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Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON

Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON (Ph.D)
Muscat College
Department of Business and Accounting
P.C. Box: 2910 Ruwi, P.C: 112 Sultanate of Oman, Office Room: 0F04
Tel.: (+968) 24594376, 24503821, 24501181 Ext. 700
A trained appraiser and valuation specialist, Dr Stephen is a business professor with a strong record of policy-relevant publications and substantial working experience gained from the financial services and management consultancy industries. He currently teaches across finance and general management courses, notably, Financial Analysis, Critical Analysis of Accounting and Financial Issues, International Business, and Project Management at the Department of Business and Accounting, Muscat College, a partner institution of the University of Stirling, UK. Before joining Muscat College in October 2017, he has been a founding Head of Department of Financial Mathematics, and later taught at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Baze University. An alumnus of the Manchester Business School’s Senior International Bankers’ Programme, he has taught at various professional management development institutes including the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, the School of Banking Honours, and the Chartered Institute of Administration. For many years, he has been part of several externally funded project teams examining new frontiers in global development; he is currently leading an international research team on capital budgeting practices in Oman’s manufacturing sector, being funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, (MoHERI), Sultanate of Oman. He has also been an adjunct faculty at the Shri Dhamasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore, India, an AACSB Business Education Alliance member. An Environmentalist and Youth Empowerment enthusiast, he graduated first in his class at the University of Nigeria, and he is a recipient of several awards for distinguished scholarly and professional accomplishments including the Best Reviewer Award (2018-2019) of the Global Business Research Journals (GBRJ) and the erstwhile International Merchant Bank (IMB) Special Merit Award.
Book Review 
 
  1. Aro-Gordon, S. (2016, March). Book Review: Financial Management: A step-by-step approach by N. R. Parasuraman. SDMIMD Journal of Management, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 63-65, Online ISSN: 2320-7906, Print ISSN: 0976-0652.
Book Chapter
 
  1. Aro-Gordon, Stephen (2016). Dialectics of Investor-Consumer Behaviour Parity: a Conceptual Investigation. Contemporary Research in Management – Vol. V. by Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta [Compilers]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).  [ISBN: 978-93-83302-15-4].
  2. Stephen Aro-Gordon (2015). UPDC Plc: A business model for creating sustainable living environment in emerging Africa. Cases in Management- Vol IV. N.R. Parasuraman, Mousumi Sengupta and Nilanjan Sengupta and G.Srilakshminarayana. [Editors]. Mysore: Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). [ISBN:978-93-83302-14-7]
Journals
 
