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Dr Anna Du

Job: Senior Lecturer in Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7211

E: anna.du@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Anna is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and a Deputy Director for The Finance and Banking Research Centre (FiBRe) at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University.

Prior to joining De Montfort University, she was a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Leeds Business School. She also taught in Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, China Campus.

Anna's research interests are focused on corporate finance, financing strategies & investments by emerging market multinational companies, firm governance; bank risk-taking behaviour and performance. As a researcher, Anna has published in a number of international journals and a book chapter. Her work has appeared in leading international academic Journals including: International Business Review; International Review of Financial Analysis; Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting, International Marketing Review among others.

She serves as a reviewer for several leading international Journals and Research Development Fund (RDF) - China. She has presented her work at major international conferences in Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Turkey, US, UK, Vietnam etc.

As a teacher, Anna has over 7 years' experience teaching accounting and finance courses on BA, MSc, MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes in the UK and China and served as a course leader in Msc Finance in Leeds Business School. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is also a visiting scholar at Zhejiang University of Technology, China. 

Research group affiliations

The Finance and Banking Research Centre (FiBRe)

Publications and outputs 

Book Chapter:

1. Min Du & Boateng, A. (2017). Corporate governance in China: Regulatory Reforms and Policies, In Ngwu, F. N., Osuji, O.K., & Stephen, F.H. (2017). Corporate Governance in Developing and Emerging Markets: Debates, Models and New Institutional Economics, Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Journal Articles:

2. Abbasi, K., Alam, A., Du, M. & Huynh, T. (2020). FinTech, SME efficiency and national culture: Evidence from OECD countries, Technological Forecasting & Social Change (ABS 3), 120454. 

3. Kwabi, F., Boateng, A. & Du, M. (2020).Impact of central bank independence, transparency and institutional quality on foreign equity portfolio allocation: a cross-country analysis, International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 3), in press.

4. Boateng, A., Du, M., Bi, X. & Lodorfos, G. (2019). Cultural Distance and Value Creation of Cross-border M&A: The Moderating Role of Acquirer Characteristics, International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 3), 63, 285-295.

5. Nasir, M. and Du, M. (2018). Integration of Financial Markets in Post Global Financial Crises and Implications for British Financial Sector: Analysis Based on A Panel VAR Model. Journal of Quantitative Economics (ABDC B), 16. 2. 363-388.

6. Boateng, A, DU, M ; Wang, CQ ; Wang, Y. & Ahammad, M. (2017). Explaining the Surge in M&A as an Entry Mode: Home Country and Cultural Influences, International Marketing Review (ABS 3), 34, 1, 87-108. 

7. DU, M. & Boateng, A. & Newton, D. (2016). An Analysis of Long-term Acquirers’ Returns of Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Chinese Acquiring firms, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (ABS 3), 47, 1, 159-178.

8. DU, M. & Boateng, A.  (2015). State Ownership, Institutional Effects and Value Creation in Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions by Chinese Firms, International Business Review (ABS 3), 24, 3, 430-442.

9. Boateng, A., Hua, X, Uddin, M & DU, M. (2014). Home Country Macroeconomic Influences on Outward Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from the UK, Research in International Business and Finance (ABS 2), 30, 202-216.

10. DU, M. & Boateng, A. (2012). Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions by emerging market firms: A review and future direction, Journal of Entrepreneurship Perspectives, 1, 2, 24-54.

Selected Conferences:

1. Yang, T., Dong, Q., Du, Q., Du, M., Dong, R. & Chen, M. (2021). Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Home Country perspective, International Conference on the Contemporary Issues in Finance, Trade and Macroeconomy (ICOFINT 21), 3rd-4th April, Istanbul, Turkey. 

2. Yang, T., Zhou, F., Du, M., Du, Q. & Zhou, S. (2020). Sino-U.S. Stock Market Volatility, Economic Policy Uncertainty and Fluctuation of Global Oil Market: An Empirical Analysis Based on TVP-SV-VAR Model, ENSCON’ 20 Online International Congress of Energy Economy and Security, 14-15th November, Istanbul, Turkey.

3. Ding, S., Zheng, D., Cui, T. & Du, M. (2020). The Effects of Commodity Financialization on Commodity Market Volatility, ENSCON’ 20 Online International Congress of Energy Economy and Security, 14-15th November, Istanbul, Turkey.

4. Abbasi, K., Alam, A., Du, M. & Huynh, T. (2020). FinTech, SME efficiency and national culture: Evidence from OECD countries, International Conference on the Contemporary Issues in Finance, Trade and Macroeconomy (ICOFINT 20), 4-5th April, Istanbul, Turkey.

5. Boateng, A. & Du, M. (2019). Do Conforming to State-Directed Investment Policies in Emerging Countries Create Value for Acquiring Firms, Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, 24-26 Oct, Hanoi, Vietnam.

