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Colette Southam

Adjunct Professor, Finance

Colette Southam

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Colette Southam is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Ivey Business School and Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Centre for Experiential Learning at Bond University (Australia) where she teaches International Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions using the case method. Colette leads the Australian Business Case Network. Previously, Colette was on faculty at Ivey where she taught Corporate Finance and International Finance in the HBA, EMBA and Ph.D. programs and was a faculty mentor with the Ivey Field Project. Prior to undertaking graduate studies in business, she was a molecular geneticist at the Ontario Veterinary College where she worked with a team from academia, the biotechnology industry, and Health Canada to develop gene probes to detect pathogens in meat.

Colette's research focuses on international and corporate finance with specific interests in market segmentation and its mitigation by cross-listing, executive compensation, and capital raising. Additionally, she is working with an interdisciplinary team to create a real-options valuation model for carbon sequestration and to quantify the potential economic impact of mineral carbonation. Colette enjoys working on industry-supported research projects which provide her with the opportunity to combine her science background with finance and economic fundamentals. 


  • Ph.D., Ivey
  • M.B.A., Northern Arizona
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Guelph

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Jiang, G. F.; Reuer, J. J.; Southam, C.; Beamish, P. W., 2022, "The Impact of Initial Public Offerings on SMEs’ Foreign Investment Decisions", Journal of International Business Studies, July 53(5): 879 - 901.
  • Aspinall, T.; Gepp, A.; Harris, G.; Kelly, S.; Southam, C.; Vanstone, B., 2021, "Estimation of a term structure model of carbon prices through state space methods: The European Union emissions trading scheme", Accounting & Finance, June 61(2): 3797 - 3819.
  • Aspinall, T. W.; Gepp, A.; Harris, G.; Kelly, S.; Southam, C.; Vanstone, B., 2021, "Estimation of a term structure model of carbon prices through state spaces methods: a pitch", Accounting Research Journal, February 34(1): 106 - 112.
  • Wei, L-Q.; Lehmberg, D.; Gupta, V.; Young, M. N.; Southam, C.; Liang, J., 2020, "From the New Editorial Team: Publishing Quality Teaching Cases", Asian Case Research Journal, June 24(01): IV - XVII.
  • Siegrist, M.; Bowman, G.; Mervine, E.; Southam, C., 2020, "Embedding environment and sustainability into corporate financial decision‐making", Accounting and Finance, March 60(1): 129 - 147.
  • Dwyer, B.; Duncan, K.; Southam, C., 2020, "Small-scale private equity: demand versus supply", Accounting Research Journal, January 33(2): 363 - 380.
  • Mark, T.; Southam, C.; Bulla, J.; Meza, S., 2016, "Cross-category indulgence: Why do some premium brands grow during recession?", Journal of Brand Management, January 23(5): 114 - 129.
  • Power, I. M.; McCutcheon, J.; Harrison, A. L.; Wilson, S.; Dipple, G. M.; Kelly, S.; Southam, C.; Southam, G., 2014, "Strategizing carbon-neutral mines: A case for pilot projects", Minerals, May 4(2): 399 - 436.
  • Chung, C. C.; Lee, S. H.; Beamish, P. W.; Southam, C.; Nam, D., 2013, "Pitting real options theory against risk diversification theory: International diversification and joint ownership control in economic crisis", Journal of World Business, January 48(1): 122 - 136.
  • Boeh, K.; Southam, C., 2011, "Impact of initial public offering coalition on deal completion", Venture Capital, October 13(4): 313 - 336.
  • Southam, C.; Sapp, S., 2010, "Compensation Across Executive Labor Markets: What Can We Learn from Cross-Listed Firms?", Journal of International Business Studies, February 41(1): 70 - 87.
  • Gyles, C. L.; De Grandis, S. A.; Southam, C.; Brunton, J. L., 1988, "Cloning and Nucleotide Sequencing of the Genes Determining Verocytotoxin Production in Porcien Edema Disease Isolates of E. coli", Microbial Pathogenesis, December 5(6): 419 - 426.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Universities Australia: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2021)
  • Bond Business Students’ Teaching Excellence Award (2012, 2020)
  • Bond Business School Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award (Jan 2020, Sept 2020, Sept 2017, Jan 2014, May 2013, Jan 2013)
  • Bond Business School Honourable Mention for Excellence in Teaching Award (May 2019, Jan 2019, Jan 2018, Jan 2016)
  • Ivey Publishing Award: Alex Sharpe’s Portfolio: Top 20 Best-selling Case (2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning through Sustained Innovation (2017)
  • Bond Business School Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning through Sustained Innovation (2016)
  • Ivey Publishing Director’s New Case Writer Award (2009)
  • David Burgoyne Teaching Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development (2007)
  • Western University Student Council Teaching Honour Roll (2007)

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