  1. Soundararajan, G., Ravikumar, A & Aro-Gordon, S. (2020) “Employers’ perception on graduate skill deficiency to suit productivity”, Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, 8(3), pp 1415-1421 https://Doi.Org/10.18510/Hssr.2020.83142
  2. Chinnasamy, G., A., Hussein, A. M. A., and S. Aro-Gordon, (2019). Determinants of investment strategy: an empirical assessment of behavioural factors in the Omani context. ACRN Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, 8(1) 256-274. http://www.acrn-journals.eu/iframe-8/jofrp/jofrp/jofrpvol801p256s.html
  3. Aro-Gordon, S. (2017, September). Implementation of financial inclusion strategy in Nigeria. SDMIMD Journal of Management. 8 (2), 27-43. DOI: 10.18311/sdmimd/2017/17876.
  4. Aro-Gordon, S. (2017). Econometric analysis of exchange rate and export performance in a developing economy. Asian Economic and Financial Review 7 (4). 334-348. ISSN (e): 2222-6737; ISSN (p): 2305-2147. DOI: 10.18488/journal.aefr/2017.7.4/102.4.334.348. AESS Publications.
  5. Aro-Gordon, S. (2016, September). Leveraging information technology for effective performance appraisal in the Nigerian public service. SDMIMD Journal of Management. 7 (2), 21-38. DOI: 10.15533/sdm/2016/v7i2/104322 (India).
  6. Aro-Gordon, S., and J. Gupte (2016, September). Review of modern inventory management techniques. The Global Journal of Business and Management, 1(2), 1-22. ISSN 2455-9431.
  7. Aro-Gordon, S. (2016, May-July). Diversifying Valuation Skills: Discounted Cash Flow Imperatives for Sustainable Mortgage Finance in an Emerging Market. IDC International Journal, 3(3), 1-24. ISSN 2395-3365.
  8. Aro-Gordon, S., and Jaideep Gupte (2016, July). Overview of the classic economic order quantity approach to inventory management. The Business Age, 1(2), 1-16. ISSN: 2455-9423.
  9. Aro-Gordon, S. (2016). Building an Integrated Risk Model for Sustainable Portfolio Management – An Emerging Market Application. Global Journal of Contemporary Research in Accounting, Auditing & Business Ethics (GJCRA), Vol. 2 Issue 1, pp. 432-454. ISSN 2311-3162, http://globabizresearch.org/accounting/issues.php?id=235
  10. Aro-Gordon S. (2015). Sovereign debt and sustainable economic growth of developing countries: Further empirical analysis in Nigerian context. Annamalai International Journal of Business Studies and Research (AIJBSR), Special Issue, 7 (2), 215-233.  ISSN: 0975-749X
  11. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015). Equity Risk Premium in an emerging market economy. IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance. 6 (6), Ver. II (Nov. - Dec. 2015), pp. 01-10 http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jef/papers/Vol6-Issue6/Version-2/A06620110.pdf  DOI: 10.9790/5933-06620110, e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN: 2321-5925.
  12. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, September). On risk-adjusted return performance of publicly traded real estate securities in an emerging market. International Journal of Recent Advances in Organizational Behaviour and Decision Sciences, 1 (3), 479 - 495. ISSN: 2311-3197. http://globalbizresearch.org/files/cf510_ijraob_stephen-aro-gordon-17930...
Courseware
 
  1. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015). Introduction to Financial Mathematics (Interest Theory). for PGDM Year II students (TERM V), SDMIMD, Mysore
  2. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, November). Portfolio Risk Management for PGDM students (TERM V), SDMIMD, Mysore.
News
 
  1. OAQHE (Oman Association for Quality in Higher Education) Newsletter, 1st Issue, Sept. 2020, p. 9.
  2. Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon becomes a registered speaker on Motivation and Leadership at Knowledge Oman, a multi-award-winning knowledge sharing platform in the Sultanate of Oman designed to enhance skills and raise awareness about future jobs among school, college and university students in the widest scale possible. https://www.knowledgeoman.com/ko-talks.php [23 May 2020]
  3. Star of Mysore on IEC2015
  4. Deccan Herald story on IEC2015
Conference Papers
 
