Dr Wendy Beekes

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Profile

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.

Corporate governance and transparency in Japan
Aman, H., Beekes, W.A., Brown, P.R. 7/12/2016 , 62 p.
Working paper

Corporate governance, companies’ disclosure practices, and market transparency: a cross country study
Beekes, W.A., Brown, P.R., Zhan, W., Zhang, Q. 03/2016 In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 43, 3-4, p. 263-297. 35 p.
Journal article

Corporate governance and the informativeness of disclosures in Australia: a re-examination
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Zhang, Q. 12/2015 In: Accounting and Finance. 55, 4, p. 931-963. 33 p.
Journal article

Corporate governance, companies’ disclosure practices, and market transparency: a cross country study
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Zhan, W., Zhang, Q. 8/10/2015 Lancaster : Lancaster University, 51 p.
Working paper

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

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

The effects of corporate governance on information disclosure, timeliness and market participants’ expectations.
Beekes, W., Brown, P., Chin, G., Zhang, Q. 2/08/2012 Lancaster : Lancaster University, 43 p.
Working paper

Corporate Governance and Transparency in Japan
Aman, H., Beekes, W.A., Brown, P. 2011 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
Working paper

Corporate governance, accounting and finance: a review
Brown, P., Beekes, W.A., Verhoeven, P. 2011 In: Accounting and Finance. 51, 1, p. 96-172. 77 p.
Journal article

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

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.
Chapter

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

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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
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.
Journal article

On the timeliness of price discovery
Beekes, W.A., Brown, P. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
Working paper

The "Millionaire" method for encouraging participation
Beekes, W.A. 2006 In: Active Learning in Higher Education. 7, 1, p. 25-36. 12 p.
Journal article

Do better governed Australian firms make more informative disclosures?
Brown, P., Beekes, W.A. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance
Working paper

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.
Journal article

A sustainable approach to business
Beekes, W.A. 2003 In: The Utilities Journal. 6, Nov, p. 38-39. 2 p.
Journal article

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
Working paper

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
Working paper

Environmental performance under the spotlight
Beekes, W.A. 2003 In: The Utilities Journal. 6, Sep, p. 34-35. 2 p.
Journal article

Changes of ownership
Beekes, W.A. 2000 In: The Utilities Journal. 3, July, p. 16-17. 2 p.
Journal article

Teaching Effectiveness
Invited talk

Murdoch University (External organisation)
Membership of committee

The University of Sydney (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Journal)
Publication peer-review

20th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference
Participation in conference

20th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference
Participation in conference

Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

2016 European Accounting Association Annual Congress (Event)
Membership of committee

Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

British Accounting Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting Conference
Participation in conference

European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2015
Participation in conference

European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2015 (Event)
Membership of committee

2014 European Accounting Association Annual Congress (Event)
Membership of committee

10th International Conference on Corporate Governance, University of Birmingham
Participation in conference

University of York seminar programme
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Department of Accounting and Finance Internal Seminar, LUMS
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Accounting Association Joint Conference of the Northern Region Accounting Group / Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group
Participation in conference

Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
Participation in conference

University of Newcastle
Visiting an external academic institution

European Accounting Association Annual Congress
Participation in conference

British Accounting Association Annual Conference
Participation in conference

Accounting and Finance (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Accounting Education (Journal)
Publication peer-review

European Accounting Association Annual Congress (Event)
Membership of committee

European Accounting Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

British Accounting Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Accounting and Business Research (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Corporate Governance: An International Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Journal)
Publication peer-review

  • Accounting, Finance, Governance and Banking
  • Corporate Governance and Auditing

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