Dr Wendy Beekes

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests lay in the field of corporate governance and the link to disclosures and accounting quality.  I am currently working on an international study which is investigating the link between corporate governance, disclosures and the cost of capital.

Factors influencing quality threatening behaviour in a big four accounting firm
Beekes, W., Otley, D., Ururuka, V. 3/07/2014 , 39 p.
Working paper

Corporate governance and the informativeness of disclosures in Australia: a re-examination
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Zhang, Q. 3/06/2014 Lancaster : Lancaster University, 47 p.
Working paper

Corporate governance and the informativeness of disclosures in Australia: a re-examination
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Zhang, Q. 2014 In: Accounting & Finance. 47 p.
Journal article

Financial integration and the transparency of firms in emerging capital markets
Zhang, Q., Beekes, W., Brown, P. 2014 , 34 p.
Working paper

The relationship between disclosure, information timeliness and corporate governance: A cross country study
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Zhan, W., Zhang, Q. 31/08/2012 Lancaster : Lancaster University, 48 p.
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The effects of corporate governance on information disclosure, timeliness and market participants’ expectations.
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Chin, G., Zhang, Q. 2/08/2012 , 47 p.
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Corporate Governance and Transparency in Japan
Aman, H., Beekes, W.A., Brown, P. 2011 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
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Corporate governance, accounting and finance: a review
Brown, P., Beekes, W.A., Verhoeven, P. 2011 In: Accounting & Finance. 51, 1, p. 96-172. 77 p.
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The use and consequences of performance management and control systems: A study of a professional services firm
Beekes, W.A., Otley, D.T., Ururuka, V. 2010 In: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Research Executive Summary Series. 6, 10, p. 1-6. 6 p.
Journal article

Litigation Risk and Auditor Conservatism: A UK-US Comparison
Li, S., Beekes, W.A., Peasnell, K.V. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
Working paper

Explaining Adverse Behavioural Impact of Performance Management Systems in a Professional Accounting Firm
Ururuka, V., Otley, D.T., Beekes, W.A. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
Working paper

Is that your final answer? Encouraging student participation using a personal response system
Beekes, W.A. 2009 In: Enhancing Student-Centred Learning in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. Oxford : The Higher Education Academy, Oxford Brookes University p. 76-86. 11 p.
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Reflection on the 'first year experience' in a peer-assessed coursework
Beekes, W.A. 2008 In: International Journal of Management Education. 6, 3, p. 69-73. 5 p.
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Balancing act
Beekes, W.A., Otley, D.T., Ururuka, V. 2007 In: CIMA Excellence in Leadership Series, Performance Management. 4, p. 28-31. 4 p.
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Case Study: ‘Integrating Skills’ Development into the Curriculum’
Beekes, W.A., Taylor, P.A. 2006 In: Internationalisation of the Curriculum and Support for International Students, Higher Education Academy.
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On the timeliness of price discovery
Beekes, W.A., Brown, P. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
Working paper

Do better-governed Australian firms make more informative disclosures?
Beekes, W.A., Brown, P. 2006 In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 33, 3-4, p. 422-450. 29 p.
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Do better governed firms make more informative disclosures? Canadian evidence
Beekes, W.A., Brown, P., Chin, G. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
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The "Millionaire" method for encouraging participation
Beekes, W.A. 2006 In: Active Learning in Higher Education. 7, 1, p. 25-36. 12 p.
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Do better governed Australian firms make more informative disclosures?
Brown, P., Beekes, W.A. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
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The link between earnings timeliness, earnings conservatism and board composition: evidence from the UK
Beekes, W.A., Pope, P.F., Young, S.E. 2004 In: Corporate Governance: An International Review. 12, 1, p. 47-59. 13 p.
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A sustainable approach to business
Beekes, W.A. 2003 In: The Utilities Journal. 6, Nov, p. 38-39. 2 p.
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Environmental performance under the spotlight
Beekes, W.A. 2003 In: The Utilities Journal. 6, Sep, p. 34-35. 2 p.
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Earnings management in response to regulatory price review. A case study of the political cost hypothesis in the water and electricity sectors in England and Wales
Beekes, W.A. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
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Earnings management in response to a windfall-tax in the water and sewerage utility companies in England and Wales
Beekes, W.A. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
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Changes of ownership
Beekes, W.A. 2000 In: The Utilities Journal. 3, July, p. 16-17. 2 p.
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