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Hoa Luong imageSenior Lecturer
MBus(Monash) PhD(Curtin)  CPA(Australia) AFHEA(UK)

Tel +64 3 479 8145
Office OBS 414

Dr Hoa Luong joined the Department of Accountancy and Finance in February 2020. She obtained her PhD from Curtin University, Australia in 2019 with Chancellor's Commendation Award. She completed a Master of Business from Monash University, Australia.

Dr Luong is passionate about teaching and research. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic lecturer. She has taught undergraduate, postgraduate and professional accreditation courses. While completing her PhD, she gained teaching and research experience from Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University. Prior to her PhD, she was a lecturer in accounting and finance at the Academy of Finance, Vietnam.

Dr Luong has published refereed articles in leading international journals and conference proceedings. She has been a conference session chair, conference discussant and has presented her research at major international conferences. She has been awarded both internal and external research grants as the Principal Investigator. She is the reviewer of high-ranked international journals.

Dr Luong has held several leadership roles throughout her academic and professional career. She is currently the Chair of the Accountancy and Finance Department Teaching and Learning Committee. She has served as the Academic Co-Leader of the Otago Business School Internship program and the academic manager for the CPA Tuition Provider project at the Academy of Finance, Vietnam.


Research interests

  • Financial technologies, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics
  • Accounting information systems, Corporate disclosure
  • Corporate governance, executive compensation,  performance measurement and management

Course development

  • Accounting Analytics

Honours and awards

  • Best Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching Innovation Award, Otago Business School, 2021
  • Top 3 Reviewers, 2021: Awarded by Accounting Research Journal
  • Doctoral Degree Chancellor's Commendation Award, Curtin University, Australia, 2019
  • Associate Fellowship Higher Education Academy, UK, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, SEDM2019 Conference, Vietnam, 2019
  • Doctoral Research Scholarships Award IPRS , Australian Government and Curtin University, 2015-2018
  • Doctoral Research Scholarships Award APA , Australian Government and Curtin University, 2015-2018
  • Doctoral Completion Scholarships Award, Curtin University, 2018
  • Doctoral Completion Scholarships Award, Curtin Business School, 2018
  • Postgraduate Symposium and Research Travel Award, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand ( AFAANZ ), 2017
  • AFDEN Scholars & AFDEN Scholarships Award, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Doctoral Education Network, 2016
  • Lecturer of the Years 2010-2012 Award, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam
  • Master Degree Scholarships Award, Australian Government and Monash University, 2007-2008

Research grants

  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Research Grant, 2022: Blockchain, RPA, AI, ML and XBRL for sustainability reporting (Principal Investigator, $6,000).
  • Grant Priming Fund ( GPF ), Otago Business School, 2021: Big data and accounting information, (Principal Investigator, $5,000)
  • University of Otago Research Grant ( UORG ), 2021: Financial technologies and charities (Principal Investigator, $15,500)
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand ( AFAANZ ) External Research Grant, 2020-2021: Climate change and charities (Principal Investigator, $6,500)
  • Commerce Research Grant ( CRG ), Otago Business School, 2020: Financial technologies for corporate governance (Principal Investigator, $5,000)
  • University Teaching Development Grant, 2021 (Education): Motivation to learn, and to attend, during a pandemic and later, Committee for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Otago. (Associate Investigator, $10,000)
  • Province Council Strategic Research Grant, Council of Thaibinh province, Vietnam, 2011-2013: Effective budget planning
  • National Strategic Research Grant, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam, 2009-2010: Effective construction bidding management


  • Chair, Department of Accountancy and Finance Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Academic Co-leader Otago Business School Internship Program, University of Otago: 2021–2023
  • Academic manager CPA Tuition Provider project, Academy of Finance, Vietnam: 2011–2014

PhD supervision

  • Yaseen Hezam: 2023 – present
  • Duminda Karunarathne: 2022 – present
  • Junxiu Lyu, University of Otago: 2021 – present
  • Abdul-Rahman Ayoub, Curtin University: 2020, completed

DBA Supervision

  • Rocky Kawar Sakher: 2022 – present
  • Kohl Baira: 2022 – present

Engagement – internal

  • Member, Organising Committee, New Zealand Management Accounting Conference, 2021
  • Member, Teaching and Learning Committee, Department of Accountancy and Finance: 2020 – present
  • Member, Research Committee, Department of Accountancy and Finance: 2020 – present
  • Member, Business Engagement Committee, Department of Accountancy and Finance: 2020 – present
  • Course approval – Accounting, Department of Accountancy and Finance: 2020 – present
  • Presenter, Technology-Enhanced learning and Teaching (TELT) Showcase, Higher Education Development Centre, October 2020
  • Peer Reviewer, Interdivisional Teaching and Learning Circles, Semester 1, 2020
  • Organiser, PhD progress review: 2020
  • Convenor of PhD Progress Committee: 2020 – present

Engagement – external

  • Research collaborator, Blockchain R&D Lab, Curtin University, Australia: 2019 – present
  • Visiting lecturer, Academy of Finance, Vietnam: 2015 – present
  • Faculty Assessment Member, Curtin University, 2016: Gender Equity SAGE Pilot, Athena >SWAN Science
  • Editor, Conference proceedings of the Sustainable economic development and business management in the context of globalization, 2019 and 2020
  • Conference session chair, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ conference, 2019
  • Conference discussant, 1st Climate Finance Symposium, Climate and Energy Finance Group, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2020
  • Conference discussant, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 2018
  • Conference discussant, 9th Financial Market and Corporate Governance FMCG Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2018
  • Reviewer of 12 international journals

Professional affiliations and memberships

  • CPA Australia full membership: 2021 – present
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK: 2019 – 2020
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand: 2017 – present
  • Blockchain New Zealand: 2020 – present
  • Midwest Finance Association: 2022 – present
  • International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law: 2019 – present
  • The American Finance Association: 2018 – 2020
  • International Association for Accounting Education and Research: 2018


Gull, A. A., Luong, H., & Nadeem, M. (2024). Board co-option and corporate environmental orientation: New insights from the waste management perspective. Corporate Governance: An International Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/corg.12567

Luong, H., Khedmati, M., Nguyen, L. A., Nigmonov, A., Ovi, N. Z., & Shams, S. (2023). CEO-director ties and board gender diversity: US evidence. Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Finance, 40, 100861. doi: 10.1016/j.jbef.2023.100861

Nguyen, L. A., Kend, M., & Luong, H. (2023). Audit quality and independence concerns after major audit reforms within a developing country: Stakeholder perceptions from Vietnam. Managerial Auditing Journal, 38(3), 314-335. doi: 10.1108/MAJ-03-2022-3475

Luong, H., Man, Y., Botafogo, F., & Beatson, N. (2022). Sense of belonging during a global pandemic: A case of accounting students. Accounting Education, 31(6), 652-666. doi: 10.1080/09639284.2022.2134732

Luong, H., Gunasekarage, A., & Shams, S. (2022). CEO pay slice and acquisitions in Australia: The role of tournament incentives. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 18(5), 833-868. doi: 10.1108/IJMF-06-2021-0292

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