Dr Betty Wu

  • Senior Lecturer (Accounting & Finance)

telephone: 01413306289
email: Betty.Wu@glasgow.ac.uk

Adam Smith Business School, Room 361,, Main Building,, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5153-4964


Betty joined the Adam Smith Business School in October 2012. Previously, she was an assistant professor of Finance at Yonsei University School of Business (Korea). She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics at National Taiwan University and a master’s degree in Economics at University of Virginia. Subsequently, she graduated with the MPhil in Economics at Tinbergen Institute and a PhD in Finance at University of Amsterdam (2010). Her PhD thesis title is “Essays on Top Management and Corporate Behavior”. She was affiliated with the European Corporate Governance Training Network during her PhD study.

Research interests

Betty is a member of the Finance research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Corporate governance
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Private equity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Behavioural finance
  • Financial development


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College Strategic Research Seedcorn Fund (£3,400), University of Glasgow (April 2019)

Wards Trust Grant (£2,094; £3,000-), University of Glasgow (2014-2019)

Small Research Grant (£1,000), the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (July 2013)

Early-stage researcher at the European Corporate Governance Training Network (2006-2008)




Current supervision

  • Brady, John Patrick
    Collected Essays on Determinants M&A Acquirer Performance
  • Chen, Li-Yu
    Cost Behaviour: Evidence from Family and Non-Family Firms
  • Moeed, Afshan
    'Analysing the role of non-executive directors in UK Banks: Three Essays'
  • Rubin, Gary
    Qualitatively exploring institutional logics within a financial advisory firm: implications for advisor ethics


  • Financial management
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance and investments

Additional information

Working papers

  • A Run-down of Merger Target Run-ups (with Marie Dutordoir, Evangelos Vagenas-Nanos, and Patrick Verwijmeren)
  • Media Deterrence and Illegal Trading Prior to Merger Announcements: The Real Effect of News Dissemination (with Mark Aleksanyan, Jo Danbolt, and Antonios Siganos)
  • Where Have Fridays' Merger Announcements Gone? (with Jo Danbolt and Antonios Siganos)

Work in progress

  • Accountancy Profession (with Catriona Paisey)
  • Board Networks (with Yulia Veld-Merkoulova)
  • Financial Education (with Alvise Favotto)
  • Informed Trading (with Antonios Siganos and Chris Veld)
  • Insider Trading (with Jo Danbolt and Antonios Siganos)
  • LBO Syndication (with Jay Dahya)
  • Private Equity (with Ludovic Phalippou)
  • Scottish Administration Market (with Yvonne Joyce)
  • Innovation (with Wan-Chien Chiu)

Non-refereed outputs

  • The ICAS Salary Survey 2017: Exploring the gender pay gap and the effect of social background (with Catriona Paisey)
  • Research finds continued pay gap in accountancy (CA Magazine, March 2018, with Catriona Paisey) 
  • Gender pay gap reporting rules should extend to ethnicity and class – here’s why (The Conversation, 5 March 2018, with Catriona Paisey)


  • European Management Journal (Editorial Board Member); Journal of Small Business Management; Journal of Multinational Financial Management; International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money; Journal of Applied Accounting Research; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (2015 & 2016)