Prof. Jean Jinghan CHEN

Dean of Faculty of Business Administration
Director of Business Research and Training Center (BRTC)
Chair Professor in Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Business Administration
University of Macau, E22
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Contact Information

Room: E22-4047
Telephone: (853) 8822-4724
Fax:(853) 8822-2377
E-mail:  JeanChen

Professor Jean Jinghan Chen joined the University of Macau in 2018 as a Chair Professor in Accounting and Finance and the Dean of Faculty of Business Administration. Prior to joining the University of Macau, Professor Jean Chen has worked in the UK Higher Education Sector for almost 30 years. She was the founding Head of Southampton Business School and a Chair Professor in Accounting and Finance at the University of Southampton in the UK in 2014 and became the first-ever Dean of Chinese origin in British business schools. Professor Chen also worked as the Associate Dean of Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the Vice President and Chief Executive of Surrey International Institute, and a Chair Professor in Financial Management at the University of Surrey; the Executive Dean of International Business School and Chair Professor of Accounting and Finance in Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

Professor Chen was elected by the UK Business Schools and held two senior roles as a Council Member and the Chair of Council’s International Committee in the UK Royal Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) during 2014 and 2015. She was also elected by the China Management Academic in November 2015 to serve as an Executive Director of the China Academy of Management since then. To recognize Professor Chen’s outstanding contribution to High Education, the Ministry of Education of China presented her a prestigious National award ‘Outstanding Overseas Scholar’ in 2012.

Professor Chen is a Fellow of CPA (Australia) and an academic member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA, UK). She has a wide connection with professional bodies, industries and government organizations through her many years’ executive education and consultancy work, such as for the British Government (DFID and DTI), the EU, the Bank of China, and many private companies in China and overseas.

Professor Chen has been recognized internationally as an expert of accounting and finance in general and more specifically in the field of corporate governance. This recognition has been reflected by serving as an editor and on the editorial board of world leading academic journals, delivering international conference keynote speeches and seminars, and participating in advisory and review bodies. She has published over 100 articles in leading international academic journals and conferences.

  • PhD in Economics, Lancaster University, UK, 1992
  • BSc (First class, Hons) in Mathematics/Economics, Nankai University, China, 1986
  • Fellow of Chartered Public Accountant Australia, 2016
  • Examiner of the Association of International Accountants, 2008
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA), 2003
  • 2018–Present, Chair in Accounting and Finance, University of Macau.
  • 2016–2018, Chair in Accounting and Finance, University of Liverpool, and Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
  • 2014–2015, Chair Professor of Accounting and Finance, University of Southampton, UK.
  • 2011–2014, Chair Professor of Financial Management, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 2008–2011, Reader in Financial Management, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 2004–2008, Senior Lecturer in Financial Management, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 1998–2004, Lecturer in Financial Management, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 1994–1998, Senior Research Fellow and Academic Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich, UK.
  • 1993–1994, Syndication Assistant, Syndication Department, Bank of China, London, UK.
  • 2016-2018, International Leader in Science and Education, Jinji Lake Double Hundred Talents Programme Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), Suzhou Givernment
  • 20014-2017, Talented Scholar, Tianjin Municipal Government
  • 2012-2015, Overseas Distinguished Professor, Ministry of Education of China
  • 2013, Best Paper Award for ‘The Reference Points of Chinese Executive Compensation: A Behavioural Approach’, co-authored with Li, Gao and Yan, The 7th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China
  • 2009, Best Paper Award for ‘Manager Talents, Corporate Governance and Benchmark Effect in Chinese Listed Firms’, co-authored with Li and Liu, The 5th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China.
  • 2002, Best Paper Award for ‘The choice between management contracts and franchising agreements in the corporate development of international hotel firms’, co-authored with Dimou and Archer, Franchise System at the Turning Point of Maturity – Conference for the Journal of Marketing Channels, Florida, USA.
  • 1987–1992, Sino-British Scholarship, British Council and Ministry of Education of China
  • November – December 2019, Principal investigator (Jean Chen), Co-Investigators (Maggie Fu and Brenda Zhang), ‘University Governance in China – Phase I’, funded by Higher Education Fund of Macau S. A. R. (MOP76,200)
  • 2016 – 2019, Principal Investigator (Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool), ‘Corporate The Governance of Chinese Organisation and Society’, over £40,000, Natural Science Research Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China
  • 2014 – 2017, Principal Investigator (Surrey), ‘Corporate Governance of Chinese Overseas’ Listed Firms’, £40,000, Natural Science Research Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China
  • 2014 – 2015, Principal Investigator (Southampton), ‘Intellectual property protection, political resource purchasing and high-tech enterprises’ financing behaviour’, £18,200, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 2014 – 2015, Principal Investigator (Southampton), ‘Regulation, Competition and Market Share of Chinese Mutual Fund Industry’, £16,800, China Scholarship Council
  • 2011 – 2013, Principal Investigator (Surrey), ‘Corporate Governance of Chinese State-owned Financial Institution’, £20,000, Natural Science Research Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China
  • 2011 – 2012, Principal Investigato (Surrey), ‘Executive Compensation in Chinese Listed Firms’, £10,000, China Social Science Research Foundation
  • 2008 – 2009, Principal Investigator, ‘Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation’, £9,400, the Ministry of Education of China
  • 2007 – 2008, Principal Investigator, ‘Credit Risk Evaluation Model for Microfinance’, £8,800, the Ministry of Education of China
  • 2004 – 2005, Principal Investigator, ‘The Determinants of Investment Decision of Chinese Mutual Funds’, £20,000, Bosera Fund Management Co. Ltd.
