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 academic journals as well as local and national media. Michael also consults to the private sector and has advised 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

Code Description Percentage
159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1990 - 1/07/1995 Manager - Chartered Accounting Cutcher & 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Mamun AA, Heyden MLM, Seamer M, 'Corporate Social Action in Developing Economies', Corporate Responsibility: Social Action, Institutions and Governance 38-72 (2016)
DOI 10.1057/9781137450722_3
Co-authors Mariano Heyden

Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hutchinson M, Seamer M, Chapple LE, 'Institutional Investors, Risk/Performance and Corporate Governance', The International Journal of Accounting, 50 31-52 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.intacc.2014.12.004
2015 Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Ranking corporate governance of Australia's top companies: A decade on', Australian Accounting Review, 25 405-412 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/auar.12088
Co-authors Jim Psaros
2015 Seamer M, Melia A, 'Remunerating non-executive directors with stock options: who is ignoring the regulator?', Accounting Research Journal, 28 251-267 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/ARJ-12-2013-0092
Co-authors Adrian Melia
2014 Seamer M, 'Does Effective Corporate Governance Facilitate Continuous Market Disclosure?', Australian Accounting Review, 24 111-126 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/auar.12005
2004 Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Australian Audit Committees - Do They Meet Best Practice Guidelines', Australian Accounting Review, 14 77-85 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1835-2561.2004.tb00244.x
Co-authors Jim Psaros
2003 Psaros 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-authors Jim Psaros
2002 Frost 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]
2001 Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'The Unravelling of the House of Scarfe', Charter, 4 44-47 (2001) [C3]
Co-authors Jim Psaros
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Horwath 2003 Corporate Governance Report', Horwath 2003 Corporate Governance Report (2003) [D1]
Co-authors Jim Psaros

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Seamer MJ, Choi B, Lee D, 'The Relationship Between Corporate Governance and Firm Enterprise Risk Management Practice' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Doowon Lee, Bobae Choi
2015 Mamun A, Heyden, Seamer, 'Conceptualizing CSR as innovation adoption by emerging Asian economies: How the rate of diffusion and corporate governance influence performance potential' (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Mariano Heyden
2015 Mamun A, Seamer D, Heyden D, 'Institutional drivers of CSR adoption in emerging economies: Examining interactions between macro and mezzo effects' (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Mariano Heyden
2009 Seamer MJ, Psaros J, 'Corporate governance as a facilitator of continuous market disclosure', Symposium on the Multiple Facets of Governance. Symposium Program (2009) [E2]
Co-authors Jim Psaros
2003 Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Australian Audit Committees - Do They Meet Best Practice Guidelines', AFAANZ 2003 Annual Conference (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Jim Psaros
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Horwath 2004 Corporate Governance Report', Horwath (NSW) Pty Ltd, 70 (2004) [R1]
Co-authors Jim Psaros
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $5,794

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20151 grants / $3,000

IFRS, Internal Governance and Director's Trading$3,000

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 Michael Seamer, Dr Katherine Uylangco
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501111
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20041 grants / $1,790

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Michael Seamer
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184833
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $1,004

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Michael Seamer
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180334
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.85

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Corporate Governance and Management Misconduct in Thailand
PhD (Accounting & Finance), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Michael Seamer

Positions

Senior Lecturer
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

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

Office

Room SRS226A
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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