Financial management in a rapidly-changing environment – what can/should we do to maximize investors’ value

Welcome Ceremony of Prof. Dr. Shushu Liao

Past event — 7 December 2022

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Prof. Dr. Shushu Liao

Assistant Professor of Finance

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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On Wednesday, 7th December, Prof. Dr. Shushu Liao will hold her inaugural. The lecture is open to the public. After the lecture there will be a buffet and drinks.

While attendance is free of charge, we only have limited seats available. Please register ahead of time via e-mail at: with your full name and organisation. Please consider this carefully because we are booking a caterer for this event.

  • Registration mandatory by e-mail.
  • Reception after lecture.
  • Venue: Forum / Foyer.


The year of 2022 is nothing short of uncertainty, with major geopolitical risks, climate change, biological crisis, and global energy upheavals. Understanding the challenges of corporate governance and alignment of interests with various stakeholders has never been more important. As an essential part of shareholder value maximization, corporate governance has been examined broadly by researchers, investment practitioners, and regulators with primary focuses on board structures and executive compensation schemes, managerial styles and personal characteristics, market for corporate control, and shareholder activism. At the same time, we ask the question of whether shareholders should be concerned about a firm’s social responsibility which may potentially become a relevant risk factor.


Dr. Shushu Liao is Assistant Professor of (Corporate) Finance at the KLU. Prior to that, she was a Research Fellow at Auckland Center for Financial Research and worked as a fixed-term Lecturer at the Lancaster University, from which she obtained her Ph.D. degree of Accounting and Finance. She also obtained her Master's degree in Finance from Imperial College London, UK. Her research interests lie mainly in the area of empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, CEO characteristics, sustainability and social finance and dynamic modeling in financial economics specialized in the interactions between cash flows and investment decisions, labor finance and principal-agent models. She is currently teaching courses of International Finance, Corporate Finance, and Sustainable Finance.


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Nina Helmig

Assistant Resident Faculty