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Kang Jun-Koo
Canon Professor in Finance
Nanyang Business School

Dr. Jun-Koo KANG is Canon Professor/Distinguished Professor of Finance at Nanyang Business School. He was former founding executive director of the Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre at NBS. Prior to joining NTU, Dr. Kang was the MSU Federal Credit Union Endowed Chair in Financial Institutions and Investments at Michigan State University. His areas of research expertise include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and emerging  financial markets. His research has been published in leading finance and economics journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and American Economic Review. He currently serves as a co-editor of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and is a senior fellow of the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, a research fellow of the Asian Institute of Corporate Governance, and a member of World Economic Forum Expert Network.

Research Statement

My areas of research expertise include empirical studies in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, capital raising, capital structure, emerging financial markets, international finance, and banking.

Research One-liner

Understanding corporate policies and behaviour by examining data.


“Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Value Maximization: Evidence from Mergers,” (with Xin Deng and Buen Sin Low), Journal of Financial Economics 110 (2013), 87-109.

“Tunneling or Value Added? Evidence from Mergers by Korean Business Groups,” (with Kee-Hong Bae and Jin-Mo Kim), Journal of Finance 57 (2002), 2695-2740.

“Why Is There a Home Bias? An Analysis of Foreign Portfolio Equity Ownership in Japan,” (with Rene M. Stulz), Journal of Financial Economics 46 (1997), 3-28.

Latest Projects

Impact of cyber risk on cost of bank debt

Hedge fund activism and sources of value gains.

Board diversity and director dissension

Advice to young researchers

Have an open mind for research and work hard.

Other affiliation(s)

Expert Areas
Corporate finance

Research Interests
Corporate governance, Mergers and Acquisitions

Research Category
Accounting, Business & Management
Research Sub-category
Business and Management, Financial Engineering & Risk Management
NISTH Assigned Topic Groupings
Circular economy & waste reduction, Responsible banking
Affiliated Sustainable Development Goals
GOAL 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH – Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.
GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE – Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
Last Updated
16 Apr 2020
Last Updated
13 Sep 2020