Dr Peng (Peter) Huang

Peng (Peter) Huang

Senior Lecturer in Finance


Corporate Governance; Culture; Finance

Innovation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Behavior, Capital Markets

Qualifications: PhD, UNSW; MSc, XMU & SMU; BA, SWUFE

Contact Details

Email: [email protected] (preferred method of contact, instant response if urgent)
Room: MSB 3.29
Phone: +64 7 837 9407 (not preferred)

Papers Taught

About Peng (Peter)

Peng is a senior lecturer in finance at Waikato Management School (WMS). He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales. He has taught many finance and econometrics courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate (including PhD) levels since 2009. He has served in AACSB evaluation and has been the cross-country and cross-campus convenor (lecturer in charge) of multiple papers (courses) at WMS.

Peng’s research expertise includes but is not limited to mergers and acquisitions, corporate innovation, corporate governance, culture, and capital markets. He has published in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Accounting and Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Australian Journal of Management and International Journal of Managerial Finance. He has also been actively serving as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals, books, master dissertations and PhD theses.

Other public profiles about Peng can be found at:

Google scholar

Research Supervised

Peng has extensive experience with supervising research students at various levels. Selected research projects under his supervision:

"Shareholder Activism and CSR" (FINAN593 - Finance Dissertation, 2022)

"National Culture and Corporate Risk-taking" (FINAN591- Finance Dissertation, 2021)

"Female Director Appointments and Stock Market Reaction: New Zealand Evidence" (FINAN591- Finance Dissertation, 2020)

"Sports Sentiment and Stock Market Returns: New evidence from Rugby Performance" (FINAN592 - Finance Dissertation, 2019)

"Asymmetry in Price Movements Following the Inclusion and Exclusion of Stocks from NZX 50 AND BMV-IPC" (FINAN590 - Directed Study, 2018)

"Emotions in the Social and News Media" (PhD in Finance, 2018-)

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Culture
  • Capital Markets
  • etc.

Recent Publications

  • Huang, P., & Lu, Y. (2022). Institutional blockholders and the variability of firm performance. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 18(1), 118-137. doi:10.1108/IJMF-02-2020-0090

  • Huang, P., Lu, Y., & Faff, R. (2021). Social trust and the speed of corporate leverage adjustment: evidence from around the globe. Accounting and Finance, 61(2), 3261-3303. doi:10.1111/acfi.12701

  • Hsu, P. -H., Huang, P., Humphery-Jenner, M., & Powell, R. (2021). Cross-border mergers and acquisitions for innovation. Journal of International Money and Finance, 112, 102320. doi:10.1016/j.jimonfin.2020.102320

  • Huang, P., Lu, Y., & Holmes, M. (2021). Are R&D incentive schemes really beneficial? Evidence from stock market responses. In New Zealand Finance Colloquium 2021. Tauranga, New Zealand.

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