Chunhui Liu
Chunhui Liu
Associate Professor



Dr. Chunhui Liu is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance. She has taught accounting courses at tertiary institutions and universities since 2004 in the U.S., Canada, UAE, and Hong Kong SAR. She is an active scholar who has published 30 refereed journal articles in reputable journals like Decision Support Systems (SCI, IF 3.222), Information & Management (SSCI & SCI, IF 3.317) and received more than 930 citations as per Google Scholar as of August 2017. She has received governmental research grant and support such as FDS by University Grants Committee in Hong Kong and SSHRC 4A by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada. She is an Editor of International Journal of Accounting and Information Management since 2013. She has reviewed articles for fifteen journals including Enterprise Information Systems (IF 1.908), Electronic Markets (SSCI, IF 1.864), International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (SSCI, IF 1.056), and Journal of Global Information Management (SSCI, IF 0.517). 

Editorial Positions

Co-Editor: International Journal of Accounting and Information Management

Associate/Deputy Editor of journals like International Journal of the Academy of Organizational Behavior Management

An Editorial Board Member of journals like International Journal of Services and Standards; International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology; Asian Review of Accounting

Conference Organizing Activities

Accounting Divisional Chair: the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2012 Conference, June 9-12, 2012, St. John’s, Canada & ASAC 2013 Conference, June 8-11, Calgary, Canada.

Academic Reviewer: ASAC 2011 Conference, July 2-5, 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Sample Awards

       Outstanding Paper Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012

       Emerald Literati Network Awards for Outstanding Reviewer for 2011


2000-2003   PhD: National University of Singapore

1997-1999   Master of Accountancy: University of South Carolina

1997-1999   Master of Science: University of South Carolina

1991-1995    Bachelor of Arts: Dalian University of Foreign Languages

Professional Qualification

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA Canada Non-practicing Member); Oracle 8 Certified Database Administrator



Since 30 Aug. 2017           Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Aug. 2016 – Aug. 2017    Professor, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, HK SAR

Jan. 2015 – May 2016       Associate Professor, Khalifa University, UAE

Jul. 2011 – Dec. 2014 Associate Professor with tenure, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Sept. 2007 – Jun. 2011     Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Fall 2006 – Fall 2007       Instructor, University of Manitoba, Canada

2004 – 2006               Adjunct Professor, Valencia Community College, USA


Research Interests

       Information Systems Management

       Accounting Information Systems

       Corporate Disclosure

Fair Value Accounting

       Earnings Management

Selected Publications

  1. Chunhui Liu, Xin Luo, Fu Lee Wang, 2016, “An empirical investigation on the impact of XBRL adoption on information asymmetry: Evidence from Europe”, Decision Support Systems, 93: 42-50. (SCI, IF 3.222)

  2. Chunhui Liu, Xin Luo, Choon Ling Sia, Grace O'Farrell and Hock Hai Teo, 2014, “The Impact of XBRL Adoption in P. R. China”, Decision Support Systems, 59: 242-249. (SCI, IF 3.222)

  3. Chunhui Liu, Lee J. Yao, Choon Ling Sia, Kwok Kee Wei, 2014, “The Impact of Early XBRL Adoption on Analysts’ Forecast Accuracy: Empirical Evidence from China”, Electronic Markets, 24(1): 47-55.       (SSCI, IF 1.864)

  4. Chunhui Liu, Tawei Wang, and Lee J. Yao, 2014, “An empirical study of XBRL’s impact on analyst forecast behavior”, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 33(1), 69-82. (SSCI, IF 1.333)

  5. Chunhui Liu, 2013, “XBRL: A New Global Paradigm for Business Financial Reporting”, Journal of Global Information Management, 21(3), 60-80. (SSCI, IF 0.517)

  6. Chunhui Liu, Grace O’Farrell, 2013, “The role of accounting values in the relation between XBRL and forecast accuracy”, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 21(4), 297-313 (IF 0.304)

  7. Chunhui Liu, Lee J. Yao and Nan Hu, 2012, “Improving Ethics Education in Accounting: Lessons from Medicine and Law”, Issues in Accounting Education, 27(3), 671-690. (IF 0.765)

  8. Chunhui Liu, Lee J. Yao, Nan Hu, and Ling Liu, 2011, “The Impact of IFRS on Accounting Quality in a Regulated Market: An Empirical Study of China”, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, 26(4): 659-676. (IF 0.471)

  9. Yao, Lee J., Chunhui Liu, and Siew H. Chan, 2010, “The Influence of Firm Specific Context on Realizing Information Technology Business Value in Manufacturing Industry”, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 11(4): 353-362. (SSCI, IF 1.056)

  10. Chunhui Liu, Choon-Ling Sia, and Kwok-Kee Wei, 2008, “Adopting Organizational Virtualization in B2B Firms: An Empirical Study in Singapore”, Information & Management, 45 (7): 429-437. (SSCI & SCI, IF 3.317)

  11. Teo, Hock-Hai, Lin-Bin Oh, Chunhui Liu, and Kwok-Kee Wei, 2003, “An empirical study of the effects of interactivity on web user attitude”, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 58(3): 281-305. (SSCI & SCI, IF 2.863)


Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Financial Management and Administration, Financial Accounting, Basic Accounting, Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues, Managerial Accounting, Advanced Management Accounting, Canadian Taxation, Professional Ethics for Accountants, Introduction to Business I, Introduction to Business II, Microsoft Fundamentals & Applications.