Dr Hao Lan

EBS - Accounting
Dr Hao Lan



Hao Lan is a Lecturer in Accounting at Essex Business School. He holds a BSc in Sociology from Shandong University in China, a MSc in Accounting, Finance and Management (Distinction) from the University of Bristol, and a PhD in Accounting and Financial Management from King’s Business School, King’s College London. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of empirical corporate finance, particularly in corporate disclosure, financial text analysis, financial intermediaries, and investment banking relations.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Corporate Finance

Open to supervise

Financial Text Analysis

Open to supervise

Financial Reporting

Open to supervise


Journal articles (4)

Sheng, J., Lee, YH. and Lan, H., (2023). Parasocial relationships with micro-influencers: do sponsorship disclosure and electronic word-of-mouth disrupt?. Internet Research

Lan, H. and Sheng, J., (2023). In anticipation of a downturn: The role of impression management in buffering against failure. Industrial Marketing Management. 115, 355-367

Yuan, S., Lan, H. and Seufert, JH., (2020). FRC intervention, financial reporting quality and due diligence. Research in International Business and Finance. 52, 101128-101128

Sheng, J. and Lan, H., (2019). Business failure and mass media: An analysis of media exposure in the context of delisting event. Journal of Business Research. 97, 316-323

Reports and Papers (1)

Florou, A., Lan, H. and Wang, M., (2021). The Role of Co-Authorship in Analyst Rankings

Grants and funding


Does the Disclosure of Corporate Site Visits Add Value to Capital Markets

British Academy

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EBS.3.25, Colchester Campus

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