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Associate Professor Sisira Colombage

Discipline Leader, Accounting, Finance, Economics & Law

Federation Business School

Section/Portfolio:

Accounting & Finance

Location:

Berwick Campus, Online

Credit scoring model based on a novel group feature selection method: The case of Chinese small-sized manufacturing enterprises

In building a predictive credit scoring model, feature selection is an essential pre-processing...

Financial distress and COVID-19: evidence from working individuals in India

Purpose: This study aims to explore the impact of the containment measures during COVID-19 on...

The determinants of bank branch location in India: an empirical investigation

Purpose: Bank branching plays a significant role in a wide range of economic activities. Existing...

Does blockchain technology drive sustainability? An exploratory review

Blockchain technology is an extension of distributed ledger technology and it is used in...

Does compliance with Green Bond Principles bring any benefit to make G20’s ‘Green economy plan’ a reality?

We examine the impact and degree of compliance with Green Bond Principles (GBPs) on investor...

Do government subsidies stimulate firms’ R&D efforts? Empirical evidence from China

Government subsidies have been one of the popular policy instruments to stimulate firms’ R&D...

Impact of credit quality on credit spread of green bonds: A global evidence

This study investigates the effect of credit quality on the credit spread of green bonds (GB). GB...

  • Journals

Key Variables and Characteristics of Loan Loss Given Default: Empirical Evidence from 28 Provinces in China

This article empirically investigates the impact of key variables and characteristics on loan...

Portfolio construction by using different risk models: A comparison among diverse economic scenarios

We aim to construct portfolios by employing different risk models and compare their performance...

To what extent do earnings affect the R&D decision of Chinese manufacturing firms?

As R&D activities are involved in inherent uncertainty of large investment, high risk and long...

Capital structure of SMEs: a systematic literature review and bibliometric analysis

Capital structure is the outcome of market conditions, financial decisions taken by the firm, and...

Do investors in Green Bond market pay a premium? Global evidence

We examine the pricing difference of Green Bonds (GB) and conventional bonds (CBs) in capital...

Financial reporting quality, family ownership, and investment efficiency: An empirical investigation

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate the impact of two monitoring...

Credit default prediction using a support vector machine and a probabilistic neural network

The design of consistent classifiers to forecast credit-granting choices is critical for many...

Exporting in the Asian Century; The Dynamics of Success

  • Book

Research on capital structure determinants: a review and future directions

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the status of studies on capital structure...

Working capital management and firm profitability: a meta-analysis

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to quantitatively aggregate the findings of prior...

Working capital management practices in India: survey evidence

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the working capital management (WCM)...

Political connections, ownership structure and private-equity placement decision: evidence from Chinese listed firms

In contrast with many other countries, Chinese listed firms must obtain approval to make...

Stock market and tax revenue as determinants of economic growth: Panel data evidence

Traditional growth literature advocated the role of fiscal policy in establishing economic growth...

  • Journals

Effects of regulator's announcements, information asymmetry and ownership changes on private equity placements: Evidence from China

In response to the China Securities Regulatory Commission's regulation of private equity...

Market power, credit risk, revenue diversification and bank stability in selected ASEAN countries

This paper investigates the effects of market power on credit risk, revenue diversification and...

Target's organisational form and returns to Australian bidders in cross-border acquisitions

We present large sample evidence on return performances of Australian acquirers who bid for...

Does financial system activity affect tax revenue in Malaysia? Bounds testing and causality approach

Does the organisational form of the target influence market reaction to acquisition announcements? Australian evidence

Using public, private and subsidiary acquisitions, we examine whether abnormal returns to bidders...

Asymmetry of information and the finance-growth nexus in emerging markets: empirical evidence using panel VECM analysis

This paper tests both the short and long term relationship between the real GDP, the equity...

Block shareholder identity and firm performance in New Zealand

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine whether the influence of block ownership on...

Stock market, tax revenue and economic growth: a case-study of developing Asia

  • Conference Proceedings

The Effect of Economic Growth on Taxation Revenue: The Case of a Newly Industrialized Country

  • Journals

An emerging Asian niche market for exports

The primary aim of this article is to explore the potential of the Australia-Sri Lanka trade...

Stock market, tax revenue and economic growth: A case-study of Malaysia

This paper empirically tests Levine's [1] endogenous growth model, which suggests that stock...

The financial system and revenue collection in Malaysia: an empirical analysis

  • Journals

Financial markets and economic performances: Empirical evidence from five industrialized economies

Asymmetry of information and the finance-growth nexus: Evidence from emerging markets

  • Conference Proceedings