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Dr Jeremy Eng-Tuck Cheah PhD (Soton) MBA BEc

Associate Professor of Finance

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Jeremy joined his PhD alma mater, Southampton Business School (SBS) in October 2016. It was then called the School of Management when he was a student (2008 – 2011) and he was awarded a full scholarship by the School of Management to pursue a PhD in “The Implications of Information Processing Efficiency on Decision Making”. He completed his PhD in under 3 years.

 

Prior to joining SBS as Associate Professor of Finance, he had a short stint working at Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University (2016) as Reader in Finance. He also held various appointments including Lecturer in Finance at Sheffield University Management School, University of Sheffield (2011 – 2016) and Assistant Professor of Financial Markets at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (2003 – 2008).

Jeremy has won numerous awards including an award to study a Summer School module (Forecasting Financial Markets) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also secured eight corporate sponsorships to attend academic seminars held by Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University faculty members. He has also provided consultancy service to both public and private organizations, including Birmingham City Council in the UK and Securities Commissions in Malaysia.

 

 

Research interests

 

My current research interests and strengths are in the area of responsible managerial finance.

In neo-classical economics, finance plays a mainstream role towards national economic growth with little regard for social and environmental concerns. However, unfettered capital flows into and out of financial markets with a weak regulatory framework have led to unethical and exploitative behaviours by various entities (for example, bankers, managers and hedge funds), often with destructive consequences. Therefore, my research contributes towards an understanding of the role of finance and its impact on social and environmental concerns at several levels and vice versa: country, market, industry and firm and individual. Specifically,

At the country-level, identifying the determinants of foreign direct investment by emerging-market multinational corporations when compared to mature market will allow a better understanding of how foreign direct investment will influence local responsible business practices are being carried out vis-à-vis human resource practices in Africa (Human Resource Management – ABS 4*) and employment rights in South-Eastern European countries (Cambridge Journal of Economics – ABS 3*).

At the market-level, the ability to detect speculative bubbles in financial markets is the first step to recognize the possibility of overvaluation in financial assets. For example, speculative bubbles were detected in Bitcoin markets (Economics Letters - 3*) and the effect of a spill over of the speculative bubble from the Bitcoin market into the Ripple market can create risk and uncertainties in the cryptocurrency markets (International Review of Financial Analysis – ABS 3*).

At the industry and firm-levels, observing the reaction of firms inter alia their stock prices, can often give deep insights regarding managerial behaviour. In particular, how managers in a pharmaceutical firm would behave if their firm value suffers by observing a risk when product recalls were announced (Journal of Business Ethics – ABS 3*). Also, with severe loses in profitability due to generic brand competitors and the lack of blockbuster drugs in recent years, how pharmaceutical firms will live up to their corporate social responsibility while their firm value maximization objective can still be met is a challenge (http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-corporate-social-responsibility-in-context).

At the individual-level, an understanding of the corporate social responsibility attitudes held by socially responsible investors can help fund managers to better structure their financial products in order to meet the changing expectations of their clients (British Journal of Management – ABS 4*).

Keywords/Phrases: Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin; Socially Responsible Investment; Equity, Prediction and Speculative Financial Markets; Corporate Social Responsibility in Finance; Applied Corporate Finance; Financial Markets; Investment; Applied Financial Econometrics; Pharmaceutical Industry; Inter-disciplinary research; Multi-disciplinary research.

 

Research group

Centre for Computational Finance and Business Analytics (CCFBA)

Affiliate research group

Centre for Risk Research (CRR)

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

John, F.M. and Cheah, E.T. (2016) ‘Negative Bubbles and Shocks in Cryptocurrency Markets’, International Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 47, pp. 343 - 352 (ABS 2015 – 3*) (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1057521916300163)

Wood, G., Yin, S., Mazouz, K. and Cheah, E.T. (2016) “Foreign Direct Investment and Employment Rights in South-Eastern Europe” Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 40, iss. 1, pp. 141 – 163. (ABS 2015 – 3*) (http://cje.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/1/141)

Cheah, E.T. and Fry, J.M. (2015) ‘Speculative Bubbles in Bitcoin Markets? An Empirical Investigation into the Fundamental Value of Bitcoin’, Economics Letters, vol. 130, pp. 32 – 36 (ABS 2015 - 3*)(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176515000890)

Wood, G., Yin, S., Mazouz, K. and Cheah, E.T. (2014) ‘Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging Markets to Africa: The HRM Context’, Human Resource Management (USA), vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 179-201. (ABS 2015 – 4*) (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hrm.21550/epdf)

Cheah, E.T., D. Jamali, Johnson, J.E.V. and Sung, M.C. (2011) ‘Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility Attitudes: The Demography of Socially Responsible Investors’, British Journal of Management, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 305-323. (ABS 2015 – 4*) (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00744.x/epdf)

Cheah, E.T., Chan, W.L. and Chieng, C.L.L. (2007) ‘The Corporate Social Responsibility of Pharmaceutical Product Recalls: An Empirical Examination of U.S. and U.K. Markets’, Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 76, pp. 427-449. (ABS 2015 – 3*) (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-006-9292-1)

Chan, W.L., Cheah, E.T. and Montanheiro, L. (2016). CSR and pharmaceutical industry In A. Ortenblad (Ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context, Edward Elgar. (in press) (http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-corporate-social-responsibility-in-context)

Jeremy is also an active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of internationally well-ranked and reputable journals such as: British Journal of Management (ABS – 4*), Human Resource Management USA (ABS – 4*), European Management Review (ABS – 3*), International Business Review (ABS – 3*), Journal of Business Research (ABS – 3*), Journal of Business Ethics (ABS – 3*) Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (ABS – 3*), Journal of Financial Stability (ABS – 3*), Applied Economics (ABS – 2*), Applied Financial Economics (ABS – 2*), Management Research Review (ABS – 1*), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.

 

 

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Module Co-ordinator:

MANG6221 Stock Market Analysis

MANG6239 Behavioural Finance

Jeremy has consistently received positive feedback from students. A sample of feedback includes: ‘Jeremy’s genuinely sublime teaching.’ ‘Jeremy Rocks.’ ‘Jeremy Cheah is the best lecturer that I’ve met by far! The way he teaches highly motivates highly motivates us to the lecture. I look forward to his lectures and I really enjoy it. Wish I have him for next year.’ ‘Jeremy, you are the best!’ ‘Very enthusiastic & hilarious – my favourite lecturer ever.’ ‘Jeremy is just the boss.’ ‘Explanation skills are really good.’ ‘Best lecturer I’ve had at university, entertaining + educational.’

 

Dr Jeremy Eng-Tuck Cheah
Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Banking and Finance
Centre for Digital Finance
Southampton Business School
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Room Number: 2/5027

Facsimile: (023) 8059 3844


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