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Lei Tao

Lecturer in Accounting

Lei Tao


  • Auditing, 
  • Financial Reporting, 
  • Corporate Governance, 
  • Public Sectors, 
  • Non-Profits


Room 278, Edith Morley, Whiteknights

Dr Lei Tao is a Lecturer in Accounting at Henley Business school, University of Reading

Dr Lei Tao holds a PhD in Accounting and MSc in Accounting and Finance from the Unviersity of Bath Management School. His primary interests include auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance. He has published in leading academic journals such as Accounting Business Research and Financial Accountability & Management. He welcomes applications from potential PhD candidates in relevant areas.

Reference: Bassyouny, H., Abdelfattah, T. and Tao, L. (2020) Beyond narrative disclosure tone: the upper echelons theory perspective. International Review of Financial Analysis, 70. 101499. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Reference: Greenwood, M. J. and Tao, L. (2020) Regulatory monitoring and university financial reporting quality: agency and resource dependence perspectives. Financial Accountability & Management. ISSN 1468-0408 doi:
Reference: Greenwood, M. J., Baylis, R. M. and Tao, L. (2017) Regulatory incentives and financial reporting quality in public healthcare organisations. Accounting and Business Research, 47 (7). pp. 831-855. ISSN 0001-4788 doi: