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Research Seminar Series - Performance Analysis of listed companies in the UAE - using Data Envelopment Approach

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START DATE 21 February 2018

Middlesex University Dubai

END DATE 21 February 2018

We are pleased to invite you to Wednesday’s research seminar. It will be held on Wednesday 21st February, from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 220 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. This week’s presentation is:

Performance Analysis of listed companies in the UAE - using Data Envelopment Approach

Sudipa Majumdar

Middlesex University Dubai


This study involves the relative efficiency of 27 listed companies in the UAE with a focus on the impact of the financial crisis and the recovery thereafter. First, the non-financial sector companies were studies to trace their productivity changes during the 2007 - 2014 period. The efficiency factors of the companies were studied further to attribute the recovery to allocative versus technological efficiency parameters. Our study clearly reveals that the top-performing companies in the UAE during the 2007-14 period demonstrated innovation-led growth, aided by the use of better technology, investments in capital equipment, and adoption of new production processes. This research was then taken forward to study the profit efficiency parameters of the banking sector and to highlight the financial regulation norms of the Central Bank of the UAE.


Dr. Sudipa Majumdar holds a Ph.D. in Economics from IGIDR, Mumbai and has held faculty positions at prestigious institutions around the globe including Symbiosis Institute, India; Solbridge School of Business, South Korea; Dubai Women’s College, and Middlesex University Dubai. She also served as Research Analyst at organizations including The Confederation of Indian Industries; Newel Consultants; Moody’s Investors Services and Euromonitor Plc. Singapore. Sudipa was awarded the prestigious Wharton Business Research Grant from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2010 for her research on “Ownership Structure and Family Business in the UAE”. She has presented her research studies at several international conferences and won ‘Best Researcher’ awards at the ACBSP Annual Conference at Baltimore, USA in 2012; World Business Institute conference in 2013; INSEAD Business Conference in Abu Dhabi in 2014; and IMT International conference with University of Texas in 2016. Sudipa is on the Reviewer Board of “Contemporary Middle Eastern issues” (Emerald) and “Journal of Quantitative Economics” (Springer).

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