Himani Chahal - RV University

Himani Chahal

Assistant Professor

  • About
  • Publication & Works
  • Research Summary
  • Awards & Achievements

Himani Chahal is an Assistant Professor at the School of Business, RV University. She did her M. Com from Delhi School of Economics, and B. Com (Hons.) from Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi. She holds a PhD degree from the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee. Her research work is on Financial Performance of Family-Owned Businesses in India. Her research explores the impact of family involvement in business on its financial performance. The predominance of these businesses has got implications for financial institutions, shareholders, governance mechanisms, and management theories, making it an area much deserving of research. Her areas of research interests are Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance, Sustainability Finance, Family Business Management, Gender Diversity and business performance, entrepreneurial finance. She has presented conference papers in various National and International conferences. She has also published research papers in various reputed journals. She was an Assistant Professor at Christ (Deemed-to-be) University, Bangalore, before joining RV University. She was a Teaching Assistant for the NPTEL Online Certification course on ‘Financial Statement Analysis & Reporting,’ and ‘Working Capital Management,’ during the course of her Ph.D. at IITR. She is interested in teaching and developing courses on Finance & Accounting.

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Paper titled, ‘Family Involvement in Ownership, Management and Firm Performance: Evidence from Indian Listed Companies,’ published in the Indian Journal of Corporate Governance.

Paper titled, ‘Indian Family Business: Performance, Challenges and Improvement Measures,’ published in the Journal of New Business Ventures

Presented paper titled, ‘Financial Performance of the top Non-family & Indian Family Businesses: A Comparative & Longitudinal Analysis,’ at the International Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (ICFMCF 2022) at IITB.

Presented the paper titled, ‘Family Business: Relevant Aspects & Contributions to the World Economy,’ at the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, Springfield, Illinois, USA, (IFERA 2021) Annual Conference.

Presented paper titled, ‘Family Business in India: Performance, Challenges and Improvement Measures,’ at the 2020 International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Family Business at the IITB.

Presented paper titled ‘Financial Performance of the top Indian Family Businesses: A trend analysis,’ at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM 2020) at Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability Finance
  • Family Business Management
  • Gender Diversity and business performance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Awarded ‘Sultan Chand Memorial Scholarship’ in graduation for three consecutive years as college topper. (2011-2014) 2. Junior Research Fellowship 2017 3. Senior Research Fellowship 2019

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