Keith Hooper

Business Practice


Professor Keith Hooper, formerly Head of Department at AUT University, has recently joined Unitec Institute of Technology.  During his tenure at AUT University, Keith introduced and managed Auckland’s first MPA programme. Keith has produced over 60 ranked journal publications and is the author of several books and professional articles.  Currently, he is an independent director on the governing board of the Airedale Property Trust, an Auckland philanthropic body.  He has taught at universities in the UK, France and China where currently he is an Honorary Professor at Beijing Information Science & Technology University. Besides teaching and research, Keith has supervised over 20 successful PhD completions and continues to supervise in his areas of interest such as third sector reporting and the tension between agency and structure in accounting. At Unitec, he will be the programme leader for the new Master in Applied Practice.


Wang, J., & Hooper, K. (2017). The Silk Road and the origins of double entry. AFAANZ Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Wang, J., Zhao, L., & Hooper, K. (2017). Is emergence sufficient to explain the origins of Double Entry?. 9th Accounting History International Conference, Verona, Italy.

Wang, J., & Hooper, K. C. (2017). Internal control and accommodation in Chinese organisations. Critical Perspectives on Accounting (Vol. XX).

Hooper, K., & Wang, J. (2015). Ethics and auditing: setting the bar too low. Corporate Ownership and Control (Vol. 12(4)).

Hooper, K., & Wang, J. (2015). Audit firms and disclaimers: Is the bar set too low? Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Queensland, Australia.

Prescott, S., & Hooper, K. (2015). Governance in small Pacific business: Tongan business cases. Auckland Regional Accounting Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Huang, H., Sinclair, R., & Hooper, K. (2015). International accounting influences on China: The rise and fall. Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Queensland, Australia.

Wang, J., & Hooper, K. (2015). Shame and authority: Tracing the origins of internal control practices in China. Accounting History Conference, Ballarat, Australia.

Yong, S., Northcott, D., & Hooper, K. C. (2014). Culture and the tax compliance behaviour of ethnic business owners. New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law & Policy (Vol. 20(1)).

Wang, J., and Hooper, K. (2014). Recognition and disclosure of impairment in China. Corporate Ownership & Control Journal (Vol. 12(1)).

Zhang, T., Huang, J., and Hooper, K. (2014). Empirical study on the relationship among government holding, asset injection and listed companies performance - Evidence from China securities market,. Corporate Ownership & Control Journal (Vol. 12(1)).

Hooper, K.C. (2014). "What's in a name?": Or why create another journal. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (Vol. 11(1)).

Yang, C., Sinclair, R., and Hooper, K.C. (2014). Great expectations: report on charitable funding and accountability. New Zealand Law Journal.

Wang, J., and Hooper, K.C. (2014). "To be or not to be": impairment practices among Indian listed companies. Corporate Ownership & Control Journal, 11(4): 184-192.

Huang, H., Hooper, K., and Sinclair, R. (2014). China's participation and resistance in adopting Western accounting practices. Auckland Region Accounting (ARA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nguyen, L., Hooper, K., and Sinclair, R. (2014). Construction of accounting identities in Vietnam. Auckland Region Accounting (ARA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wang, J., Cheng, A., and Hooper, K. (2014). Comprehensive income and CGT. New Zealand Law Journal (Vol. 9).

Sinclair, R., Northcott, D., and Hooper, K. (2014). Can sector specific standards enhance the comparability of third sector organisations' financial statements? Third Sector Review (Vol. 20(2)).

Wang, J., Hooper, K.C., and Sinclair, R. (2013). The productive and symbolic functions of internal control in the Chinese hotel industry. Auckland Region Accounting (ARA) Conference, 29 November, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wang, J., Hooper, K.C., and Sinclair, R. (2013). Mobilizing accounting as a mechanism of control in hotels: A Foucauldian analysis. 17th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference, 18 October, Hamilton, New Zealand,.

Su, R., Yi, R., Hooper, K.C., and Dutta, A. (2013). Information spillover, profit opportunities, and return deviations analysis: the case of cross listed BHP Billiton. International Journal of Business & Economics (Vol. 12(2)).

Hooper, K.C., Ayoub, S., and Sinclair, R. (2013). The problems with governance and accountability in French charities. Corporate Ownership & Control Journal (Vol. 10(3)).

Yang, C., Sinclair, R., and Hooper, K.C. (2013). Achievers and underdogs: the changing nature of charitable funding. Chartered Accountants Journal (Vol. 92(9)).

Sinclair, R., Hooper, KC, and Ayoub, S. (2013). Perspectives of accountability in charities in New Zealand. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business (Vol. 14(4)).

Huang, H., Zhou, N., and Hooper, K.C. (2013). Verifiability and truth: Corporate social reporting in mining in China. Corporate Ownership and Control Journal (Vol. 10(3)).

Nguyen, L., Hooper, K.C., and Sinclair, R. (2013). Conservatism versus change in the Vietnamese accounting field. Corporate Ownership and Control Journal (Vol. 11(1)).

Masoe, A., and Hooper, K.C. (2012). NGOs in Samoa: assessing accountability. Chartered Accountants Journal (Vol. 91(1)).

Nguyen, L., and Hooper, K.C.,. (2012). Seizing opportunities in Western professional accounting. Vietnam Accounting and Auditing Journal (Vol. 100).

Nguyen, L., Hooper, K.C., and Sinclair, R. (2012). Social Closure and Disparity in Vietnam: A Bourdieuian Analysis. Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Vol. 5(2)).

Husin, M., Hooper, K.C., and Olesen, K. (2012). Analysis of intellectual capital disclosure - an illustrative example. Journal of Intellectual Capital (Vol. 13(2)).

Hooper, K.C., and Kearins, K. (2012). Accounting and colonial liberalism, In R. K. Fleishmann, W. Funnell & S. P. Walker (Eds.). Critical histories of accounting: Sinister inscriptions in the modern era, London: Routledge.

Hooper, K.C., and Xu, G. (2012). From legitimacy by character to legitimacy by image: Ethics and accounting practices in New Zealand. Managerial Auditing Journal (Vol. 27(8)).

Hooper, K.C. (2012). How accountants rule the world. The National Business Review (Vol. 23 February).