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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


Student drop-in and feedback hours

Tuesday 11.00am-12.00pm, 3.00pm-4.00pm


Programme Director of BSc Business with Law

First Year Academic Advisor 

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 and a fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy. 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


BUSM179: Selected Issues in Commercial and Company Law


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)




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

Joint Primary Supervisor:

  • Rym Mouelhi, ‘The determinants of CSR for local firms in Tunisia compared to the United Kingdom and France’ (with full scholarship)
  • Shiyu Tang, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Compensation in China UK’ (with industrial scholarship)
  • Majd Fadel, ‘A Closer Look into the Reform of Investor Protection in Limited Liability Companies: A Case of Saudi Arabia’