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Prof. Gary BIDDLE

Accounting

Chair of Accounting

PCCW Professor

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Prof. Gary BIDDLE

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago

  • M.B.A., University of Chicago

  • C.P.A. (USA), CGMA

  • Audit Committee Chairman of Listed Companies

  • American Accounting Association (AAA):
            Board Director – Focusing on International
            Executive Council Member
            International Accounting Section Advisory Board Member
            Global Engagement Committee (Chair)

  • Editor:
            Accounting Area Editor, Journal of International Business Studies
            Book Editor, The Accounting Review

  • Financial Reporting Review Panel Member of the Financial Reporting Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA):
            Financial Reporting Standards Committee
            Corporate Governance Working Group
            IASB Conceptual Framework Working Group
            Leasing Project Advisory Panel

  • Member:
            American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
            Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) (Training Committee)
            Hong Kong Business and Professionals Federation (BPF)
            Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
            Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Biography

Professional Experience:

  • PCCW Professor, Chair of Accounting, University of Hong Kong (2007 - present)
  • Synergis-Geoffrey Yeh Chair Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2006-2007)
  • Chair Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2005-2006)
  • Professor of Accounting, University of Washington (1991-1996)
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Washington (1984-1991)
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Chicago (1980-1984)
  • Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong (2007-2010)
  • Associate Dean, School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2001-2007)
  • Department Head, Department of Accounting, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1996-2007)
  • Director, Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management for Executive Education, University of Hong Kong (2007 – 2010)
  • University Council, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2003-2005)
  • University Court, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1998-2003) (2006-2007)
  • University Senate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997-2007)
  • University Senate, University of Hong Kong (1997-2010)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee Member and Chair, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997-2007)
  • Business School Promotion and Tenure Committee Member and Chair, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997-2007)
  • Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, Kingdee International Software (2004 - present)
  • Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, Shui On Land (2006 - present)
  • Remuneration Committee Member and Chair, Chinachem Group (2010-2012)
  • Most Cited Faculty Member of HKU Business School (Social Science Research Network)
  • Winner of 30 MBA and Executive MBA Teaching Awards


Brief:

Gary C. BIDDLE is PCCW Professor and Chair of Accounting at University of Hong Kong and lecturer at Columbia Business School, London Business School and Fudan University. Professor Biddle earned his MBA and PhD degrees at University of Chicago. Previously he served as professor at University of Chicago, University of Washington, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and as visiting professor at China Europe International Business School (China), University of Glasgow (UK), IMD (Switzerland) and Skolkovo Business School (Russia). In academic leadership, Professor Biddle has served as Dean at University of Hong Kong, and as Academic Dean, Department Head, Council member, Court member, Senate member and Synergis-Geoffrey Yeh Chair Professor at HKUST. Professionally, Professor Biddle is Board and Executive Council Member of the American Accounting Association, Advisory Board Member of the American Accounting Association International Accounting Section, Council Member and Financial Reporting Standards Committee Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Reporting Review Panel Member of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong, Accounting Hall of Fame Selection Committee Member, Book Editor of The Accounting Review, Accounting Area Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, and editorial boards of other premier academic journals. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hong Kong Business and Professionals Federation, Hong Kong Institute of Directors (Training Committee), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and he is past President and co-founding Council Member of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association. Professor Biddle is expert in financial and management accounting (teaching both), value creation, economic forecasting, corporate governance and performance metrics, including EVA®. Professor Biddle’s research appears in leading academic journals and in the financial press including CNN, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. He ranks among the top 0.4% in career research citations and recent downloads among all social science researchers (Social Science Research Network). Professor Biddle has won 30 teaching honors, including two “Professor of Year” awards from the world’s #1-ranked EMBA program (Financial Times). Professor Biddle also proudly serves as Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of leading listed companies including Kingdee International Software, Shui On Land Limited, and he chaired the remuneration committee of closely held Chinachem Group. He also runs 10k races.

Research Interests

  • Value creation
  • Firm valuation
  • Capital investment efficiency
  • Performance metrics
  • Economic value added (EVA®)
  • Financial analysis
  • Earnings measurement
  • Information content of accounting disclosures
  • Corporate Governance

Publications

  • Citations Among All Social Science Researchers (Social Science Research Network):
            Top 0.38% in Total Career Research Citations
            Top 0.12% in Total Career Research Downloads
            Top 0.36% in 12-Month Research Downloads

WORKING PAPERS AND CURRENT RESEARCH

(Downloads available at http://www.ssrn.com)

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