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Mr Neil Hartnett

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary

Biography

 Currently lecturing in business finance and financial planning at the Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce with honours, a research Master of Commerce and various other postgraduate qualifications in applied finance and investment, financial planning and superannuation management. Fellow with CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Worked in commercial sector financial management and accounting, small business management and financial planning, and has over twenty years of experience as a tertiary level educator in Australia and overseas. Taught undergraduate and postgraduate university courses in accounting, corporate finance, investment analysis and individual financial planning, and has been presenter of research and other discussion papers, including keynote speaker, at business conferences in Australia and overseas. Published research in areas of IPO pricing, forecast disclosure, corporate governance, investor financila risk tolerance. Published in Australian and international journals including, amongst others, Accounting Education (UK), Applied Financial Economics, Australian CPA, Accounting and Finance, The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance (JASSA), The International Journal of Accounting, The Multinational Finance Journal, The Pacific Accounting Review and The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Research Expertise
Research: - Sustained, quality research output commensurate with Level C academic in the discipline Accounting and Finance in Australia, benchmarked using several discipline-specific criteria. - Research abilities and outcomes evidencing depth and breadth of knowledge in my discipline and across disciplines, corroborated by peer review such as internationally refereed journal publications. - 1 Honours Degree including Research Dissertation (Class 2-1) - 1 Masters Degree by Research Thesis. - 1 book published with Pearson Education Australia publishers (principal author of 90% content ). - 21 published journal articles (including 12 international refereed, 5 national refereed, 4 professional). My publication rate over the last 5 years exceeds that of the national average for Level C/D/Es in the accounting and finance discipline, according to available benchmarks. - $US500 Manuscript prize for internationally refereed journal article in Multinational Finance Journal. - 17 international, refereed conference papers. - 21 published educational case-study instruments. - Invited plenary speaker at international conference. - $30,000 University consultancy for Indonesian Health Managers. - Successful Grants (various - RMC Special Purpose, Faculty, and various Travel). - 11 Departmental or other university seminar presentations and discussion papers. - Ongoing new research in financial planning sub-discipline of the accounting and finance discipline. - Faculty Research Ethics Committee member 2000-2003; Coordinator of ACFI Honours Degree programme 2000-2003; Coordinator of Newcastle Graduate School of Business (NGSB)'s Applied Finance special research topic programme 2000-2003. - Former member: Newcastle Business School Research Committee.

Teaching Expertise
- Established, effective teaching philosophy and innovation, as evidenced by consistent, above-average scores for student evaluations of my teaching and peer review by colleagues and referees. - Teaching experience over 20 years, across 12 different courses and wide-ranging class dynamics. - Very favourable peer review via internationally refereed publications of my research into ACFI education, and also via colleague and referee review of my teaching. - Published educational case-study instruments (e.g. McGraw-Hill publishers, Pearson Education publishers). - Undergraduate, postgraduate, summer school, and offshore teaching experience. - Ability to develop new subjects as required (5 courses developed to date). - Experience as Coordinator of student Honours Degree programme. - Experience as Coordinator of NGSB's Applied Finance programme. - Supervision and examination of honours and postgraduate students coursework and projects. - Recognised expertise in curriculum development as invited education symposium key speaker. - Ability to mentor staff regarding teaching method and philosophy. - Recognised scholarship in education, evidenced via teaching grant, speaker invitation, published case-study material, internationally refereed journal publications, published book and very favourable peer review. - Book published used as primary reference for the financial planning course ACFI2200.

Administrative Expertise
- Significant past and present contribution to 5 Faculty Committees or positions, including: Standing Committee, Research Ethics Committee, Appointment Review Committee, Graduate Attributes review, Undergraduate Degrees review, and currently Bachelor of Finance Program Convenor - University Representative for UniSuper's National Consultative Committee 2001-2004. - Contribution past/present to various Dept/School committees or representations, including: Tenure, Finance course offerings review (Chair), Research, Seminar series convenor, Honours & postgrad programmes coordinator.



Qualifications

  • Master of Commerce, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Financial Planning, Financial Planning Association
  • Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Securities Institute of Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Capital Market-Based Accounting
  • Company Financial Forecast Disclosures
  • Finance
  • Individual Financial Planning
  • Investor Behaviour

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
140299Applied Economics not elsewhere classified15
150299Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified15
150199Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
18/01/2010 - 21/05/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2006 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1992 - 1/11/2005LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/12/1991LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1990 - Membership - Financial Services Institute of AustralasiaFinancial Services Institute of Australasia
Australia
1/01/1986 - 1/12/1989Senior Tutor University of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1983 - Membership - CPA AustraliaCPA Australia

Awards

Recipient

YearAward
2000Special Initial Public Offering (IPO) Edition of MFJ
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2000Financial Services Educators Symposium
Organisation: Financial Services Educators' Association Description: Invited Speaker - International Conference: 2000 Hartnett N., University Curriculum Developments in Financial Planning. Plenary Speaker. The Inaugural Financial Services Educators Symposium. Sydney, Australia. November 9-10.
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Publications