  • 2002 – 2003, Principal Investigator, Portfolio Design and Management in China, £15,600, Bosera Fund Management Co. Ltd
  • 1998 – 2001, Won and was the Principal Investigator for 7 research projects under the EU-China Higher Education Programme with a total grant value of €49,000, which resulted in Surrey being one of the most successful universities in this programme (1st in the UK, 4th in the EU).
  • 1994 – 2000, At the University of Greenwich won and being the co-investigator for 2 HEFCE funded research projects (£400,000); won and being the principal investigator of 3 Chinese government funded research and consultancy projects (£70,500).
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation
  • Earnings management
  • Information disclosure
  • Corporate finance
  • Ownership and innovation
  • Accounting and finance issues in emerging markets

Selected Journal Articles

  1. Chen, J.J., Cheng, X., Gong, S. and Tan Y., (2020), Project-Level Disclosure and Investment Efficiency: Evidence from China, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, forthcoming (ABS3).
  2. Li, L., Chen J.J., Gao, H. and Xie L., ‘The certification effect of government R&D subsidies on innovative entrepreneurial firms’ access to bank finance: evidence from China’, Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-018-0024-6, 2018. (ABS3).
  3. Zattoni, A.Z., Witt, M.A., Judge, W.Q., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J.J., al. ‘How does Board Independence Influence IPO Performance?’, Journal of World Business, 52 (2017), pp. 628-639. (ABS4)
  4. Chen, J.J., Cheng, X., Gong, S. and Tan Y., ‘Implications of Political Patronage and Political Costs for Corporate Disclosure’, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 2017, Vol.32(1), pp. 92-122. (ABS3)
  5. Judge, W.Q, Zattoni, A., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J.J. et al., ‘Configurations of Capacity for Change in Entrepreneurial Threshold Firms: Imprinting and Strategic Choice Perspectives’, Journal of Management Studies, 52(4), pp. 1-31, 2015. (ABS4)
  6. Judge, W.Q, Zattoni, A., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J.J. et al., ‘Corporate Governance and IPO Under-pricing in a Cross – National Sample: A Multilevel Knowledge – Based View’, Strategic Management Journal, 36(8), pp. 1174-1185, 2015. (ABS4*)
  7. Li, L., Gao, H.L. and Chen, J.J., ‘Financing Hi-Tech Enterprises in China: A Game Theory Approach’, Economic Research Journal (经济研究 )(in Chinese, A* Chinese economics journal), June, 2015, pp.162-174.
  8. Cheng, X., Liu, J. and Chen, J.J., ‘Signalling Effect of Executive Compensation’, Financial Research (金融研究 )(in Chinese, A* Chinese finance journal),2015, Vol.12.
  9. Li, S., Liu, Y. and Chen, J.J., ‘The Role of Mutual Fund in Corporate Governance of Chinese Listed Companies’, Nankai Business Review (南开管理评论)(in Chinese, A* Chinese management journal),2015, Vol.12.
  10. Chen, J.J. and Zhang, H., ‘The Impact of the Corporate Governance Code on Earnings Management’, European Financial Management, Vol.20(3), June 2014: 596-632. (ABS3)
  11. Chen, J. J., Cheng, X, Tan, Y and Gong. S., ‘Do Higher Value Firms Voluntarily Disclose More Information?’, British Accounting Review, 46(2014): 18-32. (ABS3)
  12. Han, L., Benson, A., Chen, J.J. and Zhang, S., ‘The Use and Impacts of Bank Support on UK SMEs’, International Small Business Journal, 32(2014), pp.61-80. (ABS3)
  13. Lodh, S., Nandy, M. and Chen, J.J., ‘Innovation and Family Ownership: Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Market’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2014, 22(1): 4–23. (ABS3)
  14. Wang, R. and Chen, J.J., ‘ARCH Effects, Trading Volume and the Information Flow Interpretation: Empirical Evidence from the Chinese Stock Markets’, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol.10(2), pp.169-192, 2012.
  15. Chen, J.J., Zhang, H. and Li, W., ‘Financial Crisis and Executive Remuneration in Banking Industry – An Analysis of Five British Banks’, Applied Financial Economics, Vol.21, pp.1779-1791, 2011.
  16. Chen, J.J., Cheng, P. and Xiao, X., ‘Related Party Transactions as a Source of Earnings Management’, Applied Financial Economics, Vol.21(3), pp.165-181, 2011.
