Dr. Kunjana Malik

Dr. Kunjana Malik

Assistant Professor



Dr. Malik holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, and an MBA from NIT Kurukshetra.  Prior to joining VPSM, she has taught Finance as Assistant Professor at reputed institutes such as IMT Ghaziabad, NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, and Amity School of Business. She is also associated with SP Jain Global as Adjunct Faculty for Guiding Doctoral Students.

Her teaching interests are Financial Econometrics, Investment Banking, Financial Analysis and Working Capital Management, Financial Management, Business analysis and Valuation, Investment analysis and Portfolio Management and Cost and Management Accounting.  She has published several research papers in ABDC list of journals and presented papers at reputed conferences.

Research Interests: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Sustainability, Financial Contagion, Green Supply Chain Management

Research Publications

  • Dhankar, R. S., & Malik, K. (2015). A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis: The Effect of Private Equity on Investment and Financial Constraints of Indian Companies in The Journal of Private Equity, 18(4), 8-18, Ranked C in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Dhankar, R. S., & Malik, K. (2015). The Effect of Private Equity on the BFSI Sector in India: A Logistic Panel Data Analysis. The Journal of Private Equity, 18(3), 72-78, Ranked C in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Dhankar, R. S., & Malik, K. (2015). Flow of Private Equity and Growth of Corporate India: A Review of Literature. The Journal of Private Equity, 19(2), 60-65, Ranked C in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Dhankar, R. S., & Malik, K. (2016). Effect of Private Equity on Performance of IndianCompanies: A Comparative Study of Pre-and Post-Financial Crisis. The Journal of Alternative Investments19(2), 19-27.Ranked B in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Dhankar, R. S., & Malik, K. (2017). Earnings Quality of Private Equity-Backed andNon-Private Equity-Backed Firms in India. The Journal of Wealth Management20(1), 53-61. Ranked B in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Kapur, M., Banerjee, A., & Malik, K. (2020). Qualitative Assessment of Basel III Liquidity Standards and its Application in the UAE. Indian Journal of Finance and Banking4(2), 118-129.Ranked C in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Malik, K., Sharma, S., & Kaur, M. (2020). COVID-19 and the Indian Private Equity Industry: Time to Use the Dry Powder. Vision24(3), 255-259. Ranked C in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Malik, K., Sharma, S., & Kaur, M. (2021). Measuring contagion during COVID-19 through volatility spillovers of BRIC countries using diagonal BEKK approach. Journal of Economic Studies. Ranked Bin ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • Kaur, M., Malik, K., & Sharma, S. (2021). A note on boardroom challenge, board effectiveness and corporate stewardship during COVID-19. Vision, 0972262920987326. Ranked C in ABDC Journal QualityList.
  • "Co movement of fear index, stock returns, Brent oil prices in BRIC Countries: The case of Covid 19" got selected in The Indian Economic Journal, Sage publications, ranked B in the ABDC list of journals. Read More about this - Click Here

VPSM is proud to announce the publication titled : “ Management Review Quarterly”, by Dr Kunjana Malik, faculty in Finance and Accounting Area of VPSM in Springer Based Journal and a part of the Academic Journal Guide ‘ABS-1’.

Introduction: Owing to the sheer volume of research that has been done in the field of private equity (PE) in the last decade it may be pertinent to mention that private equity studies became the focal point of much corporate finance and socio-economic studies. Private equity capital is a preferred source of investment where high net worth individuals and firms purchase a stake in private companies to gain a significant influence over a company’s operations and earn returns before exiting the firm. The paper employs bibliometric analysis to consolidate and synthesizes existing findings which shoot from the studies of private equity and private equity performance, develop thematic maps, clusters and propose some novel future research opportunities in this globally pervasive area.

The themes that are highly researched indicate that there is a negligible shift in research in private equity towards a more multidisciplinary front. The boundaries are still limited to finance, entrepreneurship, and governance studies. While the existence of performance studies in these researches hold a potential significance, the authors cannot undermine the substantial interest of researchers to investigate the impact of private equity on performance, cashflows, liquidity, and leveraged buyout as the preferred source of financing to private equity firms. Emerging topics include the effect of corporate governance (including triple bottom approach), environmental and social sustainability on the performance of private equity firms, sectoral analysis of private equity in various sectors like real estate, banking, information technology.

Methodology: The current study uses the method of bibliometric analysis and scientific mapping and takes five steps into account suggested by Aria and Cucurullo (2017)and Firdaus et al. (2019)Stage 1 involves the study design, wherein research questions, keywords, and database selection are being done. In stage 2, data collection is done using the shortlisting criteria. After data collection from a database, bibliometric analysis is done using biblioshiny in this step, to assist in data interpretation (Jones and Gatrell,2014). The authors then move to the analysis of the result and its interpretation followed by possible future research agendas (Step 5). This technique is highly appreciated in identifying the research gap and is the most recommended technique used to synthesize existing studies.

Conclusion: Proposing to the existing literature is thoroughly reviewed, this seminal work extracts maximum valuable insights into private equity, which has been gaining increased importance in the development and growth of the countries. Amongst the multiple methods that exist to summarise vast information on scientific production, bibliometric analysis can present information precisely with a strong visual appeal. The study provides an overarching view of the studies in private equity in the past decade in a structured manner, how networks among authors, their citations, collaborations, keywords combinations are created which eventually substitutes for an overall view of the areas where studies are still is few. The research work reveals a consistent deficiency in the private equity literature, from developed to developing countries.

Accepted in : “ Management Review Quarterly”, Springer Based Journal and a part of the Academic Journal Guide ‘ABS-1’ ranking list.

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Project Appraisal and Financing
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Investment analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Financial analysis and Working capitalmanagement
  • Financial Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting

  • PhD (Finance), Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
  • MBA(Finance), NIT Kurukshetra.
  • B. Tech (Electronics & Communication),UP Technical University, Lucknow.