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23 March 2019

The 4th Junior Accounting Faculty Conference was Successfully Held in Lingnan University

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The 4th Junior Accounting Faculty Conference was successfully held in Lingnan University on 23 March, 2019.Following the first three conferences hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, this conference was hosted by the Department of Accountancy at Lingnan University. 57 scholars from seven government-funded public universities in Hong Kong gathered in Lingnan University and participated actively in such an fruitful academic conference.


Professor Nancy Su, the head of the Department of Accountancy of Lingnan University, in her opening remarks of this conference, expressed warm welcome to all those young scholars from various universities. Professor Su pointed out that the purpose of this conference is to strengthen exchanges and cooperation between accounting researchers in various universities, to understand the latest research trends and achievements in accounting, and to promote the development of accounting research.


Seven outstanding accounting researchers presented their research papers successfully during the conference. Heated discussions among scholars were conducted. The seven excellent presenters and their presented papers are:
Paper 1:  “Nuisance Shareholder Litigation and Unforgiving Auditors”
Dr. Szu-Fan Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Paper 2:   “Information Disclosure of Clinical Trials and Drug Development Cycles”
Dr. Kyungran Lee , The University of Hong Kong
Paper3:  “Banking Market Consolidation and Tax Planning Intermediation: Evidence from Tax Haven Operations of Client Firms”
Dr. Ying Mao, Lingnan University
Paper 4:  “Shareholder Litigation and Insider Trading: Evidence from Derivative Lawsuits”
Dr. Jonathan Nam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Paper 5:   "Auditor Liability and Investment Efficiency"
Dr. Teng Sun, City University of Hong Kong
Paper 6: “The Information Content of Cost Behavior Components: Evidence from Labor Market Flows”
Dr. Wongsunwai Wan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Paper 7:   “Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value:  International Evidence on the Role of Integrated Reporting”
Dr. Stephen Zhou, Hong Kong Baptist University


Professor Liu Liming, Dean of the Faculty of Business at Lingnan University, delivered closing remarks of the conference. He congratulated the Department of Accountancy of Lingnan University on successfully hosting the conference and thanked the participants from the sister universities for their support of the conference.


This meeting ended with everyone's praise. The excellent arrangement of the meeting were appreciated by all those participants. More importantly, the event has deepened the communications of accounting scholars in Hong Kong. The constructive feedback and valuable opinions in the conference will further promote the research work of scholars and benefit their research. As the organizer of the conference, the Department of Accountancy of Lingnan University wishes the research of all the accounting scholars to be fruitful.