People

Zhifang Zhang

Lecturer
EBS - Accounting
 Zhifang Zhang
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873167

  • Location

    EBS.3.126G, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911

Profile

Qualifications

  • B.A. Accounting and Finance Lancaster University (2011)

  • M.Sc. Management Science (Decision Science) London School of Economics and Political Science (2012)

  • M.Res. Accounting and Financial Management Lancaster University (2013)

  • Ph.D. Accounting and Finance Lancaster University (2017)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Accounting, The Accounting Group Essex Business School ( 1/9/2016 - present )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Corporate governance and executive compensation

Executive characteristics

International issues in accounting

Interdisciplinary research across accounting, corporate finance, international business and other disciplines

Current research

Compensation Consultant and CEO Pay: UK Evidence (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß Simon Peck, and Graham Sadler)

Conferences and presentations

Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation

EAA 40th Annual Congress (Valencia, Spain, 2017)

XII International Accounting Research Symposium (Madrid, Spain, 2016): Compensation Consultant and CEO Pay: UK Evidence (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß, Simon Peck, and Graham Sadler)

EAA 39th Annual Congress (Maastricht, Netherlands, 2016)

EAA 32nd Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting (Vaals, Netherlands, 2016): Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)

ESRC NWDTC AccFin Pathway Event: PhD Student Workshop in Finance and Accounting (Manchester, UK, 2015): Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)

ESRC NWDTC AccFin Pathway Event: PhD Student Workshop in Finance and Accounting (Lancaster, UK, 2014): Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation (with Martin Conyon, Lars Helge Haß and Skrålan Vergauwe)

Teaching and supervision

  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting (BE130)

  • Issues in Financial Reporting (BE150)

  • Accounting Project (BE936)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Conyon, MJ., Hass, LH., Peck, SI., Sadler, GV. and Zhang, Z., Do Compensation Consultants Drive Up CEO Pay? Evidence from UK Public Firms. British Journal of Management

Conyon, MJ., Hass, LH., Vergauwe, SN. and Zhang, Z., (2018). Foreign Experience and CEO Compensation. Journal of Corporate Finance

Haß, LH., Vergauwe, S. and Zhang, Z., (2017). State-ownership and bank loan contracting: evidence from corporate fraud. The European Journal of Finance, 1-22

Book chapters (1)

Hass, LH., M�ller, M. and Zhang, Z., (2015). Corporate fraud and bank loan contracting: Chinese evidence. In: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in China Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Institutional Reforms. Editors: Cumming, D., Firth, M., Hou, W. and Lee, E., . Palgrave Macmillan. 9781137412522

Contact

z.zhang@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873167

Location:

EBS.3.126G, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911