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


Book (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Hartnett NA, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, 355 (2013) [A4]
2011Hartnett NA, Introduction to individual financial planning, Pearson, Frenchs Forest NSW, 349 (2011) [A4]
2010Hartnett NA, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 350 (2010) [A4]
2009Hartnett NA, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 370 (2009) [A3]
2008Hartnett NA, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson SprintPrint, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 376 (2008) [A3]
2007Yap CL, Hartnett NA, Reality Bytes: A Manual Accounting Practice Set, Pearson Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., 42 (2007) [A2]
Co-authorsChristine Yap
2007Hartnett NA, Arnold MW, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson SprintPrint, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 370 (2007) [A3]
2006Hartnett NA, Arnold MW, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 335 (2006) [A3]
2006Hartnett NA, Yap CL, Garden Blitz: A manual accounting practice set, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 47 (2006) [A2]
Co-authorsChristine Yap
2005Hartnett NA, Arnold MW, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 297 (2005) [A2]
1993Hartnett N, Arnold M, Facts-By-Fax - An Accounting Cycle Application to accompany Accounting, The Basis for Business Decisions., McGraw-Hill, Sydney. (1993) [A1]
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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Hartnett NA, 'Earnings forecast disclosures and their differential value relevance: A study of Australian IPOs', Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, Center for Pacific Basin Business, Economics and Finance Research, North Brunswick, NJ 261-286 (2011) [B1]

Journal article (19 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Hartnett N, 'IPO returns, board composition and committee characteristics: Some Australian evidence of signalling attributes', Corporate Ownership and Control, 9 178-187 (2012)

This study considers the association between corporate governance attributes and IPO return behaviour in the Australian share market. Strong, significant associations are reported between IPO initial returns and board size, board independence and leadership structure. The board size effect appears contextual and increases with larger entity size. Audit committee formation per se was not a discriminating factor but committee conformity with exchange guidelines was of marginal significance. Overall, the results are consistent with the premise that governance attributes can offer signals to investors concerning the likely effectiveness of management actions in serving shareholder interests and enhancing firm prospects.

