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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 24/06/2009
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Newcastle, 09/12/1999

Research

Research keywords

  • Corporate Disclosure
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Corporate Governance

Research expertise

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

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
159999Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services Not Elsewhere Classified100

Collaboration

Corporate Governance

Corporate Fraud

Corporate Disclosure

Administrative

Administrative expertise

School administration, international and domestic student marketing

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation

Teaching expertise

Australian taxation, financial accounting and corporate governance

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Publications

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Journal article (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Australian Audit Committees - Do They Meet Best Practice Guidelines', Australian Accounting Review, 14 77-85 (2004) [C1]
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-authors: Jim 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-authors: Jim Psaros

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Review (1 outputs)

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

Co-authors: Jim 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-authors: Jim Psaros

2003Psaros J, Seamer MJ, 'Australian Audit Committees - Do They Meet Best Practice Guidelines', AFAANZ 2003 Annual Conference, Brisbane (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Jim Psaros

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Psaros 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 grants2
Total funding$2,794

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2004 (1 grants)

2004 Annual International Business & Economic Research Conference, 4-8 October 2004, USA$1,790
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Seamer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,79020042004
GNo:G0184833

2000 (1 grants)

European Accounting Association 23rd Annual Congress.$1,004
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Michael Seamer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00420002000
GNo:G0180334
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.35

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Accounting & Finance)Principal SupervisorCorporate Governance and the Timeliness and Quality of Corporate Internet Disclosures
20142018PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorCorporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Firm Performance Interactions: Evidence from Developed and Developing Economies
20132021PhD (Accounting & Finance)Co-SupervisorCorporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure: A Comparative Study on the Australian and Singaporean Financial Services Sector

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Accounting & Finance)Co-SupervisorCorporate Governance and Management Misconduct in Thailand
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Dr Michael Seamer

Work Phone(02) 4921 5992
Fax(02) 4921 6905
Email
PositionsSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAccounting and Finance
Office
SRS226A,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/michael-seamer