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Dr Yan Wang

Job: Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 257 7211




Personal profile

Yan is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the De Montfort University. Prior to join the De Montfort University, he held Senior Lecturer and Lecturer positions at the University of Huddersfield. Yan’s research interests are focused on empirical corporate finance or corporate governance and in particular CEO/director networks, executive compensation and board structure. Yan has articles published in different international journals, such as the International Review of Financial Analysis, International Marketing Review, Corporate Governance, Investment Management and Financial Innovations. He has presented his research at a number of national and international academic conferences. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of academic journals. Yan has teaching experience on corporate finance, investment and portfolio management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Yan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Research group affiliations

The Finance and Banking Research Group,

Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS)

Research interests/expertise

Corporate Governance 

Executive Compensation

Board/Directors Networks

Areas of teaching

Corporate Finance

Investment and Portfolio Management

Research Design and Analysis 



Conference attendance

2015 - Ethics and Governance Research Group Seminar, UK

2015 - British Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, UK 

2014 - MFS Annual Conference, Czech Republic

2013 - Ethics and Governance Research Group Seminar, UK

2011 - British Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, UK

2010 - British Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, UK

2009 - Doctoral Conference, British Accounting and Finance Annual Conference, UK

Key research outputs

Boateng, A.; Du, M.; Wang, Y.; Wang, C.; Mohammad, A. (2017)., “Explaining the surge in M&A as an entry mode: Home country and cultural influences”, International Marketing Review, ISSN 0265-1335. 

Elmagrhi, M.; Ntim G. C.; Wang, Y. (2016)., “Antecedents of Voluntary Corporate Governance Disclosure: A Post-2007/08 Financial Crisis Evidence from the Influential UK Combined Code”, Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, ISSN 1472-0701. 

Ntim, G. C., English, J., Nwachukwu, J. and Wang, Y. (2015)., “On the efficiency of the global gold markets”, International Review of Financial Analysis.  ISSN 1057-5219.

Wang, Y, Li, X., Abdou, H. and Ntim, G. C., (2015)., “Financial Development and Economic Growth in China”, Investment management and Financial Innovations. ISSN 1810-4967.

Current research students

Yan is supervising a number of PhD students in the area of corporate governance. 

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