  17. Chen, J.J. and Zhang, H., ‘The Impact of Regulatory Enforcement and Audit upon IFRS Compliance’, European Accounting Review, Vol.19(4), pp.665-692, 2010. (ABS3)
  18. Chen, J.J., Liu, X and Li, W., ‘The Effect of Insider’s Control and Global Benchmarks on Chinese Executive Compensation’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, pp.107-123, Vol.18(2), 2010. (ABS3)
  19. Li, W., Liu, X and Chen, J.J., ‘Manager’s Telant, Corporate Governance and Reference Point’, Nankai Business Review (南开管理评论)(in Chinese, A* Chinese management journal), pp.4-15,2010, Vol.13(2),
  20. Chen, J.J. and Xiao, X, ‘Herd Behaviour of Chinese Mutual Funds’, International Review of Finance, pp. 373-391, Vol.8, 2007, Elsevier Science.
  21. Chen, J.J. and Cheng, P., ‘The Impact of Regulatory Enforcement on Harmonization of Accounting Practices – Evidence from China’, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, 58-71, Vol.3, No.1, 2007.
  22. Chen, J.J. and Cheng, P., ‘Corporate Governance and the harmonisation of Chinese Accounting Practices with IFRS Practices’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, pp.284-293, Vol.15, No.2, 2007. (ABS3)
  23. Cheng, P., and Chen, J.J., ‘Expropriation, Weak Corporate Governance and Post-IPO Performance: Chinese Evidence’, Advances in Financial Economics, Vol.12, 2007, Elsevier Science.
  24. Chen, J.J., and Dimou, I., ‘Expansion Strategy of International Hotel Firms’, Journal of Business Research, 58(2005), pp.1730-1740, Elsevier Science. (ABS3)
  25. Chen, J.J., ‘Institutional Environment and Corporate Governance’, Advances in Financial Economics, Vol.11, 2005, pp. 75-93, Elsevier Science.
  26. Chen, J.J., ‘Determinants of Capital Structure – Empirical Evidence from Chinese Company Panel Data’, Journal of Business Research, 57(12), pp.1341-1351, Elsevier Science.
  27. Chen, J.J., ‘Corporatisation of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises’, Corporate Ownership and Control, 1(2), December 2003, Virtus Interpress (ISSN 1727-9232). (ABS3)
  28. Chen, J.J., ‘Corporate Governance in East Asia’, Corporate Ownership and Control, 1(1), September 2003, Virtus Interpress (ISSN 1727-9232).
  29. Dimou, I., Chen, J.J. and Archer, S., ‘The Choice between Management Contracts and Franchising Agreements in the Corporate Development of International Hotel Firms’, Journal of Marketing Channels, pp.33-52, Vol.10 (3/4), 2003, Best Business Books, Haworth Press, USA.
  30. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Whither China’s Urbanisation – Pattern of Development and Problems’, Acta Structilia, Vol.9(1), 2002, the University of the Orange Free State, South Africa (ISSN 1023 0564).
  31. Chen, J.J., Wills, D. and Wang, X., ‘Characteristics of Modern Urbanisation in China’, Urban Design Studies, Vol. 7, 2001, the University of Greenwich (ISBN1870606078, ISSN13583255). (ABS3)
  32. Chen, J.J. and Duan, W., ‘The Reforms of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises’ (in Chinese), Managerial Economics, Nankai University Press, Tianjin, P.R.China, April 2000 (ISSN 1001 4691).
  33. Chen, J.J. and Chambers, D., ‘Sustainability and the impact of Chinese policy initiatives upon construction’, Construction Management and Economics 17(5):679-687. (ABS3)
  34. Chen, J.J. and Chambers, D., ‘Sustainable Construction and the Chinese Practice’, Construction Management and Economics, (1999) 19, E&FN Spon, London (ISSN 0144 6193). (ABS3)
  35. Jiang, D., Chen, J.J. and Isaac, D., ‘The Effect of Foreign Investment on the Real Estate Industry in China’, Urban Studies, November 1998, Vol.35, No.11, Caxfax Publishing Company, (ISSN 0042 0980). (ABS3)
  36. Chen, J.J., ‘The Characteristics and the Current Status of China’s Construction Industry’, Construction Management and Economics, October 1998, E&FN Spon, London (ISSN 0144 6193). (ABS3)
  37. Chen, J.J., ‘Invited Book Review on Cost-Benefit Analysis for Engineers and Planners (Michael Snell, Thomas Telford, England, 1997, ISBN 0-7277-2587-4), Construction Management and Economics, July 1998, E&FN Spon, London (ISSN 0144 6193).
  38. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Impact of Chinese Economic Reform on Construction’, Building Research and Information, July/August 1997, E&FN Spon, London (ISSN 0961 3218).
  39. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Development of Urban Housing Policies in China’, Construction Management and Economics, May 1997, E&FN Spon, London (ISSN 0144 6193). (ABS3)
  40. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘China’s Construction Industry and Foreign Investment’, Building Research and Information, January/February 1997, E&FN Spon, London. (ISSN 0961 3218).
  41. Wang, J, Chen, J.J. and Isaac, D., ‘Financing Real Estate in China: The Development of a Real Estate Bond Market in Tianjin’, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol.1, No.3, November 1996, University of Ulster Press, Northern Ireland (ISSN 1366 4387).
  42. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Urban Housing Reform in China: Policies and Performance’, Building Research and Information, September 1996, E&FN Spon, London. (ISSN 0961 3218).
  43. Chen, J.J., ‘Impact of Public Construction Investment upon Special Economic Zones: The Chinese Experience’, Construction Management and Economics, Vol.14, No.2 March 1996, E&FN Spon, London (ISSN 0144 6193). (ABS3)
  44. Chen, J.J., ‘Multinational Enterprises and Technology Transfer’ (in Chinese), Journal of Economic Studies, August 1995, Nankai University Press, Tianjin, P.R. China. (not peer reviewed journal)
  45. Chen, J.J., ‘Joint Venture’s Performance in China and Comparison with Other Countries’ (in Chinese), Journal of Economic Studies, August 1995, Nankai University Press, Tianjin, P.R. China.
  46. Chen, J.J., ‘Invited Book Review on The Changing Geography of China’ (Frank Leeming, Institute of British Geographers Studies in Geography, Blackwell, 1994), Development Policy Review, Vol.12, No.1, March 1994, Blackwell, London (ISSN 0950 6764). (ABS3)
  47. Chen, J.J., ‘Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of China’s Shenzhen Special Economic Zone’, Development Policy Review, Vol.11, No.3, September 1993, Blackwell, London (ISSN 0950 6764). (ABS3)
  48. Chen, J.J., ‘The Environment for Foreign Direct Investment and the Characteristics of Joint Ventures in China’, Development Policy Review, Vol.11, No.2, June 1993, Blackwell, London (ISSN 0950 6764). (ABS3)
  1. Lin, R., Chen, J.J. and Xie, L., Chinese Multinational Firms: Cases Studies, Springer, 2020 (forthcoming)
  2. Lin, R., Chen, J.J. and Xie, L., Chinese Multinational Firms: Cases Studies, Palgrave, 2019 (forthcoming)
  3. Chen, J.J., A Primer on Corporate Governance: China, Business Expert Press, 2015 (ISBN 9781631572289).
  4. Nix, P and Chen, J.J., Institutional Investor and Corporate Governance, Palgrave, 2013 (ISBN 9781137327024).
  5. Davies, T, Boczko, T. and Chen, J.J., Strategic Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill, 2007.
  6. Balchin, P., Isaac, D. and Chen, J.J., Urban Economics: A Global Perspective, MacMillan, 2000 (ISBN0 0 333 77128 1) (This book has been translated into Chinese and published by Jilin People’s Publishing House in PRC.).
  7. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., The Impact of China’s Economic Reforms upon Land, Property and Construction, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, UK, April 1999 (ISBN 184014954X).
  8. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., Proceedings of Sino-British Conference on Land Management (English and Chinese Version, principle editor and the author of 2 chapters), University of Greenwich Press, August 1996, London (ISBN 1 86166 000 6).
  9. Chen, J.J., ‘Directors’ Remuneration in the UK’, in Theory and Practice of Directors’ Remuneration: New Fundamentals and Challenges, edited by Kostyuk, A., Stiglbauer, M. and Govorun, D., Emerald, 2016.
  10. Chen, J.J. and Lin, Ruihui, ‘China – From a Planned Welfare-based Public Housing System to a Market-oriented Real Estate Industry’, in International Approached to Real Estate Development, edited by Squire, G. and Heurkens, E., pp.167-184, Routledge, 2015.
  11. Chen, J.J. and Gong, S.X.H., ‘Corporate Governance and IPO In China’, in Global Perspectives on Corporate Governance and Initial Public Offerings, edited by Zattoni, A. and Judge, W., pp.115-140, Cambridge University Press, 2012 (ISBN978-1-107-01686-6).
  12. Chen, J.J. and Zhang, H, ‘Business Strategy and Financial Crisis: The Case of Northern Rock’, in Strategic Management: Case Studies, edited by Costanzo L.A., pp.93-108, McGraw-Hill, 2011 (ISBN 13: 9780077129651).
  13. Chen, J.J., ‘Corporate Governance of Former Chinese SOEs’, in Challenges for China’s Development: An Enterprise Perspective, edited by Brown, A. and MacBean, A., pp.58-71, Routledge Curzon, 2005 (ISBN 0-415-34133-7).
  1. Chen, J.J.: Plenary Session Presenter (Chair of the Forum), ‘The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Anti-Money Laundering’, The 2019 Cross-Straits Hong Kong and Macao Tintech Young Scholars Forum: FinTech Innovation, Risk Management and Supervision, Organised by the System Engineering Society of China, the China Association for Science and Technology, and the Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong, China, September 20-22, 2019.
  2. Keynote Speech, ‘Recent Development of Corporate Governance Research’, The 9th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, July 22-23, 2017.
  3. Keynote Speech, ‘Future Direction of Corporate Governance Research’, The 8th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, September 5-6, 2015.
  4. Keynote Speech, ‘A Review of CGIR Publication Selection Criteria’ at the First Chinese Management Journals Conference, Tianjin, China, September 2013.
  5. Keynote Speech, ‘Financial Crisis and Executive Remuneration’ The 7th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, September 7-8, 2013.
  6. Keynote Speech, ‘The Implementation of Corporate Governance Code and Earnings Management in Chinese Listed Firms’, The 6th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Dalian, China, August 20-21, 2011.
  7. Plenary Session Presentation (among 7 selected papers out of hundreds submissions), ‘Determinants of Pay for Chinese Executives’, co-authored with Li, W. and Liu, X, The 6th Annual Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium, Seoul, 4-5 January 2010.
  8. Keynote Speech, ‘Financial Crisis and Corporate Governance in the UK’, The 5th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, jointly organised by the World Bank-OECD Global Corporate Governance Forum, Nankai University, and Hong Kong Baptist University, Tianjin, China, September 5-6, 2009.
  9. Keynote Speech, ‘Whether Has Corporate Governance Facilitated the Chinese Accounting Harmonisation?’, The 4th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, October 20-21, 2007.
  10. Keynote Speech, ‘Development of Corporate Governance in the EU’, The International Workshop on EU Corporate Governance under the EU-China Special Projects Facilitate Programmes, China, 20-21 March 2006.
  11. Plenary Session Presentation (among 8 selected papers out of hundreds submissions, and for the inclusion of the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics), ‘The 2001 Chinese Accounting Reforms and the Harmonisation of Chinese Accounting Practices with IFRS Practices’, The 1st Annual Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium, Hong Kong, 6-7 January 2006.
  12. Chen, J.J., Gong S. and Tan, Y., “Project-Level Disclosure and Investment Efficiency – Evidence from China”, The 2019 International Accounting Symposium and Asian Review and Accounting, Chongqing, June 14-15, 2019.
  13. Chen, J.J., Cheng, P., Ding, R. and Lu, X.Y., ‘The Impact of Analyst Coverage on Corporate Tax Avoidance’, British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, London, April 9-11, 2018.
  14. Chen, J.J., Cheng, X.S., Liu, J.M. and Xie, L., ‘Strategic Information Disclosure and Impression Management under Weak Corporate Governance: From Excessive Executive Compensation Perspective’, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE) Annual Symposium, Bali, Indonesia, January 11-12, 2018.
  15. Chen, J.J., Cheng, P., Ding, R. and Lu, X.Y.,‘Analyst Coverage and Corporate Tax Avoidance: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms’, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE) Annual Symposium, Bali, Indonesia, January 11-12, 2018.
  16. Chen, J.J., Xie, L. and Zhou, S.,‘If Busy, Team Up – When Multitasking Fund Manager Meets Team’, Annual Meeting of the Southern Finance Association, Florida, USA, November 15- 18, 2017.
  17. Chen, J.J., Xie, L. and Zhou, S.,‘Multitasking Team Structure and Mutual Fund Performance’, 2017 FMA Annual Conference, Boston, USA, Oct 11-14, 2017.
  18. Zattoni, A.Z., Witt, M.A., Judge, W.Q., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J.J., et.al.‘How Does Board Independence Affect IPO Performance? -The Role of the National Business System’, The 2017 Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 4-8, 2017.
  19. Chen, J.J., Xie, L. and Zhou, S.,‘If Busy, Team Up – When Multitasking Fund Manager Meets Team’, European Financial Management 2017 Symposium, Xiamen, China, 7-9 April, 2017.
  20. Chen, J.J., Cheng, P., Lu, X. and Xie, L.,‘Corporate Reputation and Real Activities Management as Myopic Behaviour: Evidence from U.S. Companies’, 2016 Auckland Finance Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 16th-18th December 2016.
  21. Chen, J.J., Xie, L. and Zhou, S.,‘Common Holdings in US Mutual Fund Family’. 2016 Auckland Finance Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 16th-18th December 2016.
  22. Zhou. S, Chen, J.J. and Xie. L,‘Common Holdings of Mutual Funds’, Western Economic Association International – 91st Annual Conference, Oregon, USA., June 29–July 3, 2016.
  23. Chen, J.J., Gong, S., Zhang, H. and Lu, Xiangyun,‘Does Media Coverage Improve Investment Efficiency?’, The Annual Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium, Bangkok, January 7–8, 2016.
  24. Chen, J.J., Lu, X, and Xie, L.,‘The Effect of Corporate Reputation on Earnings Management Behaviour’, Inaugural Conference of the International Corporate Governance Society, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, September 17-19, 2015.
