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Dr Cheng ZENG
  • Assistant Professor
University of Manchester
2766 4072
Research Area:

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Political and regulatory influences on financial reporting
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Valuation models
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting

Cheng (Colin) Zeng is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining PolyU, Colin held a lecturer position at the University of Bristol and a senior lecturer position at the University of Manchester. He has a broad research interest in accounting, finance and economics, such as political and regulatory influences on financial reporting, International Financial Reporting Standards, valuation models, and corporate social responsibility reporting. Colin's research has been published in Accounting, Organizations & SocietyEuropean Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, The International Journal of Accounting, among others. Colin also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of journals, including The Accounting Review and Journal of International Business Studies.

Tan, Y. C., Xiao, J., Zeng, C., & Zou, H. (2020). What's in a name? The valuation effect of directors' sharing of surnames. Journal of Banking & Finance (forthcoming) 

Lim, C. Y., Wang, J., & Zeng, C. (2018). China's “mercantilist” government subsidies, the cost of debt and firm performance. Journal of Banking & Finance, 86, 37-52. 

Lee, E., Walker, M., & Zeng, C. (2017). Do Chinese state subsidies affect voluntary corporate social responsibility disclosure?. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 36(3), 179-200.   

Cai, W., Lee, E., Xu, L., & Zeng, C. (2017). Do economic incentives of controlling shareholders influence corporate social responsibility disclosure? A natural experiment. The International Journal of Accounting, 52(3), 238-250. 

Cai, W., Xu, F., & Zeng, C. (2017). Does political pressure matter in bank lending? Evidence from China. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, 26(5), 249-277. 

Christensen, H. B., Lee, E., Walker, M., & Zeng, C. (2015). Incentives or standards: What determines accounting quality changes around IFRS adoption?. European Accounting Review, 24(1), 31-61. 

Lee, E., Walker, M., & Zeng, C. (2014). Do Chinese government subsidies affect firm value?. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 39(3), 149-169.