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Dr Junjie Wu


About Dr Junjie Wu

Junjie is a Reader and Research Lead in Accounting & Finance Group. She has worked in universities in the UK and China for 37 years, and is the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and editor of 2 textbooks.

Junjie has worked in three universities in UK and China since 1981. She has been working at Leeds Beckett University since 2004. She obtained her Master degree from Zhongnan Economics and Law University in 1990, China and a Doctoral degree from University of Huddersfield, UK in 2003. During her HE career, she has taught many modules in Accounting and Finance subjects and was received awards of ‘Excellent Teacher’. She was also nominated as ‘Inspiring Teacher of the Year’ in 2013 and 2014 respectively. She has also worked a variety of administration and leadership roles.

Junjie is passionate for research with prolific research outcomes. Since 1982, she has published more than 50 scholarly articles with nationally and internationally excellent journals including International Journal of Accounting, Energy Policy, Economic Modelling, Managerial and Decision Economics, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Accounting Research (会计研究), Economic Issues in China (中国经济问题). Her multidisciplinary research areas span accounting, finance, economics, energy, international business and education, using diversified research methods (quantitative, qualitative, narrative, case studies and so forth). In recognition of her research achievements, she was awarded ‘Highly Commended Researcher of the Year 2013’ by Leeds Beckett University, ‘Excellent Research Award’ and ‘Excellent Research Paper Award’ by Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China, and by Yunnan Educational Council and the Chinese Accounting Society. She regularly acts as reviewer for high ranking peer refereed journals, external research grant bodies and top international conferences. Her research has gained international reputation. She is a Visiting Professor in Chinese universities, currently collaborating with scholars from Beihang University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Ningbo university and others.

Junjie has supervised more than 10 PhD/DBA students successfully to completion and acts as an external examiner in other UK universities.

Current Teaching

  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Research Interests

Junjie’s own research interests focused on SME financing, formal and informal lending, and Corporate and social responsibility in SMEs. Her particular ongoing two research areas include socially responsible investment and decision making in SMEs in economic hardship.

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