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Dr Bobae Choi

Senior Lecturer - Accounting

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary

Biography

Bo is a senior lecturer in financial accounting. Her research interests lie in areas of financial reporting, corporate finance and corporate governance. Her main research theme is the impact of information asymmetry and financial reporting on the capital market. Her recent papers have been published in high quality international journals including Contemporary Accounting Research and Corporate Governance: An International Review. She also has served as an academic reviewer for Corporate Governance: An International Review, Accounting and Finance, and Journal of Business Research.

Since she joined the University of Newcastle in 2009, Bo has been teaching intermediate financial accounting and introductory accounting courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research Expertise
Financial reporting, Earnings Management, Corporate governance & Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Collaborations
Bo has been involved in a number of collaborative research projects and successfully received several research grants. She has been working with academics both within and outside Australia from various leading international research institutions as her research topics not necessarily confined to the Australian market but also examine other developed and developing markets, such as the US and Korea.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Master of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Keywords

  • Corporate Governance
  • Earnings Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Voluntary Disclosure

Languages

  • Korean (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified 20
150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified 40
150299 Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer - Accounting University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Choi B, Jung K, Lee D, 'Trading Behavior Prior to Public Release of Analyst Reports: Evidence from Korea', Contemporary Accounting Research, (2015)

This paper investigates information leakage from analyst reports prior to their public release. Previous studies document abnormal trading by institutions or short selling before ... [more]

This paper investigates information leakage from analyst reports prior to their public release. Previous studies document abnormal trading by institutions or short selling before announcement of recommendation changes. Such prerelease abnormal trading is interpreted as evidence of information leakage from analyst reports. However, if sophisticated investors obtain information similar to what analysts have from other sources, abnormal prerelease trading patterns would be observed even if there were no information leakage from analyst reports. This paper, using a unique data set from Korea, aims to determine whether a direct causal link between recommendation changes and prerelease trading exists, by comparing trading behavior of client investors with non-client investors. We find that abnormal prerelease trading by client investors, especially client institutions, is earlier in timing and greater in magnitude than that of other investor groups, supporting the information leakage hypothesis. We further find that net buying by client institutions and client large individuals is positively associated with firm, analyst, and earnings forecast change variables that influence formulation of recommendation changes and their impacts.

DOI 10.1111/1911-3846.12090
Co-authors Doowon Lee
2014 Choi Bobae, Kang J, Lee D, 'Determinants and market implications of differentiated dividends in Korea', International Journal of Managerial Finance, 10 453-469 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/IJMF-11-2012-0116
Co-authors Doowon Lee
2013 Choi BB, Lee D, Psaros J, 'An analysis of Australian company carbon emission disclosures', Pacific Accounting Review, 25 58-79 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/01140581311318968
Co-authors Doowon Lee, Jim Psaros
2013 Choi BB, Lee D, Park Y, 'Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Earnings Quality: Evidence from Korea', CORPORATE GOVERNANCE-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, 21 447-467 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/corg.12033
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Doowon Lee
2010 Sohn W, Choi BB, 'An equity market perspective on the Korean financial crisis', Global Economic Review, 39 83-90 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/12265081003696403
2008 Choi BB, Jung K, 'Analyst Following, Institutional Investors and Pricing of Future Earnings: Evidence from Korea', Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 19 261-286 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-646X.2008.01024.x
Citations Scopus - 1
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Choi BB, Lee D, Jung K, 'Trading behavior before the public release of analysts' reports', Asian Finance Association 2009 International Conference: Conference Program, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Doowon Lee
2009 Choi BB, Kang J, Lee D, 'Catering incentives and differentiated dividend in Korea', Journal of Corporate Finance Special Conference on Emerging Markets, Beijing, China (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Doowon Lee
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $9,793

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20101 grants / $4,793

An Assessment of the Quality and Market Implications of Carbon Emission Disclosure by Australian Listed Public Companies$4,793

Funding body: Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd

Funding body Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd
Project Team Doctor Bobae Choi, Doctor Doowon Lee, Professor Jim Psaros
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000971
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20091 grants / $5,000

A Compilation and Assessment of the Carbon Emission Disclosures of Australian Listed Public Companies$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Bobae Choi
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190606
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.85

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Capital Structure, Corporate Governance and Firm Performance
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2013 Corporate Governance and Voluntary Corporate Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation of CSR Disclosure in the Singaporean Banking Sector
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Bobae Choi

Position

Senior Lecturer - Accounting
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Email bobae.choi@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5011
Fax (02) 4921 7398

Office

Room SR226
Building Social Sciences Building
Location Callaghan University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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