Chau Duong

Dr Chau Duong

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Centre for the Study of States Markets and People (STAMP)

Department of Business , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Chau is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, the Programme Leader for the MSc Professional Accounting (and the former MSc International Accounting and Finance), and Link Tutor for the franchised programme between UEL and the International School at the Vietnam National University. He also serves across various committees within the Royal Docks School of Business and Law.


  • PhD (2011, University of Kent)
  • MSc (2007, University of Durham)
  • BSc (2003, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City)
  • BA (2005, University of Social Sciences and Humanities Ho Chi Minh City)
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Chau joined the University of East London from 2012. He holds a BSc Accounting (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City), an MSc Finance and Investment with Distinction (University of Durham) and a PhD in the area of finance and accounting (University of Kent). He has tracked records of being sponsored for his study by various prestigious scholarships, including the Chevening, Shell Centenary and scholarship funds from the universities where he studies. He has experience working as an auditor for Ernst & Young, a freelance consultant and a lecturer teaching various modules in finance and accounting in Vietnam and the UK.

External roles

Visiting Research Fellow, Ho Chi Minh City Open University


Chau's research interest lies within the area of behavioural finance, market-based accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance, earnings management, security valuation, financial technologies, blended learning and teaching, accounting and finance education.

Most recent research:

  • How do students experience and respond to the Coronavirus-induced abrupt shift to online learning?
  • Corruption as an obstacle to efficiently fight the COVID-19 pandemic: International evidence (PANCORR)



Most recent publications:

  • Duong, C. M., Nguyen, T. T., Narendran, S. (2020) 'CEO profile and earnings quality', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (forthcoming).
  • Duong, C. M., Nguyen, T. T., Nguyen, N. and Bui Q. H. (2019) 'Accounting conservatism and banking expertise of boards of directors', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (forthcoming).
  • Duong, C. M. and Pescetto, G. (2019) 'Overvaluation and earnings management: Does the degree of overvaluation matter?', Accounting and Business Research, Vol 49, Issue 2, pp 121-146.
  • Duong, C. M. and Nguyen, N. (2019) 'What make the impact of the financial crisis on innovation different across European countries?', Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol 16, Issue 6.
  • Duong, C. M., Pescetto, G. and Santamaria, D. (2014) 'How value-glamour investors use financial information: UK evidence of investor's confirmation bias, European Journal of Finance, Vol 20, Issue 6, pp 524-549.
  • Duong, C. M. (2010) 'The usefulness of accounting information in value investing: Evidence from the Japanese market', LAP Publishing (ISBN: 978-3-8433-5467-7).
  • Duong, C. M. (2009) 'Internal Controls for Purchasing and Payment Cycle', in Internal Controls (ed) Tran Thi Giang Tan, Labour and Social Affairs Publisher. (in Vietnamese)
  • Duong, C. M. (2007) 'Audit Inventories', in Auditing (eds) Vu Huu Duc and Vo Anh Dung, Labour and Social Affairs Publisher. (in Vietnamese)
  • Duong, C. M. (2006) 'General Auditing Exercises', in Auditing Exercises (ed) Tran Thi Giang Tan, Labour and Social Affairs Publisher. (in Vietnamese)
  • Duong, C. M. (2006) 'Outsourcing Internal Audit - A noticeable approach', Vietnamese Accounting Journal 46. (in Vietnamese)
  • Duong, C. M. (2004) 'Accounting for foreign exchange differences under Circular 44/TC-TCDN and VAS 10', Vietnamese Accounting Journal 36. (in Vietnamese)


  • Speaker at various Executive Education Events organised by the University of East London.
  • Dissertation supervisor for undergraduate, postgraduate (including PhD) students



Modules taught: Accounting and Finance for Managers (MBA), Issues in International Accounting, Strategic Financial Management, Advanced Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Governance and Accountability, Corporate Reporting, Corporate Governance, International Corporate Reporting, Advanced Taxation, Professional Exchange: Mental Wealth and Applied Research, Applied Business Project (MSc), Corporate Financial Management, The Business Professionals, Strategic Management Accounting, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Issues and Controversies in Accounting (Level 6), Intermediate Financial Reporting, Financial Management and Control, Researching in Finance and Accounting, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics (Level 5), Financial Accounting, Business Statistics and Data Analysis (Level 4).