Lisa Goh
Dr Lisa GOH (吳麗莎博士)
PhD, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
MPhil in Finance (Distinction), University of Cambridge
BCom in Finance (Distinction), University of Alberta

Associate Professor
Department of Accountancy
Programme Director of BBA-CGC

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Dr. Lisa Goh joined Hang Seng University of Hong Kong in August 2017. Prior to joining, Dr Goh was a faculty member at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta and MPhil/PhD from the University of Cambridge. Dr Goh's current research interests are in the area of financial reporting and corporate governance, and executive compensation, with recent research on the use of pensions and stock options. Her current work focuses on standard-setting and disclosure of executive compensation, including the CEO pay ratio, the preparation of annual reports and remuneration reports, and corporate governance. She has published her research in respected journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, British Accounting Review, and Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. She has taught undergraduate, masters, and executive education courses in the UK and Hong Kong, in financial and management accounting, financial statement analysis, and corporate governance.

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Teaching InterestsResearch InterestsProfessional QualificationsJournal PublicationsBook chapters and other publicationsExternal ServicesAwards
TopTeaching Interests
Introductory and intermediate financial accounting, introductory and intermediate management accounting, financial statement analysis
TopResearch Interests
Financial reporting and corporate governance, executive compensation, pensions and stock options, standard-setting, and disclosure
TopProfessional Qualifications
TopJournal Publications
  • Goh, L., Liu, X., and Tsang, A. (2019) “Voluntary disclosure of corporate political spending.” Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Goh, L., and A. Gupta. (2016) “Remuneration of non-executive directors: Evidence from the UK.” British Accounting Review, 48(3): 379–399.
  • Goh, L., P. Joos, and K. Soonawalla. (2016) “Determinants and valuation implications of imperfect stock option disclosures in a weak regulatory setting.” Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 27(1): 26–64.
  • Goh, L., and Y. Li. (2015) “Pensions as a form of executive compensation,” Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 42(9–10): 1154–1187.
  • Goh, L., and A. Gupta. (2010) “Executive compensation, compensation consultants, and shopping for opinion: Evidence from the United Kingdom.” Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 25(4): 607–643.
TopBook chapters and other publications
  • Goh, L., and A. Gupta. (2012)Directors in banks,” in Corporate Governance: Recent Developments and New Trends. Ed. S. Boubaker, B.D. Nguyen, and D. Nguyen. London: Springer, pp. 181–
  • Chahed, Y., and L. Goh. (2012) “Reporting executive pay: Why so complex?” Risk and Regulation 24 (Winter): 10–11.
TopExternal Services
  • Editorial board member, Accounting and Business Research
  • 2017-18 Hang Seng University of Hong Kong School of Business Research Achievement Award
  • 2017 Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues Best Paper Award