  25. Li, L., Yang, Y.N. and Chen, J.J.,‘Executives’ Background, Promotion and Over-investment in State-owned Enterprises in China’, The 8th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, September 5-6, 2015.
  26. Li, L., Gu, C.X., Gao, H.L. and Chen, J.J.,‘Executives’ Knowledge, Ownership and Innovation in Chinese Hi-Tech Firms’, The 8th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, September 5-6, 2015.
  27. Chen, J. J., Cheng, X, Tan, Y and Gong. S., ‘Voluntary Disclosure and Investment Efficiency’, The 2014 Auckland Finance Meeting, the Auckland University of Technology, NewZealand, December 18-20, 2014. (Nominated for the best paper prize).
  28. Chen, J. J., Cheng, X, Tan, Y and Gong. S., ‘Voluntary Non-financial Disclosure, Corporate Governance, and Investment Efficiency’, The 2014 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2–6, 2014.
  29. Chen, J. J., Cheng, X, Tan, Y and Gong. S.,‘Firm Value and Voluntary Disclose’, The 2014 Financial Management Association Asia Conference, Tokyo, May 9-11, 2014. (Nominated for the best paper prize).
  30. Chen, J. J., Cheng, X, Tan, Y and Gong. S.,‘Do Higher Value Firms Voluntarily Disclose More Information?’, The 2013 Asian Finance Association (AsFA) Conference, Jiangxi, China, July 15-17, 2013.
  31. Nandy, M., Chen, J.J. and Lodh, S.,‘Culture and Types of Earnings Management: A Cross Country Study’, (with Nandy, M. and Lodh, S.), The 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, 6-8 May 2013, Paris.
  32. Lodh, S., Nandy, M. and Chen, J.J.,‘Innovation and Family Ownership: Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Market’, Corporate Governance: An International Review 20th Anniversary conference on National Governance Bundles, Cambridge University Judge Business School, September, 28 -29, 2012.
  33. Talaulicar, T., Judge, W., Bell, G., Zattoni, A., Witt, M., Hu, H.W., Gabrielsson, J., Lopez, F., Chen, J.J., et al,‘An Upper Echelons Perspective of Organizational Capacity for Change: An International Study of Initial Public Offerings’, Strategic Management Society 31st Annual International Conference, (Nominated for the Best paper Award), Miami, USA, November 6-9, 2011.
  34. Judge, W.Q., Bell, R.G., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J.J., et al,‘How do boards of directors contribute to IPO Returns? – An empirical study of a multinational sample’, The 2011 Academy of Management Meetings, San Antonio, USA, August 12-16, 2011.
  35. Judge, W.Q, Zattoni, A., Bell, R.G., Lewellyn, K., Talaulicar, T., Chen, J.J., et al, ‘Corporate Governance and IPO Under-pricing Throughout the World: Agency & Institutional Perspectives’, The 2011 Academy of International Business Meetings, Nagoya, Japan, June 24-28, 2011.
  36. Chen, J.J., Li, W, and Xiao, X., ‘Determinants of Pay for Chinese Executives’, European Financial Management 2011 Symposium on Asian Financial Management, Beijing, China, March 24-26, 2011.
  37. Chen, J.J., Zhang, H., Li, W. and Xiao, X., ‘The Impact of the Corporate Governance Code on Earnings Management: Evidence from Chinese Listed Companies’, European Financial Management 2011 Symposium on Asian Financial Management, Beijing, China, March 24-26, 2011.
  38. Chen, J.J., Judge, W and Zhang, H,‘The Application Of Transaction Cost Economics To Corporate Governance Under The Recent Financial Crisis’, Research Conference on Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis, Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, USA, September 24-25, 2010.
  39. Chen, J.J., Liu, X. and Li, W,‘Managerial Power and Global Pay Benchmarks as Sources for Chinese Executive Compensation’, The Asian Finance Association 2010 Annual Conference, Hong Kong, June 29 – July 1, 2010
  40. Chen, J.J. and Zhang, H.,‘What Drives the Harmonisation of Accounting Practices? – Evidence from China’, Research Symposium on Corporate Governance in China and India, Virginia, USA, 24-25 October 2008.
  41. Saravia, J. and Chen, J.J., ‘The Theory of Corporate Governance: A Transaction Cost Economics – Firm Lifecycle Approach’, European Network on the Economics of the Firm 2008 Meeting, Pisa, Italy, September 11-12, 2008.
  42. Wang, R. and Chen, J.J.,‘ARCH Effects And Trading Volume: An Empirical Study On The Chinese Stock Market Within The MDH Framework’, The 43rd Euro Working Group on Financial Modelling Meeting, CASS Business School, London, UK, September 4th-5th 2008.
  43. Chen, J.J., Xiao, X., and Cheng, P.,‘Chinese Mutual Funds Investment Behaviour’, The 2007 APFA/PACAP/FMA Finance Conference, July 4–7, 2007, Hong Kong.
  44. Chen, J.J. and Cheng, P.,‘Impact of Corporate Governance on the Chinese Accounting Practices’, The 43rd EFA Annual Conference, April 18-21, 2007, New Orleans, USA.
