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Professor Grant Samkin

Grant Samkin

Professor of Accounting
Doctoral Convenor, School of Accounting, Finance & Economics (SAFE)

Qualifications: BCompt DCompt South Africa, MComm (cum laude) Durban-Westville

About Grant

Grant spent a number of years as a Chartered Accountant in practice and in commerce and industry, during which time he held a senior position with a subsidiary of one of South Africa's largest construction companies. Grant works in the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)’s Accounting Research Group, and his research interests include issues surrounding non-financial reporting, including intellectual capital and sustainability.

He is a member of both the South African and New Zealand Institutes of Chartered Accountants.

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Zaini, S. M., Sharma, U., Samkin, G., & Davey, H. (2018). Impact of ownership structure on the level of voluntary disclosure: A study of listed family-controlled companies in Malaysia. Accounting Forum, online, 22 pages. doi:10.1016/j.accfor.2018.11.001

  • Kumarasinghe, S., & Samkin, G. (2018). Impression management and ancient Ceylonese rulers. Accounting History, online, 22 pages. doi:10.1177/1032373218802892

  • Sharma, A., Samkin, G., & Sharma, U. (2018). Land contamination reporting: A study of local councils role on contaminated land issues in New Zealand. In A-CSEAR Conference. Conference held Melbourne, Australia.

  • Zaini, S. M., Samkin, G., Sharma, U., & Davey, H. (2018). Voluntary disclosure in emerging countries: A literature review. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, 8(1), 29-65. doi:10.1108/JAEE-08-2016-0069

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Contact Details

Email: grantsam@waikato.ac.nz
Room: MSB.3.05
Phone: +64 7 837 9257