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Jeremy Eng-Tuck CHEAH

Associate Professor

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance

Role

Jeremy Cheah is Associate Professor of Crypto-Finance and Digital Investment at Nottingham Business School (NBS). He is also the Accounting and Finance Representative for REF2021 Outputs Team where he takes the lead coordination role for outputs published within the REF2021 cycle in preparation for REF2021 submission on behalf of the Accounting and Finance Department. As a member of the Research Strategy Group, he reports to the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of Accounting and Finance Research Group. Jeremy is also a line manager to four Lecturers/Senior Lecturers and he provides support to the Accounting and Finance Head of Department by managing the day-to-day line management duties and responsibilities such as setting appraisal objectives, appraising staff and observing colleague’s teaching. In addition, he coordinates the purchase of financial database for the Accounting and Finance Department, assists in recruitment of new staff and mentors early career researchers. As a co-module leader to the taught postgraduate for Research Methods module, he also teaches on the taught postgraduate Corporate Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Transformation Leadership and Development, undergraduate Business Research Project modules. He also acts as an academic mentor providing academic support to taught postgraduate students. Jeremy is an experienced teacher using the Inverse Research Questions Pyramid to help taught postgraduate students identify and construct research questions for their dissertation project.

Jeremy has brought in well over of £500,000 worth of internal and external grant funding, various sponsorships and awards. In particular, he was a recipient of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award worth £260,000 in 2018. He was also successful in securing an ESRC SCDTP funding for a post-doctoral fellow position and ESRC SCDTP PhD Scholarship funding both totalling up to £100,000 in 2019 and a JPA PhD scholarship from the Malaysian government to supervise a PhD student from Malaysia worth up to £180,000 in 2018. He also held further grants from ESRC training bursary, Santander Research Mobility Award and others amounting to about £10,000. In addition, Jeremy has won numerous awards including an award to study a Summer School module (Forecasting Financial Markets) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2006. He secured eight corporate sponsorships to attend seminars held by Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University faculty members from 2003 to 2008. He has also considerable amount of experience providing consultancy to both public and private organisations, including Birmingham City Council in the UK and Securities Commissions Malaysia.

He is also an active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of internationally well-ranked and reputable journals such as British Journal of Management (ABS-4*), Human Resource Management USA (ABS-4*), European Management Review (ABS-3*), International Business Review (ABS 2018-3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 2018-3*), International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of Business Research (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of Business Ethics (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of Financial Stability (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of International Markets, Institutions and Money (ABS 2018-3*), Physica A (ABS 2018-2*), Research in International Business and Finance (ABS 2018-2*), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (ABS 2018-2*), Economic Modelling (ABS 2018-2*),  Review of Financial Economics (ABS 2018-2*), Applied Economics (ABS 2018-2*), Applied Financial Economics (ABS 2018-2*), Journal of Multinational Financial Management (ABS 2018-2*), Management Research Review (ABS 2018-1*), PLOS One, Sage Open, Financial Innovation, International Review of Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets and Trade and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. He has also been invited to the prestigious 22th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) to be held in June 2020 in Korea as Chair to the Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Risk Management in Financial Technology stream.  He also sat on the Editorial Board of Heliyon in 2018-2019 and has acted as ad-hoc grant application reviewer for Danish Council for Independent Research and Czech Science Foundation.

Career overview

He joined NBS in August 2019 after spending almost three years at the Southampton Business School of the University of Southampton as Associate Professor of Finance. Prior to joining SBS, he had a short stint working in Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University (2016) as Reader in Finance. He also held various appointments including Lecturer in Finance at Sheffield University Management School, University of Sheffield (2011 to 2016) and Assistant Professor of Financial Markets at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (2003 to 2008). He began his academic career in 1999 as lecturer in various appointments in leading public and private universities, university colleges and colleges in Malaysia and has since also held visiting teaching appointments in Bulgaria, Greece and Singapore. He is also a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) since 2018.

Research areas

Jeremy has particular interests in financial markets especially in relation to digital finance and digital, investment and financial technology. In the past, he has published in the areas of corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing and he continues to publish in those areas. His publications have been included in regular as well as special issues in the European Journal of Operational Research (ABS 2018-4*), Human Resource Management USA (ABS 2018-4*), British Journal of Management (ABS 2018-4*), Economics Letters (ABS 2018-3*), Cambridge Journal of Economics (ABS 2018-3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 2018-3*) and Journal of Business Ethics (ABS 2018-3*) amongst others.

Selected Publications

Sung, M.-C., Mcdonald, D.C.J., Johnson, J., Tai, C.C. and Cheah, E.T. (2019) 'Improving Prediction Market Forecasts by Detecting and Correcting Possible Over-reaction to Price Movements', European Journal of Operational Research  vol. 272, no. 1, pp. 389-405. (ABS 2018-4*)

Cheah, E.T., Mishra, T., Parhi, M. and Zhang, Z. (2018) 'Long Memory Interdependency and Inefficiency in Bitcoin Markets', Economics Letters, vol. 167, pp. 18-25. (ABS 2018-3*)

Fry, J.M. and Cheah, E.T. (2016) ‘Negative Bubbles and Shocks in Cryptocurrency Markets’, International Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 47, pp. 343-352. (ABS 2018-3*)

Wood, G., Yin, S., Mazouz, K. and Cheah, E.T. (2016) “Foreign Direct Investment and Employment Rights in South-Eastern Europe” Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 40, iss. 1, pp. 141-163. (ABS 2018-3*)

Cheah, E.T. and Fry, J.M. (2015) ‘Speculative Bubbles in Bitcoin Markets? An Empirical Investigation into the Fundamental Value of Bitcoin’, Economics Letters, vol. 130, pp. 32-36. (ABS 2018-3*)

Wood, G., Yin, S., Mazouz, K. and Cheah, E.T. (2014) ‘Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging Markets to Africa: The HRM Context’, Human Resource Management (USA), vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 179-201. (ABS 2018-4*)

Cheah, E.T., D. Jamali, Johnson, J.E.V. and Sung, M.-C. (2011) ‘Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility Attitudes: The Demography of Socially Responsible Investors’, British Journal of Management, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 305-323. (ABS 2018-4*)

Cheah, E.T., Chan, W.L. and Chieng, C.L.L. (2007) ‘The Corporate Social Responsibility of Pharmaceutical Product Recalls: An Empirical Examination of U.S. and U.K. Markets’, Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 76, pp. 427-449. (ABS 2018-3*)

Chan, W.L., Cheah, E.T. and Montanheiro, L. (2016). CSR and pharmaceutical industry In A. Ortenblad (Ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context, Edward Elgar.

External activity

Jeremy has brought in well over of £500,000 worth of internal and external grant funding, various sponsorships and awards. In particular, he was a recipient of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award worth £260,000 in 2018. He was also successful in securing an ESRC SCDTP funding for a post-doctoral fellow position and ESRC SCDTP PhD Scholarship funding both totalling up to £100,000 in 2019 and a JPA PhD scholarship from the Malaysian government to supervise a PhD student from Malaysia worth up to £180,000 in 2018. He also held further grants from ESRC training bursary, Santander Research Mobility Award and others amounting to about £10,000. In addition, Jeremy has won numerous awards including an award to study a Summer School module (Forecasting Financial Markets) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2006. He secured eight corporate sponsorships to attend seminars held by Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University faculty members from 2003 to 2008. He has also considerable amount of experience providing consultancy to both public and private organisations, including Birmingham City Council in the UK and Securities Commissions Malaysia.

He is also an active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of internationally well-ranked and reputable journals such as British Journal of Management (ABS-4*), Human Resource Management USA (ABS-4*), European Management Review (ABS-3*), International Business Review (ABS 2018-3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 2018-3*), International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of Business Research (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of Business Ethics (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of Financial Stability (ABS 2018-3*), Journal of International Markets, Institutions and Money (ABS 2018-3*), Physica A (ABS 2018-2*), Research in International Business and Finance (ABS 2018-2*), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (ABS 2018-2*), Economic Modelling (ABS 2018-2*),  Review of Financial Economics (ABS 2018-2*), Applied Economics (ABS 2018-2*), Applied Financial Economics (ABS 2018-2*), Journal of Multinational Financial Management (ABS 2018-2*), Management Research Review (ABS 2018-1*), PLOS One, Sage Open, Financial Innovation, International Review of Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets and Trade and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. He has also been invited to the prestigious 22th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) to be held in June 2020 in Korea as Chair to the Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Risk Management in Financial Technology stream.  He also sat on the Editorial Board of Heliyon in 2018-2019 and has acted as ad-hoc grant application reviewer for Danish Council for Independent Research and Czech Science Foundation.

Sponsors and collaborators

Press expertise

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Crypto-Finance, Digital Finance, Digital Investment, Financial Technology, Financial Markets