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Dr. WANG Zheng


Associate Professor

13-225, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34425204
+852 34420349

Research Areas

Capital Market
Financial Reporting
Analyst Information


PhD - Accounting (University of Maryland)


Dr. Zheng Wang received her Ph.D degree in accounting from University of Maryland in US, her master degree in accounting and finance from London School of Economics in UK and her bachelor degree from Peking University in China. She is currently an associate professor in the department of accountancy of College of Business. Her research interests lie in the area of capital market, financial reporting and analyst information.

Research Grants

PI: "Effect of Customers’ Risk Factor Disclosures on their Supplier’s Relationship specific Investments and Investment Efficiency", General Research Fund (GRF) - Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Amount: $ 163,800 (2016-2018), Dr. Zheng Wang, Prof Jeong-Bon Kim and Dr. Chiu-Ting Tzu

PI: "The Impact of Major Customers' Income Smoothing on a Firm's Bank Loan Contracting", Strategic Research Grants (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong, Amount: HK$100,000 (2014-2015), Dr Wang Zheng and Prof Jeong-Bon Kim

PI: "The Dark Side of Overconfident CEOs: Do They Adversely Affect the Performance of their Suppliers?", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong, Amount: $79,238 (2012-2013), Dr Zheng Wang, Prof Jeong-Bon Kim and Dr Liandong Zhang

PI: "Off Balance Sheet Arrangements Using Special Purpose Vehicles and Stock Price Crash Risk", General Research Fund (GRF) - Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) , Amount: $198,868 (2011-2012), Dr Zheng Wang, Prof Jeong-Bon Kim and Dr Liandong Zhang

PI: "Bank Loan Contracting and Off Balance Sheet Financing Using Special Purpose Vehicles", Start-up Grant - City University of Hong Kong, Amount: $100,000 (2010-2012), Dr Zheng Wang


Journal Publications and Reviews

Qian, Cuili; Crilly, Donal; Wang, Ke; Wang, Zheng / Why Do Banks Favor Employee-Friendly Firms? A Stakeholder-Screening Perspective. April 2020; In: Organization Science.

Kim, Yongtae; Su, Lixin(Nancy); Wang, Zheng; Wu, Haibin / The Effect of Trade Secrets Law on Stock Price Synchronicity: Evidence from the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine. February 2020; In: The Accounting Review.

CHIU, Tzu-Ting; KIM, Jeong-Bon; WANG, Zheng / Customers’ Risk Factor Disclosures and Suppliers’ Investment Efficiency. 2019; In: Contemporary Accounting Research. Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 773–804

Lin, Yupeng; Mao, Ying; Wang, Zheng / Institutional Ownership, Peer Pressure, and Voluntary Disclosures. July 2018; In: The Accounting Review. Vol. 93, No. 4, pp. 283-308

Kim, Jeong-Bon; Song, Byron Y.; Wang, Zheng / Special purpose entities and bank loan contracting. January 2017; In: Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 74, pp. 133-152

KIM, JEONG-BON; WANG, ZHENG; ZHANG, LIANDONG / CEO Overconfidence and Stock Price Crash Risk. December 2016; In: Contemporary Accounting Research. Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 1720-1749

Radhakrishnan, Suresh; Wang, Zheng; Zhang, Yue / Customers' capital market information quality and suppliers' performance. October 2014; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 1690-1705

Wang, Zheng / Measuring investors' assessment of earnings persistence: Do investors see through smoothed earnings?. May 2014; In: Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 691-708

Sengupta, Partha; Wang, Zheng / Pricing of off-balance sheet debt: How do bond market participants use the footnote disclosures on operating leases and postretirement benefit plans?. September 2011; In: Accounting and Finance. Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 787-808

Conference Papers

Kim, Jeong-Bon; Lin, Yupeng; Mao, Ying; Wang, Zheng / Banking Market Consolidation and Tax Planning Intermediation: Evidence from Client Firm Tax Haven Operations. June 2019; 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (2019 CAAA Annual Conference), 30/05/2019 - 01/06/2019, Ottawa, Canada.

KIM, Eunhee; Radhakrishnan, Suresh; WANG, Zheng; ZHU, Xindong / Social Capital, Product Market Competition and Corporate Disclosure of Proprietary Information. April 2019; Seoul National University Accounting Seminar, 26/04/2019 - 26/04/2019, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Radhakrishnan, Suresh; Wang, Ke; Wang, Zheng / STAKEHOLDER ORIENTATION AND ACCOUNTING CONSERVATISM: EVIDENCE FROM A NATURAL EXPERIMENT. June 2018; 41st Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, EAA 2018, 30/05/2018 - 01/06/2018, Milano, Italy.

Chiu, Tzu-Ting; Kim, Jeong-bon; Wang, Zheng / Effect of Customers’ Risk Factor Disclosures on Suppliers’ Investment Efficiency. January 2016; 2016 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting, 22/01/2016 - 23/01/2016, Newport Beach, California, United States.

WANG, Zheng; KIM, Jeong-Bon; SONG, B / Special purpose entities and bank loan contracting. April 2015; 38th European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2015, 28/04/2015 - 30/04/2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

CHOI, J. H.; KIM, Jeong Bon; WANG, Z.; ZANG, Y. / Dynamic Auditor Competition and Audit Quality in Local Markets.. May 2013; 2013 Annual Congress of EAA., 06/05/2013 - 08/05/2013, Paris, France.

Kim, Jeong-Bon; Wang, Zheng; Xin, Baohua / Effect of Information Opacity and Business Complexity on Star Analyst Coverage. July 2010; 2010 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 31/07/2010 - 04/08/2010, San Francisco, United States.

Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works

Wang, Zheng / The role of analysts’ recommendation revisions in helping investors understand the valuation implications of announced earnings. December 2012; Transparency and governance in a global world. pp. 257-286

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