Portrait of Dr Beata Coldbeck Dr Beata Coldbeck

b.coldbeck@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473872


Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FHEA

Beata joined the Business School as Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in 2017 after working at the Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford, where she was Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Prior to this Beata was Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Business School, University of Bedfordshire. She completed a PhD in Finance on a scholarship program at Hull University Business School. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked in finance industry. She has two Master’s degrees: in Financial Management and in Economics. She also has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management & Agribusiness. She completed majority of her higher education on a four different scholarship programs in three countries: Poland, the Netherlands and England. She generated teaching experience at Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses across three different broad fields of accounting, finance and economics. Beata’s research interests are generally in finance with a focus on corporate finance, capital investment, research and development investment, investment composition, liquidity management, financial constraints, IPO and corporate governance.

Beata is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research and Scholarship

Working on following research papers:

“The investment-cash ratio and financial constraints: Evidence from US firms under the impact of financial crisis of 2007” 

“The composition of investment and financial constraints: Evidence from US firms under the impact of financial crisis of 2007”  

“The cash flow sensitivity of cash over time: Evidence from US Firms”  

“Volatility of Research and Development Investment and Corporate Cash Holdings”

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Coldbeck, B. and Ozkan, A. (2018) ‘Comparison of adjustment speeds in target research and development and capital investment: What did the financial crisis of 2007 change?Journal of Business Research , 84, pp. 1-10. ISSN 0148-2963

Research Degree Supervision

My principal research interests lie in the field of corporate finance. Specifically, my research delves into the impact of financial constraints and financial crisis on corporate cash holding decisions as well as both capital and R&D investment decisions. I study the interactions between market frictions and liquidity/investment decisions by focusing on the relation between the ability of firms to raise external finance and their expenditures. To do so, I use panel data over a long period of time for the US companies, which allows to investigate the long-run patterns of the cash flow sensitivities of cash holdings and capital/R&D investments.

Additionally I also incorporate the implications of the corporate governance literature regarding the behaviour of corporate managers in the cash holdings and investment analysis. My future research plans are to further develop our understanding of the relation between financial and investment characteristics of companies.

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Finance for Managers - MSc
  • Research Design and Analysis - MSc
  • Accounting Information Systems - BSc