Anna Du
anna du

Dr Anna Du Ph.D, FHEA, PGCAP, PC(Fintech), MA, BSc (Hons)

Associate Professor

Biography

Anna is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance and the Programme leader of the development of online BA Accounting (top up) with ACCA accreditation at The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University. She is also the Research Lead and PhD Coordinator of Accounting and Finance Subject Group. She line manages and provides leadership to a team of AnF academics.

Anna gained her PhD in Finance from the University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University, Anna was a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Deputy Director for The Finance and Banking Research Centre (FiBRe, 57 members) at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University. She also worked as a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Leeds Business School, and taught at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, China Campus.

Anna's research interests focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Fintech, corporate finance, sustainable finance, financing strategies & investments by emerging market multinational companies. Her research initiatives have been awarded external funding totalling £164,890, including five grants from The National Social Science Fund of China (NSSFC) under the auspices of the State Council of China. These grants include a grant of £40,415 (350,000 RMB) for the first project, followed by subsequent four grants of £23,095 (200,000 RMB) each, in collaboration with co-investigators in China. The NSSFC, a distinguished funding body governed by the State Council of China, plays an instrumental role in the formulation and adjustment of government policies within China by supporting rigorous research in the social sciences.

Anna has a total of thirty-one publications in international peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter. Her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, including British Journal of Management (CABS 4), Energy Economics (CABS 3), International Business Review (CABS 3), International Review of Financial Analysis (CABS 3), Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting (CABS 3), International Marketing Review (CABS 3), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABS 3), Journal of Environmental Management (CABS 3), among others. Anna is the author of twenty outputs eligible for the next REF 2029 with a healthy pipeline of new work under review or in final preparation for well-regarded journals.

Anna is an Associate Editor of Research in International Business and Finance (CABS 2; IF:6.5; 6th out of 111 finance journals based on impact factor ), a guest editor of Resources Policy (Impact Factor 10.2) and an editorial board member of Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance. She serves as a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed Journals and Research Development Fund (RDF) in China. She has served as a scientific/committee board member at six international conferences and also presented a number of papers at international conferences in Sydney, Australia; Paris, France; Atlanta, USA; Steyr, Austria; Queenstown, New Zealand; Prague, Czech Republic; Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey; Wuhan, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Beijing, China; Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; Belfast, UK.

Anna has shown a significant dedication to guiding academic development, actively engaging in the supervision of doctoral students. She has successfully supervised four PhD students to completion and continues supervising research students. She frequently serves in the capacity of both internal and external examiner for doctoral dissertations, across the UK, Australia, and China.

As a teacher, Anna has over ten years of experience teaching accounting and finance courses on BA, MSc, MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes and served as a programme leader of MSc Finance and BA Business Management with Finance at Leeds Business School. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

In addition, Anna serves as an external examiner of MSc Accounting and Finance modules at University of Surrey, UK; a distinguished visiting professor at Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China and a distinguished visiting professor at Zhijiang College, Shaoxing, China.

Anna's teaching abilities have been repeatedly honoured, securing her the esteemed award of Best Lecturer in Accounting, Finance, and Law at the ENSA Excellence Awards for two consecutive years, in 2022 and 2023.
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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of expert committee and researcher, Global Governance Institution, Beijing, China. Global Governance Institution is an independent social think tank providing contract-based projects and international consulting services for domestic and foreign government and enterprise customers.
  • Member of the Advisory group, Chinese Academy of Sciences Constant Chip (CASCC) Ltd, Beijing, China. The company was found by fellows from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, the world's largest research organization and No. 1 research institute in China) and won "The Tech-based SMEs award" by Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC in 2022.
  • Member of advisory board for Shanghai SDO Energy Tech Co. Ltd, Shanghai, China. The company concentrates on improving the security level and output power of each solar cell model by the application of IOT technology, cloud computing and big data technology. SDO Energy aims to engage deeply in the field of sustainable energy and create a three-in-one solution with hardware, software and data to provide smart energy services for global customers.

