., Nair, H.K., & Prasad, S. (2013). Influence of HR Strategy on Profitability with the moderating influence of Managerial Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism Industry in Qatar. Research Journal of Social Science & Management, 13(8), 1-15.
    • Nair, G.K. (2013). A Study on Customer Perception on Service Quality in Commercial Banks: An empirical study. Zenith International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3(7), 35-47.
    • Nair, G.K., Nair, H.K., & Prasad, S. (2013). Sustainability in Green Retailing: Achievements, Challenges and a Vision for the Future.  International Journal of Research in Computer Application & Management, 3(2), 1-6.
    • Nair, G.K., Rajkumar, R., & Vinod, S. (2012).  Bancassurance – A new channel for emerging growth of Indian Insurance Industry. Zenith International Journal of Business Economics and Management Research, 2(12), 24-33.

  • • Nair, G.K, & Lewlyn, L.R (2016). Dynamics of Locus of Control, Financial Behaviour and Financial Position: An Empirical Study. Research paper presented at the 10th Asia-Pacific Business and Humanities Conference, Malaysia, 22-23 February 2016. (Won Best Paper Award)
    • Choudhary, N., & Nair, G.K. (2016).  Should Mutual Funds be a part of Personal Portfolios? A Conceptual Discussion.  Research paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Personal Finance for Indian Women, FMS-WISDOM, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India, 15-16 January, 2016.
    • Nair, G.K., & Choudhary, N. (2016). Weather Derivatives: Another need for India. Research paper presented at the 18th EBES Conference, American University Sharjah, U.A.E., 8-10 January, 2016.
    • Nair, G.K., & Choudhary, N. (2014). Modelling the Causality of Sustainable Tourism in Qatar: An empirical study. A poster presentation at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC ’14), Doha, Qatar, 18-19 November, 2014.
    • Nair, G.K. (2014). A study on financial and non-financial performance in Hospitality Sector. Research paper presented at the International Symposia on Emerging Trends in Finance across the Globe, FMS-WISDOM, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India,  11-12 August, 2014.
    • Nair, G.K. (2014).  Influence of Customer Perceptions on Financial Performance in Hospitality Organisations. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Trends in Multidisciplinary Business and Economic Research (TMBER-2014) Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 March, 2014.
    • Fainaze, H., Lewlyn, L.R., & Nair, G.K. (2013). Exploring Closed Loop Supply Chain for Optimisation of Environmental Issues & Total Profit Using System Dynamics. Research paper presented at the AMS 2013, Asia Modelling Symposium, Hong Kong, 23-25 July, 2013.
    • Musinguzi, D., Nair, G.K., Tukamushaba, E.K., Gerkin, K., &ElKhatib, R. (2013). A Critique of Tourism Conferences. Research paper presented at the 3rd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management conference, Taiwan, 25-30 June, 2013.
    • Nair, G.K., & Thirumal, R. (2012). Growth Perspectives of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs): “An Application of Compound Annual Growth Rate Technique on Profit Making RRBs. Research paper presented at the 5th Global Business & Social Science Research Conference, Beijing, China, 20-23 June, 2012.
    • Nair, G.K. (2011). Credit Risk Management – An approach to Indian Banking Industry. Research paper presented at the 18th Annual Global Finance Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 18-20 April, 2011.
    • Nair, G.K., & Nair, H.K. (2011). FDI in India’s Multi Brand Retail Sector: How to get ready for the big play. Research paper presented at the UGC sponsored 6th International Seminar on Emerging Capital Market: Issues and Challenges, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, 8-9 January, 2011. (Got Best Paper Award).