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Professor Bruce Hearn BSc, PGCert, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Visiting Professor of Accounting

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Professor Bruce Hearnn is a Visiting Professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Southampton, Southampton Business School.

Expertise in emerging economies

Corporate Governance; Executive compensation; Board composition; Financial Accounting; Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing; Emerging Economies; Middle East, Africa and Asia

Bruce Hearn is a Professor (Chair) in Accounting & Finance after having joined The University of Bradford School of Management in June 2020.  Prior to this, he held appointments at Universities of Southampton, Sussex, Leicester, Cass Business School (London) and Kings College London (University of London).  His three year PhD at Kings College London was supported by a full time ESRC studentship award.

He has held visiting professorships in leading universities in Finland, France, Armenia, Afghanistan and Switzerland, while having established executive education courses in India, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (Dubai).  He also has extensive experience in the provision of distance learning programs and associated teaching and supervision in Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, and Barbados.

Prior to academia, he has over twelve years professional work experience in the City of London between firms such as BNP Paribas Capital Markets, Gulf International Bank, Marshall Wace LLP, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC Investment Bank and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.  He worked at HSBC and Crédit Agricole during his last two years of full time doctoral studies.  He is also an external reviewer for large research grant applications at Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK and at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Research interests

Corporate governance, Corporate finance, Executive compensation, Africa, Middle East, Japan, Regional financial markets, Entrepreneurial finance

PhD Supervision

Open to applications

Research group

Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG)

Academic community

Editorial board on Research in International Business & Finance, and International Journal of Emerging Markets


Actively publishing work with members of CRAAG and more generally within SBS


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Additional Visiting Professor roles in:

Armenian State University of Economics, Armenia

Aalto University, Finland

IÉSEG School of Management, Grande École Lille & Paris, France

Teaching interests

University of Bradford: 2020 -

Distance Learning MBA: Accounting and Economics for Decision Making (Worldwide classes)

Executive MBA: Accounting and Economics for Decision Making (Bradford & Dubai, UAE)

Postgraduate: Financial Risk Management in European Banking (Toulouse business school, France)

Postgraduate [Joint Programme]: International Finance (IVA business school, Netherlands)

DBA: Advanced Research Methods (Bradford)

University of Southampton: 2018-2020

Postgraduate:  Business Research Methods

Postgraduate:  Foundations of Accounting Research in Accounting & Finance

Postgraduate:  Dissertation (Accounting)

Undergraduate:  Business Research (Module Leader)

Postgraduate:  Research Dissertation (10 MSc Accounting and Finance)

Undergraduate:  Research Dissertation (16 BSc Accounting and Finance)

University of Sussex: 2012-2018

Postgraduate:  Multinational Financial Management (newly designed course)

Postgraduate:  Corporate Governance (newly designed course)

Postgraduate:  Banking and Financial Institutions

Postgraduate:  Business Analysis Report

Postgraduate:  Research Dissertation (30 MSc Banking and Finance, 80 MSc Management & Finance, 1 MBA)


University of Leicester: 2010-2011

Postgraduate:  Corporate Governance (newly designed course)

Postgraduate:  Research Dissertation (35 MBA, MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance)

Undergraduate:  Financial Management

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Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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