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Dr Jing-Ming (Thomas) Kuo is an Associate Professor in Finance at Birmingham Business School. Before joining UoB, he worked for Southampton Business School and Durham University Business School. He has served as MSc Finance proramme Leader, Director of Postsgraduate Programmes, Director of Education....

Research Interests


Dr Jing-Ming is currently working at Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Environmental Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Behavioural Finance, Investment, Applied Financial Econometrics,  M&As.

Contact me


Birmingham Business School,
University of Birmingham.
Birmingham B15 2TY, UK.


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+44 (0) 121 414 9669

News & Publications

July 2024


Top cited Article  - one of the most cited papers in Corporate Governance: An International Review 2022-2023:

"The Role of Managerial Ownership in Dividend Tunneling: Evidence from China", Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2023, 31 (2): 307-333 (with H. Bian, H. Pan, and Z. Zhang).

May 2024


Call for paper for Journal of International Accounting, Audit and Taxation (JIAAT) special issue – “Contemporary Corporate Governance Issues in the Digitized Economy” guest co-edited by Thomas Kuo together with Prof. Jean Chen (University of Kent), Prof. Ding Rong (NEOMA Business School, France) and Dr Si Zhou (Shanghai University, China).

The paper submission is open on 1 March 2024 and the deadline of submission is 31 July 2024. Papers should be submitted electronically through the links provided on the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation website.

Areas of Practice


Corproate Finance​​​​​

Corproate Governance

Asset Pricing

Behavioural Finance

Applied Financial Econometrics

Mergers & Acquisitions

Environmental Finance

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