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Prof. Nancy SU

Prof. Nancy SU

Professor and Head



Professor Nancy Lixin Su is the Head and full professor at the School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before re-joining PolyU, she has taught at Lingnan University.

Prof Su has a broad research interest in disclosure, reporting, and auditing. She has also worked creatively across accounting, supply chain, and social network. Professor Su has published in prestigious accounting journals, such as Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and in other business journals, including Management Science and Journal of Business Ethics. She is a co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics and has served as the executive editor of China Accounting and Finance Review as well as a special issue editor of Accounting Horizons. She has also served as an examiner for other Hong Kong universities as well as the investigation panel of HKICPA.

Professor Su completed her undergraduate studies at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and received PhD in Management with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Earnings Quality
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Social Network
  • Supply Chain

Research Output

  1. The effect of trade secrets law on stock price synchronicity: Evidence from the inevitable disclosure doctrine. 2021. Yongtae Kim, Lixin (Nancy) Su, Zheng Wang, Haibin Wu. The Accounting Review 96 (1): 325-348.
  2. PCAOB international inspections and merger and acquisition outcomes. 2020. Yongtae Kim, Lixin (Nancy) Su, Xindong (Kevin) Zhu and Gaoguang (Stephen) Zhou. Journal of Accounting and Economics 70(1) 101318.
  3. Do managers disclose or withhold bad news? Evidence from short interest. 2019. Dichu Bao, Yongtae Kim, Mujtaba G. Mian and Lixin (Nancy) Su. The Accounting Review 94(3):1-26.
  4. Rescuing reputation? Earnings management in the face of product harm crises. 2019. Shafu Zhang, Like Jiang, Michel Magnan, and Lixin (Nancy) Su. Online First at Journal of Business Ethics.
  5. Can shareholders be at rest after clawback adoption? - Evidence from stock price crash risk. 2018. Dichu Bao, Simon Yu Kit Fung and Lixin (Nancy) Su. Contemporary Accounting Research 35(3):1578-1615.

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