The Effect of Individual Auditors on Audit Quality: Evidence from China

Prof. Wu Donghui, School of Accountancy, CUHK Business School

The importance of individual auditors in determining audit quality has received increasing attention in recent years. A China’s study by CUHK Business School reveals details of the effect



When Less Is Not More: The Effect of Empty Space on Persuasion

Prof. Dai Xianchi and Prof. Robert Wyer, Department of Marketing, CUHK Business School

While empty space in advertising may convey elegance, it may not be an effective way to catch consumers’ attention.

Is China a Fat Tech Dragon?

Prof. Ma Xufei, Associate Professor of the Department of Management, CUHK Business School | 3 comments

In recent decade, China has been dedicating an unprecedented amount of funding to R&D. However, can these investments translate into technology innovation?  

What If Bots Collide and Collude in Setting Prices?

Dr. Rob Nicholls, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Business School | 3 comments

Conduct driven by algorithms is a challenge for competition law

The Future of Vanke After New SOE Alliance

Prof. Zhang Tianyu, Director of Center for Institutions and Governance, CUHK Business School | 6 comments

Chinese real estate giant fights off takeover bid with support of a government controlled company, but will this be a good thing in the long run?

Hong Kong’s Position in Qianhai: A Win-Win Game

Mrs.Regina Ip,Co-chair of the Maritime Silk Road Society | 7 comments

Hong Kong SMEs should collaborate with Qianhai to gain access to the mainland market and establish a bigger role in the Belt and Road Initiative, Regina Ip urges

When is the Best Time to Release a New Smartphone?

Dr. Sam Kirshner, UNSW Business School | 6 comments

Pent-up consumer demand can drive profits, but there are risks

Why Expanding Hong Kong Disneyland Is Important

Mr. Simon Lee, School of Accountancy, CUHK Business School | 9 comments

The controversy on the expansion plan of Hong Kong Disneyland has never stopped. However, the theme park can bring economic benefits to Hong Kong and enhance its competitiveness

How Robots Take Over Jobs in Financial Industry

Mr. David Ashton, Director of EY’s APAC Robotics Center of Excellence | 9 comments

Each disruptive technology catalyzes unparalleled challenges and opportunities. Robotics Process Automation is such a transformational technology for the financial industry

How Cross-Border Acquisitions Spark Economic Nationalism

Huang Hong, PhD Candidate, School of Accountancy, CUHK Business School | 2 comments

Collapse of deals during China's state-backed M&A surge in Europe and US reveals how governments resist foreign bids for domestic companies


Executive ownership guidelines are corporate polices mandating executive stock ownership in the firm. The study documents a dramatic increase in the adoption of executive ownership guidelines among large US firms in recent years and observes that significant post-adoption improvements in stock performance and increases in long-term investment among early adopters but not among recent adopters.

Prof. Ying Cao

Prof. Zhaoyang Gu

Prof. Yong George Yang

School of Accountancy

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