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In 2017, Thitima was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Huddersfield Business School. She has gained teaching experience working for higher education institutions in Thailand, South Korea and the UK. Prior to her role as a university lecturer, she worked as an analyst for an international bank. She holds a PhD degree in Finance from the University of Manchester and a Master of Research in Finance (Distinction) from Lancaster University. She is keen to introduce innovative methods of learning and activities into her lectures and to prepare students for employment. For example, she promoted trading simulations into investment courses and organised the equity investment competition, which inspired students for their future career.
Thitima’s research interests include corporate governance in family firms, bank and political connections, CEO and board characteristics, business groups and shareholder interests.
Sitthipongpanich, T (2017) ‘Multiple large shareholders of Thai firms: do they matter?’ NIDA Development Journal , 57 (1), pp. 224-244. ISSN 0125-5606
Sitthipongpanich, T (2017) ‘Family ownership and free cash flow’ International Journal of Managerial Finance , 13 (2), pp. 133-148. ISSN 1743-9132
Sitthipongpanich, T. and Polsiri, P. (2015) ‘Do CEO and board characteristics matter? A study of Thai family firms’ Journal of Family Business Strategy , 6 (2), pp. 119-129. ISSN 1877-8585
Sitthipongpanich, T. and Polsiri, P. (2013) ‘Who's on board? Influence of diversity and network of Thai boards of directors on firm value’ Journal of Applied Business Research , 29 (6), pp. 1763-1780. ISSN 0892-7626
Sitthipongpanich, T. and Polsiri, P. (2012) ‘CEO Characteristics and Corporate Financing in Thailand’ International Research Journal of Finance and Economics , 102, pp. 56-69. ISSN 1450-2887
Espenlaub, S., Khurshed, A. and Sitthipongpanich, T. (2012) ‘Bank connections, corporate investment and crisis’ Journal of Banking and Finance , 36 (5), pp. 1336-1353. ISSN 0378-4266
Polsiri, P. and Sitthipongpanich, T. (2012) ‘Bank connections and corporate restructurings: Evidence from Thailand’ International Research Journal of Finance and Economics , 83, pp. 134-152. ISSN 1450-2887
Chapman, B., Lounkaew, K., Polsiri, P., Sarachitti, R. and Sitthipongpanich, T. (2010) ‘Thailand's Student Loans Fund: Interest rate subsidies and repayment burdens’ Economics of Education Review , 29 (5), pp. 685-694. ISSN 0272-7757
Thitima has held a visiting researcher position at the University of Manchester (UK) and was appointed as a visiting professor at Kwangwoon University (South Korea) in 2011. During her PhD study at the University of Manchester, she visited Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University (USA) and Center for Economic Institutions, Hitotsubashi University (Japan). A number of her research work were granted the national research paper awards in Thailand and were covered by the media. She also reviews for the Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance, and Journal of Accounting Profession, among others.
Thitima is interested in supervising research on corporate governance and corporate finance.
Past supervision (graduated)
Thitima was involved in several training activities and advisory work for banks and government offices in Thailand.
Thitima teaches the following modules: