Dr. Josephine Gemson

Dr. Josephine Gemson

Assistant Professor 

Office: DL220B
Phone: 4633
E-mail: jgemson@uwo.ca

EDUCATION
  • PhD (Finance) Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  • MSc (Finance) University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY INTERESTS
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Real Options
  • Corporate Governance
TEACHING AREAS
  • Finance
  • Accounting
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
  • Gemson, J., and A. Thillai Rajan. (2017) A choice between staging and syndication as tools to control risks when private equity invests in infrastructure. The Journal of Structured Finance. Summer 2017, 23(2) 34-50, DOI: DOI: https://doi.org/10.3905/jsf.2017.23.2.034
  • Gemson, J., and A. Thillai Rajan. (2015) What do investors seek for syndication partners? Evidence from the infrastructure sector. Public Works Management and Policy, 21(3) 231-262, DOI: 10.1177/1087724X15613095
  • Gemson, J., and A. Thillai Rajan. (2015) A new perspective on private equity stage financing: evidence from investments in infrastructure. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 17(4), 299 – 325, DOI: 10.1080/13691066.2015.1052193
  • Thillai Rajan, B. Bhansal, and Gemson, J., (2014) Private Equity investment and real estate development: Evidence from residential projects in India. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction 19(3), 202-225
  • Gemson, J., K.V. Gautami, and A. Thillai Rajan (2012) Impact of private equity investments in infrastructure projects. Utilities Policy, 21, 59 - 65.
CASE STUDIES
  • Zachariah, V. and J. Gemson (2018) Promoter Shareholder Interference and Accommodation: A Corporate Governance view point from Infosys. (Accepted for publication at the LIBA Journal of Management)
  • Gemson, J. and V. Zachariah (2017) The Independence of Independent Directors: A Corporate Governance view point from Tata Motors, presented and published by LIBA Certatus 2017 - A Collection of Business Case Studies (Judged one of the best business cases by Hindu BusinessLine on Campus - http://www.bloncampus.com/case-studies/case-files/how-independent-are-independent-directors/article9695091.ece)
  • Thillai Rajan and Josephine Gemson (2011) Financial Closure of Bengaluru International Airport Limited. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, 1(4), 1-22. [Finalist in CEEMAN Case Writing Competition 2011]
RECENT CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
  • Gemson, J. (2016) How investor origins affect private equity investment syndicates in India – technical paper presented at the International Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, Chennai, India, August 12-13, 2016
  • Gemson, J. (2014) Innovations in infrastructure investing: Insights from private equity syndication and staging” – invited speaker at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, October 31, 2014
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan (2013) Staging as a strategic management function employed by private equity firms: Evidence from the infrastructure sector – technical paper presented at the 4th Annual Online Workshop on Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong, Nov 8, 2013
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan (2013) Syndication and staging as risk management strategies by private equity firms: Evidence from the infrastructure sector – technical paper presented at the 2013 Innovation in Public Finance conference held in Milan, Italy, June 17 – 19, 2013
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan (2012) Syndication as a capability builder in private equity investments: Evidence from the infrastructure sector – technical paper presented at the 3rd Annual Online Workshop on Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong, Nov 9, 2012
  • Gemson, J. and A. Thillai Rajan, (2011) Infrastructure Finance: A Comparative Analysis of Projects With and Without Private Equity Investments – technical paper presented at the 24th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference held in Sydney, Australia, Dec 14 – 16, 2011