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Keynote Speakers' Profiles: 2015 FBR International Symposium



Joseph P.H. Fan

Professor, School of Accountancy and Department of Finance

Co-Director, Institute of Economics and Finance

Deputy Director, Center for Institutions and Governance

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Research Interests: Corporate Governance; Corporate Finance; Organizational Economics; Particularly interested in how institutional factors interact with accounting, finance


Joseph Fan received Ph.D. in Finance from the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh. He is an expert in corporate finance and governance of emerging market firms. His recent research focus is family business governance, including his pioneer research on Asian family firm successions, marriage and network creation, and family trust ownership. He teaches corporate governance at the MBA and Ph.D. levels, and Family Business Governance in MBA and EMBA programs.


Professor Fan is one of the most well cited financial economists in Asia (almost 4000 citations from Google Scholar and 600+ cites in SSCI). He has published his research in world top academic journals including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis. He has won numerous research awards. His corporate governance and family business research has been featured by various business press, including The Economist, Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and South China Morning Post. He has often been invited to present his research and deliver lectures and speeches in prestigious conferences and academic and professional institutions.


Professor Fan has actively served the regional and global academic communities and international organizations. He is an advisory editor of Financial Management, associate editor of International Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. He has organized and co-organized numerous international conferences, served in numerous international conference committees, and served as a member of the Business Panel of Hong Kong Research Grant Council. He has consulting activities with the World Bank, OECD, and Asian Development Bank. Currently he serves as a member of the World Bank Doing Business advisory board.




Oliver Zhen Li

Professor of Accountancy

Business School

National University of Singapore


Professor Li joined the Accounting Department of the National University of Singapore in June, 2011. He obtained his PhD degree in Accountancy from the University of Arizona in 2003. Before joining NUS, he was an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame and an Associate Professor of Accountancy at the University of Arizona. Professor Li’s research interests include individual and corporate taxation, financial accounting, corporate finance and capital markets, cost of capital, corporate social responsibility disclosures, as well as various China-related topics. His research papers have been published in leading finance, accounting and economics journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research and National Tax Journal. His research has won many awards, such as the American Taxation Association Outstanding Manuscript Award, the American Taxation Association / PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award, and the American Accounting Association Southwest Regional Meeting Distinguished Paper Award. He has served on the editorial boards of journals such as Accounting Review and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. He regularly serves as a referee for many leading academic journals.  




Jason D. Shaw 

Chair Professor of Management

Co-Director, Centre for Leadership and Innovation

Faculty of Business

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Research Interests: Team Effectiveness, The Psychology of Pay, Organizational Turnover, and Person-Environment Congruence Issues.


Jason D. Shaw (Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is Chair Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Curtis L. Carlson School-wide Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and also served on the faculties of the University of Kentucky and Drexel University. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among other scientific outlets. He served as Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal from 2010 to 2013. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Managerial Issues. Professor Shaw previously served in elected leadership positions on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management and the Board of Governors of the Southern Management Association.

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