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Virginia Emily Harper Ho

School of Law - Law School
Professor
Primary office:
785.864.9217
Green Hall, 412
University of Kansas
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Education

Teaching Interests

  • Business law, corporate finance, Chinese law, international business transactions, comparative law, deals, due diligence, corporate social responsibility

Research Interests

  • Sustainable finance, corporate governance, shareholder activism, comparative law, multinational enterprises, risk management, corporate social responsibility, securities regulation

Selected Publications

Harper Ho, V. E. (2018). Nonfinancial Disclosure & The Costs of Private Ordering [Journal Articles]. American Business Law Journal, 55, 1.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2018). Sustainable Finance & China’s Green Credit Reforms: A Test Case for Bank Monitoring of Environmental Risk [Journal Articles]. Cornell International Law Journal, 51, 609.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2017). 'Comply or Explain’ and the Future of Nonfinancial Reporting [Journal Articles]. Symposium: Innovating Corporate Social Responsibility: From the Local to the Global, 21, 317.
Harper Ho, V., de Jonge, A., & Tomasic, R. (2017). Capital Market Disclosure Regimes: Advancing Accountability for Chinese TNCs [Book Chapters]. In Handbook of Research on Transnational Corporations. Edward Elgar.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2016). Risk-Related Activism: The Business Case for Monitoring Nonfinancial Risk [Journal Articles]. Journal of Corporation Law, 41, 647.
Harper Ho, V. (2015). Team Production & the Multinational Enterprise [Journal Articles]. Berle VI Symposium: Blair & Stout and Beyond, 38, 499.
Harper Ho, V. E., & Huang, Q. (2014). The Recursivity of Reform: China’s Amended Labor Contract Law [Journal Articles]. Fordham International Law Review, 37, 973.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2014). The Pursuit of Happiness with Chinese Characteristics [Journal Articles]. UMKC Law Review, 82(973).
Harper Ho, V. E. (2013). Beyond Regulation: A Comparative Look at State-Centric Corporate Social Responsibility & the Law in China</i> [Journal Articles]. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 46, 375.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2013). Of Enterprise Principles and Corporate Groups: Does Corporate Law Reach Human Rights? [Journal Articles]. Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 56.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2012). Corporate Governance as Risk Regulation in China: A Comparative View of Risk Oversight, Risk Management, and Accountability</i> [Journal Articles]. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 4, 463.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2012). Governance Beyond Regulation: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the State in Comparative Perspective</i> [Journal Articles]. 公共行政评论 [Chinese Journal of Public Administration], 2, 100.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2012). Theories of Corporate Groups: Corporate Identity Reconceived</i> [Journal Articles]. Seton Hall Law Review, 42, 879–951.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2010). “Enlightened Shareholder Value”: Corporate Governance Beyond the Shareholder-Stakeholder Divide [Journal Articles]. Journal of Corporate Law, 36, 59.
Harper Ho, V. E. (2009). From Contracts to Compliance? An Early Look at Implementation Under China’s New Labor Legislation [Journal Articles]. Columbia Journal of Asian Law, 23, 35.

Selected Presentations

Harper Ho, V. E. (10/9/2018). U.S.-China Tariffs & Trade. 2018 China Town Hall Meeting, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Kansas City
Harper Ho, V. E. (9/14/2018). Accelerating Sustainable Finance: A Network Production Model of Transnational Regulatory Innovation. 2018 World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) Conference on Institutions and the Future of Global Capitalism, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong
Ho, V. E. (7/10/2018). Sustainable Finance & China’s Green Credit Reforms: A Test Case for Bank Monitoring of Environmental Risk. China Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing, China
Ho, V. E. (6/21/2018). Sustainable Finance & China’s Green Credit Reforms: A Test Case for Bank Monitoring of Environmental Risk. National Taiwan University. Taipei, Taiwan
Harper Ho, V. E. (5/24/2018). Moderator, "The Opportunities & Challenges of Chinese Foreign Investment: A Public Forum". Sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Kansas City World Trade Center
Harper Ho, V. E. (9/11/2017). Nonfinancial Risk & The Costs of Private Ordering. 2017 Law, Finance & Sustainability Conference, University of Sheffield (UK), Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL)
Harper Ho, V. E. (6/9/2017). Disclosure Effectiveness, Nonfinancial Risk, & The Costs of Private Ordering. 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Harper Ho, V. E. (3/2/2017 - 3/3/2017). Shareholder Activism & Voluntary Reporting. 2017 J.B. Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium. George Washington University School of Law
Harper Ho, V. E. (11/16/2016 - 11/16/2016). China's Green Credit Reforms: Creditor Monitoring & ESG Transparency. International & Comparative Law Research Forum. Harvard Law School
Harper Ho, V. E. (10/7/2016 - 10/7/2016). "Comply or Explain" and the Future of Nonfinancial Reporting. 2016 Business Law Forum: Innovating CSR - From the Local to the Global. Lewis & Clark University School of Law
Ho, V. E. (8/9/2015). Integrating Law, Sustainability and Environment in the Business Curriculum. Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Harper Ho, V. (2/5/2015 - 2/6/2015). Corporate Responsibility in China: Law & the Business Case for Strategic CSR. Symposium: Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets. University of South Carolina School of Law
Harper Ho, V. E. (10/16/2014). Presenter, Legal Reform and Social Change in China. China Town Hall Meeting, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Washburn University
Harper Ho, V. E. (9/23/2014). Shareholder Activism and Firm-Specific Risk: Arbitraging Engagement. United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network Conference: Bridging the Gap. Montreal, Canada
Harper Ho, V. E. (6/7/2014 - 6/9/2014). From the Balance Sheet to Beta: A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Accounting & Finance Concepts. AALS 2014 Midyear Meeting Workshop: Blurring Boundaries in Financial & Corporate Law. Washington, D.C
Harper Ho, V. (6/23/2014 - 6/24/2014). Team Production & the Multinational Enterprise. Berle VI Symposium: Blair & Stout and Beyond. University of Seattle School of Law
Harper Ho, V. E. (7/1/2013). Government Voluntary Clubs: A Comparative Look at Regulatory Innovation. Colloquium, Fudan University, School of International Relations and Public Affairs
Harper Ho, V. E. (1/5/2013). Corporate Governance as Risk Regulation in China: A Comparative View of Risk Oversight, Risk Management, and Accountability. American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section on Business Associations panel on Business Associations and Governance in Emerging Economies
Harper Ho, V. E. (5/9/2012). Regulating Beyond Regulation: State Sponsorship of Corporate Social Responsibility in China. Chinese Law Works-in-Progress Workshop, Columbia University School of Law

Selected Awards & Honors

Edwin W. Hecker, Jr. Teaching Fellow
2015 - 2018
Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research
Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)
2018
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program Fellow
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
2016 - 2018
Visiting Research Fellow
Central University of Finance & Economics International Institute of Green Finance
2018
Docking Faculty Scholar Award
University of Kansas
2013 - 2016
Immel Teaching Award
School of Law
2013

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