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Senior Lecturer in Finance


Woon Sau is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at The University of Edinburgh. He is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and was previously a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance at Cardiff Business School and a visiting scholar at Fordham University in the US. He holds an integrated BBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and MSc and PhD in Finance from Cardiff University.

Woon Sau's work has been published in international, peer-reviewed business and finance journals, including Journal of International Business Studies (ABS 4*;FT50; UTD24), Production and Operations Management (ABS 4; FT50; UTD24), Journal of Corporate Finance (ABS 4), Journal of Banking and Finance (ABS 3), Journal of Financial Markets (ABS 3), Journal of Empirical Finance (ABS 3), among others. His research has been featured on Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Regulation, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, Reuters, Bloomberg, Institutional Investors, etc. He regularly presents his research in major finance conferences, including the European Finance Association (EFA) annual conference, the FMA annual and regional conferences, among others. His research on bank stakeholder governance was awarded Best Paper in Financial Institutions at the 2016 FMA annual mmeting. 

Research Interests

  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Economic Policies
  • Intangible Assets 
  • Supply Chains

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