  1. Soundararajan, G., S. Aro-Gordon, A. Ravikumar, D. R. Jesrani (2020, November). Employability Skills Needed in the Emerging Global Job Market: Stakeholders’ Perception. Soliman, K. S. Ed., Proceedings of the 36th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), Theme: Sustainable Economic Development and Advancing Education Excellence in the Era of Global Pandemic, 4-5 November 2020 Granada, Spain. Conference Proceedings, pp. 4578-4584 (ISBN: 978-0-9998551-5-7, Published in the USA).https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZCeIokZrrbe3SiQcHyryACEYOALQ51wpz9X#folder=7802801347
  2. Aro-Gordon, S., Queiri, A., Chinnasamy, G., Al-Salmi, M., & Al-Sakiti, M. (2020, September). Review of capital budgeting techniques: where can research add value in the Omani context? Soliman, K. S. Ed., Proceedings of the 35th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA), Theme: Education Excellence and Innovation Management: A 2025 Vision to Sustain Economic Development During Global Challenges, 1-2 April 2020, Seville, Spain. 3383-3393. ISBN: 978-0-9998551-4-1. https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZYbkBkZdeK0fhT0KNuLUbwN2yDLtYJ5JSl7&lang=en#folder=6329211399
  3. Aro-Gordon, S., and Al-Sakiti, M. (2019) Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: A Reflection on the Pivotal Domains in Oman Context. Paper 213, International Conference on Banking, Finance and Business ICBFB Conference Proceedings, April 24-25, 2019 held at the College of Banking and Financial Studies, Muscat, Oman. 
  4. Aro-Gordon, S. (2016, November). Effectiveness of Financial Inclusion Strategy in Nigeria, Paper Id: 110; Compendium of Papers of the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, Mysuru, India, November 18-19, 2016. ISBN: 978-93-83302-18-5.
  5. Aro-Gordon, S., & Gupte, J. (2016 January). Revisiting economic order quantity model: A pedagogic overview. Paper ID 30M-1, International Conference on Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016): “Towards Operational Excellence”, Mysore, India, January 21-22, 2016, pp. 1-16. ISBN: 978-93-83302-11-6.
  6. Aro-Gordon, S., & Gupte, J. (2016 January). Contemporary Inventory management techniques: A conceptual investigation. Paper ID 30M-2, International Conference on Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016): “Towards Operational Excellence”, Mysore, India, January 21-22, 2016, pp. 1-20. ISBN: 978-93-83302-11-6.
  7. Aro-Gordon, S., Kurup, A., Namitha, T. R. & Surya, L. (2016 January). To what extent can organizations successfully pursue ‘financial’ and ‘ESG’ goals simultaneously? Preliminary evidence. Paper ID 70M-4, International Conference on Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016): “Towards Operational Excellence”, Mysore, India, January 21-22, 2016, pp. 1-15. ISBN: 978-93-83302-11-6.
  8. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, December). Building a coalescent model for sustainable portfolio risk management: Further empirical analysis. Conference Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, GB15_Kolkata Conference, Hyatt Regency Kolkata, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700098, India, Paper ID: KF516, December 18 – 20, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-63415-898-5.
  9. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, December). An IT-based appraisal model for effective performance management system in Nigeria. Fourth International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace, IHR2015, Paper No.: 35, Mysore, December 4 & 5, 2015.ISBN: 978-93-833302-07-9.
  10. Aro-Gordon S. (2015, November).  Sovereign debt and sustainable economic growth of developing countries: Further empirical analysis in Nigerian context. International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability: Challenges and Prospects, IEC2015, Mysore, India, November 20-21, 2015.Paper ID: 350. ISBN: 978-93-83302-12-3
  11. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, November). Rethinking valuation methodology for sustainable mortgage financing – A Nigerian perspective. International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability: Challenges and Prospects, IEC2015, Mysore, India, November 20-21, 2015.Paper ID: 351. ISBN: 978-93-83302-12-3.
  12. Aro-Gordon, S., & Uppin, C. (2015, September). Impact of contemporary technological tools on financial mathematics and financial management services. Programme Details and Initial Book of Abstracts, International Symposium on Mathematical and Statistical Finance, Training the Next Generation of African Financial Mathematicians, Mathematics/Statistics Complex, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, September 1-3, 2015, Paper no. 31, p. 22.

