Jo-Ann Suchard

Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance at UNSW Business School. I have conducted pioneering research on the Australian and Chinese venture capital and private equity markets. I have won both Australia Research Council Linkage and Discovery grants for research in this area. I have also undertaken funded research in conjunction with government and industry partners including Australian Investment Council (formerly the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), Queensland Investment corporation and the Innovation Division, Department of Industry.

I have been a director on the board of the Asian Finance Association since 2010. I developed an international annual online colloquium on venture capital and private equity in the Asia Pacific region, which I run in conjunction with the Asian Finance Association. This colloquium attracts global academic and industry participants.

My additional research interests include capital raising in debt and equity markets, corporate governance and Chinese financial markets. I have published widely in international journals, am an editorial board member of the Australian Journal of Management and present regularly at Australian and international conferences. I have previously held visiting positions at University of British Columbia, Canada and Singapore Management University.

 

 

Journal articles
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Suchard J; Humphery-Jenner M; Cao X, 2021, 'Government Ownership and Venture Capital in China', Journal of Banking and Finance, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2021.106164
2021
Suchard J-A; Shinkle G, 2020, 'Innovation in newly public firms: The influence of government grants, venture capital, and private equity', Australian Journal of Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0312896218802611
2020
Suchard J-A; Owen S; Hsu WH, 2019, 'The value of ongoing venture capital investment to newly listed firms', Accounting and Finance, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12457
2019
Humphery-Jenner ML; Karpavicius S; Suchard , 2018, 'Underwriter relationships and shelf offerings', Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 49, pp. 283 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2018.01.004
2018
Azzi S; Suchard J-A, 2018, 'Crouching tigers, hidden dragons: Private equity fund selection in China', Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2018.11.001
2018
Suchard JC; Karpavičius S, 2018, 'Institutional ownership and the choice of equity issue method', International Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 56, pp. 73 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2017.12.009
2018
Humphery-Jenner ML; Sautner Z; Suchard J-A, 2017, 'Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of Private Equity Firms', Strategic Management Journal, vol. 38, pp. 1688 - 1700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smj.2623
2017
Humphery-Jenner M; Suchard JC, 2013, 'Foreign VCs and venture success: Evidence from China', Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 21, pp. 16 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2013.01.003
2013
Humphery-Jenner M; Suchard JC, 2013, 'Foreign venture capitalists and the internationalization of entrepreneurial companies: Evidence from China', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 44, pp. 607 - 621, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2013.22
2013
Suchard JC; Pham KP; Zein J, 2012, 'Corporate Governance and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Australian Companies', The Bank of America Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 24, pp. 84 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6622.2012.00392.x
2012
Pham PK; Suchard JC; Zein J, 2012, 'Corporate governance and alternative performance measures: Evidence from Australian firms', Australian Journal of Management, vol. 36, pp. 371 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0312896211413035
2012
Suchard JC, 2009, 'The Impact of Venture Capital Backing on the Corporate Governance of Australian Initial Public Offerings', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 33, pp. 744 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2008.10.018
2009
Owen SA; Suchard JC, 2008, 'The pricing and impact of rights issues of equity in Australia', Applied Financial Economics, vol. 18, pp. 1147 - 1160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603100701537706
2008
Suchard JC; SINGH M, 2007, 'Determinants of the Pricing of Privatization IPOs in the UK and Australia', International Journal of Business, vol. 12, pp. 361 - 384, http://search.proquest.com/docview/198165476?accountid=12763
2007
Suchard JC, 2007, 'The Impact of Rights Issues of Convertible Debt in Australian Markets', Journal of Multinational Financial Management, vol. 17, pp. 187 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mulfin.2006.09.001
2007
Suchard JC; Singh M, 2006, 'The determination of the hybrid security issuance decision for Australian firms', Pacific Basin Finance Journal, vol. 14, pp. 269 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pacfin.2005.10.004
2006
