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Dr Hang Le

BA (NEU_Vietnam), MSc (Durham), PhD (Durham), PGCHE (Nottingham Trent University)
Associate Professor in Finance

Division: Finance, Risk and Banking
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466075
Location: C33 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Hang Le is an Associate Professor in Finance. Her research is in the area of corporate finance, in particular corporate diversification, corporate investment policies, insider trading, and corporate restructuring. She has published in a number of leading journals including British Journal of Management, Financial Review, European Financial Management and European Journal of Finance. She has acted as a reviewer for various journals, publishers and funding bodies.

She is also an external examiner for the Accounting and Finance UG Programmes at University of Bath Management School.

Research Interests
Corporate diversification, Corporate investment policies, Insider trading, and Corporate restructuring.

Administrative Roles
Director of Doctoral Programmes
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Capital Market Analysis (N14205)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
My research is in the area of corporate finance. I welcome PhD applications in the areas of corporate diversification, investment, insider trading and corporate restructuring.

I have acted as reviewer for British Journal of Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Policy Modelling, Economic Issue, Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, The Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference.

I have also acted as book reviewer for Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson Education,

I have also reviewed funding applications for The Leverhulme Trust and The Social Sciences and Humanity Research Council of Canada.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Ishrar Kibria
Phuong Nguyen
Tanvir Nabi Khan
Thien Kim Nguyen

Older Publications

Older Publications

Journal Articles

Ataullah, A.; Davidson, I.; Le, H. (2013), "Corporate diversification, information asymmetry and insiders' trading", British Journal of Management, Vol.25 (2), pp. 228-251.

Le, H.; Brewster, C.; Dermirbag, M.; Wood, G. (2013), "Management compensation systems in MNC's and domestic firms: cross-national empirical evidence", Management International Review, Vol.53 (5), pp. 741-762.

Dibben, P.; Wood, G.; Le, H.; Williams, C. (2011), "MNC's in post-socialist economies: investment decisions and the regulation of employment", Human Resource Management Journal(UK), Vol.21 (4), pp. 379-394.

Ataullah, A.; Davidson, I.; Le, H. (2010), "Large shareholders, the Board of Directors and the allocation of cash proceeds from corporate asset sell-offs", European Financial Management, Vol.16 (2), pp. 271-295, DOI:10.1111/j.1468-036X.2008.00447.x.

Ataullah, A.; Le, H. (2006), "Economic reforms and bank efficiency in developing countries: the case of the Indian banking industry", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.16, pp. 653-663.

Ataullah, A.; Cockerill, T.; Le, H. (2004), "Financial liberalization and bank efficiency: a comparative analysis of India and Pakistan", Applied Economics, Vol.36 (17), pp. 1915-1924.

Ataullah, A.; Le, H. (2004), "Financial repression and liability of foreigness in developing countries", Applied Economics Letters, Vol.11 (9), pp.PP. 545-549.

Chapters in Books

Ataullah, A.; Le, H. (2004), "Inward foreign direct investment and economic growth in devleoping countries", in McDonald, F, Mayers, M and Buck, T (ed) The Process of Internationalization, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Tokbolat, Y, Thompson, S, Le, H, (2018), "Shareholder voting in mergers and acquisitions: evidence from the UK", European Journal of Finance, pp.1-21.

Ataullah, A.; Goergen, M.; Le, H. (2014), "Insider Trading and Financing Constraints", Financial Review (US), Vol.149 (4), pp. 685-712.

Ataullah, A.; Le, H.; Sahota, A. (2014), "Employee Productivity, Employment Growth and the Cross-border Acquisitions by Emerging Market Firms", Human Resource Management (USA), Vol.53 (6), pp. 987-1004.



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