Prof. Albert TSANG, Chair Professor of Accounting, SUSTech Business School
Research Interests: Disclosure, International Accounting, ESG/CSR
Professor Albert Tsang is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award awarded by the American Accounting Association for his contribution to academic research in corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the last 15 years. Professor Tsang is also the recipient of the CGIR (Corporate Governance: An International Review) Best Paper Awards 2022 and 2021 for his papers on corporate governance and CSR. Two of his CSR studies have been ranked worldwide number 1 and 9, respectively in terms of citations among all financial archival papers published since 2010. Moreover, he has a record of publishing an article on Journal of Financial Economics in 24 days, making one of the most impressive records worldwide among publications in top finance journals.
Currently, Professor Tsang is a Chair Professor of Accounting at SUSTech Business School of Southern University of Science & Technology, a Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education of China, Financial Advisor to the Standing Committee of the 14th Guangdong Provincial People's Congress. Before joining SUSTech, Professor Tsang was a tenured professor in Canada (Schulich School of Business) and Hong Kong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and.
Professor Tsang initiated research works examining the capital market implication of CSR reporting since 2008 after he graduated with a PhD degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. During the past 10 years, he has published more than 60 papers in leading academic journals with more than half of them on CSR/ESG topics. He also has a strong research interest in international accounting research and his research has been published on leading journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of International Business Studies.
Currently, Prof. Tsang is serving for the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, International Journal of Accounting, and Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation. He is also the Editor of Accounting Horizons, Associate Editor of several journals, including The British Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and China Accounting and Finance Review. Prof. Tsang was nominated by the Schulich School of Business for the award of York Research Chair Since 2017. He has been invited by many universities in different regions (e.g., USA, Hong Kong, Canada, and China) to teach Ph.D. course/seminars during the past years. Prior to joining academia, Prof. Tsang had extensive experience in accounting and finance and was working as an international accounting manager in publicly listed multinational corporations and living in multiple countries.