ProfileProf. Stephen Gong joined International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU in 2018. Previously he taught at the University of Auckland Business School and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for many years. His research covers broad areas of accounting, finance and applied economics. His recent publications have appeared in internationally leading and reputable journals, including Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; British Accounting Review; Accounting Horizons; International Review of Finance; Finance Research Letters; Pacific Economic Review; Transportation Research Part E; Transport Policy; and Transport Reviews, among others.
Stephen's current research centers around the role of the media in accounting and finance, corporate disclosure, corporate governance, corporate investment, and the Chinese economy. Other interests include FinTech, infrastructure investment and finance, logistics/supply chain management, and urban (in particular transportation and real estate) economics. In the last ten years Stephen obtained external competitive grants totaling over 2 million Hong Kong dollars (funded by the Research Grants Council of the HKSAR, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China).
Prior to joining academia Stephen had several years of industry experience in China and overseas. He has consulted for government agencies and international organizations and provided corporate training in the areas of transport logistics and international trade. He serves on the Editorial Board of international refereed journals and reviews for numerous scientific journals and conferences.