Presentations

  1. Aro-Gordon, S. (2021, April). Writing successful research proposals for securing external and internal funds. Presentation at the virtual Professional Development Programme organised by the Research Unit, Oman Tourism College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on 8 April 2021.
  2. Aro-Gordon, S. (2021, February). Capital Budgeting Techniques using Excel Spreadsheets. Highlights of the Presentation at the webinar on “Financial Management – An International Perspective” organised by the KCT Business School, Chinnavedampatti, Coimbatore – 641049, Tamil Nadu, India, on 26 February 2021.
    DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.19691.26408.
  3. Aro-Gordon, S. (2021, February). How to write funded research project proposals: A few thoughts Presentation at the Virtual Workshop organised by the Research Unit, Muscat College, Sultanate of Oman on 18 February 2021. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17957.83682
  4. Aro-Gordon, S. (2020, December). Developing your report writing skills - Format and some useful ideas. A Webinar presentation to Muscat College Students on 22 December 2020, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15215.66721.
  5. Aro-Gordon, S. (2020, November). Global financial system: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. A Virtual (via Microsoft Teams) Guest Lecture Presentation to Second Year Finance Specialization PGDM/Master’s Students hosted by SDMIMD, Mysore, India on 27 November 2020.
  6. Aro-Gordon, S., & Abilash, K. M. (2020, August). “Bankruptcy prediction: Further tests of Altman and Taffler Z-score models”, Paper # 163 presented at the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT) Virtual International Conference on Metamorphosis of Modern Management and Research (IC 3MR 2.0), 13 August 2020.
  7. Aro-Gordon, S., A. Queri, G. Chinnasamy, M. Al-Satmi, & M. Al-Sakiti, M. (2020, May). “Review of capital budgeting techniques: Where can research add value in the Omani context?” 35th IBIMA Conference, Seville, Spain, 2 May 2020. ISBN: 978-0-9998551-4-0.
  8. Aro-Gordon, S. (2019, June). Keeping projects under control: Understanding the Earned Value Management EVM Approach. Presentation at the first EVM Seminar 2019 for PGDM Year II Students, SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysuru, India, 6-7 June 2019, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.28630.09288.
  9. Aro-Gordon, S. (2016, November). Green Banking in Nigeria – The First Steps. Invited Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, Mysuru, India, November 19, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13685.17122.
  10. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, December). Emerging trends in social science research. Presentation at the Interactive Session with UG and PG students held at PES University, Bangalore South Campus, Electronic City, Bangalore 560100, India, on December 21, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4864.3921.
  11. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, December). Intelligent research: Hands-on training on EViews application. Presentation at the Interactive Session with UG and PG students held at PES University, Bangalore South Campus, Electronic City, Bangalore 560100, India, on December 21, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1726.3125.
  12. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, December). Academic report writing: Format and some useful ideas. Presentation at the Interactive Session with UG and PG students held at PES University, Bangalore South Campus, Electronic City, Bangalore 560100, India, on December 21, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1464.1687.
  13. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, December). Tomorrow’s graduate: Further thoughts on the ALE imperatives. Presentation at the Interactive Session with UG and PG students held at PES University, Bangalore South Campus, Electronic City, Bangalore 560100, India, on December 21, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4609.8965.
  14. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015). Overview of Financial Econometrics, Faculty Development Programme, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET), Davangere, Karnataka, India, 9-10, December 2015.
  15. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015). Living ‘hale and hearty’ after MBA: Few thoughts on the A-L-E imperatives, Interactive sessions with MBA students, Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET), Davangere, Karnataka, India, December 10, 2015.
  16. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015). Dangote: Some leadership lessons from the richest black person in the world, Presentation at a Leadership Seminar for PGDM students at SDMIMD, Mysore, India, November 18, 2015.
  17. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, November). Strategies of Foundations in Managing Corporate Social Responsibility: A Nigerian Case Study, presentation at the Technical Sessions of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards Building Socially Responsible Business (CSR 2015), held at the SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore, India, on November 6, 2015.
  18. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015, October). Dialectics of Investor-Consumer Behaviour Parity – An African Perspective, Valedictory Address delivered at the National Conference on Consumer Behaviour: Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends held at the SDM Institute for Management Development  (SDMIMD), Mysore, India, on October 30, 2015.
  19. Aro-Gordon, S. (2015). Sino-Nigerian Economic Relationship: Aspects and Prospects. Presentation at an interactive session with visiting Shangai University MBA Students held at  SDMIMD, Mysore, India, October 6, 2015.

Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon (middle) at a recent function in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, with Dr Rengasamy & Dhanapackiam Elango, Honorary Editor at J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers PVT Ltd, Dr Rangarajan, Arab Open University (AOU), Mr Gopalan, formerly Head of Investment Banking, National Bank of Oman (NBO), & Dr Kabaly, MBA Coordinator at AOU.

Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon of Muscat College Oman, Department of Business and Accounting, provided first EVM seminar on “Keeping Projects under Control: Understanding the EVM Earned Value Management Technique” to PGDM (MBA) Year II students at SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), #1, Chamundi Hill Road, Siddharthanagar, Mysuru, India on 6-7 June 2019.
 

Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon and Dr Sriram (middle) with PGDM Year II students at the end of interactive sessions of Financial Statement Analysis at SDMIMD, Mysore, India, in November 2016. 

Dr. Aro-Gordon with PGDM students at the end of a workshop on Portfolio Risk Management held on November 23, 2015 at SDMIMD, Mysore.

Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON with Shanghai Students @ SDMIMD, Mysore