Prof. KIM Jeong Bon (金正本教授)

Head (AC)
Chair Professor of Accountancy

Prof. KIM Jeong Bon (金正本教授)

Contact Information

Address: 13-267, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34427909
Fax: +852 34420347
Personal Web:
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Research Areas

  • Financial Reporting
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Auditing


Professor Jeong-Bon Kim is Chair Professor of Accountancy, with concurrent appointment as Head of the Department of Accountancy. Prior to joining CityU in July 2017, he was a tenured full Professor and J. Page R. Wadsworth Chair in Accounting and Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo where he also served as the Ph.D. Program Director. Professor Kim was Honored Professor at the School of Management, Fudan University, Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Business School of Sun Yat-sen University, and Distinguished Professor at the Institute of International Business and Governance, The Open University of Hong Kong. He obtained his BBA and MSc. in Accounting degrees from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. degree from Temple University. Previously, he worked as Chair Professor of Accountancy with concurrent appointment as the Head of the Department of Accountancy at City University of Hong Kong for six years (2009 to 2015). Professor Kim also worked as Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance at John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Concordia University. He worked for about 10 years at the School of Accounting and Finance, the Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he was the Head for the (then) Department of Accountancy, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Programs and Research) for the Faculty of Business, with a concurrent appointment as Acting Head for the School of Accounting and Finance. He began his full-time career as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Syracuse University, New York. He also taught at Seoul National University on a visiting basis. Professor Kim served as Vice President-at-large of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research and as a founding council member of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association. Professor Kim is a prolific researcher: He has published over 100 refereed journal articles (including forthcoming articles) out of which 29 were published in top-tier journals in accounting, finance, and international business. Professor Kim is widely known as one of leading researchers on the causes and consequences of stock price crash risk. He supervised many Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows who are currently teaching at leading business schools in major universities in Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Norway. He is currently an Editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Editor-in-Chief of China Journal of Accounting Research. He serves on editorial boards of several journals, including CAR, AJPT, and JIAR. For more details, you are invited to click Public CV on the right side of this webpage.



Journal Publications and Reviews
Conference Papers
Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works
  • Chung, Richard; Firth, Michael; KIM, Jeong Bon; Pang, Lei / Big 4 Conservatism Around the World. 2014; Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Theories, Practices and Cases. pp. 197-238