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Dr Wendy Beekes

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Wendy Beekes

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 593623

Office Hours:

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Wendy Beekes is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University.  She came to Lancaster in 2000 having completed a BSc Econ (Hons) in Business Studies, MSc Econ in Accounting and Finance, and PhD in Accounting at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, where she was also a part-time tutor and lecturer. Her research interests lie in the field of corporate governance and the link to disclosures and accounting quality. She is currently working on an international study on the link between corporate governance, disclosures and the cost of capital which is sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust. Her work has been published in international journals such as Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Corporate Governance: An International Review. 



BSc Econ, MSc Econ, PhD Aberystwyth, CiLTHE

Current Teaching

Academic Year 2017/18

AcF 100 - Financial Statement Analysis (Summer term)

AcF 610 - Advanced Management Accounting (Lent term)


Professional Role

Director of Teaching and Learning in Accounting

Deputy Undergraduate Director in Accounting and Finance & Study Abroad Advisor in Accounting and Finance

Business Studies Academic Tutor

Business Studies & BBA Staff-Student Forum Representative

Member of Consortial Degree Programme Steering Committee

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, Firm Disclosures, Earnings Conservatism, Earnings timeliness.

Current Research

(1) Timeliness and Corporate Governance 

This research strand has developed from work with Professor Philip Brown and is examining the link between corporate governance and the informativeness of firm disclosures.  We have completed a number of individual country studies, a cross country study and a paper analysing the measures developed in the course of our research.  These have been published in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Accounting and Finance.  There are also working papers available from my author page on SSRN.

(2) The Properties of Management Forecasts and their Relationship with Analyst Forecasts in Japan 

This study (with Hiroyuki Aman, Millicent Chang and Marvin Wee) examines whether the information environment influences the inter-relationship between management and analysts forecasts of earnings.

Link to CV  



Research Grants

March 2009: 'Corporate Governance, Disclosure Policies and the Timeliness of Price Discovery' (with P. Brown), The Leverhulme Trust Grant £91,245. 

March 2008: £2,776 'Corporate Governance, Corporate Disclosure Policies and The Timeliness of Price Discovery: An International Study' (with P. Brown) Lancaster University Management School Small Grant.  Completed.

December 2005: ‘LUMS Visiting Professorship’ Grant for Professor P. Brown £3,500.  Completed.

December 2004: ‘Performance Management Systems in Action’ (with D. Otley and V. Ururuka) £6,000 grant from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).  Completed.

October 2004: ‘Information Flows & Corporate Governance’ (with P. Brown) £2,750 grant from Lancaster University Small Grants Committee.  Completed.

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