Cumming DJ; Fleming G; Suchard JC, 2005, 'Venture capitalist value-added activities, fundraising and drawdowns', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 29, pp. 295 - 331, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VCY-4D16VX1-1/2/0263d73169667be21f32656bb74a8f5e
2005
Suchard JC, 2005, 'The use of stand alone warrants as unique capital raising instruments', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 29, pp. 1095 - 1112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2004.05.032
2005
Suchard JC, 2003, 'The Determinants of the Demand for Underwriter Services by Hybrid Security Issuers', The Journal of Alternative Investments, vol. 6, pp. 43 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.3905/jai.2003.319090
2003
Suchard JC; Singh M; Davidson III WN, 2003, 'Corporate diversification strategies and capital structure', The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 43, pp. 147 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1062-9769(02)00124-2
2003
Suchard JC; Woo L, 2003, 'Are Hot Markets Driven by Hot Resource Shares or Hot Commodities?', Australian Journal of Management, vol. 28, pp. 319 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/031289620302800306
2003
Suchard JC; Singh M; Barr R, 2001, 'The market effects of CEO turnover in Australian firms', Pacific Basin Finance Journal, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-538X(00)00032-9
2001
Book Chapters
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Suchard J-A, 2017, 'The Chinese Private Equity Market and the Impact of Foreign Venture Capitalists', in The World Scientific Reference on Entrepreneurship, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, pp. 241 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813220607_0011
2017
Suchard JC, 2017, 'The Chinese Private Equity Market and the Impact of Foreign Venture Capitalists', in Dai N (ed.), World Scientific Reference on Entrepreneurship, Vol 2: Entrepreneurial Finance: Managerial and Policy Implications, World Scientific Publishing Company, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813220607_fmatter
2017
Owen SA; Suchard JC, 2013, 'The impact of venture capital/private equity investment on the performance of IPOs in Australia', in Levis M; Vismara S (ed.), Handbook of Research on IPOs, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, UK, pp. 400 - 420, http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=15210
2013
Conference Papers
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Humphery-Jenner M; Shinkle GA; Suchard J-A, 2014, 'Innovation in newly public firms: The influence of government grants, venture capital, and private equity', in Davidsson P (ed.), Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014 Proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, Sydney Australia, pp. 448 - 467, presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Sydney Australia, 04 February 2014 - 07 February 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0312896218802611
2014
Suchard JC; Pham P; Zein J, 2007, 'Corporate Governance, Cost of Capital and Performance: Evidence from Australian Firms', in Corporate Governance, Cost of Capital and Performance: Evidence from Australian Firms, Academy of Finance, Chicago, USA, presented at Academy of Finance, Chicago, USA
2007
Suchard JC, 1997, 'Valuation effects of rights issues of convertible debt', in Suchard J-A; Esho N; Moreau A (eds.), 10th Annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, 10th Annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, pp. 813 - 852, presented at 10th Annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, 04 December 1997 - 05 December 1997
1997
  • CEIBS Cathay Cross Border Private Equity Research Fund, 2019
  • Best paper prize, Asian Finance Association, 2017
  • Coller Institute of Venture 2015 Research Awards Grand prize
  • Asia Private Equity Institute Research Award 2014–15
  • Best paper prize, China Finance Review Conference, 2013
  • AVCAL research prize 2011

 

 

  • Australia Research Council Discovery Grant, 2014-2016 (DP140103039).
  • Australia Research Council Linkage Grant, 2006-2009 (LP0669462).
  • Australia Research Council Discovery Grant, 2005-2007 (DP0558712).
  • SJTU-UNSW Collaborative Research Fund Seed Grant in 2015/16.
  • Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Research Grant, 2012.

My area of specialty is in entrepreneurial finance, particularly the impact of venture capital, private equity and government grant funding on firm success and innovation. I have undertaken research on Australian, US and Chinese markets.

My research broadly focuses on how different types of funding impact firms. I have undertaken funded research to support policy development and change initiatives for the Australian Investment Council (formerly the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), Department of Industry, Innovation and  Science and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).

 

Significant Investor Visa misses the mark on VC and innovation

19/05/2015
  • FINS3625 Applied Corporate Finance
  • FINS5514 Capital Budgeting and Financial Decisions
  • FINS5515 Issues in Corporate Finance