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Professor Bruce Hearn

Professor Bruce Hearn

Professor of Governance

Research interests

  • Corporate Governance; 
  • International Comparative Governance; 
  • Asset Pricing; 

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Accepting applications from PhD students.


  • Bruce has over twelve years professional investment industry experience in some of the largest investment houses worldwide including France's BNP Paribas, Bahrain's Gulf International Bank, and the UK's Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and boutique private equity firm Marshall Wace LLP followed by over fourteen years of national and international teaching, research, leadership and management experience in higher education.
  • He has served in a number of senior roles such as Director of PhD Programs of Southampton Business School, Director of DBA Program at Bradford School of Management and Program Leader for MSc Management & Finance degree at University of Sussex Business School
  • His research focusses on international corporate governance and institutional governance within predominantly Emerging and Developing Economies such as Africa, Asia, Middle East and Caribbean as well as Japan which has led to 60 published journal articles including over 20 in ABS3*/4 and FT50 rated journals as well as PhD funding from UK's ESRC.
  • He also has a strong interests and track record in developing, reviewing, examining, supervising and teaching Accounting, Finance and Governance subjects to undergraduate, postgraduate, research, especially PhD, executive and professional accounting and finance students in a wide variety of institutions and countries around the world.