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Edward Lee is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester. His representative research outputs have been published in leading accounting academic journals on the UTD or FT list (e.g. Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organization and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies). With more than 50 publications, he also has research outputs in various other internationally excellent academic journals (e.g. Accounting Horizons, European Accounting Review, Financial Management, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Corporate Finance).
 
Edward currently serves as a Joint Editor-in-Chief of Accounting and Business Research, an internationally renowned academic journal in the accounting discipline. He also holds or held editorial position or board membership in several other accounting academic journals, including those affiliated with the AAA (American Accounting Association), BAFA (British Accounting and Finance Association), EAA (European Accounting Association), or various reputable Far East Asian universities. He is the Director of Postgraduate Research at the Accounting and Finance Division of the Alliance Manchester Business School. Furthermore, he has visiting positions at other esteemed universities such as Fudan University of Shanghai, China and Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. 
 
Edward's academic research addresses accounting issues with important policy relevance, and focuses on corporate disclosure and capital market accounting research. He also engages further with interdisciplinary research in corporate finance, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. With over 20 years of academic research, he has examined a wide array of topical issues ranging from the economic consequences of accounting standards and disclosure regulations to the capital market and information impact of anti-corruption, bank deregulations, demographic policy, financial crisis, industrial policies, and stock ownership reform. His recent research also addresses various accounting and finance topics relating to climate change, taxation, and the Chinese capital market.
 
Edward has co-supervised doctoral students who are now serving as faculty members in well-known US and Asian universities as well as UK Russell Group universities. His academic research impact is also evident through citations by publications in UTD or FT listed leading academic journals in the accounting discipline (e.g. Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organization and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies) or other disciplinary areas (e.g. Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Management Science, and Research Policy).
 
Selected publications in UTD or FT listed accounting journals:

(see Research output tab for other academic publications) 

Current editorial positions in academic journals:

Doctoral 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 Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Chu Yeong Lim, completed 2012, co-supervised with Asad Kausar and Martin Walker, now serving as Senior Lecturer, Division of Accounting, Nanyang Technological University, 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
  • Jenny Cleverton (DBA), completed 2015, Managing Director, Financial Services Organisation (London UK, Luxembourg)
  • 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, Accounting and Finance Dept., American University of Beirut, 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
  • Spyridon Gkikopoulos, completed 2023, co-supervised with Konstantinos Stathopoulos, now serving as Lecturer in Accounting, University of Manchester, UK
  • Huanzhen Yu, expected completion 2028, co-supervised with Viet Dang

Doctoral students examined:

  • Georgios Voulgaris, viva 2011, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Konstantinos Stathopoulos and Martin Walker, co-examined with Joanne Horton
  • Tuan Ho, viva 2012, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Norman Strong and Martin Walker, co-examined with Mark Clatworthy
  • Jun Gu, viva 2014, Lancaster University, UK, co-supervised by John O'Hanlon and Ken Peasnell, co-examined with Steven Young
  • Zhe Wen, viva 2015, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Susanne Espenlaub and Arif Khurshed, co-examined with Khelifa Mazouz
  • Ahmed Waqar, viva 2015, University of Warwick, UK, co-supervised by Alok Kumar and Richard Taffler, co-examined with Chendi Zhang 
  • Shuo Wang, viva 2016, University of Bristol, UK, co-supervised by Paula Hill and Adriana Korczak, co-examined with Mark Clatworthy
  • Sheehan Raman, viva 2016, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Thomas Schleicher and Martin Walker, co-examined with Niamh Brennan
  • Mengbing Ren, viva 2019, University of Warwick, UK, co-supervised by Guanming He and Richard Taffler, co-examined by Constantinou Antonio
  • Rui Ye, viva 2019, Cardiff University, UK, supervised by Jason Xiao, co-examined with Yusuf Karbhari
  • Irina Gazizova, viva 2020, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, co-supervised by Beatriz Garcia Osma and Juan Manuel Garcia Lara, co-examined iwth Hans Christensen and Josep Tribo
  • Yoann Martin (DBA), viva 2021, Paris Dauphine University, France, supervised by George Iatridis, co-examined with Gwenalie Nogatchewsky
  • Mengzhu Zhu, viva 2021, University of Bristol, UK, co-supervised by Mark Clatworthy and Tuan Ho, co-examined with Nikos Tsileponis
  • Pinkan Nareswari, viva 2021, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Wei Jiang and Andrew Stark, co-examined with Mark Clatworthy
  • Siqi Liu, viva 2022, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervisors Wei Jiang and Andrew Stark, co-examined with Giovanna Michelon
  • Akinsola Babalola (DBA), viva 2022, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Pam Stapleton, co-examined with Matthais Beck
  • Yang Li, viva 2022, University of Bristol, UK, co-supervised by Tuan Ho and Fangming Xu, co-examined with Nick Taylor
  • Candice Gomes (DBA), viva 2022, University of Manchester, UK, co-supervised by Chris Humphrey and Andrew Stark, co-examined with Vera Palea
  • Yang Dong, viva 2024, University of Liverpool, co-supervised by Minjoo Kim and X. Chen, co-examined with Sardar Ahmad

Supervision information

Applications from prospective students for PhD studies in the accounting and finance are welcomed, and especially if the proposed academic research relates to (1) corporate disclosure and capital market accounting research or (2) other interdisciplinary areas associated with corporate finance, corporate governance, or corporate social responsibility. Research proposals under these themes are especially encouraged if they are relevant to (i) topical ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues or (ii) interesting country-specific institutional factors of emerging economies such as China.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Joint Editor-in-Chief, Accounting and Business Research

2016 → …

Guest Faculty, Handelshogskolan i Stockholm - Stockholm School of Economics

2016 → …

Honorary Professor, Fudan University

2014 → …