Dr. Ashok Natarajan joined RSB as a Professor in the Finance
and Accounting Area in July 2018, after stints at the Thiagarajar School of Management,
Madurai, and earlier in the USA , at California State University, Pomona, the Anderson
School at UCLA, and at the University of California at Irvine. He obtained a Ph.D.
degree in Management from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.S. in
Accounting from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is also a
PGDM from the IIM, Calcutta, and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Madras Christian College,
where he was also the holder of the National Science Talent Scholarship in Mathematics,
awarded by the NCERT.
His primary research interests are in corporate governance, accounting and finance, and his research has been published in leading Accounting, Strategy, and Finance journals. He has two A* articles, as denoted by ABDC, to his credit, that were also published in journals on the FT50 list. His teaching portfolio is extensive, including courses at all levels in the U.S. and in India. Before entering academics, he worked as a management accountant at ITC Ltd., and as the Computer & Networks Services Manager at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. In addition, he has also consulted on a number of Mergers and Acquisition projects, as well as on other Corporate Valuation services.