• PhD in Finance, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA, Cornell University & Queen’s University
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Queen’s University


A maxim in the business world is that people are what matter most in business. Consequently, Yik's research focuses on the impact of intangibles, such as corporate culture, innovation and ethics, on corporate outcomes. Yik's research shows that a business is much more than the sum of its debt and equity.

Yik completed his Ph.D. in Finance at York University where he won a large variety of scholarships and other awards. He also holds an MBA from Cornell University, an MBA from Queen's University, and a CFA charter. Prior to his academic life, he worked as a consultant and investment analyst for 12 years.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Innovation
  • Corporate Culture
  • Ethics
  • CSR and Gender


Au, S., Dong, M., and Tremblay, A. "Employee Flexibility, Exogenous Risk, and Firm Value." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming)