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Yan Wang

Associate Professor

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance


Yan Wang is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Business School.

Career overview

Prior to join the Nottingham Business School, he has held Senior Lecturer and Lecturer positions at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University and University of Huddersfield.

Research areas

Yan’s research interests are focused on empirical corporate finance or corporate governance and in particular CEO/director networks, executive compensation, board diversity and CSR. Yan has articles published in leading international journals, such as the International Review of Financial Analysis, European Management Review, International Marketing Review, Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, Accounting Research Journal, Investment Management and Financial Innovations.

Peer Reviewed Publications

National culture, corporate governance and corruption: a cross-country analysis (with Boateng A, Ntim C  and Glaister KW), International Journal of Finance and Economics, forthcoming 2020.

Board of directors network centrality and environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance (with M A Harjoto), Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, 2020.

Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Firm Performance: Evidence from the Emerging Market Following the Revised CG Code (with Abbasi, K, Babajide, B and Yekini, K), Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, 2019.

Post-regulation effect on factors driving environmental disclosures among Chinese listed firms (with Yekini, K., Adelopo, I., and Song, S.), Accounting Research Journal, 2019.

Corporate Governance Disclosure Index–Executive Pay Nexus: The Moderating Effect of Governance Mechanisms (with Elmagrhi, M. H., Ntim, C., Abdou, H. A., & Zalata, A), European Management Review, 2018.

Explaining the surge in M&A as an entry mode: Home country and cultural influences (with Boateng, A., Du, M., Wang, C., & Mohammad, A.), International Marketing Review, 2017.

Prediction of financial strength ratings using machine learning and conventional techniques (with Abdou, H. A., Abdallah, W. M., Mulkeen, J., & Ntim, C. G.,), Investment Management and Financial Innovation, 2017.

Antecedents of Voluntary Corporate Governance Disclosure: A Post-2007/08 Financial Crisis Evidence from the Influential UK Combined Code (with Elmagrhi, M., & Ntim G. C.,) Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, 2016.

On the efficiency of the global gold markets (with Ntim, G. C., English, J., & Nwachukwu, J.,), International Review of Financial Analysis, 2015.

Financial Development and Economic Growth in China (with Li, X., Abdou, H., & Ntim, G. C.,), Investment management and Financial Innovations, 2015.

Current External Research Grant Award

Board Diversity, Risk Disclosure and Performance in UK Higher Education Institutions, Awarded by British Academy of Management, Principal-Investigator, 2019-2020.

External activity

Yan is currently the Editor of Cogent Business and Management Journal, Taylors and Francis Group.

Yan is also an ad-hoc referee for a number of international journals, including International Business Review, Studies in Higher Education, Accounting Research Journal, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, African Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, etc.