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Conference scientific committee member at the 7th Ethical Finance & Sustainability Conference (EFS - 2024) co-organised by University of Leeds,15-16th May 2024, Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Conference scientific board member at International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security (ENSCON) 2022, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Conference scientific committee member at International Conference on the contemporary issues in finance, trade and macro economy (ICOFINT) 2022, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Conference scientific committee member at International Conference on the contemporary issues in finance, trade and macro economy (ICOFINT) 2021, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Conference scientific board member at International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security (ENSCON) 2021, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance (ABS 2)
  • Associate Editor of Research in International Business and Finance (ABS 2, IF:6.5))
  • Co-Editor of special issue at Utilities Policy (Impact Factor 3.247) "Impact of Geopolitical Climate on Energy Security of Utilities–International Challenges and Local Solutions"
  • Co-Editor of special issue at Resources Policy (Impact Factor 10.2). “From Covid-19 to Conflict: Challenges for Natural Resources Policy Making”

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner for MSc International Financial Management at University of Surrey

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Law at the ENSA 2023 Excellence Awards
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China. The three-year post is an honour that also includes financial support for travel and collaborative engagement. March 2022-2025
  • Second Prize of Outstanding Achievement Award, Zhejiang Economic Association 2022 Annual Conference, Hangzhou, China
  • Best Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Law at the ENSA 2022 Excellence Awards
  • Fellow, Global Governance Institution, Beijing, China
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Finalist of John P. Ziegler Best Ph.D. Student Paper at 2013 AIB-Southeast USA Annual Conference

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Panel member for Edinburgh Napier University's RIE Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund 2023/24
  • The Business School Internal Funding Competition panel member at Edinburgh Napier University

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant reviewer for Research Development Fund (RDF), China

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Keynote Speaker at 46th Economic Forum, Hangzhou, China. " Geopolitical risks, oil price shocks and inflation: Evidence from a TVP–SV–VAR approach " (December, 2023)
  • Invited Speaker for research workshop at Lancaster University “Sustainable Finance and Design” (June, 2023)
  • Invited Discussant at New Inclusive Asia Dialogue 2022: China and the World After the 20th CPC National Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (December, 2022)
  • Invited Speaker at International Academic Symposium, 2022 Asia-Pacific Development Forum, Qiangdao, China "Energy Cooperation in East Asia in the Era of Geopolitical Conflicts" (November, 2022)
  • Invited speaker for research workshop to faculty at Zhijiang College, Shaoxing, China. "Publishing in international peer-reviewed journals" (November, 2022)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at 37th Economic Forum, Hangzhou, China. "FinTech, SME efficiency and national culture: Evidence from OECD countries" (November, 2022)
  • Invited Speaker for research seminar at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. "Fintech and Banking" (June, 2022)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at 26th Economic Forum, Hangzhou, China. "SMEs respond to climate change: Evidence from developing countries" (November, 2020)
  • Invited Speaker at China-UK Relations Dialogue: Study and Judgment on the Situation in Hong Kong and the Future Trend of China-UK Relations, Grandview Institution, Beijing, China. (October, 2020)
  • Invited Speaker for research seminar at School of Finance, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China. " State Ownership, Institutional Effects and Value Creation in Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions by Chinese Firms" (November, 2017)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Member of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
  • Member of the European Finance Association (EFA)

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Non-executive Directorship: Shanghai SDO Energy Tech Co. Ltd, Shanghai, China since its establishment in 2019.

