Professor Jean Chen
Professor in Financial Management
Qualifications: BSc (Nankai, China), PhD (Lancaster)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 9666
Room no: 17 MS 02
Normal office hours: 16:00-18:00 Monday and Wednesday.
Jean Jinghan Chen is a Chair Professor of Financial Management. She obtained a PhD in Economics from Lancaster University. Her research interests cover a wide range of topics in the area of financial economics and financial management, in particular, corporate finance and corporate governance, where she has published widely in books and leading academic journals, such as Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Accounting Review, European Financial management, British Accounting Review, Journal of Business Research, International Small Business Journal, International Review of Finance, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. She serves on the editorial board for the academic journals Corporate Governance: An International Review, China Journal of Accounting Studies - A Publication of the Accounting Society of China, and is an associate editor of Nankai Business Review International. She is also a regular reviewer for 10 major international academic journals in financial and economic studies. She has delivered international conference plenary/keynote speeches and seminars on topics related to corporate governance, participating in advisory and review bodies.
Prior to joining the University of Surrey, she had both academic experience (held various academic positions in the UK and Chinese Universities) and industrial background (worked in the banking sector). She also has substantial international experiences on consultancy and provision of short courses to professionals and academics alike for the British Government (DFID and DTI), the EU, the Bank of China, the Central Bank of Nigeria, and private companies.
General Research Interests
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, Information Disclosure, Corporate Development Strategy and FDI.
Associate Editor, Nankai Business Review International, (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)
Currently supervises PhD students in the following areas:
She also supervises DBA supervision in the area of finance and accounting.
With the World Bank CG Forum and Nankai University Corporate Governance Centre.
Selected Journal Articles
Chen, J. J., Cheng, X, Tan, Y and Gong. S., ‘Do Higher Value Firms Voluntarily Disclose More Information?’, British Accounting Review, forthcoming.
Chen, J.J. and Zhang, H., 'The Impact of the Corporate Governance Code on Earnings Management', European Financial Management, forthcoming, 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-036X.2012.00648.x
Han, L., Benson, A., Chen, J.J. and Zhang, S, 'The Use and Impacts of Bank Support on UK SMEs', International Small Business Journal, forthcoming, 2012. DOI: 10.1177/0266242612455008
Lodh, S., Nandy, M. and Chen, J.J., ' Innovation and Family Ownership: Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Market', Corporate Governance: An International Review, forthcoming.
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.
Chen, J.J. and Cheng, P. and Xiao X., ‘Related Party Transactions as a Source of Earnings Management’, Applied Financial Economics, Vol.21(3), pp.165-181, 2011.
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.
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, Vol.18(2), pp.107-123, 2010. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2010.00788.x/full
Chen, J.J. and Xiao, X., ‘Herd Behaviour of Chinese Mutual Funds’, International Review of Finance, Vol.8, pp.373-391, 2007, Elsevier Science. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1758079&show=abstract
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,Vol.3, No.1, pp.58-71, 2007. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1815566910700138
Chen, J.J. and Cheng, P., ‘Corporate Governance and the Harmonisation of Chinese Accounting Practices with IFRS Practices’, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol.15, No.2, pp.284-293, 2007. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2007.00560.x/full
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. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=1569-3732&volume=12&chapterid=1761408&show=abstract
Chen, J.J. and Dimou, I., ‘Expansion Strategy of International Hotel Firms’, Journal of Business Research, 58(12), pp.1730-1740, Elsevier Science. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296304002048
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296303000705
Nix, P and Chen, J.J., Institutional Investor and Corporate Governance, Palgrave, forthcoming.
Davies, T and Chen, J.J., Strategic Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill, March 2008.
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.).
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).
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).
Chen, J.J., 'Business Strategy and Financial Crisis: The Case of Northern Rock Bank,' in Strategic Management: Case Studies, edited by Costanzo, L.A., McGraw Hill, pp.93-108, McGraw-Hill, 2011 (ISBN 13: 9780077129651).
Conference Keynote Speeches and Plenary Session Presentations
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.
Plenary Session Presentation, ‘Manager Talents, Corporate Governance and Benchmark Effect: The Determination of Executive Compensation in Chinese Listed Firms’, co-authored with Weian Li and Xuguang Liu, The 6th Annual Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium, Seoul, 4-5 January 2010.
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 in China and Hong Kong Baptist University,China, September 5-6, 2009.
Keynote Speech, ‘Whether Has Corporate Governance Facilitated the Chinese Accounting Harmonisation?’, The 4th International Symposium of Corporate Governance, Tianjin, China, October 20-21, 2007.
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, March 20-21, 2006.
Plenary Session Presentation, ‘The 2001 Chinese Accounting Reforms and the Harmonisation of Chinese Accounting Practices with IFRS Practices’, co-authored with Peng Cheng, The 1st Annual Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium, Hong Kong, 6-7 January 2006.
Corporate Finance (MSc), International Corporate Governance (MSc), Project Appraisal (MSc).
- External Examiner, Brunel University
- External Examiner, Queen Mary, University of London
- External Examiner, The Association of International Accountants.
- External examiner, University of the West Indies.