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Dr Steven Chen PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), FHEA

Lecturer in Accounting Finance and Accounting


Personal Statement

Dr Steven Chen is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting at the University of Liverpool Management School, having previously worked as a Lecturer at Lancaster University Management School and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Steven's primary research interests lie in the intersection between Capital Market Accounting Research and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). He is particularly interested in studying the role of non-financial stakeholders (e.g., human capital) and non-financial information in the capital markets. Steven's research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the Accounting Forum, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis and Journal of Business Research. His work was also awarded the Best Full Paper Award by the British Academy of Management (BAM) in 2020 and Best Doctoral Paper twice at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Steven also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for internationally reputable journals and conferences including the Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Forum, British Accounting Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of Business Research, Human Relations, Journal of International Accounting Research, AAA Annual Meeting and CAAA Annual Conference, amongst others. Steven is also a regular speaker at major international conferences including the American Accounting Association (AAA), European Accounting Association (EAA) and Financial Management Association (FMA), amongst others. He is a member of AAA, CAAA, EAA, EFA, FMA, BAFA and BAM.

Steven earned his PhD in Accounting and Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), The University of Manchester, where he was the recipient of the President's Doctoral Scholar Award and the AMBS PhD Scholarship. Before pursuing his PhD, Steven received his MSc with Distinction at King's College London. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Prizes or Honours

  • Best Full Paper Award (Financial Management Track) (British Academy of Management, 2020)
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition (Alliance Manchester Business School, 2019)
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award (Alliance Manchester Business School, 2019)
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award (Runner-up) (Alliance Manchester Business School, 2018)
  • President's Doctoral Scholar Award (The University of Manchester, 2015)