Jothee Sinnakkannu, Assoc Prof

jothee.sinnakkannu@monash.edu
603 5514 6297
Room 6-5-46

Biodata

Dr. Jothee is a Senior Lecturer in the Banking and Finance discipline. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has served as the Coordinator of Accounting and Finance discipline between 2009 and 2011 at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. Besides teaching banking and finance courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students, Dr Jothee is an active researcher in the areas of International Finance, Capital Market Behavior and Islamic Finance. He has supervised many research degree students in the said areas. Besides that, Dr. Jothee has a portfolio of research publications in high ranked international journals and it is still continuing.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Finance
Institution University Putra Malaysia
Year awarded 2006
Master of Business Administration (Finance)
Institution University Putra Malaysia
Year awarded 1999
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
Institution University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Year awarded 1987

Areas of Expertise

1 International Finance
2 Capital Market Behavior
3 Islamic Banking and Finance

Areas of Expertise

1 International Finance
2 Capital Market Behavior
3 Islamic Banking and Finance

Books

1 J. Sinnakkannu, M. Nair and H.Y. Grace Lee, (2014) “Islamic Business: Contemporary Issues and Economic Development” Published by LexisNexis Malaysia, ISBN 9789674002312
2 Devi,S. Sinnakkannu, J. and Shanmugam,B. (2010),  Lessons from Lehman, October 2010, Taylors University Press, Malaysia (ISBN: 978-967-0173-00-9)
Scholarly Journals

Books Chapters

1 J. Sinnakkannu, (2014) “Financial Derivatives: Permissibility in Shari’ah System” in “Islamic Business: Contemporary Issues and Economic Development” LexisNexis Malaysia ISBN 9789674002312
2 J. Sinnakkannu & M.N. Annuar, “The Speed of Share Price Adjustment to Corporate Announcements: A Bursa Malaysia Experience on Final Dividend Announcements” in M.N. Annuar, M.N. Normaziah and M. Hasri (eds.) “Readings in Accounting and Financial Studies in Asia Pacific Region, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press (2010)
3 J. Sinnakkannu & M.N. Annuar, “Market Microstructure Changes and Time to Equilibrium: Evidence from Bursa Malaysia” in M.N. Annuar, M.N. Normaziah and M. Hasri (eds.) “Readings in Accounting and Financial Studies in Asia Pacific Region, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press (2010)
4 J. Sinnakkannu & M.N. Annuar, “Revisiting the Causes of the East Asian Financial Crisis: Was it Predictable?” in M.N. Annuar, M.N. Normaziah and M. Hasri (eds.) “Readings in Accounting and Financial Studies in Asia Pacific Region, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press (2010)

Scholarly Journals

1 A.Samudhram, E. Stewart, J. Wickramanayake, and J. Sinnakkannu. (2014) "Value Relevance of Human Capital Based Disclosures: Moderating Effects of Labor Productivity, Investor Sentiment, Analyst Coverage and Audit Quality” Advances in Accounting, Incorporating Advances in International Accounting, Vol. 30-2, 2014.
2 C.W.H. Cheong and J. Sinnakkannu, (2014), “Ethnic Diversity and Firm Financial Performance: Evidence from Malaysia” Journal of Asia-Pacific Business Volume 15 Issue 1, (2014) 73 – 100.
3 C.C. Lee, W.C. Poon and J. Sinnakkannu. (2014), “Why are rights offers in Hong Kong so different?” Pacific – Basin Finance Journal, 26 (2014) 176 – 197.
4 A.Samudhram and J. Sinnakkannu, (2011), “Building Human Capital in Developing Nations through SMEs: A Strategic and Complementary Role for Universities and Small Scale Accounting and Consulting Firms” Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, Volume 8, 2011
5 MKV Nair and J. Sinnakkannu. (2010), “De-pegging of the Chinese Renminbi against US Dollar: Analysis on its Effects on China’s International Trade Competitiveness” Journal of The Asia Pacific Economy, Volume15, Number 4 (2010).
6 J. Kassipilai and J. Sinnakkannu. (2008), “Distributive Effects of the Introduction of GST in Malaysia”, International VAT Monitor, 2008, Volume 19, Number 5, 359-366.
7 J. Sinnakkannu and A. Nassir. (2008), “Revisiting the Causes of the East Asian Financial Crisis: Was it predictable?,” International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, Volume 2, Issue 2, 78-93.
8 J. Sinnakkannu and A. Nassir. (2007), “The Speed of Share Price Adjustment to Corporate Announcements: A Bursa Malaysia Experience on Final Dividend Announcements”, in European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences , Issue 7, April (2007) pp: 7-21
9 J. Sinnakkannu and A. Nassir. (2006), “A Study on the Effect of De-pegging of Renminbi Against the US Dollar on China’s International Trade Competitiveness”, International Research Journal of Finance And Economics, Eurojournals Inc. Issue 5, September 2006, pp: 64-77
10 J. Sinnakkannu and A. Nassir. (2006), “Market Microstructure Changes and Time to Equilibrium(TTE): Evidence From Bursa Malaysia”, International Research Journal of Finance And Economics, Eurojournals Inc. Issue 6, November 2006, pp: 31-48

