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Professor Grant Samkin

Grant Samkin

Professor of Accounting

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


Contact Details

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

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

  • Kumarasinghe, S., & Samkin, G. (2020). Impression management and ancient Ceylonese rulers. Accounting History, 25(1), 5-26. doi:10.1177/1032373218802892

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Sharma, U., & Samkin, G. (2020). Development of accounting in Fiji, 1801-2016. Accounting History, 25(2), 281-310. doi:10.1177/1032373218798645

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