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

Biography

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

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016 | 2014
Number of items: 7.

2022

Aleksanyan, M. , Danbolt, J., Siganos, A. and Wu, B. (H.T.) (2022) I only fear when I hear: how media affects insider trading in takeover targets. Journal of Empirical Finance, 67, pp. 318-342. (doi: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2022.04.004)

2021

Dutordoir, M., Vagenas-Nanos, E. , Verwijmeren, P. and Wu, B. (2021) A rundown of merger target run-ups. Financial Management, 50(2), pp. 487-518. (doi: 10.1111/fima.12331)

2020

Paisey, C. , Paisey, N., Tarbert, H. and Wu, B. (H.T.) (2020) Deprivation, social class and social mobility at Big Four and non-Big Four firms. Accounting and Business Research, 50(1), pp. 61-109. (doi: 10.1080/00014788.2019.1647127)

Wu, B. (H.T.) , MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2020) "Say on Pay” regulations and director remuneration: evidence from the UK in the past two decades. Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 20(2), pp. 541-577. (doi: 10.1080/14735970.2020.1754151)

2018

Wu, B. H.T. and Mazur, M. (2018) Managerial incentives and investment policy in family firms: evidence from a structural analysis. Journal of Small Business Management, 56(4), pp. 618-657. (doi: 10.1111/jsbm.12308)

2016

Mazur, M. and Wu, B. H.-T. (2016) Founding family firms, CEO incentive pay, and dual agency problems. Journal of Small Business Management, 54(4), pp. 1099-1125. (doi: 10.1111/jsbm.12237)

2014

Veld, C. and Wu, B. H.T. (2014) What drives executive stock option backdating? Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 41(7-8), pp. 1042-1070. (doi: 10.1111/jbfa.12077)

This list was generated on Fri May 27 03:04:27 2022 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Aleksanyan, M. , Danbolt, J., Siganos, A. and Wu, B. (H.T.) (2022) I only fear when I hear: how media affects insider trading in takeover targets. Journal of Empirical Finance, 67, pp. 318-342. (doi: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2022.04.004)

Dutordoir, M., Vagenas-Nanos, E. , Verwijmeren, P. and Wu, B. (2021) A rundown of merger target run-ups. Financial Management, 50(2), pp. 487-518. (doi: 10.1111/fima.12331)

Paisey, C. , Paisey, N., Tarbert, H. and Wu, B. (H.T.) (2020) Deprivation, social class and social mobility at Big Four and non-Big Four firms. Accounting and Business Research, 50(1), pp. 61-109. (doi: 10.1080/00014788.2019.1647127)

Wu, B. (H.T.) , MacNeil, I. and Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna, K. (2020) "Say on Pay” regulations and director remuneration: evidence from the UK in the past two decades. Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 20(2), pp. 541-577. (doi: 10.1080/14735970.2020.1754151)

Wu, B. H.T. and Mazur, M. (2018) Managerial incentives and investment policy in family firms: evidence from a structural analysis. Journal of Small Business Management, 56(4), pp. 618-657. (doi: 10.1111/jsbm.12308)

Mazur, M. and Wu, B. H.-T. (2016) Founding family firms, CEO incentive pay, and dual agency problems. Journal of Small Business Management, 54(4), pp. 1099-1125. (doi: 10.1111/jsbm.12237)

Veld, C. and Wu, B. H.T. (2014) What drives executive stock option backdating? Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 41(7-8), pp. 1042-1070. (doi: 10.1111/jbfa.12077)

This list was generated on Fri May 27 03:04:27 2022 BST.

Grants

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship 2021 (£2,328)

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

Wards Trust Grant (£2,094; £3,000-), University of Glasgow (2014-2021)

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)

 

 

Supervision

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
  • Rubin, Gary
    Qualitatively exploring institutional logics within a financial advisory firm: implications for advisor ethics

Teaching

  • Financial management
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance and investments

Additional information

Working Papers  

  • Brexit & COVID-19 Death Rates (with Ludovic Phalippou)
  • How Deadly Is Financial Leverage? Evidence from Care Homes during the COVID-19 crisis (with Ludovic Phalippou and Peter Morris)
  • Investment Bank Networks and Their Value: Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings (with Yulia Merkoulova and Ying Dou)
  • Social Capital and Investment Performance: Evidence from PE Investing in LBOs (with Jay Dahya)
  • The Effects of Bankruptcy Professionals’ and Secured Financial Creditors’ Market Share and their Prior Relationship on Direct Bankruptcy Costs (with Yvonne Joyce)
  • Where Have Fridays’ Merger Announcements Gone? (with Jo Danbolt and Antonios Siganos)

Work in Progress 

  • Private Equity and Welfare (with Ludovic Phalippou)
  • Impact Investing (with Iain MacNeil)
  • Informed Trading (with Antonios Siganos and Chris Veld)
  • Financial Education (with Alvise Favotto)
  • Innovation and Financing (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)

Refereeing

  • 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; International Journal of Finance and Economics; The Financial Review; The European Journal of Finance; Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics; Review of Behavioral Finance (among others)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (2015 & 2016)