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Dr. Derek K. W. CHAN

Associate Dean (Undergraduate)

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Dr. Derek K. W. CHAN

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • BSocSc CUHK
  • MA Western Ontario
  • PhD British Columbia


Dr. Derek Chan obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration (with a specialization in accounting) from the University of British Columbia in 1995. Prior to joining the School of Business of the University of Hong Kong in July 2001, he has served on the faculty of the School of Business & Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting. He has also taught at the Beijing International MBA programme at Peking University. In 1999 and 2000, he was elected as a recipient of the Best Ten Lecturers Award. These awards are determined by student votes across all fields and departments at HKUST. Each year only ten awards are given for the entire university.

Dr. Chan's research interests are primarily in the field of auditing, specifically on the industrial organization of audit markets and issues related to the regulation of professional accountants. His research has analyzed these issues both in general market settings, as well as in settings that reflect the realities of auditing environments. The research methodology that he has employed is analytical modelling. His research has been published in the leading academic journals in accounting. He has also frequently served as an ad hoc referee for research journals.

Dr. Chan is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association Limited.

Research Interests

  • Industrial organisation of audit markets
  • Equilibrium models of regulation of professional accountants
  • Information economics

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