Prof. KIM Jeong Bon (金正本)

PhD - Ph.D. in Business Admin. with major in accounting and minor in economics (Temple University)
MSc - MSc in Accounting (Seoul National University)
BBA - BBA (Seoul National University)
Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427909

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Professor Jeong-Bon Kim is Acting Dean of the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Chair Professor of Accountancy at CityU. He obtained his BBA and MSc. in Accounting degrees from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. degree from Temple University. He served as Head of CityU’s Department of Accountancy for 2009-2015 and 2017-2021. Prior to joining CityU, he was Wadsworth Chair in Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo where he also served as the Ph.D. Program Director. Professor Kim has been Honored Professor at the School of Management, Fudan University, and Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Business School, Sun Yat-sen University. Professor Kim also served as Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance at John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Concordia University. Previously, he also taught full-time at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Syracuse University, NY. Professor Kim is a prolific researcher and has published over 140 refereed journal articles out of which 39 were published/accepted in top-tier journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. He served as JIBS Editor (2019-2022) for accounting area and is currently Consulting Editor (2023-2025). He is Editor-in-Chief for China Journal of Accounting Research and Editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics. Professor Kim has placed his Ph.D./Post-doctoral students internationally at leading university, including HEC-Paris, University of Alberta, Norwegian School of Economics, University of Ottawa, The Hong Kong Baptist University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiatong University, and University of Science and Technology of China. In recent years, BYU Accounting Research Ranking has ranked his research productivity as one of the highest. 

Research Interests/Areas

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