Introduction 1. Domestic and foreign institutional investors' behavior in China 2. The more the better? Foreign ownership and corporate performance in China 3. The IPO of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the 'Chinese Model' of privatizing large financial institutions 4. CEO turnover in China: the role of market-based and accounting performance measures 5. How do agency problems affect firm value? - Evidence from China 6. Split Share Structure Reform, corporate governance, and the foreign share discount puzzle in China 7. Sources of the stock price fluctuations in Chinese equity market 8. Valuation of restricted shares by conflicting shareholders in the Split Share Structure Reform 9. The growth, determinants, and profitability of nontraditional activities of Chinese commercial banks 10. Executive compensation and the split share structure reform in China 11. Political connections and tax-induced earnings management: evidence from China 12. External finance and trade credit extension in China: does political affiliation make a difference? 13. Are Chinese stock and property markets integrated or segmented?
Chris Adcock is Professor of Quantitative Finance at SOAS - University of London, England. He was previously Professor at the University of Sheffield, England, and visiting Professor at the Universities of Durham and Southampton, England. His research interests include portfolio selection, asset pricing theory, and quantitative techniques for portfolio management. He is the Founding Editor of The European Journal of Finance.Douglas Cumming is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University and a Visiting Professor of Finance at University of Birmingham. He has published over 175 articles in leading refereed academic journals in entrepreneurship, finance, and management.Alessandra Guariglia is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research focuses on the link between macroeconomic activity and finance and the economics of transition in China, and her research has been published in journals such as the Review of Finance, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Corporate Finance.Wenxuan Hou is a Chair in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School, Special-term Professor at Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance and Co-chair of RSE Young Academy of Scotland. His research covers corporate and legal institutions of emerging economies and he has published 40 articles in various international journals.