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD external examiner at University of Salford 2022
  • PhD external examiner at Newcastle University 2021
  • PhD external examiner at RMIT University, Australia 2020
  • PhD external examiner at University of Salford 2019
  • PhD external examiner at University of Salford 2018

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Commodity Markets (CABS 3)
  • Journal Reviewer: Energy Economics (CABS 3)
  • Journal Reviewer: International Business Review (CABS 3)
  • Journal Reviewer: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (SCI Q1, Impact factor: 16.799)
  • Journal Reviewer: Technological Forecasting & Social Change (CABS 3)
  • Journal Reviewer: Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (CABS 2)
  • Journal Reviewer: International Journal of Finance and Economics (CABS 3)
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Product Innovation Management (CABS 4)
  • Journal Reviewer: International Review of Financial Analysis (CABS 3)
  • Journal Reviewer: British Journal of Management (CABS 4)
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Environmental Management (CABS 3)

 

Visiting Positions

  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China

 

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Commodity Market Stability and Sustainable Development: The Effect of Public Health Policies

Journal Article
This study explores the influence of public health policies on commodity market volatility during public health emergencies, such as pandemics, using data from China and the U...

Impact of board diversity on Chinese firms’ cross-border M&A performance: An artificial intelligence approach

Journal Article
Ding, S., Du, M., Cui, T., Zhang, Y., & Duygun, M. (2024)
Impact of board diversity on Chinese firms’ cross-border M&A performance: An artificial intelligence approach. International Review of Economics and Finance, 92, 1321-1335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2024.02.077
In this paper, we examine the impact of board demographic characteristics on Chinese firms’ cross-border Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) performance, especially the gender diver...

Navigating the nexus: Geopolitical risk, fossil energy prices, and European utility stock returns - Implications for environmental management and energy security in a conflict-ridden global landscape

Journal Article
Yang, T., Fang, S., Du, A. M., & Du, Q. (2024)
Navigating the nexus: Geopolitical risk, fossil energy prices, and European utility stock returns - Implications for environmental management and energy security in a conflict-ridden global landscape. Journal of Environmental Management, 352, Article 120086. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.120086
This study employs a TPV-VAR analysis method to explore the linkage between GPR, fossil energy prices, and utility stock returns across 16 European countries from August 2009 ...

Venture capital, innovation channels, and regional resource dependence: Evidence from China

Journal Article
Du, Q., Li, Z., Du, M., & Yang, T. (2024)
Venture capital, innovation channels, and regional resource dependence: Evidence from China. Journal of Environmental Management, 352, Article 120034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.120034
Although the literature predominantly emphasises the crucial role of technological innovation in alleviating resource dependence, limited attention has been given to the pivot...

The impact of the degree of coupling coordination between green finance and environmental regulations on firms’ innovation performance: evidence from China

Journal Article
Yang, T., Sun, Z., Du, M., Du, Q., Li, L., & Shuwaikh, F. (in press)
The impact of the degree of coupling coordination between green finance and environmental regulations on firms’ innovation performance: evidence from China. Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-023-05704-9
Integrating the resource-based view and institution-based view theories, this paper examines the impact of the degree of coupling coordination between green finance and enviro...

Government venture capital and innovation performance in alternative energy production: The moderating role of environmental regulation and capital market activity

Journal Article
Du, Q., Li, Z., Du, M., & Yang, T. (2024)
Government venture capital and innovation performance in alternative energy production: The moderating role of environmental regulation and capital market activity. Energy Economics, 129, Article 107196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2023.107196
Energy shortages and environmental concerns have prompted governments to focus on alternative energy production innovation. Although studies examine the association between go...

Geopolitical risks, oil price shocks and inflation: Evidence from a TVP–SV–VAR approach

Journal Article
Yang, T., Dong, Q., Du, M., & Du, Q. (2023)
Geopolitical risks, oil price shocks and inflation: Evidence from a TVP–SV–VAR approach. Energy Economics, 127(Part B), Article 107099. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2023.107099
Employing a TVP–SV–VAR model, this study investigates the dynamic effects of geopolitical risks, oil price shocks, and inflation from January 2000 to July 2022 in China, the U...