Conference Proceedingss

1 J. Sinnakkannu, R. Sockalingam, A. Samudhram and K.G. Balachandher, "Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS): A transformation of Malaysian SMEs into Environmentally Sustainable Entities" International Conference on ‘Sustainable Development: What Have We Learnt after 30 Years?’ Monash University Malaysia on 29th and 30th September 2014.
2 J.Sinnakkannu and Nair MKV (2011), A Resurgent Chinese Yuan Undervaluation and its International Trade Competitiveness, 2nd Finance and Corporate Governance Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia, 28th to 29th April 2011.
3 Sinnakkannu, J. and Bhatt, P. (2008),” Islamic Financial System Rejects Subprime Mortgage Crisis”, 6th International Islamic Finance Conference, Kuala Lumpur, October 2008.

Local Grants

Title “Unifying Green Financing and ISO 14000 (Environmental Management) Global Standards: Frontiers in Transforming Malaysian SMEs into Environmentally Sustainable Entities”s
Investigators J. Sinnakkannu, Sockalingam R., Ananda R.S., Balachanher K.G., A.M. Nassir
Funding Period 2013 to 2015
Funding Body/Organisation MOSTI / E-science Fund
Funding Amount RM95,000
Title "Does Islamic Finance offer compatible derivative products?
Investigators J. Sinnakkannu and M. Shaiban
Funding Period 2014 to 2015
Funding Body/Organisation Halal Ecosystem (HE) Multidisciplinary Platform Monash University Malaysia
Funding Amount RM10,000
Title Full Moon New Moon Effects on Stock Returns in Muslim and Non-Muslim Countries
Investigators Dr. Jothee Sinnakkannu
Funding Period 2009 to 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Funding Amount RM15,800

Current Supervision

Student Cheong Wing Hoh
Program of study “Does Being Shariah – Compliant or Socially Responsible Matter to the Financial Market” (PhD).
Student Lee Chin Chong
Program of study “The Effects of Certification and Monitoring on Seasoned Equity Offerings: Evidence from Hong Kong Stock Market” (PhD).
Student Samudhram, Ananda Rao
Program of study “Human Capital Accounting Relevance Analysis and Reporting in Malaysia” (PhD).

Completed Supervision

Student Suganthi Ramasamy,
Program of study “Determining the Relationship between Bank Capital, Risk and Efficiency amongst Islamic Banks” (PhD)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Sheela Devi
Program of study “Initial public offerings (IPOs): A study on volatility of IPOs' initial returns in selected OECD countries” (PhD)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Nafis Alam
Program of study “An Empirical Investigation of the Adoption of Islamic Finance in Malaysia: A consumer Behavior Approach” (PhD)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Alex Kae Lun Lee
Program of study “Housing Bubble, Affordability and Credit Risk to Banks: A Malaysian Perspective” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Patimasang
Program of study “Are Sukuk viable liquid instruments in the Islamic Capital Market? Investigation of Sukuk liquidity in Malaysia” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Filbert
Program of study “Analyzing the Profit Potential of Renminbi – USD Carry Trade: From the perspective of China’s current currency regime” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Cheong Wing Hoh
Program of study “Boardroom Ethnic Diversity and Firm Financial Performance: A Malaysian Perspective” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Loke Seng Onn
Program of study “Feasibility of Derivative Strategies for Balanced Portfolio Investors with Transaction Costs, Margins and Crash Risk” (PG Dip in BBusCom)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Choo JiunJye, Jonathan Ross
Program of study “The Effect of Market Microstructure Changes on the Level of Thin Trading in Malaysia” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Syed Sameer Masood
Program of study “An Analysis of Government Policy Implementations & their Implications on Credit Risk Levels in Commercial Banks: A Malaysian Perspective” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Samia Tariq
Program of study “Implications of Ownership Structure on Agency Costs in Malaysian Commercial Bank” (BBusCom. Honours)
Awarding University Monash University

Local Presentation

1 Sinnakkannu,J. (2010), “Teaching Approaches to Improve Unit Evaluation”,Education Quality and Innovation Seminar Series, Sunway Campus on 19th October 2010.
2 Sinnakkannu, J. (2012), "Permissibility of Syari'ah Compliant Derivatives" in Monash Islamic Business Symposium, Monash University Sunway, 13 September 2012

International Presentation

1 Sinnakkannu, J. and Kasipillai,J. (2008) “ Stock Price Reaction to RPGT Exemption Announcement” Presented in Visiting Lecturer Seminar series in Monash Caulfield Campus, 21 November 2008.
2 Sinnakkannu, J. and B. Payal (2008), “Islamic Financial System Rejects Subprime Mortgage Crisis” Presented in Visiting Lecturer Seminar series in Monash Gippsland Campus, 24 November 2008.