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Yuansha (Annie) Li

Yuansha Li
Dr. Yuansha LiAssociate Professor
  • CollegeManning School of Business
  • DepartmentAccounting
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • OfficePulichino Tong Business Center - 315
  • EmailYuansha_Li@uml.edu

Research Interests

Corporate Governance and Earnings Management

Corporate governance, ownership structure and accounting information in global capital markets

Education

  • Ph D: Accounting, (2008), Hong Kong Baptist University - Hong Kong
  • MS: International Business, (2002), Lancaster University - UK
  • BA, (1999), Central University of Finance & Economics - Beijing, China

Biography

Dr. Annie Yuansha Li joined University of Massachusetts Lowell in June 2011. Prior to that, she was a tenure-track faculty at University of Wisconsin Parkside and a research fellow at Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University. She had been a CPA with KPMG and Associate Director of Corporate Finance with a NYSE listed company before entering into academia.?
Her scholarship includes work in corporate governance, ownership structure and accounting information in global capital markets. Professor Li has published a number of articles in refereed academic journals including top international journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of Business Ethics. She has also published two books and is a columnist on corporate governance in The Hong Kong Economic Journal, the most influential financial daily newspaper in East Asia. Her works on corporate governance and earnings management have received wide attention and several awards including the Fulbright Grant.?
Professor Li earned her bachelor's degree in International Accounting and Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, and received her master's degree in International Business from Lancaster University Management School in the UK and her Ph.D. in Accounting from Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award (International Accounting Section) (2017), Scholarship/Research - American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
  • Best Paper Award (2016), Scholarship/Research - Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference
  • KPMG Best Paper Award (2013), Scholarship/Research - American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
  • Sponsored Presenter at Contemporary Accounting Research Conference (2009), Scholarship/Research - Canadian Academic Accounting Association
  • Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (2008), Scholarship/Research - U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs
  • Fulbright Research Scholar - HK (2007) - Fulbright
  • Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy Fellowship (2005) - Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Association of Outstanding University Women Scholarship (2005), Scholarship/Research - Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University Doctoral Fellowship (2004), Scholarship/Research - Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Doctoral Scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Qualification Program Scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • China Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship (1999), Scholarship/Research - Ministry of Finance, China
  • Excellent Studies Scholarship for Undergraduate Students (1998), Scholarship/Research - Central University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship (1997), Scholarship/Research - PricewaterhouseCoopers, China

Selected Publications

  • Ho, S.S., Li, A.Y., Tam, K., Tong, J. (2016) "Ethical Image, Corporate Social Responsibility, and R&D Valuation,"
  • Li, Y., Stapleton, S., Simon, J., Reese, S. (2016) "Experimental and Numerical Study of Paperboard Interface Properties," Experimental Mechanics 56:8 pp. 1477–1488
  • Ho, S.S., Li, A.Y., Tam, K., Zhang, F. (2015) "CEO Gender, Ethical Leadership, and Accounting Conservatism," Journal of Business Ethics 127:2 pp. 351–370
  • Haw, I., Ho, S.S., Li, A.Y., Zhang, F. (2015) "Product Market Competition, Legal Institutions and Accounting Conservatism," Journal of International Accounting Research
  • Hu, J., Li, A., Zhang, F. (2014) "Does accounting conservatism improve the corporate information environment?," Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation 23:1 pp. 32-43
  • Ho, S., Li, A., Tam, K., Zhang, F. (2014) "CEO Gender, Ethical Leadership, and Accounting Conservatism," Journal of Business Ethics pp. 1-20
  • Li, A.Y. (2013) "The Role of Product Market Competition on Accounting Conservatism: EU Evidence," Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal 17:4 pp. 11
  • Haw, I., Ho, S.S., Li, Y. (2011) "Corporate Governance and Earnings Management by Classification Shifting," Contemporary Accounting Research 28:2 pp. 517-553

Selected Presentations

  • Ethical Image, Corporate Social Responsibility, and R&D Valuation - Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference, 2016 - Perth Australia
  • CEO Gender, Ethical leadership and Accounting Conservatism - . American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2013 - Anaheim, CA
  • Product Market Competition and Accounting Conservatism: International Evidence (Haw, I., Li, Annie Y.S. Zhang, F.) - Annual Meeting of AAA, August 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • The Influence of Product Market Competition and Legal Institutions on Accounting Conservatism (Haw, I., Ho, S., and Li, Annie Y.S.) - AAA International Accounting Section 2012 Midyear Meeting, February 2012 - Phoenix, AZ
  • Does Accounting Conservatism Improve the Information Environment? (Li, Annie Y.S., Hu, J., Zhang, F.) - Annual Meeting of AAA, August 2011 - Denver, CO
  • Credibility of "Cheap Talk" (Wang Z., Li, Annie Y.S., Zhang F. and Lin, Z.) - Annual Meeting of AAA, August 2010 - San Francisco, CA
  • Taxation in the European Union (Wang Z., Li, Annie Y.S., Liu M. and Lin Z.) - Annual Meeting of AAA, August 2010 - San Francisco, CA
  • Accounting Classificatory Manipulation in East Asia (Haw, I., Ho, S. and Li, Annie Y.S.) - Canadian Academic Accounting Association 2009 Hong Kong Conference, January 2009 - Hong Kong
  • Earnings Management by Misclassification - Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, June 2008 - Queensland, Australia
  • A Comparative Study of Perceived Ethics of Tax Evasion: Hong Kong Vs. The United States (McGee, R., Ho, Simon S.M. and Li, Annie Y.S.) - World Business Ethics Forum, November 2006