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Albert Tsang

Chair Professor


Prof. Albert TSANG Chair Professor of Accounting SUSTech Business School

Research Interests: Disclosure International Accounting ESG/CSR

Professor Albert Tsang is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award awarded by the American Accounting Association for his contribution to academic research in corporate social responsibility during the last 15 years. Professor Tsang is also the recipient of the CGIR (Corporate Governance: An International Review) Best Paper Award 2021 for his paper on corporate governance and CSR. Two of his CSR studies have been ranked worldwide number 1 and 9 respectively in terms of citations among all financial archival papers published since 2010. Moreover he has a record of publishing an article on Journal of Financial Economics in 24 days making one of the most impressive records worldwide among publications in top finance journals. 


Currently Professor Tsang is a Chair Professor of Accounting at SUSTech Business School of Southern University of Science & Technology. Before joining SUSTech Professor Tsang was a tenured professor in Canada (Schulich School of Business) and Hong Kong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong). 


Professor Tsang initiated research works examining the capital market implication of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting since 2008 after he graduated with a PhD degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. During the past 10 years he has published about 50 papers in leading academic journals with more than 20 papers on CSR/ESG topics. He also has a strong research interest in international accounting research and his research has been published on leading journals such as The Accounting Review Journal of Financial Economics Contemporary Accounting Research Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of International Business Studies. 


Currently Prof. Tsang is serving for the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research Journal of International Accounting Research International Journal of Accounting and Journal of International Accounting Auditing & Taxation. He is also the Editor of Accounting Horizons Associate Editor of several journals including British Accounting Review Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance and China Accounting and Finance Review. Prof. Tsang was nominated by the Schulich School of Business for the award of York Research Chair Since 2017. He has been invited by universities in different regions (e.g. USA Hong Kong Canada and China) to teach Ph.D. course/seminars in capital market research during the past years. Prior to joining academia Prof. Tsang had extensive experience in accounting and finance and was working as an international accounting manager in publicly listed multinational corporations and living in multiple countries.  

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