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Dr. Xede James 博士
Senior Lecturer
Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration


Dr. James Xede is a Senior Lecturer in the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. He received both his Master’s and PhD in Management Science (Accounting) degrees from the Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies at Xiamen University, China, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting and finance) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His research interest is in the behavioural consequences of management control systems such as incentive design, performance management, and the motivational effects of nonmonetary rewards. He uses neuroscience, psychology, and economic theory and applies experiments and archival data analysis to test his empirical predictions. He also combines new insights and uses technologies from neuroscience to understand the neurobiological processes that underline managers’ decision-making behaviour. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the physical and cognitive activity that underlines managers’ response to accounting information and control mechanisms.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Management accounting
  • Management control systems
  • Incentive design
  • Performance management
  • Motivational effects of nonmonetary rewards

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Xede, J., Dak-Adzaklo, C. S. P., Ofosu, E., & Adza, S. W. D. (2023). Competition laws, external financing and investment. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 82. doi:10.1016/j.intfin.2022.101700
  • Chen, Y., & Xede, J. (2022). The effect of frontline employee participation in strategic planning on managers' budget slack creation and evaluation: a lab-in-the-field experiment. Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting, 1 -31. doi:10.1080/02102412.2022.2109840
  • Tawiah, V., Zakari, A., & Xede, J. (2021). Who benefits from corruption; the private individual or the public purse? International Journal of Finance and Economics, 1 -15. doi:

Modified Date: 30 Aug, 2023
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