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Yudan Zheng

Associate Professor of Finance

B.A., Xiamen University (China)M.B.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Description

Dr. Yudan Zheng received her MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2007. Her research interests are in the area of corporate finance with a focus on corporate governance, institutional investors, and executive compensation. Her papers appear in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Managerial Finance, International Journal of Business Strategy, International Journal of Business, and were presented at a number of universities and major finance conferences. She also serves as a reviewer for several academic journals. Her teaching responsibilities include financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, and quantitative analysis.

Specialties

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Institutional Investors, Executive Compensation, Financial Markets and Institutions, Quantitative Analysis

Publications

Author, “Heterogeneous Institutional Investors and CEO Compensation,” published in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Author, “The Effect of CEO Tenure on CEO Compensation: Evidence from Inside CEOs vs. Outside CEOs,” published in Managerial Finance
Co-author, “Strategies for Effective Teaching of Business in Higher Education: an Empirical Study,” published in International Journal of Business Strategy
Co-author, “The Effects of Option Incentives on Backdating and Earnings Management,” published in International Journal of Business
Co-author, “Does Changing Governance Alone Result in Better Firm Performance?,” to be published in Financial Decisions
Author, “The Effect of Option Incentives on Research and Development Investment,” to be published in International Journal of Applied Management Science
Co-author, “The Effects of Option Incentives on Backdating and Earnings Management,” published in the Wharton School 2010 Global Conference Proceedings
Co-author, “The Effects of Option Incentives on Backdating and Earnings Management,” published in Northeast Business & Economics Association 37th Annual Meeting Proceedings

Honors/Awards

  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Research Excellence
  • Best Paper Award Nomination, Northeast Business & Economics Association 37th Annual Meeting
  • Recipient, Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University
  • Recipient, Summer Doctoral Research Award, Rutgers University
  • Recipient, Doctoral Scholarship, Rutgers University

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Finance Association
  • Member, Financial Management Association
  • Member, Eastern Finance Association
  • Member, Northeast Business & Economics Association
  • Program Committee Member, Financial Management Association (2008, 2012)
  • Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA) 37th Annual Meeting Track Chair (2010)

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