Dr Cheng (Colin) Zeng

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Position: Lecturer in Accounting
Academic unit: Accounting and Finance


Colin Zeng is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting at Alliance Manchester Business School. Before joining AMBS, Colin held a lecturer position at the University of Bristol (2012-2014). His current research interests include market-based accounting research, political and regulatory influences on financial reporting, international financial reporting standards, valuation models, and corporate social responsibility reporting. Colin's research has been published in the Accounting, Organizations & Society, European Accounting Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, among others.

Colin also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Management Studies, ABACUS, Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, British Journal of Management, China Journal of Accounting Studies, China Journal of Accounting Research, European Journal of Finance, Empirical Economics, Economics Letters, and Public Money & Management.

Personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/colinchengz/

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Teaching and Doctoral Supervision


  • BMAN10501 Financial Reporting (2014-2015)
  • BMAN10621 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting (2014-2015)
  • BMAN31000 Financial Analysis of Corporate Finance (2014-2016)
  • BMAN71291 Accounting in an International Context (2014-2015)
  • BMAN71132 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (2015-2016)


  • Yangke Liu (with Viet Dang and Edward Lee)
  • Wei-Ying Chen (with Edward Lee and Alice Xu)

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  • Cai, W., Xu, F., & Zeng, C. (2016). Does political pressure matter in bank lending? Evidence from China. Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments . . Publication link: 2dfc297e-7ffe-453a-81c5-3828620c03d4
  • Cai, W. X., Zeng, C., Lee, E., & Ozkan, N. (2016). Do business groups affect corporate cash holdings? Evidence from a transition economy. China Journal of Accounting Research. . Publication link: 34560be6-bd9e-4782-86cd-6326bd76ee3c


  • Christensen, H. B., Lee, E., Walker, M., & Zeng, C. (2015). Incentives or Standards: What Determines Accounting Quality Changes around IFRS Adoption?European Accounting Review. . Publication link: bfd86432-24ae-422b-817b-3021d8c699a7



  • Zeng, C., Lee, E., & Walker, M. (2013). Does IFRS convergence affect financial reporting quality in China? ACCA Research Report: No publisher name.. Publication link: 03c8beb2-c5b8-40e3-8db8-8f15543e0b78