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Dr Jessica Yang

Associate Professor in Accounting and Financial Management

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Specialisms

  • Corporate Governance, 
  • Auditing, 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, 
  • Behavioural Finance, 
  • Banking and Financial Services, 
  • High-technology, 
  • Europe, 
  • Emerging countries

Location

259, Edith Morley, Whiteknights

Dr Jessica Yang began her career as a graduate audit trainee with one of the Big 4 accounting firms and became a qualified accountant. After receiving a full scholarship, she moved into doing her PhD in Corporate Governance and lecturing at universities. She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Her principal research interests are in the areas of:

  1. Corporate governance, accountability and social and environmental responsibility, focusing on the role of the audit and remuneration committee, board diversity, and risk management.
  2. Corporate disclosures and communications: Sign and argumentation, storytelling and visualisation in accounting narratives, especially focusing on the effectiveness in communications through the use of social media and big data.

Jessica is currently supervising 6 PhD students and willing to consider the supervision of doctoral students with keen interests in such research areas. Jessica is an editorial advisor of the journal of “Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society” and a reviewer for several leading corporate governance journals. She serves as an External Examiner for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes at several UK universities. She sits on various boards of professional accounting bodies.

Reference: Liu, Y. S. and Yang, J. (2018) A longitudinal analysis of corporate greenhouse gas disclosure strategy. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 18 (2). pp. 317-330. ISSN 1472-0701 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-11-2016-0213
Reference: Yang, J. H. and Liu, S. (2017) Accounting narratives and impression management on social media. Accounting and Business Research, 47 (6). pp. 673-694. ISSN 0001-4788 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00014788.2017.1322936
Reference: Liu, S. , Zhou, X. , Yang, J. and Hoepner, A. (2017) Corporate carbon emission and financial performance: does carbon disclosure mediate the relationship in the UK? In: European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2017, 10-12, May, 2017, Valencia, Spain. (In Press)
Reference: Liu, S. and Yang, J. (2016) Responding to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and Climate Change Act: an empirical analysis of corporate longitudinal carbon disclosure strategy. In: 39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress.
Reference: Sarbo, J. J. and Yang, J. (2015) A semiotic approach to critical reasoning. Information and Knowledge Management in Complex Systems, 449. pp. 10-19. ISSN 1868-4238 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16274-4_2
Reference: Abdaless, S. and Yang, J. (2015) A structuration theory perspective on the institutional change in Higher Education sector. In: British Academy of Mangement Conference, 8 - 10 September 2015, Portsmouth, UK.
Reference: Kakabadse, N. K. , Figueira, C., Nicolopoulou, K., Yang, J. H. , Kakabadse, A. P. and Ozbilgin, M. F. (2015) Gender diversity and board performance: women's experiences and perspectives. Human Resource Management, 54 (2). pp. 265-281. ISSN 1099-050X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21694
Reference: Liu, Y. S. and Yang, J. (2014) Progress report on longitudinal and cross-sectional study of carbon disclosure strategies: evidence from UK listed companies. In: Emerging Scholar Consortium on Social and Environmental Accounting, IESEG, 22 September 2014, IÉSEG School of Management, Lille, France. (Liu, Y. and Yang, J. (2014). Progress report on longitudinal and cross-sectional study of carbon disclosure strategies: evidence from UK listed companies. Emerging Scholar Consortium on Social and Environmental Accounting, IESEG.)
Reference: Liu, Y. S. and Yang, J. (2014) A longitudinal study of carbon disclosure strategy: evidence from utility, energy and mining industries in the UK. In: 26th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 26 - 29 August 2014, St Andrews, Scotland. (Liu, Y. and Yang, J. (2014). A Longitudinal Study of Carbon Disclosure Strategy: Evidence from Utility, Energy and Mining Industries in the UK. International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of St Andrews.)
Reference: Yang, J. H. and Kakabadse, N. (2013) How Chinese styled executive remuneration works: evidence from Chinese red-chips. In: Kakabadse, A. and Van den Berghe, L. (eds.) How to Make Boards Work: An International Overview,. Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 75-94. ISBN 9781137275691
Reference: Yang, J. and Liu, Y. (2013) Responding to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme: an empirical analysis of corporate carbon disclosure strategy. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Liverpool.
Reference: Yang, J. H. , Kakabadse, N. and Lozovskyi, D. (2013) International financial reporting standards (IFRS) as a change agent in Ukraine. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 2 (3). pp. 139-151. ISSN 2220-9352
Reference: Yu, E. and Yang, J. (2011) Paying for long-term performance: restructuring bankers’ pay for risk regulation. In: British Academy of Management Conference, 13-15 September 2011, Aston University, Birmingham.
Reference: Yang, J. and Kakabadse, N. (2011) The post-financial crisis challenges for corporate governance and banking reform in China. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, 13-15 September 2011, Aston University, Birmingham.
Reference: Yang, J. and Kakabadse, N. (2011) State capitalism and social responsibility in China's banking industry. In: EABIS 10th Annual Colloquium, Wednesday 26 October 2011 - Friday 28 October 2011, Fontainebleau, France.
Reference: Yu, P., Yang, J. H. and Kakabadse, N. K. (2011) Developing “Best Practices” for bankers’ pay in line with Basel III. Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions, 1 (3). pp. 7-16. ISSN 2077-429
Reference: Yang, J. H. and Kakabadse, N. K. (2011) The financial system reform in China: the lesson learnt from the global financial crisis. Corporate Ownership and Control, 8 (4). pp. 56-63. ISSN 1727-9232
Reference: Yang, J. and Kakabadse, N. (2010) Global financial crisis: implications for Chinese corporate governance. In: British Academy of Management Conference, 14 - 16 September 2010, University of Sheffield.
Reference: Kakabadse, N. K. , Yang, H. and Sanders, R. (2010) The effectiveness of non-executive directors in Chinese state-owned enterprises. Management Decision, 48 (7). pp. 1063-1079. ISSN 0025-1747 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/00251741011068770
Reference: Kakabadse, N., Yang, H. and Sanders, R. (2009) The recruitment and evaluation of Boards of Directors in China. In: Kakabadse, A. and Kakabadse, N. (eds.) Global boards: one desire, many realities. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 236-265. ISBN 9780230212121
Reference: Yang, H. , Kakabadse, N. K. and Sander, R. (2008) Training, education and evaluation of board of directors in Chinese SOEs. In: European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) 7th Annual Colloquium, Cranfield School of Management .

Business Finance

This module aims to introduce students to the nature of business finance and its role in business decision-making and provide a suitable foundation for advanced study....

Module code: MMM041

Module convenor for Business Finance and Advanced Business Finance for both UG and PG Accounting programmes.

Research Supervision

I am supervising 6 PhD Students as the first supervisor.

Yang Liu - 01/2012

“A Longitudinal Study of UK Carbon Emission Disclosure Strategy and its Association with Corporate Environmental Reputation and Financial Performance: Evidence from 2002-2012”

Sara Abdaless - 09/2012

“The Role of Accounting as a Structure of Significance in Facilitate Change towards Sustainability: Evidence from a UK University”

Chao Zhang (PT) - 04/2012

An Empirical Study of CEO Remunerations and Political Promotion: Evidence from China’s State-Owned Enterprises

Yasir AlBalushi - 09/2014

“The Association between Audit Committee Multiple Directorships and Industry Expertise on the Internal Controls over the Financial Reporting: the Case of Sultanate of Oman”

Siwen Liu - 10/2014

“A Semiotic Approach to Evaluating the Understandability of Corporate Disclosures”

Calvin Machaya - 10/2015

"The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Financial Performance within the Mining Sector: An International Perspective"

2015 Erasmus+ mobility Grant (€1,300)

2015 UROP Grant (£1320) Sole Principal Investigator

Research Project Title: Social Media Disclosures: A study of corporate use of Twitter.

2011 - 2012 Start-up Research Grant (£2000) Sole Principal Investigator

Research Project Title: Mind the Pension Gap: A Systematic Literature Review of the Financial Capability Needs for UK Pre-Retiree Market.