Professor Jean Jinghan Chen holds a chair in accounting and finance at the University of Southampton, UK and is the dean of Southampton Business School. She obtained her PhD in economics from Lancaster University, UK. Professor Chen’s research interests cover a wide range of topics in the area of financial economics and financial management, in particular, corporate finance and corporate governance, where she has published widely in books and leading academic journals, such as Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Accounting Review, European Financial management, British Accounting Review, Journal of Business Research, International Small Business Journal, International Review of Finance, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. She serves on the editorial board for the academic journals Corporate Governance: An International Review, China Journal of Accounting Studies – A Publication of the Accounting Society of China, and is an associate editor of Nankai Business Review International. She has delivered international conference plenary/keynote speeches and seminars on topics related to corporate governance, participating in advisory and review bodies.