写在博士生涯结束的时候

在深圳待久了,便难以适应英国的气候。Bristol的无情拒绝、英国阴冷的天气、对未来的迷茫以及7个小时的时差终于让我早早地醒了。这次英国之行,严格上来说是无聊的,除了重新锻炼了下几个月没有使用的英语,并重新呼吸了英国的新鲜空气。如果一定要说纪念,那恐怕是只有来自兰卡的博士论文确认邮件了。在经历三个月的等待之后,我的博士论文终于被审稿人认定为可以提交。也就是说,在经历了各种问题以后,我的博士生涯结束了。而这篇文章,也算是回应我可爱的外审Edward的要求,在我自己的博客上Publish这个好消息(当然,他当时其实说的是我博士论文答辩通过,嘿嘿)。... Read More

随笔:再论会计研究

近日论坛上朱老师的一篇关于中山大学岭南学院科研考评机制的文章炒得火热。其中心大意就是这个制度对于老教授们来说不太公平。因为新的制度调低了一些所谓党报和易操控的期刊的对应级别,同时提高了一些新兴期刊的档次,如北大光华的《中国会计评论》,清华和香港合办的《中国会计与财务研究》(谢谢Rainer指出的错误)等。事实上,朱老师可能有所不知,这两本期刊由于一直没有刊号,且要求严格的实证,并没有进入很多学校科研处的考评范围之内。论其质量,其实这两本杂志绝不逊于会计学的几本中文顶级期刊。与其所陈述的内容相反,对大多数中青年学者而言,这次的改革反而是人心所向的。这个改革,虽然其贡献肯定不能与几十年前拨乱反正去比较,但对该学院的科研却也是一种十足的进步。只是,像朱老师这样的老一辈学者就成了改革的牺牲品。... Read More

On Development of China in 30 Years

This topic comes from a lunch talk days ago with a visiting scholar from China and a colleague in our department, who is quite ignored on the Chinese issues. Though under most conditions, the discussions about China that covers the riskiness of the banking system, unfairness of educational resources, the bribery among the official servants and governmental departments, can easily reach a consistent conclusion, this time we are facing dispersion. Such dispersion, however, can mean the ignorance of knowledge on fundamental theories of accounting and finance, the reality of Chinese society, and, of course, so-called ‘face’ that is widely seen in Chinese cultures (面子:笔者注). To avoid some unnecessary troubles, this article only summarizes the viewpoint of mine.... Read More

读博之困:到底什么是研究?

这篇文章我构思了很久,也想了很久,是否要写。因为这个话题非常敏感。其敏感何在?我的朋友圈里大多数都是科研人员和潜在科研人员。在这个圈子里混,最核心的哲学就是少说多做。因为一旦犯众怒,轻则众叛亲离,重则性命不保。因为这文章我要讲的就是我对于研究的一些看法。其核心就在于,到底什么样的研究才是我所向往的研究和我所理解的真正的学术研究。考虑到我只是个博士中的Loser,这个文章估计会招来一堆白眼和砖块,本人在此声明:此文章不代表个人观点,乃混沌饥饿时所作。... Read More

iPad也能干正事:谈谈如何学术

iPad想必大家不会陌生。毕竟这个工具已经存在了好几年,其产品本身也从最原始的一代经历到了4代。作为一个爱好计算机和相关电子产品的人,我也终于抢在了结婚前搞定了自己的iPad。其原因呢有二:一则因为我实在是受不了Kindle的那个屏幕。尽管电子墨水看书实在是很爽(事实上,我在国际航班上一般只用Kindle看书),但是其有限的翻页功能拿来看书实在是有点蛋疼;二则,婚后财政大权一旦交出,恐怕要拿到此类消费的许可需要更高的时间和信息成本(此类研究参见XXXX,XXX和XXXX)。... Read More

漫谈Ball and Brown (1968)

曾几何时,我的博客里似乎少了很多学术类的东西,而是写了很多乱七八糟的东西。其中的原因其实很简单,因为在过去的一年多里,我一直没有找回曾经的研究感觉。而且语言的障碍给我的工作其实也带来了很大的困惑。要知道,过去我们可以花一个礼拜去弄懂一篇二三十页的英文论文,而我现在最多一天就得去解决,还得在我的两个老外老板面前用英语把东西给复述出来。此中的感觉,恐怕不足为外人道也。... Read More

重访中大:不同的感受

应我的师叔党论之邀,我于上周五(12月23日)前往广州中山大学的岭南学院进行了一场友好的私人访问。期间,我和师叔就当前的学术热点、国际期刊和投稿以及本人的研究兴趣等方面进行了热情的讨论,并应师叔的邀请,为岭南学院和管理学院的数位博士们就英国的博士培养和科研方面进行了汇报。师叔表示:“这个活动还是很有意义的,体现了XXX(此处省略若干字,参见中央电视台《新闻联播》)”。会后,在师叔的殷切关照下,本人与数位师兄弟姐妹共进晚餐,席间大家讨论热烈,气氛轻松愉快。... Read More

Words for Spring Festival, 2011: English Version

There are two reasons that eventually promote me writing this post in English, even though I have published one with similar topic in Chinese some hours ago. The first reason is a kind suggestion from Justin, both my colleague and good friend, says that he can hardly understand what I said on the blog since they are mainly in Chinese, the other reason, however, is on myself. I find my writing skills in English is declining very greatly in past few months, and I wonder, it is time for a practice now.... Read More

Quality or Quantity: A Puzzle for Researchers

Frankly, this is not a suitable topic for me due to my limited experience on both research and academic given my present education as only a graduating master’s student. However, my limited experience, as well as my coming PhD life in Lancaster, do bring me an opportunity to think about: when doing some research, given two dimensions as measurement of the work as quality and quantity, which shall I prefer?... Read More

Writing a Mathematical Equation on Your Blog

In fact it is quite rare for a blog writer to put some mathematical models on the blog unless it is an article related to some very professional courses. However, low propability can hardly mean never happen. Taking myself for example, I would like to post some of my notes on econometrics and my feeling of research proposal with the blog readers, though I can write them with a Latex system and then compile it to a PDF document, providing it as an attachment for download. While I don’t think most readers would prefer such behavior. Reading that directly can be a much more pleasant experience, especially when there is not many complicated equations.... Read More