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Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance

Dr Bai Xue PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management

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Bai XUE is a Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management in Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. She joined the Southampton Business School in October 2014.

She completed her PhD in Accounting and Corporate Governance from School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University; and holds a MSc in Management from University of Sheffield and BSc in Biotechnology in Beijing Forestry University, China.

Bai’s research interests include corporate governance in developed countries and emerging markets, the roles of independent directors in the listed companies in UK and China, corporate governance in non-profit sectors; audit market and auditor selection, audit quality and audit pricing; financial reporting in small and medium sized companies; and environmental performance and disclosure and the impact of CSR on corporate risk and performance.

Research interests

Research interests:

    Bai’s research interests include

  • Corporate governance in UK and China: board independence, the role of independent directors, directors’ busyness and remuneration, audit committee effectiveness, corporate governance in non-profit sector;
  • Auditing: audit market and competition, audit quality and pricing, auditor selection;
  • Financial reporting in small and medium-sized companies;
  • Environmental performance and disclosure, CSR and corporate risk and performance.

Bai welcomes PhD applications in the above areas.


  • The determinants of audit pricing in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

Research Projects:

XUE, B. and Li, P. (2016-2017). £3,041. “ The relationship between multi-dimensional environmental performance, corporate governance, and corporate financial performance: an investigation of UK companies”, Southampton Business School. (as PI).

  • MANG 1001 Financial Accounting 1
  • MANG 2003 Financial Accounting 2
Dr Bai Xue
University of Southampton
Southampton Business School
University Road
SO17 1BJ
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