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Dr Dan Zhou

Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management

Examinations Officer Postgraduate Taught Accounting

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  • Entrepreneurial Finance, 
  • Board of Directors, 
  • Corporate Innovation, 
  • Corporate Finance, 
  • Voluntary Disclosure


G31, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus

Dr Dan Zhou is a Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School and holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from Department of Finance, University of Birmingham.

Dr Dan Zhou is a Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School. She holds a PhD and a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the Department of Finance at the University of Birmingham, where she worked as a teaching assistant/associate staff. She also holds a BSc in Accounting (Chinese Certified Accountant) from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China.

Her areas of research interest include private equity, venture capital, buyouts, crowdfunding, board of directors, corporate innovation, voluntary disclosure, and corporate finance. Her research has been published in Journal of Corporate Finance, British Journal of Management, European Journal of Finance, etc. She also served as reviewer for Journal of Banking and Finance and British Accounting Review.

Reference: Matthews, L., Heyden, M. L. M. and Zhou, D. (2022) Paradoxical transparency? Capital market responses to exploration and exploitation disclosure. Research Policy, 51 (1). 104396. ISSN 0048-7333 doi:
Reference: Li, Z., Wang, B., Wu, T. and Zhou, D. (2021) The influence of qualified foreign institutional investors on internal control quality: evidence from China. International Review of Financial Analysis. ISSN 1057-5219 (In Press)
Reference: Jelic, R., Zhou, D. and Ahmad, W. (2020) Do stressed PE firms misbehave? Journal of Corporate Finance. 101798. ISSN 0929-1199 doi:
Reference: Li, H. and Zhou, D. (2019) The impact of possible-offer announcements on the wealth effect of target firms. European Journal of Finance, 25 (15). pp. 1440-1461. ISSN 1466-4364 doi:
Reference: Jelic, R., Zhou, D. and Wright, M. (2019) Sustaining the buyout governance model: inside secondary management buyout boards. British Journal of Management, 30 (1). pp. 30-52. ISSN 1467-8551 doi:
Reference: Zhou, D. , Jelic, R. and Wright, W. (2014) SMBOs: buying time or improving performance? Managerial and Decision Economics, 35 (2). pp. 88-102. ISSN 1099-1468 doi:

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