Na Dai

Na Dai

Associate Professor
School of Business
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Massry Center for Business BB367

Ph.D. in Finance, University of Kansas 
MA in Accounting, Ren Min University of China 
BA in Accounting, Ren Min University of China (with honor)

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Dr. Na Dai is a tenured associate professor of finance at the State University of New York (Albany).Her research is primarily focused on corporate finance, financing for entrepreneurship and innovation, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. Her scholarly works are published in both finance journals and entrepreneurship journals, such as Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

She is the co-author of the book, "Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World", recently published by the Oxford University Press. She has also contributed numerous scholarly book chapters published by Elsevier, Oxford, and Wiley, respectively.

Dr. Na Dai has received various awards and recognitions for her excellence in research. She has won the Financial Management Association Best Paper Award in Financial Market and Institutions in 2006. One of her papers has been recognized as the Top Ten papers that contributed most significantly to the area of asset management published in Financial Management from 2009-2013.She is also the co-recipient of the 2014 Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Canada ITG Research Award.



BFIN301: Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy

BFIN400: Financial Case Problems

BFIN490z: Financial Analysis Seminar and Thesis

BFIN604: Entrepreneurial Finance

BFIN698: Research Project in Finance



Research Interests

Corporate Finance; Public and Private Offerings; Venture Capital and Private Equity; Financing of Innovations and Entrepreneurship; Hedge Fund and Regulation