Prof Edward Lee

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Applications from prospective accounting PhD students are welcomed. The PhD process is an adventure of academic exploration, an opportunity to expand intellectual boundaries, and a transformation from end-user to creator of new knowledge. Please see below some potential topic areas and track record of past PhD supervisions and examinations. If you are interested to take part in this rewarding journey of academic and intellectual discovery, please get in touch informally via email to discuss potential supervision:

 

Potential topic areas:

  • Capital markets research in accounting, which includes, but are not limited to the following:
Economic consequences of accounting standards and disclosure regulations
Unintended consequences of public policies on corporate information environment
Effect of accounting disclosure on capital market information efficiency
Financial analyst forecast properties and behaviour
  • Environmental, social, and governance related accounting issues, which include, but are not limited to the following:
Corporate social responsibility disclosure determinants and consequences
Corporate corruption and financial statement fraud
Corporate tax avoidance and disclosure
Role of information transparency on corporate governance
  • China's accounting and capital market development, which includes, but are not limited to the following:
Corporate social responsibility and environmental disclosure in China
Corporate disclosure regulations and accounting standards impact in China
Corporate governance determinants and consequences on accounting in China
Capital market reforms and regulatory impact on corporate information environment in China 

 

PhD supervision and examination track records: 

  • Former PhD students supervised: 
Hans Christensen, completed 2008, co-supervised with Martin Walker, now serving as Professor of Accounting, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA
Zhenmei (Judy) Zhu, completed 2012, co-supervised with Norman Strong, now serving as Associate Professor, Dept. of Accounting, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Cheng (Colin) Zeng, completed 2012, co-supervised with Martin Walker, now serving as Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Chu Yeong Lim, completed 2012, co-supervised with Asad Kausar and Martin Walker, now serving as Associate Professor, Singapore Institute of Techonology, Singapore
Jirada Petaibanlue, completed 2013, co-supervised with Martin Walker, now serving as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Yin Zhu, completed 2014, co-supervised with Martin Walker, former visiting researcher, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada 
Ersa Wahyuni, completed 2015, co-supervised with Chris Humphrey, now serving as Lecturer, Dept. of Accounting, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia 
Mostafa Harakeh, completed 2017, co-supervised with Martin Walker, now serving as Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Yangke Liu, completed 2018, co-supervised with Viet Dang and Cheng Zeng, now serving as Lecturer in Finance, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Steven Xianglong Chen, completed 2019, co-supervised with Konstantinos Stathopoulos, now serving as Lecturer in Accounting, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Former visiting PhD students hosted:
Wuyang Zhao, visit completion 2012, from Fudan University, China, now serving as Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Haijie Huang, visit completion 2014, from Fudan University, China, now serving as Assistant Professor, East China Normal University, China
Yiyi Zhao, visit completion 2016, from Fudan University, China, now serving as Assistant Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Liu Lu, visit completion 2018, from Fudan University China, now serving as PhD candidate at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Former PhD students examined: 
Georgios Voulgaris, completed 2011, University of Manchester, co-supervised by Konstantinos Stathopoulos and Martin Walker, co-examined with Joanne Horton, now serving as Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Tuan Ho, completed 2012, University of Manchester, co-supervised by Norman Strong and Martin Walker, co-examiner with Mark Clatworthy, now serving as Lecturer, University of Bristol, UK
Jun Gu, completed 2014, Lancaster University, co-supervised by John O'Hanlon and Ken Peasnell, co-examined with Steven Young, now serving as Assistant Professor, Shenzhen University, China
Zhe Wen, completed 2015, University of Manchester, co-supervisored by Susanne Espenlaub and Arif Khurshed, co-examined with Khelifa Mazouz, now serving at the Royal Bank of Scotland, UK
Ahmed Waqar, completed 2015, University of Warwick, co-supervised by Alok Kumar and Richard Taffler, co-examined with Chendi Zhang, now serving as Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, UK 
Shuo Wang, completed 2016, Univesity of Bristol, co-supervised by Paula Hill and Adiana Korczak, co-examined with Mark Clatworthy, now serving as Assistant Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Sheehan Raman, completed 2016, University of Manchester, co-supervised by Thomas Schleicher and Martin Walker, co-examined with Niamh Brennan, now serving as Lecturer, Brunel University, UK
Mengbing Ren, completed 2019, University of Warwick, co-supervised by Guanming He and Richard Taffler, co-examined with Constantinou Antoniou, now serving as Lecturer, University of Liverpool, UK
Rui Ye, completed 2019, Cardiff University, co-supervised by Jason Xian, co-examined with Yusuf Karbhari
Irina Gazizova, completed 2020, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, co-supervised by Beatriz Garcia Osma and Juan Manuel Garcia Lara, co-examined with Hans Christensen and Josep Tribo, now serving as Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden