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

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

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
DBA Supervisor University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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
2015 Al-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-authors Mariano Heyden

Journal article (6 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)
DOI 10.1016/j.intacc.2014.12.004
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 (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Seamer 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
2003 Psaros 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)

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 2
Total funding $2,794

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


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

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Implication for Developing Economy Firms
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014 The Influence of CSR Practices on Employees' Perceptions of the Organisation.
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014 The Effect of Corporate Governance on the Extent and Quality of Corporate Internet Disclosures: Evidence in Australia
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal 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
2013 Corporate 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

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Corporate 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

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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