2012Hartnett NA, 'IPO returns, board composition and committee characteristics: Some Australian evidence of signalling attributes', Corporate Ownership & Control, 9 178-187 (2012) [C1]
2010Hartnett NA, 'Trust and the financial planning relationship', JASSA, 41-46 (2010) [C1]
2010Hartnett NA, 'The value relevance of earnings forecast disclosures: An investigation of forecast attributes and signalling in the Australian IPO context', Applied Financial Economics, 20 1819-1828 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09603107.2010.526574
CitationsScopus - 4
2006Hartnett NA, 'Management disclosure bias and audit services', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 26 369-390 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11156-006-7438-y
2006Hartnett NA, Salimsyah E, Winsen JK, 'Australia evidence on volatility estimation in the context of foreign exchange markets', International Economics and Finance Journal, 1 211-225 (2006) [C1]
2006Hartnett NA, 'The representativeness of management financial forecasts vis-a-vis naive forecasts', Asian Review of Accounting, 14 5-23 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1108/13217340610729437
2005Arif MR, Hartnett NA, 'Free cash flow return regularities', JASSA, 6-12 (2005) [C1]
2004Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Student performance in tertiary-level accounting: an international student focus', Accounting and Finance, 44 163-186 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-629X.2004.00104.x
CitationsScopus - 20
Co-authorsChristine Yap
2003Duong TTL, Hartnett NA, Winsen JK, 'Understanding implied volatility and market stress in equity and fixed interest markets', Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia, Summer 2003 35-40 (2003) [C1]
2003Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Recognizing the importance of instruction style to students' performance: some observations from laboratory research - a research note', Accounting Education, 12 313-331 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/0963928032000095446
Co-authorsChristine Yap
2003Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Instruction style, student learning and performance spirals', Asian Review of Accounting, 11 69-87 (2003) [C1]
Co-authorsChristine Yap
2000Hartnett NA, Romcke JT, 'The Predictability of Management Forecast Error: A Study of Australian IPO Disclosures', Multinational Finance Journal. Special Initial Public Offering (IPO) Edition, 4: 1,2 101-132 (2000) [C1]
1999Day RJ, Hartnett NA, 'An Investigation of the Significance of Mandated Changes in Goodwill Amortisation Policy in Australia', Pacific Accounting Review, 11 No. 2 193-218 (1999) [C1]
1994Hartnett N, Lowry J, Luther R, 'Is Activity Based Costing Feasible for External Reporting?', Accountancy (UK), May. 74-75 (1994) [C3]
1994Hartnett N, Lowry J, Luther R, 'ABC and Australian Accounting Standards.', Australian Accountant, Dec 19-21 (1994) [C3]
1994Hartnett N, Lowry J, 'From ABC to ABM.', Australian Accountant, March. 28-32 (1994) [C3]
1993Hartnett N, 'Corporate Financial Forecast Accuracy An Australian Study', International Journal of Accounting, 28(3) 248-258 (1993) [C1]
1990Hartnett N, 'Forecast Disclosures by Small Companies.', Australian Accountant, July. 48-63 (1990) [C3]
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Conference (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Hartnett NA, Salimsyah ER, Winsen JK, 'Currency exchange rates and risk modelling', EABR & TLC Conferences Refereed Proceedings, Florence Italy (2006) [E1]
2004Hartnett NA, Travaglione A, 'Trust and Financial Planning', Conference Proceedings, Sydney (2004) [E1]
2002Romcke-Jones JT, Hartnett NA, Yap CL, 'A Performance Spiral Model:An Exploration of the Interaction between Instruction Style, Student Anxiety and Performance', Fourteenth Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Los Angleles, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsChristine Yap
2002Hartnett N, 'Normalised Historic Financial Data and Naive Forecast Modeling in the Context of IPO Disclosures', Singapore (2002) [E1]
2002Hartnett N, Arif M, 'The Free Cash Flow Investment Anomaly: Evidence from the Australian Equities Market.' (2002) [E1]
2001Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, 'The Efficacy of Naive Financial Forecast Models Vis-a-Vis Management Forecasts: A Study of Australian IPO Disclosures', Thirteenth Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Brazil (2001) [E2]
2001Hartnett N, Romcke J, Yap C, 'Instruction Style and Student Performance - A Laboratory Study', Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2001) [E1]
2000Hartnett N, 'University Curriculum Developments in Financial Planning', Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
1999Hartnett N, Romcke J, Yap C, 'An Experimental Study of the Effects of Instructor Style on Student Anxiety, Motivation and Performance', Bordeaux, France (1999) [E1]
1998Hartnett N, Romcke J, 'The Predictability of Management Forecast Error: A Study of Australian Prospectus Disclosures', Naples, Italy (1998) [E1]
1998Hartnett N, Romcke J, Yap C, 'An Experimental Study of the Effects of Instructor Style on Student Anxiety, Motivation and Performance', Adelaide, Australia (1998) [E1]
1998Hartnett N, Romcke J, Yap C, 'Anxiety and Academic Performance: A Study of International and Resident Students in Australia.', Chicago, USA (1998) [E1]
1997Hartnett N, Day R, 'Investigation of Significance of Mandated Changes in Goodwill Amortisation Policy in Australia', Birmingham, UK (1997) [E1]
1996Hartnett N, Shimeld S, 'Activity-Based Management Accounting: Problems with Model Development and Application', Bergen, Norway (1996) [E1]
1994Hartnett N, Lowry J, 'Internal and External Reporting: An Exploration of the Potential Use of Activity-Based Costing', Venice, Italy (1994) [E1]
1993Hartnett N, 'Disclosure of Financial Forecasts in Prospectuses: Contemporary Practice in Australia.' (1993) [E1]
1993Hartnett N, 'Some Deficiencies Regarding ED27 - The Examination of Prospective Financial Information.' (1993) [E1]
1992Hartnett N, 'Investor Perceptions of Prospective Financial Information: An Australian Study of Prospectus Disclosures', Madrid, Spain. (1992) [E1]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1990Hartnett N, Quantitative Prospective Financial Information Disclosure by Companies Listing on the Second Board of the Australian Stock Exchange, (1990) [T1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$44,758

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20061 grants / $1,500

European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference June 26-29,2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186599
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $5,000

Testing an investment strategy that uses option implied volatility behaviour as a predictor of underlying financial market activity$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Joseph Winsen, Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184782
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $555

Emerging Financial Markets and Services Asia-Pacific Conference 2004, 27-28 May 2004$555

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184223
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $1,195

10th Annual Conference on pacific Basin Finance, Economics and Accounting, Singapore 7-8 August 2002$1,195

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182303
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20011 grants / $1,920

13th Annual Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Brazil 28-31 October 2001$1,920

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181475
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $1,274

International Conference on Accounting & Governance, Italy 22-24 October 1998$1,274

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0180269
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19971 grants / $30,000

Implementing Accrual Accounting Systems: A Health Services Management Perspective.$30,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19961 grants / $2,000

An Empirical Investigation of the Capital Market Reaction to Mandated Policy Changes to Goodwill Amortisation$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett, Mr Ronald Day
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176267
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19941 grants / $1,314

17th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association - Venice - 6-8 April 1994$1,314

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMr Neil Hartnett
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175066
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2006Influence of Corporations Law Changes upon IPO Forecast Behaviour
Investment and Securities, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Mr Neil Hartnett

Position

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Emailneil.hartnett@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5039
Fax(02) 4921 6905

Office

RoomSR216
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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