Kavita Goel

Senior Lecturer

Accepting Research Candidates

Supervisor expertise

I have capacity to supervise at the Masters of Management (Research) and PhD/DBA levels, across any of the topics identified in my research interests. That is, in the areas of Corporate Governance (eg. Executive compensation, Board diversity and Corporate social responsibility), Corporate Finance (eg, Debt policy, capital structure and Financial performance). I also have capacity to supervise in the financial literacy space.  

My present doctoral supervisions are in the areas of ‘Impact of cloud computing adoption on firm performance through competitive advantage’ (with Dr Uwe Kauffman) and ‘Integration of Strategy and risk management’ (with Prof Bruce Gurd). My Master’s student is investigating ‘Relationship between Corporate social responsibility and Executive compensation in Canadian banking industry’.  


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research biography

I am a Senior Lecturer and the Discipline Leader (Finance and Corporate Governance) at the Australian Institute of Business. I hold a BCom (Honours) from Delhi University, MCom and PhD in Finance from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University.

I am an active researcher and research higher degree supervisor and have presented my findings at national and international conferences. As a member of a vibrant team, I have received multiple internal research grants. 

I have a passion for teaching and coordinate a broad range of subjects in Finance at the postgraduate level, including Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Management and Corporate Governance. I am also a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and the Action Learning Action Research Association (ALARA).

Research interests

I aim to work on research projects that align with the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals of Quality Education and Gender Equality. My other research interests are in the financial education space, particularly the cognitive load management in teaching finance subjects. My current works focus on CEO dominance through compensation, Entrepreneur’s financial literacy and their firm performance, Impact of Australia-China Trade tension during COVID on Australian Coal share market. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Delhi School of Economics

… → 2009

Master of Philosophy, Delhi School of Economics


Master of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Daulat Ram College


Research Interests

  • Financial literacy
  • Corporate finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Executive compensation


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