Simon Gao

Simon Gao

Prof Simon Gao

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Editorial Activity

  • The editorial board of Journal of Chinese Economics & Foreign Trade Studies.
  • The editorial board of Journal of Enterprise Risk Management
  • The editorial board of Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting
  • The editorial advisory and review board of Journal of Financial Reporting & Accounting.
  • The editorial board of Serbian Journal of Management, an International Journal for Theory and Practice of Management Science.
  • The editorial review board of International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM).
  • Consulting Editor, Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA).
  • Guest editor for the special issue “Risk Management
  • Guest editor for the special issue “Accounting and Risk”, IJAAPE. Special issue appeared in November 2007.
  • Accounting editor, Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting.
  • Associate editor, Studies in Economics and Finance.
  • The editorial board of International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE).
  • The editorial board of Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • The Best Paper award “Financial Risk Management in Small Business - Perceptions and Current Practices of Chinese Small Firms”, the International Conference on Innovation and Management
  • The Best Paper Award "The Impact of Target Capital Structure and Market Mispricing on Takeover Financing: Empirical Evidence from China" for Global Review of Accounting and Finance

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Validation panel for HNC/HND Financial Services, Scottish Vocational Education Council
  • Chair of viva examination panel, Masters in insurance accounting – Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China
  • External examiner, MSc Financial Management, Robert Gordon University, UK
  • External examiner, MSc Financial Management, University of West Scotland, UK
  • External examiner, Foundation Degree in Accounting, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • External examiner, BA Credit Management, Thames Valley University, UK
  • External examiner, MSc Financial Management, Middlesex University, UK
  • External Advisor to periodic course reviews of higher education provision at Shenzhen University and Beijing Institute of Technology of University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • External examiner, MSc Financial Management, University of West Scotland, UK
  • External examiner for Accounting and Finance modules for undergraduate and postgraduate Provision for Staffordshire University and Partnership with APU/APIIT Malaysia
  • External examiner, ‘Business Organisation & Finance’, Institute of Risk Management, UK
  • External examiner, “China Taxation”, the Association of International Accountants.
  • 15 DBA Projects, Shanghai Jiaotong University and ESC Rennes School of Business, France
  • 10 DBA projects, Shanghai Jiaotong University and ESC Rennes School of Business, France
  • 20 DBA Projects, Shanghai Jiaotong University and ESC Rennes School of Business, France
  • Advisor to the Economic Planning Department, Rostov, Russia
  • Assessor, MBA’s modules ‘Accounting’ and ‘Finance’, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • The Third Prize from the Accounting Society of China for the article “Fraudulent Financial Reporting and Its Prevention and Supervision in Listed Companies: - An Empirical Study on Fraudulent Financial Reporting from China” published in Accounting Researc
  • External member of validation panel of BA/BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (offered at INTI College Sabah, Malaysia), University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • External member of validation panel of BA/BA (Hons) Accounting, BA/BA (Hons) Management, MSc Accounting and Financial Management, University of Newport, UK
  • External member of validation panel of MSc Finance and Investment (to be offered at INTI International Colleges, Subang & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • External member of validation panel of BA (Hons) Accounting and MSc Accounting (to be offered at Rushmore Business School, Mauritius), Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • External member of validation panel of BA/BA (Hons) Accounting, University of Ulster, UK
  • External member of validation panel of MSc International Finance Management programmes, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • External examiner, MSc Financial Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • PhD: ‘Organisational stakeholders and alternative models of social responsibility and reporting’, by D.G. Woodward, University of Southampton
  • PhD: ‘Managing social risks and responsibilities through stakeholder engagement: a case study of Public-Private-Partnership/Private Finance Initiative in the UK’, by F. L. Min,
  • PhD: ‘Internet financial reporting in Saudi Arabia: users’ perceptions and disclosure’, by K. Abduallah Al-Motrafi
  • PhD: ‘Technical efficiency of insurers in China – Evaluation, exploration and policy recommendations’, by Z. Han,
  • PhD: ‘The adoption of IAS/IFRS: the case of Greece’, by E. Chatzivgeri,
  • PhD: ‘Perceptions and effectiveness of the IR function in Greece’, by N. Demos,
  • PhD: ‘Factors affecting the performance of microfinancing institutions’, by G.N. Nanayakkara,
  • PhD: ‘The effectiveness of management accounting techniques within the Libyan People’s Committees of municipalities’, by A.A.R. Tahar,
  • PhD: ‘The role and capital structures of development banks’, by J. Agholor,
  • PhD: ‘The effect of selected institutional factors on earnings management in Malaysian firms’, by Ms. W. M. W. Mohammad,
  • PhD: ‘The perception and management of pollution risks in Taiwan’s electric utility’, by M.M.C. Sung
  • PhD: ‘A comparative study and critical evaluation of group accounting in Germany, France and the United Kingdom’, by H.J. Fortes
  • PhD: ‘An investigation into the willingness of Chinese listed companies to participate in corporate environmental reporting’ by Y.Y. Hu
  • MBA Corporate Finance External Assessor, Lublin Business School, Poland
  • MBA - ‘Corporate Finance’ course facilitator, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Masters’ thesis and viva examiner, SWUFE, China
  • MBA - ‘Corporate Finance’ course facilitator, University of South Australia, Australia
  • MAcc: ‘The effects of FRS139 adoption on the performance of non-financial public listed companies in Malaysia’ by Ms. G. C. Yee,
  • MAcc: ‘Capital budgeting in the upstream oil and gas industry’, by A. Johnson

 

Conference Activity

  • International Symposium on Accounting & Finance Issues in the Insurance Sector, Chengdu, China
  • International Symposium on Chinese Accounting and Finance, Preston, UK
  • The Scotdoc (Accounting & Finance) Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK
  • The First International Symposium on the Risk Services Industry in Emerging Economies, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Reviewing

  • External reviewer for professorial promotions at UAE University
  • External reviewer for Qatar National Research Fund
  • External reviewer for professorial promotions at the University of Sharjah

 

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