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Professor Joseph Fan

Professor Joseph Fan

Leading authority in Chinese corporate governance

Teaching ProgrammeFamily Office Management

Professor Joseph Fan is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at HKU ICB and also holds a professorship at UQ Business School. He brings extensive academic experience to both institutions. Prior to his current positions, he has had significant roles at CUHK (2004-2011), HKUST (1997-2004), and HKU (1996-1997). He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Pittsburgh, USA (1996), and a BA degree in economics from National Taiwan University (1985).

Joseph is a world leading researcher and an expert on the finance, governance, and organization of emerging market companies. He has published his research in a wide spectrum of renounced academic journals, including Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate FinanceJournal of BusinessJournal of Law and EconomicsJournal of LawEconomics, and OrganizationJournal of Comparative EconomicsJournal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research.

Joseph is one of the most cited researchers in finance globally – over 20,000 citations in Google Scholar. In particular, his co-authored research about ownership structures of East Asian companies has been named the 26th most cited article of all time published by Journal of Finance as of 2021. His another co-authored paper about political connections of Chinese firms published in Journal of Financial Economics has been named by Abacus (2018) as the 2nd most cited paper of all time on China finance and accounting topics. Joseph's research leadership is reflected by his long service on various editorial boards of international journals, including Journal of Corporate Finance and Management Science. His research insights are frequently quoted by global and regional medias, including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Nikkei Asian Review, and South China Morning Post.