  45. Cheng, P. and Chen, J.J.,‘Related Party Transactions and IPO Operating Performance: Chinese Evidence’, European Accounting Association 29th Annual Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 22-24 March 2006.
  46. Chen, J.J. and Xiao, X,‘Window Dressing of Chinese Securities Investment Funds’, European Financial Management Association 2005 Annual Conference, Milan, Italy, June 29-July 2, 2005.
  47. Chen, J.J. and Xue, Y.,‘Convertible Bond and the Capital Structure of Chinese Listed Firms’, Globe Finance Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 29 – July 1, 2005.
  48. Chen, J. J. and Xiao, X,‘Herd Behaviour of Chinese Mutual Fund Management Companies’, The 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 26-29 May 2005.
  49. Chen, J. J. and Cheng, P., ‘Earnings Management and Post-IPO Operating Performance: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms’, European Accounting Association 28th Annual Congress, Goteborg, Sweden, 18-20 May 2005.
  50. Chen, J.J. and Cheng, P., ‘Enforcement Mechanisms and Chinese Accounting Harmonisation’, The 2nd International Conference on Corporate Governance, the University of Birmingham, 29th June 2004.Conference
  51. Chen, J.J. and Xue, Y., ‘Debt and Equity Decision of Chinese Listed Firms – New Empirical Evidence’, Conference Proceedings, The 2004 Financial Management Association European Conference, Zurich, 3-6 June 2003.
  52. Chen, J.J., ‘Corporatisation of China’s State-Owned Enterprises: Past, Present and Future’, Conference on Structural Reform and the Transformation of Organisations and Business, Cambridge University, 3-6 September 2003.
  53. Chen, J.J. and Xue, Y., ‘Corporate Financial Distress Analysis of Chinese Listed Companies’, The International Business and Management Research Conference, American Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 10-14, 2003.
  54. Chen, J.J., ‘Institutional Effects upon Firms’ Capital Structure: Evidence from Chinese Listed Companies’, The 2003 Financial Management Association European Conference, Dublin, 4-7 June 2003.
  55. Chen, J.J., ‘Corporate Governance of Former Chinese SOEs’, Economy and Business in China: Now and Future, Lancaster University, UK, 2-4 April 2003.
  56. Chen, J.J., ‘Corporatisation of China’s State-Owned Enterprises and Corporate Governance’, Emerging Research in Corporate Governance – The 3rd International Conference for the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance, University of Queen’s University, Belfast, UK., December 16, 2002.
  57. Chen, J.J., ‘Determinants of Capital Structure – Empirical Evidence from Chinese Company Panel Data’, The 2002 APFA/PACAP/FMA Finance Conference, July 14–17, 2002, Tokyo, Japan.
  58. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Agency Theory and Corporate Governance – The Chinese State-Owned Enterprises, The 1st International Conference of Corporate Governance, The Business School, University of Birmingham, UK., July 9, 2002.
  59. Chen, J.J. and Jiang, D., ‘Strategic Effects of Foreign Direct Investment upon Market Competition – Sunk Costs as Market Entry Deterrence’, The 2002 Hawaii Conference on Business, June 18-22, 2002, Honolulu, USA.
  60. Chen, J.J., Duan, W. and Wills, D., ‘The Nature of Chinese State-owned Enterprises’, The 2001 Hawaii Conference on Business, June 14-17, 2001, Honolulu, USA.
  61. Chen, J.J., Duan, W. and Wills, D., ‘The Implication of Firm Theory on China’s State-owned Enterprise Reforms’, International Conference on Global Economic Transformation after the Asian Economic Crisis, May 26-28, 2000, Hong Kong.
  62. Chen, J.J., Wills, D. and Wang, X., ‘Urbanisation in China’, The 5th Annual Conference of Asian Real Estate Society, July 26-30, 2000, Beijing, China.
  63. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘China’s Construction Industry and Foreign Investment’, Opportunities and Strategies in a Global Marketplace, The 1st International Construction Marketing Conference, 26-27 August 1998, Leeds, UK (ISBN 0853161852).
  64. Chen, J.J., ‘The Strategies of the Introduction of Foreign Investment to China’, Sino-American Economic Conference, California, USA, July 1988.
  65. Chen, J.J. and Chambers, D., ‘Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction in China’, Compendium on Sustainable Development and Construction – CIB Triennial Congress, Gavle, Sweden, June, 1998.
  66. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Construction and the National Economy: The Case of China’, The 1st International Conference on Construction Industry Development, 9-11 December 1997, Singapore.
  67. Chen, J.J., ‘Construction and Its Development World-wide – Rapporteur’ Report’, The 1st International Conference on Construction Industry Development, 9-11 December 1997, Singapore.
  68. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘The Impact of Chinese Economic Reform upon Construction Industry’, Urban Engineering in Asian Cities in the 21st Century – International Conference on Urban Engineering in Asian Cities in the 21st Century, Bangkok, Thailand, November 20-23, 1996.
