Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Krishnan Dandapani

Krishnan Dandapani

Director for the College of Business Downtown, Weekend, and Flex MBA Programs

Ryder Systems Research Fellowship

Department of Finance

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 210
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4241


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Madras, Madras, India
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Communications
    Madurai University, Madurai, India

Professional Activities

Dr. Krishnan Dandapani is currently a Professor of  Finance at the Chapman Graduate School at the Florida International University, Miami, Florida.  He is also the Faculty Director for the Professional M.B.A. programs and Director of India -Strategy a major initiative of the College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University (1985) and an M.B.A. from University of Madras (1977), India.  He has  attended  post doctoral education  workshops at Harvard University. He was awarded the Florida International Banker’s Association Chaired Professorship in 2004.   He has authored more than 50 referred articles, 100 conference presentations and has published extensively in the area of business finance, financial markets and banking.  He has co-authored two books, entitled “The Return Generating Models in Global Finance” and “Banking in North America: NAFTA and Beyond” and is currently completing his third book in “Electronic Finance”.  He is the Editor of the Journal of Emerging Financial Markets, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Finance and serves on the editorial board of  ‘Studies in Economics and Finance’, the ‘Managerial Finance’ and International Review of Banking and Financial Studies.  He has won numerous honors and awards in his career inlcuding  the State of Florida’s Excellence in Research Award (Twice: 1991 & 2001), Excellence in Teaching Award (Twice: 1992 & 2003) and Excellence in Service Award (1997).  In 2007 he was honored with the rare and unique ‘Council of 100 professor’ award, the highest faculty honor.  His research work involves financial analyses for a wide variety of corporations, governments and institutions, both in the United States and overseas. He is a contributor to TV special programs in the area of financial markets. He has been with FIU since 1983. He is very active in service both at the College level as chair of the COB Faculty Council, and at the university level as the longest serving member of the University Faculty Senate and Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Courses Taught

  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Creating Economic and Social Value
  • Finance Dissertation Preparation
  • Finance Doctoral¬†Independent Study
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Global Financial Strategy
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Seminar in Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Special Topics in Finance

Refereed Journal Articles

Lu, X., & Dandapani, K.


<span>Design of employee pension benefits model and China's pension gender gap</span>.

Global Finance Journal - Rated A in ABDC Journals


(Accepted) View Article

Dandapani, K., & Shahrokhi, M.


Historical Perspective on Corporate Governance Debate.

Managerial Finance

, 48(8)


View Article

Chang, C., Chou, W., & Dandapani, K.


Do Corporate Working Capital Decisions Matter to Stock Return Volatility?

Frontiers in Finance and Economics

, Forthcoming(To-be-deteremined)


(In Press)

Hashemi Joo, M., Nishikawa, Y., & Dandapani, K. (2021). Announcement effects in the cryptocurrency market. Applied Economics. (In Press)

Dandapani, K., Hibbert, A. M., & Lawrence, E. R. (2021). The Shareholder's Response to Firm's First International Acquisition. The Journal of Banking and Finance.

Dandapani, K.


Managerial Implications of Blockchain - Editorial Review.

Managerial Finance


Hashemi Joo, M., Nishikawa, Y., & Dandapani, K. (2019). ICOs, the next generation of IPOs. Managerial Finance. (In Press) View Article

Hashemijoo, M., Nishikawa, Y., & Dandapani, K. (2019). Cryptocurrency a successful application of Blockchain Technology. Managerial Finance. (In Press)

Rodriguez, I., Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2018). Measuring Sovereign Risk: Are CDS Spreads Better than Sovereign Credit Ratings? Financial Management, 48(1). View Article

Butchey, D., Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2018). Lessons Learned from the MBA Program for a Successful Online MSF Program. Journal of Financial Education, 2018(44).

Ozteken, S., Dandapani, K., Mishra, S., & Strobl, S. (2018). Understanding spread in the electronic futures markets: Financial crisis perspective. Applied Economics, 50(20).

