Professor Howard Davey

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Professor of Accounting
Key contact for professional accreditations

Qualifications: BA, BBS, MBA (Hons) Massey, PhD Waikato

About Howard

Professor Howard Davey is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of CPA Australia.  His research includes more than 200 publications, with over 55 refereed journal articles and five books, three of which have multiple editions.  He supervised over 12 PhDs to successful completion.

He has been extensively involved in the admission requirements of the NZICA and currently sits on the Education Board of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as on the MBA programme.  His interests include non-traditional reporting, intellectual capital, international issues in accounting, as well as demystifying accounting for non-accounting business people.

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Accounting theory
External reporting and financial accounting
Financial accounting
Non-traditional measures of performance
Professional issues

Recent Publications

  • Sun, Y., Ip, P. S., Arunachalam, M., & Davey, H. (2022). From ivory tower to a storyteller of value creation: Integrated reporting at Japanese and South African universities. Journal of Intellectual Capital, online. doi:10.1108/JIC-01-2021-0008

  • Liyanapathirana, N., Samkin, G., Low, M., & Davey, H. (2021). An exploratory study of awareness and intensity of ethical dilemmas: A comparative study between Sri Lankan and New Zealand accounting professionals. International Journal of Critical Accounting, 12(2), 129-155. doi:10.1504/IJCA.2021.115474

  • Zaini, S., Sharma, U., Samkin, G., & Davey, H. (2020). The level of voluntary disclosure practices in an emerging economy: Perception of users. In AFAANZ Online.

  • Zaini, S. M., Sharma, U., Samkin, G., & Davey, H. (2020). Impact of ownership structure on the level of voluntary disclosure: A study of listed family-controlled companies in Malaysia. Accounting Forum, 44(1), 1-34. doi:10.1016/j.accfor.2018.11.001

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Accounting education
Accounting standards
Accounting Theory
Auditing and accountability
Financial Accounting
International accounting
Management Accounting

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.3.01
Phone: +64 7 838 4441