Researcher

Associate Professor Helen Kang

My Expertise

Voluntary disclosure practices; international accounting; corporate governance.

Biography

Dr Helen Kang

Associate Professor, Postgraduate Research Coordinator, CPA Australia Liaison Officer

School of Accounting - BCom (Hons), UNSW | MCom (Hons), UNSW | PhD, UNSW | CPA
About Helen

Helen Kang is an Associate Professor and has completed her BCom (Hons), MCom (Hons) and PhD at the University of New South Wales. 

Her research interests are in the areas of voluntary disclosures, intangible assets, and international accounting. She has...view more

Dr Helen Kang

Associate Professor, Postgraduate Research Coordinator, CPA Australia Liaison Officer

School of Accounting - BCom (Hons), UNSW | MCom (Hons), UNSW | PhD, UNSW | CPA
About Helen

Helen Kang is an Associate Professor and has completed her BCom (Hons), MCom (Hons) and PhD at the University of New South Wales. 

Her research interests are in the areas of voluntary disclosures, intangible assets, and international accounting. She has publications in leading academic journals including European Accounting Review, British Accounting Review, The International Journal of Accounting, and Corporate Governance: An International Review. She is currently involved in several international research projects examining the role of accounting information and corporate governance in determining financial reporting quality. 

Helen teaches international corporate governance and global financial reporting at both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also supervises research students enrolled in BCom (Hons), MPhil, and PhD programs.

Teaching and Supervision

Current Courses Taught

  • ACCT3601 Global Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • FINS3626 International Corporate Governance
  • FINS5526 International Corporate Governance

Grants

  • 2010: UNSW Australia Business School research grant
  • 2010: Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand research grant

UNSW Business School profile: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/helenkang


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

My area of expertise lies within international accounting. I am interested in the evolution of corporate reporting, specifically in innovative ways in which corporations communicate with their stakeholders. I examine corporate disclosures, both voluntary and mandatory, factors associated with the level and transparency of such disclosures, and their relevance to various stakeholders. My research program comprises the following three distinct but interrelated streams in international accounting and corporate reporting transparency: voluntary disclosure practices of international corporations; impact of IFRS on corporate transparency; impact of culture and governance on corporate reporting.


Currently supervising

Mr Yuchen Zhang (PhD 2020 - ) Joint supervision with Dr Chao Li

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Location

Room 3056A Quadrangle building - Ref E15

Contact

+61 2 9385 5824
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