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2023 Tri-University Annual Conference

Newcastle University Business School shone at the Tri-University Annual Conference in Xiamen, highlighting sustainable society research and international collaboration.

24 October 2023

Newcastle University Business School took centre stage at the 2023 Tri-University Annual Conference. Xiamen University hosted this year's event between 13 and 15 September 2023.

The School was represented by two dedicated individuals - Dr Jose Liu and Dr Doris Xin. They co-organised and attended the conference, supported by the Accounting and Finance group at the School.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Tracey Wilson (Co-Subject Group Head) and David McCollum-Oldroyd (Accounting Chair).

Dr Jose Liu addresses a lecture hall at the Tri-Annual Conrerence 2023
Dr Doris Xin giving a slideshow presentation at Tri-Annual Conference 2023

SSRA sessions

The Sustainable Society Research Alliance (SSRA) played a pivotal role in this year's event. They hosted two dedicated sessions that showcased our expertise and dedication in the field. The sessions saw active participation from each institution.

Several key papers were presented. These were:

Propagation of ESG Linked Compensation through Boardroom Connection - presented by Qingwei Wang (Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University)

Corporate Environmental Performance and Stock Price Crash Risk - presented by Jose Liu (Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University)

Climate-related Compensation and Carbon Washing: International Evidence - presented by Hongjun Wu (School of Management, Xiamen University)

Our PhD students

Jose Liu also highlighted the invaluable participation of two of our PhD students, Qiwu Guo and Jianyi Zhang. They presented their research at the conference. This further emphasised the School's commitment to sustainable society research.

PhD student Qiwu Guo presenting from a lectern at the Tri-Annual Conference 2023
PhD student Jianyi Zhang presenting from a lectern at the Tri-Annual Conference 2023

The event also featured a keynote speech by Professor Ming Jia. He is the section editor of the Journal of Business Ethics. He shared valuable insights and guidance on quantitative research in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

About the conference

The Tri-University Annual Conference is a joint initiative between three institutions:

  • Newcastle University Business School
  • Cardiff Business School
  • School of Management at Xiamen University

Each institution takes turn hosting the conference. It serves as a platform for researchers to share their work and ideas. In particular, it focuses on work related to sustainability, business, and social responsibility.

Group shot of the delegates of the 2023 Tri-Annual Conference stood on the steps outside the venue.

The conference allowed us to showcase our contributions and share our expertise. Our delegates met with scholars from our partner universities. We underlined our commitment to advancing research in sustainable society and corporate social responsibility.

Newcastle University Business School hosted the conference last year. We look forward to next year's conference, which will be hosted by Cardiff University.