The time-varying impact of geopolitical risk on natural resource prices: The post-COVID era evidence

Journal Article
Ding, S., Wang, K., Cui, T., & Du, M. (2023)
The time-varying impact of geopolitical risk on natural resource prices: The post-COVID era evidence. Resources Policy, 86(B), Article 104161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2023.104161
The geopolitical risk plays a pivotal role in affecting commodity price variations, especially natural resource commodity prices. Geopolitical risk is sensitive to political e...

Digital Financial Inclusion, Household Financial Participation and Well-Being: Micro-Evidence from China

Journal Article
Du, Q., Zhou, F., Yang, T., & Du, M. (in press)
Digital Financial Inclusion, Household Financial Participation and Well-Being: Micro-Evidence from China. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, https://doi.org/10.1080/1540496x.2022.2153592
Though financial inclusion has drawn a lot of attention lately, especially in emerging markets, it remains unclear how it affects household well-being. This study investigates...

The Development Fit Index of Digital Currency Electronic Payment between China and the One Belt One Road Countries

Journal Article
Li, F., Yang, T., Du, M., & Huang, M. (in press)
The Development Fit Index of Digital Currency Electronic Payment between China and the One Belt One Road Countries. Research in International Business and Finance, Article 101838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2022.101838
Central bank digital currency is one of the most important financial innovations in the global economy. However, the understanding of its cross-border application is insuffici...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • 2022.01-2023.12 Zhejiang Provincial Soft Science Research Fund, China, £6,000 (50,000 RMB), 2022C35015, with Tianle Yang et al.
  • 2022.10-2025.06 The National Social Science Fund of China, State Council, China, £23,530 (200,000 RMB), 22BJY041, with Tianle Yang et al.
  • The National Social Science Fund of China (International co-lead) Zhang, J.H., Du, M., Jia, J., Yang, D., Xu, Y. (2021). Investigating the Critical Components, Impact Assessment, and Pathway Enhancement of Rural Digital Financial Services within the New Development Framework (新发展格局下健全农村数字金融服务体系的关键要素、效应评估与路径优化研究), £23,095 (200,000 RMB), project ID - 21BJY256, The National Social Science Fund of China, National Office for Philosophy and Social Sciences, General Office of the State Council, China.
  • 2020.10-2022.10 Zhejiang University of Technology Humanities and Social Sciences research fund, China, £7,060 (60,000 RMB), with Tianle Yang
  • 2020.09-2023.12 The National Social Science Fund of China (Completed) Du, Q., Ding, X., Li, Z., Du, M., Boateng, A. (2020). Research on the Enhancement of China's Manufacturing Industry's Position in the Global Value Chain through Direct Foreign Investment under the 'One Belt, One Road' Initiative (一带一路背景下对外直接投资提升我国制造业全球价格链分工位势研究), £23,095 (200,000 RMB), project ID – 20BJY189, The National Social Science Fund of China, National Office for Philosophy and Social Sciences, General Office of the State Council, China.
  • 2020.6-2023.6 Zhejiang Philosophy and Social Science Research Fund, China, £1,800 (15,000 RMB), 21NDJC037YB, with Tianle Yang et al.
  • 2018.6-2021.6 Humanities and social science project of the China’s Ministry of Education, £6,000 (RMB 50,000), 19YJC630158, with Tu, W. & Li, L.

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD supervision: Suvra Banik at De Montfort University due to submit her thesis in 2023. Thesis Title: Board gender diversity and mergers & acquisitions: A comparative analysis of the UK and EU
  • PhD supervision: Christiana Cole at De Montfort University due to submit her thesis in June 2024. Thesis Title: The impact of board gender diversity on mergers and acquisition performance in the UK
  • PhD to completion - Dr Qingyuan Dong, Zhejiang University of Technology, January 2024
  • PhD to completion - Dr Zhongyuan Li, Zhejiang University of Technology, January 2024
  • PhD to completion - Dr Mohammed Shafiulla, Leeds Beckett University, March 2020