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Chloe Wu

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance/ Programme Director of BSc in Accounting (HKU)


Founders and board structure: evidence from UK IPO firms (2017)
Journal Article
Wu, C. Y., & Hsu, H. H. (2018). Founders and board structure: evidence from UK IPO firms. International review of financial analysis, 56, 19-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2017.12.002

This study investigates whether a company's founders affect the combination of executive, grey and independent directors on its board at the time of initial public offering (IPO) in the UK. Particularly, we analyse how venture capitalists are associa... Read More

Audit committees, non-audit services, and auditor reporting decisions prior to failure (2015)
Journal Article
Wu, C., Hsu, H. H., & Haslam, J. (2016). Audit committees, non-audit services, and auditor reporting decisions prior to failure. The British accounting review, 48(2), 240-256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2015.03.001

This study investigates the associations between audit committee characteristics and the likelihood of auditors’ going-concern decisions among UK failed firms. Specifically, we examine whether the threat posed by auditor-provided non-audit services (... Read More

Board composition, grey directors and corporate failure in the UK (2014)
Journal Article
Wu, C. Y., & Hsu, H. (2014). Board composition, grey directors and corporate failure in the UK. The British accounting review, 46(3), 215-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2013.12.002

This study examines the effect of board composition on the likelihood of corporate failure in the UK. We consider both independent and non-independent (grey) non-executive directors (NEDs) to enhance our understanding of the impact of NEDs’ personal... Read More