Virginia Harper Ho


Virginia Harper Ho
  • Law School Professor - School of Law

Contact Info

Green Hall, 412
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Research

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

Teaching

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

Selected Publications

Harper Ho, V. E. (2018). Nonfinancial Disclosure & The Costs of Private Ordering [Journal Articles]. American Business Law Journal55, 1. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3108363

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 Journal51, 609. https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3124304

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 Global21, 317. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2903006

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 Law41, 647. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2478121

Harper Ho, V. (2015). Team Production & the Multinational Enterprise [Journal Articles]. Berle VI Symposium: Blair & Stout and Beyond38, 499.

Harper Ho, V. E., & Huang, Q. (2014). The Recursivity of Reform: China’s Amended Labor Contract Law [Journal Articles]. Fordham International Law Review37, 973.

Harper Ho, V. E. (2014). The Pursuit of Happiness with Chinese Characteristics [Journal Articles]. UMKC Law Review82(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 Law46, 375. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1983659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1983659

Harper Ho, V. E. (2013). Of Enterprise Principles and Corporate Groups: Does Corporate Law Reach Human Rights? [Journal Articles]. Columbia Journal of Transnational Law56.

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 Regulation4, 463. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2137715

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 Review42, 879–951.

Harper Ho, V. E. (2010). “Enlightened Shareholder Value”: Corporate Governance Beyond the Shareholder-Stakeholder Divide [Journal Articles]. Journal of Corporate Law36, 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 Law23, 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

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