6. Ding, S., Du, M., Cui, T., Zhang, Y.M. & Duygun, M. (2019). Impact of Board Structure on Chinese Firms’ Cross-border M&A Performance, Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, 24-26 Oct, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

7. Boateng, A. & Du, M. (2018).Cultural Distance and Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions: The moderating role of Acquirer characteristics, (with M. Du), 26th PBFEAM conference, 6-7 Sep, Rutgers University, USA.

8. Boateng, A., Thai, V.H. & Du, M. (2017). CEO compensation, excess reserves and risk-taking of Chinese banks: Do monetary policies have a restraining effect?  International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Asia Conference, 31 Aug – 2 Sep, Ningbo, China.

9. Boateng, A. & Du, M. (2016). State directed investment policy and acquirer returns of Chinese firms, Global Business and Finance Research Conference, 2-3 June, Sydney, Australia.

10. Nasir, A. & Du, M. (2016). ). Integration of Financial Markets in Post Global Financial Crises and Implications for British Financial Sector: Analysis Based on A Panel VAR Model. Vietnam International Conference in Finance, 9-10 June, Da Nang, Vietnam.

11. Boateng, A & Du, M. (2015). Firm-Specific Factors and Corporate Governance on Firm Leverage Decisions: Evidence of Chinese Listed Firms, International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Conference, 27-29 June, Hangzhou, China.

12. Du, M. & Boateng, A. (2014). An Analysis of Long-term Acquirers’ Returns of Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Chinese Acquiring firms, British Academy of Management, 9-11 September, Belfast, North Ireland, UK.

13. Du, M. & Boateng, A. (2014). Explaining the Surge in Chinese Cross-border M&As: An Analysis of Home Country Macroeconomic Factors and Institutions, 21th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), 29 June-2 July, Prague, Czech Republic.

14. Liu, W. M. & Du, M. (2014). Liquidity risk and asset pricing: Evidence from daily data, 1926–2009, 2014 Journal of Business Finance and Accounting Capital Markets Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

15. Du, M. & Boateng, A. (2013). An Analysis of Long-term Acquirers’ Returns of cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions by Chinese firms, World Finance & Banking Symposium, 16-17 December, Beijing, China.

16. DU, M. & Boateng, A. & Newton, D. (2013). Long-term Value Creation of Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Chinese Acquiring firms, 2013 AIB-Southeast USA Annual Conference, 25-27 October, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

     Nominated as John P. Ziegler Best Ph.D. Student Paper

17. Du, M. & Boateng, A. (2013). State ownership, institutional effects and value creation in cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions by Chinese firms, Academy of International Business (AIB) 2013 Istanbul Conference, 4-6 July, Istanbul, Turkey. 

18. Boateng, A. & DU, M. (2013). The role of Government and value creation of Chinese cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, 20th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), 30 June-3 July, Izmir, Turkey.

19. Boateng, A. & DU, M. (2013). Resource Seeking, the role of Government and value creation of Chinese  cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, The 2013 Illinois International Journal of Accounting (TIJA) Symposium, 17-20 May, Wuhan, China.

20. DU, M. & Boateng, A.(2012). Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions by emerging market firms: A review and future direction, 12th Finance Perspectives Conference: 12th International Research Conference on Finance, Accounting, Risk and Treasury Management, 2-4 July, Steyr, Austria.

21. DU, M. (2011). An Analysis of Acquirers’ returns of Chinese cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, The role of Government and value creation of Chinese cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Management Association (FMA) Asian Doctoral student Consortium, 6 April, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Research interests/expertise

Corporate finance, financing strategies & investments by emerging market multinational companies, firm governance; bank risk-taking behaviour and performance

Areas of teaching

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Equity and Fixed Income Valuation
  • Quantitative Techniques

Qualifications

PhD (University of Nottingham); MA; PGCAP; FHEA; BSc

Courses taught

Corporate Finance (MA; MBA; EMBA); Financial Management; International Business Finance; Research Methods (PhD)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • European Finance Association
  • British Academy of Management
  • Academy of International Business
  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Current research students

Christiana Cole (1st Supervisor)

Suvra Banik (2nd Supervisor)

Externally funded research grants information

2020.6-2023.6 Zhejiang Philosophy and Social Science Research Fund: "The impact of Anti-globalization on China's private enterprises’ global value chain upgrade - based on the analysis of the internationalization path” (Grant number: 21NDJC037YB), China

2020.10-2022.10 Zhejiang University of Technology Humanities and Social Sciences research fund, "The impact of anti-globalization on cross-border mergers and acquisitions by Chinese digital platform enterprises", China

2018.05-2020.05 Ministry of Education of humanities and social science project (Grant number: 19JYC630158), Ministry of Education, China

Anna Du