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Prof Keith Duncan


Level 4, Building 2, Bond Business School, Bond University

Bond Business School

Centre for Data Analytics

Accepting PhD Students

Professional biography

Keith Duncan, CA and CPA, is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Bond Business School and a Director of Founders Forum. He has contributed to entrepreneurial activities such as the John Heine Entrepreneurial Challenge, Pitch at Palace and the Gold Coast Innovation Group. His research interests span auditing, governance, finance, financial accounting, and strategic management. He has taught at leading institutions in Australia, USA, New Zealand, South Africa and throughout East Asia and has held visiting professor positions at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Northeastern University, Boston. In addition to his extensive teaching and research experience, Keith has consulted to and conducted executive development for commercial and government organisations.

Research interests

I am a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant, a Director of Founders Forum and have also served on the Advisory Board for the John Heine Entrepreneurial Challenge, the Gold Coast Innovation Working Party and Founders Forum Ltd.

In addition to extensive teaching and research experience at leading institutions in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa and throughout East Asia, I have consulted to and conducted executive development for commercial and government organisations including SEQEB, Sheraton, Stock Exchange, Barclays Bank and the Zealand Securities Commission.

My research covers financial reporting and decision making, corporate governance and control, family business, resource and asset valuation, takeover and distress analysis, strategy, and accounting education.

I have co-authored books and chapters on company accounting, educational and curriculum design, case studies and financial reporting.

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in Finance, Financial Analysis & Modelling, and Financial Accounting. Keith has also coached successful Moot Corp and other business plan teams as well as supervising PhD and MCom thesis students.

Teaching awards

  • Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2006, Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Export Awards from 2001 to 2006 for the Program
  • Gold Coast Region Export Award, Information Technology and Education categories
  • Mayor’s Innovation Award, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Queensland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QJCCI) Export Award, Service Sector
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, American Accounting Association (AAA)


  • Accountancy, PhD, Bond University, Award Date: 1 Jan 1993

Fields of Research

  • Accounting, auditing and accountability

Statement for HDR students

My current research interests focus on the company and market factors that determine the governance and valuation of companies. These factors include assurance (internal and external audit), ownership structure (family/non-family), governance (audit committee) and financial reporting/disclosure and how these factor impact firm value and or investor decision making.

I am interested in projects that investigate different markets.

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