  69. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘The Development of China’s Construction Industry and the Market Opportunities for Foreign Investment’, Construction Modernisation and Education – 1996 CIB Beijing International Conference, Beijing, P.R. China, 21-24 October, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing, 1996 (ISBN 7 112 02097 2).
  70. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Urban Housing Reform in China’, Construction Modernisation and Education – 1996 CIB Beijing International Conference, Beijing, P.R. China, 21-24 October, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing, 1996 (ISBN 7 112 02097 2).
  71. Chen, J.J. and Jiang, D., ‘Foreign Investment in the Real Estate Industry in China’, Construction Modernisation and Education – 1996 CIB Beijing International Conference, Beijing, P.R. China, 21-24 October, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing, 1996 (ISBN 7 112 02097 2).
  72. Chen, J.J. and Chambers, D., ‘Sustainable Development: A Sino-British Comparison’, Sino-British Land Management Conference, Beijing, P.R. China, September 9-10, 1996 (ISBN 1 86166 000 6).
  73. Isaac, D and Chen, J.J., ‘A Comparison of Property Appraisal Techniques Used in the UK and China’, Sino-British Land Management Conference, Beijing, P.R. China, September 9-10, 1996 (ISBN 1 86166 000 6).
  74. Chen, J.J., ‘Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Construction Investment in Developing Countries: The Case of China’, Economic Management of Innovation, Productivity and Quality in Construction, The 7th International Symposium, CIB W55, Zagreb, Croatia, 4-7 September 1996.
  75. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘Inception and Initial Implementation of Urban Housing Reform in China’, How to Housing a Nation: The Challenge for the 21st Century, XXIV IAHS World Housing Congress, Ankara, Turkey, May 27-June 1, 1996.
  76. Chen, J.J., ‘Quantification of the Impact of Construction Investment upon the National Economic Welfare: The Case of China’, Proceedings of CSCE Conference, The 1st Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 1-3, 1995 (ISSN 0 921303 58 0).
  77. Chen, J.J., ‘Modelling the Benefits of Real Estate and Construction Investment in China’, The 1st Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, Melbourne, Australia, January 23-25, 1995.
  78. Chen, J.J., ‘Costs and Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment on China’, The 6th Chinese Economic Association (CEA) Annual Conference, London, December 14-15, 1994.
  79. Chen, J.J., ‘Theory and Practice of Joint Ventures in China’, International Building Economics: The 21st Annual Meetings of CIB Working Commission W55 Building Economics, September 4-9, 1994, Hong Kong (ISBN 962 367 199 7).
  80. Chen, J.J. and Wills, D., ‘China: Economic Growth and Construction Activity’, The A.J.Etkin International Seminar on Strategic Planning in Construction Companies, Technion, Haifa, Israel, June 8-9, 1994.
  • Postdoctoral Researchers

    • 7 completions
  • PhD Students
    • 26 PhD (including 5 DBA) completions. One of my PhD students won the 2010 Award for Outstanding Overseas Chinese Students by the Ministry of Education of China. Another one won the 2013 University of Surrey Postgraduate Research Student of the Year (the highest and only award for PhD students in the University of Surrey).
  • Screening Editor, Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Associate Editor, Nankai Business Review International
  • Associate Editor, Review of Corporate Governance
  • Editorial Board, China Journal of Accounting Studies – (the journal of the Accounting Society of China), Routledge
  • Editorial Board, Management and Organization Review, Cambridge University Press.
  • Ad hoc Reviewer: European Journal of Accounting, British Accounting Review, European Journal of Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venture, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Studies
  • 2018–Present, AACSB accreditation panel review member
  • 2017–Present, Independent Executive Director, Kmerit Ltd. Co. China
  • 2015–Present, An Executive Director of China Academy of Management.
  • 2016–2017, An Executive Committee Member of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai
  • 2014–2015, A Council Member of the UK Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the Chair of CABS International Committee.
  • 2012, A Panel member of the Selection Committee of Changjiang Scholar (长江学者评选委员会委员).
  • 2012–2014, Member of Executive Board, China-UK Innovation and Development Association (CIDA, UK).
  • 2009, A scientific committee member for The 5th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, jointly organised by the World Bank-OECD Global Corporate Governance Forum, Nankai University in China and Hong Kong Baptist University, September 5-6, 2009, Tianjin, China.
  • 2008–2009, A program committee member for The 2009 FMA Asia-Pacific Conference, Xiamen, China.
  • 2007–2008, A program committee member for The 2008 Eastern Finance Association Annual Conference, Florida, USA.
  • 2006–2007, A program committee member for The 2007 FMA European Conference, responsible for reviewing papers and organising a session on international corporate governance.
  • 2007, An organising committee member for The 4th Symposia on Corporate Governance, China.
  • 2006, Technical adviser for ‘The International Workshop on Curricula Development and Optimization in Master of Business Administration’, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2005, An organising committee member for The 3rd Symposia on Corporate Governance, China.