About the Center

The Center for Corporate Governance and Employee Ownership

The Center for Corporate Governance and Employee Ownership is established to study and promote best practices of corporate governance in China. With its both academic and applied research on corporate governance, the Center aims to contribute to the understanding of the structural transformation of Chinese economy and the orderly development of the capital market, to provide valuable policy advice on governance regulations and reforms, and to offer corporate governance-related training courses and consulting services to Chinese enterprises. The Center has three main research areas: (i) governance reforms and corporate behavior; (ii) family business succession and governance; and (iii) the design of executive compensation and equity-based incentives.

Professor Wang Cong is the director of the Center. Professor Wang received his Ph.D. in Finance from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and is currently the associate director of Shenzhen Finance Institute and a Presidential Chair Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. His research focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation. His papers have been extensively published in top academic journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Banking and Finance. His publications have received a fair amount of recognition. Two of his papers on corporate governance are among the top 10 most-cited articles published in Journal of Finance in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Another paper on foreign directors won the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award.

The Center has established the “Family Heritage and Risk Management Office”, which aims to conduct in-depth research and discussion on the performance of family business succession and related risk management, and provide intellectual support such as methodology and tools for the healthy and long-term development of family businesses. The main research areas of the Office include family heritage and governance, family risk management and wealth planning, and family social capital and human capital.


Cong Wang

Associate Vice President (Student Affairs), CUHK-Shenzhen

Presidential Chair Professor

Master of Shaw College

Associate Director of Shenzhen Finance Institute

Program Director of MSc in Business Management program

Ph.D., Finance, Vanderbilt University

Research Field

Corporate governance, Mergers and acquisitions, and Executive compensation