Dr Lei Chen
Associate Lecturer in Accounting
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Dr Lei Chen joined the University of Exeter Business School as an Associate Lecturer in 2012. She completed her BEc in China, and obtained her MFin, MRes and PhD from the University of Glasgow. Prior to coming to the UK, she worked in the Chinese banking sector in various positions for ten years. Her research interests lie in the fields of intangibles, corporate disclosure and financial institutions. Her PhD project investigated the role of intangibles in European banking sector using a mixed methods approach.
- BEc (China)
- MFin (International Finance, University of Glasgow)
- MRes (Accounting and Finance, University of Glasgow)
- PhD (Accountancy, University of Glasgow)
Dr Lei Chen’s principal research interests are in intangibles, corporate disclosure and financial institutions. Her PhD project investigated the role of intangibles in European banking sector using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. It involved the use of statistical analysis, semi-structured interviews and grounded theory data analysis techniques. Specifically, the quantitative part of her PhD project examined the relationships among different intangible elements and between them and bank performance for a sample of European banks. The qualitative component of it investigated the role of intangibles in the bank value creation process as well as how intangibles were measured, managed and disclosed. The latter research involved interviewing senior bank managers and bank analysts.
Dr Lei Chen is currently working on several papers based on her PhD research, and two papers have been accepted by the "World Finance & Banking Symposium" (December, 2012, Shanghai, China) and EIASM 8th Interdisciplinary on “Intangibles, Intellectual Capital & Extra-Financial Information” conference (September 2012, Grenoble, France).