Yan Wang is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance and Acting Head of Accounting and Finance Research Group at Nottingham Business School.
Prior to join the Nottingham Business School, he has held Senior Lecturer and Lecturer positions at Leicester Castle Business School, DMU and University of Huddersfield.
Yan’s research interests are focused on corporate finance, corporate governance and sustainability and in particular board networks, executive compensation, disclosure, board diversity and CSR. Yan has articles published in leading international journals, such as the International Journal of Accounting, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Finance and Economics, European Management Review, International Marketing Review, Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, Accounting Research Journal, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Investment Management and Financial Innovations.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Industry costs of equity: Evidence from frontier markets (with Hourani, A., Demiralay, S., and McGroarty, F), International Review of Financial Analysis, 2023.
Board effect and the moderating role of CEO/CFO on corporate governance disclosure: evidence from East Africa (with Fulgence, S., Boateng, A., and Kwabi, F), The International Journal of Accounting, 2022.
Partisan political connections, ethnic tribalism, and firm performance (with Tawiah, V., and Zakari., A ), Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2022.
Antecedents of corporate social responsibility disclosure evidence from the UK Extractive and Retail Sector (with Yekini, K., Babajide, B., and Kessy, M), International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 2022.
The Effect of Vice-Chancellor Characteristics and Internal Governance Mechanisms on Voluntary Disclosures in UK Higher Education Institutions (with Elmagrhi, M., Ntim, C., Elamer, A., and Crossley, R), Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 2021.
Board Composition and Voluntary Risk Disclosure During Uncertainty (with Adelopo, I., Yekimi, K. and Maina, R.,), The International Journal of Accounting, 2021.
National culture, corporate governance and corruption: a cross-country analysis (with Boateng A, Ntim C and Glaister KW), International Journal of Finance and Economics, 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.
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.
Climate risks and net-zero solutions, Awarded by SAMS (The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies), Co-Investigator, 2022-2023.
Yan is currently the Editor of Cogent Business and Management and Associate Editor of Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society and Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting.
Yan is also an ad-hoc referee for a number of international journals, including Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International Business Review, Studies in Higher Education, Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, 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.
Executive Compensation, Board/directors Networks, Board Diversity, Governance Disclosure, Corporate Social Responsibility