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School of Business and Management

Dr Min Yan


Lecturer in Business Law; Programme Director for BSc Business with Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3928
Room Number: Room 3.03, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Tuesday 11.00am - 12.00pm & 3.00pm - 4.00pm




Dr Min Yan is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business Law. He joins Queen Mary from King’s College London, where he obtained a PhD in Law. He also holds a LLM with distinction from Durham University. Min specialises in corporate law and corporate governance, and his recent research focuses on comparative corporate governance and corporate responsibility among others. Before entering academia, Min practiced law and worked as a legal consultant for commercial companies.



  • BUS329: Corporate Law and Governance


Min is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.



Research Interests:

Dr Min Yan’s research interests are in general in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance, and comparative business law studies. His recent publications focus on comparative corporate governance and corporate social responsibility from a legal and economic aspect.

Some of his current research projects include:

  • Agency theory and agency cost
  • Corporate control
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Directors’ duties
  • Dual-class share structure
  • Legal transplant of corporate law and governance in China





Journal articles


Book chapters

  • M Yan, ‘Business Ethics and Regulation’ in H Huang et al. (eds), Business Ethics (Peking University Press, Beijing 2021)
  • M Yan, ‘The Modern Corporation and Private Property’ in S. Idowu et. al. (eds), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Management (Springer, Cham 2020)
  • M Yan, ‘Corporate Objectives’ in S. Idowu et. al. (eds), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Management (Springer, Cham 2020)
  • M Yan, ‘Stakeholder Model’ in S. Idowu et. al. (eds), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Management (Springer, Cham 2020)




Areas of Supervision Expertise:

Dr Yan welcomes prospective PhD students who would like to do research in a broad area of corporate law, corporate governance and corporate responsibility. Students with law and economics background are particularly welcome to apply. For an informal discussion, please send your resume and research proposal to the above email address.  

Current Doctoral Students:

1st Supervisor

  • Majd Fadel, ‘A Closer Look into the Reform of Investor Protection in Limited Liability Companies: A Case of Saudi Arabia’
  • Shiyu Tang, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Compensation in China UK’


2nd Supervisor

  • Rym Mouelhi, 'The determinants of Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing countries compared to Developed countries: A comparative study between Tunisia, France and the United Kingdom'