BA (NEU_Vietnam), MSc (Durham), PhD (Durham), PGCHE (Nottingham Trent University)
Associate Professor in Finance
Department: Finance, Risk and Banking
Centre/Institute: Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences
+44 (0) 115 8466075
C33 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)
Hang Le is an Associate Professor in Finance. Her research focuses on corporate finance and the link between finance, labour, corporate governance and employment/shareholder institutional regimes. She has published in the areas of corporate diversification, investment, restructuring (M&As, sell-off) and insider trading in a number of leading journals (British Journal of Management, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisations, Financial Review, European Financial Management, Cambridge Journal of Economics and European Journal of Finance). She has acted as a reviewer for various journals, publishers and funding bodies (The Social Sciences and Humanity Research Council of Canada, The Leverhulme Trust - British Academy). Hang is an editor for Annals of Corporate Governance, which is published under the auspices of the International Corporate Governance Society (https://www.nowpublishers.com/ACG).
Hang is passionate about teaching and developing innovative teaching methods. She is the winner of the prestigious Lord Dearing Award 2019 in recognition of her high-quality teaching. She was also nominated for the 2019 Times Higher Education 'Most Innovative Teacher of the Year' award.
Hang serves as an external examiner for the Accounting and Finance UG Programmes at University of Bath Management School.
Hang has successfully supervised doctorate students (six to completion) in the area of CEO overconfidence and narcissism, board of directors, bank systemic risk, shareholder voting, shareholder herding behaviours, shareholder activism, corporate innovation, and corporate network using quantitative and experimental methods. She welcomes applications to study for a doctoral degree in finance who have strong quantitative background (e.g. economics, finance, accounting and maths) and have good knowledge of one of the following software packages/programming languages (R, Python, STATA or Matlab). Please email her to discuss research proposals.
Areas of Expertise
Corporate diversification, Corporate investment policies, Insider trading, and Corporate restructuring.
School Committee Memberships
|Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (Formerly RD)
|School Management Group
|School Teaching and Learning Committee
Capital Market Analysis
My research is in the area of corporate finance and the link between finance, labour, environmental responsibilities, corporate governance and employment/shareholder institutional regimes.
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, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, International Journal of the Economics of Business, the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, the Financial Management Association European Conference.
My research has received attention from practitioners and media (in prints, TV and online coverage including Business Live, the Independent, the Herald, the Scotsman, GB News), and organisations such as the Equality Trust, the Resolution Foundation.
I am an editor for Annals of Corporate Governance, which is published under the auspices of the International Corporate Governance Society (https://www.nowpublishers.com/ACG).
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.
Hang is currently supervising the following Research Students:
Thien Kim Nguyen
The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.
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