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Research Seminar Series

The research seminars are for staff members of the School and visitors to present their current research and in this way share their ideas with, and receive feedback from the academic community as well as the wider public, including professionals. Everybody is welcome. Papers are available at the venue or from the website in PDF format or from Inez Goldsworthy (Palmerston North) and Hori Pirini (Albany).

In general, seminars are held on Wednesday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (although we may be able to accommodate seminar presentations at other times). Subject to availability of a suitable time slot, the School will contribute towards travel costs and accommodation (where appropriate) for visitors from outside Palmerston North or Auckland.


The School of Accountancy's Seminar Series provides a valuable forum for researchers to share their research ideas, findings and policy recommendations in a variety of areas of accounting and business law. By providing an informal atmosphere that allows for active discussion, the seminar series is designed to benefit not only the presenters but also the participants. In addition, for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, attendance at the Seminar Series qualifies as Structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


Those with an interest in the accounting and business law disciplines including: 
Massey University staff

  • Staff of other Educational Institutions
  • Those employed in the Commercial or Public Sector
  • Accounting Practitioner
  • What you can gain

At least one of the following:

  • Exposure to different research ideas, methodologies, and data sources
  • Broaden your research horizons
  • Update your knowledge in the field of accounting research
  • Interchange of ideas in an informal environment
  • Enhance your links with academicians, practitioners or those in the commercial and public sector
  • For Institute members, your attendance at each seminar is recognised as one hour of structured (CPD)

If you wish to present a paper in the series, please contact the appropriate seminar convener.


Albany Manawatu
A/P Borhan Bhuiyan
School of Accountancy 
Massey University 
New Zealand
Dr Lin Mei Tan
School of Accountancy 
Massey University 
Palmerston North 
New Zealand

Research Seminar Timetable for Albany Campus 2022


Date Presenter Title Information
23 February Nives Botica Redmayne
President CA ANZ, Associate Professor in School of Accountancy, Massey University, New Zealand.
Measurement and Reporting of Heritage Assets - Insights from Practice in New Zealand.
23 March Professor Garry Carnegie
Professor in Accounting, RMIT University, Australia.
Accounting for the future. Let's start with a new definition of accounting.
27 April Dr. Siu Chan
National University of Samoa, Samoa & A/Prof Radiah Othman
Massey University, New Zealand.
Performance auditing in Samoa 2010 - 2019: Audit of substance?
11 May Adnan Habib
University of Tasmania, Australia.
Does geopolitical risk stifle technological innovation?
08 June Ahsan Habib
Professor of Accountancy, Massey University, New Zealand.
Audit fees and audit quality: Substantive vs. symbolic audit firm mergers.

Research Seminar Timetable for Albany Campus 2021


Date Presenter Title Abstract
21 April  Pallab Kumar Biswas and Dinithi Ranasinghe
Department of Accountancy and Finance, School of Business, University of Otago
Does firm life cycle affect comparability?
19 May Professor Gary Tian
Macquarie University, Australia
The Impact of Politicians' Hometown Favoritism on Resource Allocation
25 August Dr. Diandian Ma
University of Auckland
CSR disclosure, dividends andfirm value - Relations andmediating effects
30 September Professor Chris Van Staden
Auckland University of Technology
Labour rights movements and modern slavery audit disclosures within global supply chains: a political mediation perspective.
23 November Nafiz Fahad
Auckland University of Technology
Announcement Readability, Stock Message Board Activities and Stock Price Synchronicity.

Research Seminar Timetable for Manawatu Campus 2022


Date Presenter Title Abstract