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Mei Yu


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  • 54 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Research Interests

Teaching; Research; Academic Personal tutor; Dissertation supervision


I am a Senior Lecturer in Finance at School of Economics, Finance and Accounting. I obtained my PhD in corporate governance from the University of East Anglia; I also hold an MA from Bradford University. I started my career as a Lecturer in Finance at Birmingham City University in 2010. My role involves both teaching and research. My research interests focus on corporate governance mechanisms and their impact on firm performance, corporate governance code compliance and corporate social responsibility. I have taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Global Finance, Principles of Modern Finance, Financial Strategy, International Financial Markets, Research Methods and International Finance. I am the module leader for International Finance. I supervise undergraduate projects and postgraduate dissertations. I’m an academic personal tutor for undergraduate students.


My research interests are corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, with an interest in the consequences of various corporate governance arrangements, such as board and ownership structure, and board remuneration and ownership. I seek to understand the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanisms and whether compliance of corporate governance codes enhances firm performance. I’m the member of British Accounting and Finance Association.

Area of expertise:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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earning a doctorate Social Sciences
tutor Social Sciences
supervision Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
Listed companies Business & Economics
Apparel Business & Economics
Corporate Social Responsibility Business & Economics
Corporate governance Business & Economics

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 54 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
18 Downloads (Pure)

Corporate Governance in Ghana: An Analysis of Board Accountability in Ghanaian Listed Banks

Amartey, L. A., Yu, M. & Chukwu-Iobelu, O., 13 May 2019, In : Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. 27, 2, p. 126-140 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Corporate governance
Corporate accountability

Corporate Social Responsibility: Consumer Perception For the UK Apparel Companies

Tan, J. Y. & Yu, M., 2019, In : Journal of Marketing Management and Consumer Behavior. 2, 4, p. 32-45 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Consumer perceptions
Corporate Social Responsibility
47 Downloads (Pure)

CSR-consumption paradox: Examination of UK apparel companies

Yu, M., Cao, D. & Tan, J. Y., 11 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. 23, 1, p. 124-137 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Corporate Social Responsibility
Consumer behaviour
3 Citations (Scopus)
189 Downloads (Pure)

Board leadership structure for Chinese public listed companies

Yu, M. & Ashton, J. K., 2015, In : China Economic Review. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Board leadership
Listed companies
Propensity score matching
Matching method
51 Citations (Scopus)
369 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Empirical evidence
Firm performance
State ownership
Listed companies

Activities 2013 2015

  • 2 Participation in conference

The 1st HCCG Conference on Corporate Governance and Corruption

Mei Yu (Speaker)
11 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The British Accounting and Finance Association Northern Area Group Annual Conference

Mei Yu (Speaker)
9 Sep 201310 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference