Prof. KIM Jeong Bon (金正本教授)

Acting Dean (CB)
Chair Professor of Accountancy

Prof. KIM Jeong Bon (金正本教授)

Contact Information

Address: 12-228, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34427909
Fax: +852 34420153
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Research Areas

  • Financial Reporting
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Auditing
  • International Business



Professor Jeong-Bon Kim is Chair Professor of Accountancy and Acting Dean of the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He was Head of CityU’s Department of Accountancy for many years. Prior to joining CityU, he was a tenured full Professor and J. Page R. Wadsworth Chair in Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo where he also served as the Ph.D. Program Director for the School of Accounting and Finance,. 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. In recognition of his research, Professor Kim received Distinguished Ph.D. Alumni Award from Temple University in 2020. Previously, 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 many years at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he was the Head for the (then) Department of Accountancy and Associate Dean (Postgraduate Programs and Research) for the Faculty of Business. 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 is a prolific researcher. He has published over 120 refereed journal articles in leading scholarly journals in accounting, finance, and international business, out of which 30 articles were published in such premier journals as The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting and Economics; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Accounting Research; Review of Accounting Studies; Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Professor Kim has served as JIBS Editor (Accounting Area) since January 2020. He is currently Editor-in-Chief for China Journal of Accounting Research and Editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics. He has been widely recognized as a leading researcher on the causes and consequences of stock price crash risk. In recent years, his research publications have been ranked No. 1 in the area of Archival-Based Financial Accounting Research (Brigham Young University (BYU) Accounting Research Ranking).



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