2016 Xiamen University Accounting & Finance Symposium


2016 Xiamen University Accounting & Finance Symposium

12-15 July 2016, Xiamen, China



Xiamen University (School of Management & Institute for Financial & Accounting Studies & Center for Accounting Studies)


Mr. Lei Gu+86-592-2187139glei@xmu.edu.cnRoom Jiageng2-301


Founded in 1921, Xiamen University is the only “211 Project” and “985 Project” university in Southeast area of China. School of Management of Xiamen University (SMXMU) is one of the most comprehensive and competitive business schools in China and was ranked No. 3 by the National Business Administration Discipline Evaluation. The Institute for Financial & Accounting Studies, established in 2005, is the only “985 Project” platform in accounting and finance designated by China’s Ministry of Education. Center for Accounting Studies of Xiamen University, funded jointly with China’s Ministry of Finance in 2000, is one of the “Key Research Institutes” approved by China’s Ministry of Education.

This research symposium endeavors to bring together scholars worldwide to exchange research ideas and to build collaborative relationships among them. It also aims to provide a friendly platform for emerging scholars to obtain constructive feedback from senior researchers in their research fields.


Preliminary Program

7.12 Tues.

17:00-18:30 Dinner @ Yifulou

19:00-21:30 Evening Activity :tour around Xiamen Island

7.13 Wed. (Qunxian2-204 )

8:30-8:45 Opening remark

8:45-10:15 Plenary presentation I, Michelle Hanlon, Topic :Where are we and where are we going? One person’s view of the literature/Advice to authors: An editor’s perspective

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Plenary presentation II, Hong Xie, Topic: Political ideology and audit pricing

   12:15-2:00 Lunch break @yifulou

2:00-3:00Paper presentation I, “Circle of lies: the role of cash holdings” by Zengyuan Sun (Discussant Nancy Su)

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15-4:15 Paper presentation II, “Financial instruments measured at fair values and tax aggressiveness” by Zhen Zheng (Discussant Travis Chow)

4:15-4:30 Coffee break

4:30-5:30pm Paper presentation III, “Do politically-connected firms undertake less environmental responsibility?Firm-level evidence from polluting industries in China” by Hongjun Wu (Discussant Yanju Liu)

       6:30-8:30 Dinner, location Flavor restaurant MinNan Local

7.14 Thur. (Jiageng2-208)

8:30-10:00Plenary presentation III, Michelle Hanlon, Topic: Real Effects of Accounting

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00Plenary presentation IV, James S. Ang, Topic : Corporate Finance Theory for the Entrepreneurial Firm

  12:00-2:00 Lunch break @yifulou

2:00-3:00 Paper presentation IV, “Social media and corporate governance: Acquisition under negative reactions from small investors” by Chaopeng Wu (Discussant HuaXin)

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15-4:15Paper presentation V, “The competitive effects of rivals' earnings news on Initial Public Offerings” by Tony Ruan (Discussant Bin Li)

       5:00-6:30 Campus tour led by Mr. Gu

     7.15 Fri. (Jiageng2-208)

8:30-10:00Plenary presentation V, Donghui Wu, Topic :Auditing Research in China

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00Plenary presentation VI, Michelle Hanlon, Topic : Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion, and Reputation

  12:00-2:00 Lunch break @Yifulou


Plenary Speakers

Prof. Michelle Hanlon, Howard W. Johnson Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, Co-Editor of Journal of Accounting & Economics.

Prof. James S. Ang, The Bank of America Eminent Scholar, Florida State University

Prof. Hong Xie, University of Kentucky

Prof. Donghui Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Paper Discussants

Dr. Travis Chow, Singapore Management University

Dr. Bin Li, University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Yanju Liu, Singapore Management University

Dr. Nancy Su, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Hua (Christine) Xin, University of Louisville