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  • 24 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Thorough knowledge and deep understanding of accounting and finance, 12+ years diversified academic and professional work experiences in both Australia and China, fluent in Mandarin, English and Cantonese, highly developed interpersonal skills, flexible mindset, innovative, passionate about work and life, competent research abilities for new challenges. 

Research interests

FinTech (Machine Learning/Blockchain), Financial Innovations, Capital Market, Accounting Discourse, Financial Statement Analysis and Behavioural Finance  


With more than 8 years of higher education lecturing experience in Australia,  I have so far taught a wide range of accounting and finance subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Charles Sturt University.

Subject Designed and Delivering

AFIN8014 FinTech and Innovations (Postgraduate)

AFIN8016 Payment, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (Postgraduate)

Subjects Delivered include:

  1.  Accounting Systems and Process (Postgraduate)
  2.  Financial Accounting (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
  3.  Current Developments in Accounting Thought (Postgraduate)
  4.  Corporate Finance (Postgraduate)
  5.  Investment Analysis (Postgraduate)
  6.  Financial Markets and Instruments (Postgraduate)
  7.  Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
  8.  Advanced Financial Accounting (Postgraduate)

Community engagement

CPA Australia, full member since 2011

Education/Academic qualification

Financial Management, Bachelor, Nankai University

Accounting/Finance, PhD, The University of Melbourne

Accounting, Master, The University of Melbourne

Applied Commerce, Master, The University of Melbourne

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Research Outputs

  • 24 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • Nudging the financial market? A review of the nudge theory

    Cai, C. W., 28 Mar 2019, In : Accounting and Finance.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The power of crowds: Grand challenges in the Asia-Pacific region

    Cai, C., Gippel, J., Zhu, Y. & Singh, A. K., 1 Nov 2019, In : Australian Journal of Management. 44, 4, p. 551-570 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Triple‐entry accounting with blockchain: How far have we come?

    Cai, C. W., 18 Oct 2019, In : Accounting and Finance. 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Disruption of financial intermediation by FinTech: a review on crowdfunding and blockchain

    Cai, C. W., Dec 2018, In : Accounting and Finance. 58, 4, p. 965-992 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 19 Citations (Scopus)