Professor Paul B. McGuinness
Chair in Accounting and Finance
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Sheffield University Management School
I am currently Chair in Accounting and Finance at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Prior to this appointment, I served as a Tenured Professor in the Department of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), holding the position of Department Chairman for two separate terms (Aug 2000 – Jul 2004; & Aug 2005 - Jul 2009) as well as Acting Chairman (Oct 1999 – July 2000). Before joining CUHK, I was a faculty member at the University of Warwick. While on leave from CUHK, I have held positions as the National Bank Chair of Finance at Victoria University of Wellington (1996), Head of Research at the Securities and Futures Commission (Jun - Dec 2000), and Visiting Professor, Macquarie University (Feb – Jun 2008). My research addresses issues in corporate finance, governance and Chinese equity markets.
- PhD (University of Leeds)
- M.Phil (University of Cambridge)
- BA Hons First Class (University of Newcastle)
- Research interests
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Markets
- China Finance
- Equity Markets
- The financial and prudential performance of Chinese banks and Fintech lenders in the era of digitalization. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
- Board member age, stock seasoning and the evolution of capital structure in Chinese firms. International Business Review, 30(3), 101769-101769.
- Does securities enforcement improve disclosure quality? An examination of Chinese listed companies' restatement activities. Journal of Corporate Finance, 67.
- Proactive government intervention, board gender balance, and stakeholder engagement in China and Europe. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 37(3), 719-762.
- Risk factor and use of proceeds declarations and their effects on IPO subscription, price ‘fixings’, liquidity and after-market returns. The European Journal of Finance, 25(12), 1122-1146.
- Beyond the board realm: women in senior management and their impact on IPO capital funding. British Journal of Management, 30(2), 389-414.
- IPO Firm Performance and Its Link with Board Officer Gender, Family-Ties and Other Demographics. Journal of Business Ethics, 152(2), 499-521.
- Credit scores and the performance of newly-listed stocks: an exploration of the Chinese A-share market. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 51(1), 79-111.
- Capital account reform and short- and long-run stock price leadership. The European Journal of Finance, 23(10), 916-945.
- The role of board gender and foreign ownership in the CSR performance of Chinese listed firms. Journal of Corporate Finance, 42, 75-99.
- Voluntary profit forecast disclosures, IPO pricing revisions and after-market earnings drift. International Review of Financial Analysis, 46, 70-83.
- Post-IPO performance and its association with subscription cascades and issuers’ strategic-political importance. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 46(2), 291-333.
- Gender and other major board characteristics in China: Explaining corporate dividend policy and governance. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32(4), 989-1038.