Dr Michael Seamer

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary

Biography

Michael is a senior lecturer who has been with the University of Newcastle since 1995. Prior to that Michael spent 13 years as a manager in large Chartered Accounting firms in both Perth and Newcastle. Michael is an award winning lecturer whose teaching interests include financial accounting and corporate governance with a specialisation in taxation studies. He has a 1st Class Honours degree in Commerce and completed his PHD on the role of corporate governance in limiting agency conflict. Michael has presented his corporate governance research internationally and has regularly contributed to local and national media. Michael also consults widely to the private sector and has advised both State and Federal parliamentarians.

Research Expertise
Corporate Governance with particular focus on its potential impact on such management misconduct as corporate fraud, inadequate disclosure etc.

Teaching Expertise
Australian taxation, financial accounting and corporate governance

Administrative Expertise
School administration, international and domestic student marketing

Collaborations
Corporate Governance Corporate Fraud Corporate Disclosure


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Corporate Disclosure
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
159999Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
13/07/2014 - 14/07/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/07/2014 - 30/06/2015DBA SupervisorUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
29/04/2013 - 18/08/2013Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
22/05/2012 - 3/09/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2011 - 30/05/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1990 - 1/07/1995Manager - Chartered AccountingCutcher & Neale Chartered Accountants
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Al Mamun A, Heyden MLM, Seamer M, 'Corporate Social Action in Developing Economies.', Global Perspectives of Corporate Social Action and Social and Financial Performance., Palgrave Macmillan, London 1-39 (2015)
Co-authorsMariano Heyden

Journal article (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Hutchinson M, Seamer M, Chapple LE, 'Institutional Investors, Risk/Performance and Corporate Governance', The International Journal of Accounting, 50 31-52 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.intacc.2014.12.004
2014Seamer M, 'Does Effective Corporate Governance Facilitate Continuous Market Disclosure?', Australian Accounting Review, 24 111-126 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/auar.12005
2004Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Australian Audit Committees - Do They Meet Best Practice Guidelines', Australian Accounting Review, 14 77-85 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1835-2561.2004.tb00244.x
Co-authorsJim Psaros
2003Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'The AXS's new corporate governance guidelines have generated fierce and heated debate. But is corporate Australia missing the point?', CACharter, 74 46-47 (2003) [C3]
Co-authorsJim Psaros
2002Frost GR, Seamer MJ, 'Adoption of environmental reporting and management practices: An analysis of New South Wales public sector entities', Financial Accountability & Management In Governments, Public Services and Charities, 18 103-127 (2002) [C1]
2001Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'The Unravelling of the House of Scarfe', Charter, 4 44-47 (2001) [C3]
Co-authorsJim Psaros
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Horwath 2003 Corporate Governance Report', Horwath 2003 Corporate Governance Report (2003) [D1]
Co-authorsJim Psaros

Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Seamer MJ, Psaros J, 'Corporate governance as a facilitator of continuous market disclosure', Symposium on the Multiple Facets of Governance. Symposium Program, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsJim Psaros
2003Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Australian Audit Committees - Do They Meet Best Practice Guidelines', AFAANZ 2003 Annual Conference, Brisbane (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsJim Psaros

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Horwath 2004 Corporate Governance Report', Horwath (NSW) Pty Ltd, 70 (2004) [R1]
Co-authorsJim Psaros
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$2,794

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20041 grants / $1,790

2004 Annual International Business & Economic Research Conference, 4-8 October 2004, USA$1,790

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Michael Seamer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184833
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $1,004

European Accounting Association 23rd Annual Congress.$1,004

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Michael Seamer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180334
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Implication for Developing Economy Firms
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014The Influence of CSR Practices on Employees' Perceptions of the Organisation.
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014The Effect of Corporate Governance on the Extent and Quality of Corporate Internet Disclosures: Evidence in Australia
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013Corporate Governance and Voluntary Corporate Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation of CSR Disclosure in the Singaporean Banking Sector
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2013Corporate Governance and Voluntary Corporate Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation of CSR Disclosure in the Singaporean Banking Sector
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Corporate Governance and Management Misconduct in Thailand
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Michael Seamer

Positions

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Emailmichael.seamer@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5992
Fax(02) 4921 6905

Office

RoomSRS226A
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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