Dandapani, K., Lawrence, E. R., & Rodriguez, J. (2017). Determinants of Transactional Internet Banking. Journal of Financial Services Research, 54(2018).

Dandapani, K., Lawrence, E. R., & Patterson, F. M. (2017). The effect of holding company affiliation on bank risk and the 2008 financial crisis. Studies in Economics and Finance, 34(1).

Shahrokhi, M., Cheng, H., Dandapani, K., Figueiredo, A., Parhizgari, A. M., & Shachmurove, Y. (2017). The evolution and future of the BRICS: Unbundling politics from economics. Global Financial Journal, 32(1).

Barber, J. R., & Dandapani, K. (2017). Interest Rate Risk in a Negative Yielding World. Frontiers in Finance and Economics, 14(2).

Dandapani, K. (2017). Electronic Finance II Recent Developments. Managerial Finance, 43(5).

Pavlova, I., Hibbert, A. M., Barber, J. R., & Dandapani, K.


Credit Spreads and Regime Shifts.

Journal of Fixed Income

, 25(1)


Dallas, S. M., Dandapani, K., & Barber, J. R. (2015). The Sub-prime Crisis of 2008 - An Examination. International Journal of Finance.

Lassar, W. M., Gupta, S., & Dandapani, K.


Price Determination in Brick and Mortar and Online.

International Journal of Finance

, 25(2)


You, L., & Dandapani, K. (2013). Bank Owned Life Insurance: A Critical Examination of Banking Strategy. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 9(3).

Dandapani, K., Gupta, S., & Lassar, W. M.


Price Determination in Brick and Mortar and Online.

International Journal of Finance


Chang, C., Dandapani, K., Ghosh, D., & Zaher, A. A. (2011). A Note on A Possible Solution for the Foreclosure Crisis: 40-Year GPM. International Journal of Business, 16(1).

Hibbert, A. M., Pavlova, I., Barber, J. R., & Dandapani, K. (2011). Credit spread changes and equity volatility: Evidence from daily data. Financial Review, 46(3).

Chang, C., Dandapani, K., & Johnson, K. (2011). Flood zone uncertainty and the likelihood of marketing success. Journal of Housing Research, 19(2).

Arunachalam, A., & Dandapani, K.


Impact of discount brokerage fees on online stock trading: A study of stock market in Thailand.

International Journal of Finance


Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2010). Foreign institutional investments in India. Finance India.

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2009). E-banking metrics: Success and failures in virtual banking operations. Euro-Mediterranean Economics and Finance Review, 4(2).

Dandapani, K. (2008). Growth of E-Financial Services. Managerial Finance, 34(6).

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2008). Virtual Bank Failures. Managerial Finance, 34(6).

Dandapani, K., Karels, G., & Lawrence, E. R. (2008). Internet Banking Services and Credit Union Performance. Managerial Finance, 34(6).

Dandapani, K., & Lawrence, E. R. (2007). Examining split bond ratings: Effect of rating scale. Quarterly Journal of Business & Economics, 46(2).

Ghosh, D., & Dandapani, K. (2007). Efficiency of the federal reserve under globalization and presence of electronic transactions. International Journal of Business, 12(4).

Dandapani, K., Lassar, W., & Lassar, S. (2005). Virtual Banking: Impetus and Impediments. International Journal of Finance, 17(2).

Dandapani, K. (2004). Success and Failure in Web-based Financial Services. Communications of the ACM, 47(5).

Kaufman, M., Dandapani, K., & Lassar, W. M. (2003). Life Asset Conversion Inc. Case Research Journal, 23(1/2).

Lassar, W. M., & Dandapani, K. (2003). Media Perceptions and their Impact on Website Quality. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 21(1).

Dandapani, K., & Parhizgari, A. M. (2000). Equity Endices and Emerging Markets: Methodological Issues. International Journal of Finance, 12(3).

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