Dr Colette Southam

Dr Colette Southam

  • Associate Professor of Finance
    Bond Business School
Level 4, 2. Bond Business School, Bond University

Professional biography

Dr Colette Southam teaches International Finance, International Financial Management and Mergers, and Acquisitions in the Faculty of Business. Prior to joining Bond, Colette was on faculty at the Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada and taught in their undergraduate, Executive MBA and PhD programs. Colette has received numerous teaching awards. With the Ivey Consulting Program, she mentored dozens of student teams helping their clients tackle real world strategic issues. Prior to becoming an academic, Colette worked as a geneticist working with academia, the biotechnology industry, and Health Canada to develop gene probes to detect food pathogens.

Dr Southam's primary research focus is international and corporate finance. She studies the market segmentation and its mitigation by cross-listing, and strives to provide insight into executive compensation practices. Colette has completed several market-based projects involving initial public offerings and has ongoing research on global diversification. She has co-authored two articles about real options and is working with an interdisciplinary team to develop a real options valuation model for carbon sequestration and has begun applying her finance expertise to sustainability research. Colette has published in top tier academic journals including the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of World Business, but chooses projects that will also have high impact on business.

Statement of research interests

My research focuses on international and corporate finance. I study the segmentation of the global capital and executive labour markets, and its mitigation by cross-listing.

I have ongoing market-based projects involving initial public offerings and global diversification and I am involved in a cross-disciplinary carbon valuation project which seeks to assess the capacity for a novel carbon mineralization technology to sequester carbon.

I am the lead investigator on an Australian Office of Learning and Teaching project which strives to enhance business graduate employability through establishing the Australian Business Case Network.

I am also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Ivey Business School http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/faculty/directory/colette-southam

Statement for HDR students

I have several projects for HDR students wishing to undertake research on either Initial public offerings or carbon economics or valuation.

Higher degree research student projects

  • Carbon Capture (Sequestration) Valuation
  • Investigation of Australian IPOs:Road Blocks to becoming a Public Company
  • The Impact of Crude Oil Price Shocks on Macroeconomic Variables of Oil Exporting Economies in Sub Saharan Africa Region
  • What factors impact the firm's decision to complete seasoned equity offerings (SEO's)?

Areas of research expertise

  • Banking, Finance and Investment