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Associate Professor of Accounting
PhD of Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas
Areas of Expertise:
Artificial Intelligence, Banking, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Internet
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    Associate Professor of Accounting
    PhD of Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas

    Areas of Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, Banking, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Internet


    Dr. Zhang Weining is an Associate Professor of Accounting at CKGSB. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010. Before joining CKGSB in 2012, Dr. Zhang served as a faculty member at the Business School of National University of Singapore. His research interests include financial analyses, corporate disclosure, investor relationship management, corporate governance, internet platform business, and strategic financial management. He also works with Development Research Center of the State Council of China and Energy Fund of US on research projects.

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    • Chuang
    • EE
    • EMBA
    • Chinese MBA
    • English MBA
    • Global Programs
    • 2017 IBM Global Faculty Award
    • The 2015 Outstanding Researcher Award (CKGSB)
    • The Best Paper Award of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) 2014
    • Consortium Fellow at AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium 2008
    • Consortium Fellow at AAA FARS Doctoral Consortium 2008
    • Multidimensional Connections, 2015 
    • Tencent IEG: IP strategy enabled by the internet power, 2016
    • From Online Ticketing to Pan-Entertainment, 2016
    • Everstring: Big Data Accurately Screens the Next Customer, 2016
    • JStyle: From Paper Media to E-Commerce Content Firm, 2016
    • Toutiao: “All you care about is the headline!”, 2017
    • IBM’s Strategic Transformation: The Age of “Cognitive Business”,  2017
  • Selected Publications:

    • “Restrictions on Managers’ Outside Employment Opportunities and Asymmetric Disclosure of Bad versus Good News”, with Ashiq Ali and Ningzhong Li. Forthcoming at The Accounting Review.
    • “Management Team Incentive Dispersion and Firm Performance”, with Robert Bushman and Zhonglan Dai. The Accounting Review, Vol. 91, 2016.
    • “An Evaluation of Chinese Firms’ Profitability: 2005-2013”, with Jing Liu and James Ohlson. Accounting Horizon, Vol 29, 2015.
    • “CEO Tenure and Earnings Management”, with Ashiq Ali.Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 59, 2015.
    • “Discussion of Board Interlocks and the Diffusion of Disclosure Policy”. Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2014.
    • “Executive Pay-Performance Sensitivity and Litigation”, with Zhonglan Dai and Li Jin. Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 31, Issue 1, Spring 2014.
    • “Do Institutional Investors Pay Attention to Customer Satisfaction and Why?”, with Xueming Luo, Ran Zhang and Jaakko Aspara. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Vol. 42, Issue 2, March 2014.
    • “Voluntary Disclosure and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from the 2005 Securities Offering Reform”, with Nemit O. Shroff, Amy X. Sun, and Hal D. White. Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 51 No. 5 December 2013.
    • “Earnings Restatements and Differential Timeliness of Accounting Conservatism”, with Michael Ettredge and Ying Huang. Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 54, Issue 2, 2012 (Lead article).
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February 19, 2020

Dear all students, staff and members of the CKGSB community,

As the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 is still ongoing, I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. The safety of our staff and students are our top priority at this point, which is why all staff members will work remotely for the time being. In addition, we will offer online learning to our students, in order to continue our curriculum offering, and provide a series of webinars for the wider community on relevant topics.

Fundamental to the core of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’ (CKGSB) vision is to cultivate transformative business leaders with a strong sense of social responsibility. To this extent, I’m extremely proud to see the CKGSB community coming together in recent weeks to provide support through donations big and small. Meanwhile, our professors are examining the economic and social impact of the virus and will continue to release data and analysis in the coming weeks.

We will continue to support relief efforts and work together with government agencies, private corporations and international organizations in a meaningful way. Our thoughts and wishes are with all of the people affected by the COVID-19.


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