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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Commerce, University of Newcastle, 03/05/1991
  • Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Securities Institute of Australia
  • Diploma in Financial Planning, Financial Planning Association
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Newcastle, 24/04/1982

Research

Research keywords

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

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150100Accounting, Auditing And Accountability70
140299Applied Economics Not Elsewhere Classified15
150299Banking, Finance And Investment Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Fellow - CPA Australia
  • Fellow - Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Awards

Publication prize.

2000Special Initial Public Offering (IPO) Edition of MFJ
Multinational Finance Journal. (United States)
Winner of $US 500 manuscript prize for article: 2000 Hartnett, N. and J. Romcke, 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.

Invitations

Financial Services Educators Symposium
Financial Services Educators' Association, Australia (Invited Speaker )
2000

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Finance
  • Individual Financial Planning

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.
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
2006Hartnett NA, 'Management disclosure bias and audit services', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 26 369-390 (2006) [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]
2009Hartnett NA, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 370 (2009) [A3]
2006Hartnett NA, 'The representativeness of management financial forecasts vis-a-vis naive forecasts', Asian Review of Accounting, 14 5-23 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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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-authors: CHRISTINE YAP

2007Hartnett NA, Arnold MW, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson SprintPrint, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 370 (2007) [A3]
2006Hartnett NA, Yap CL, Garden Blitz: A manual accounting practice set, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 47 (2006) [A2]

Co-authors: CHRISTINE YAP

2006Hartnett NA, Arnold MW, Introduction to Individual Financial Planning, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 335 (2006) [A3]
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 NA, 'IPO returns, board composition and committee characteristics: Some Australian evidence of signalling attributes', Corporate Ownership & Control, 9 178-187 (2012) [C1]
2012Hartnett N, 'IPO returns, board composition and committee characteristics: Some Australian evidence of signalling attributes', Corporate Ownership and Control, 9 178-187 (2012)
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]
2006Hartnett NA, 'Management disclosure bias and audit services', Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 26 369-390 (2006) [C1]
2006Hartnett NA, 'The representativeness of management financial forecasts vis-a-vis naive forecasts', Asian Review of Accounting, 14 5-23 (2006) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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, 'Instruction style, student learning and performance spirals', Asian Review of Accounting, 11 69-87 (2003) [C1]

Co-authors: CHRISTINE 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, 'From ABC to ABM.', Australian Accountant, March. 28-32 (1994) [C3]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: CHRISTINE YAP

2001Hartnett N, Romcke J, Yap C, 'Instruction Style and Student Performance - A Laboratory Study', Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2001) [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]
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, Yap C, 'Anxiety and Academic Performance: A Study of International and Resident Students in Australia.', Chicago, USA (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, 'The Predictability of Management Forecast Error: A Study of Australian Prospectus Disclosures', Naples, Italy (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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2006 (1 grants)

European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference June 26-29,2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186599

2005 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Joseph Winsen, Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020052005
GNo:G0184782

2004 (1 grants)

Emerging Financial Markets and Services Asia-Pacific Conference 2004, 27-28 May 2004$555
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$55520042004
GNo:G0184223

2002 (1 grants)

10th Annual Conference on pacific Basin Finance, Economics and Accounting, Singapore 7-8 August 2002$1,195
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,19520022002
GNo:G0182303

2001 (1 grants)

13th Annual Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Brazil 28-31 October 2001$1,920
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,92020012001
GNo:G0181475

1998 (1 grants)

International Conference on Accounting & Governance, Italy 22-24 October 1998$1,274
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,27419981998
GNo:G0180269

1997 (1 grants)

Implementing Accrual Accounting Systems: A Health Services Management Perspective.$30,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00019971997
GNo:17794928

1996 (1 grants)

An Empirical Investigation of the Capital Market Reaction to Mandated Policy Changes to Goodwill Amortisation$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett, Mr Ronald Day
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00019961996
GNo:G0176267

1994 (1 grants)

17th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association - Venice - 6-8 April 1994$1,314
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mr Neil Hartnett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,31419941994
GNo:G0175066
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2007Honours Investment and Securities
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorInfluence of Corporations Law Changes upon IPO Forecast Behaviour
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Mr Neil Hartnett

Work Phone(02) 4921 5039
Fax(02) 4921 6905
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAccounting and Finance
Office
SR216,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/neil-hartnett