Foo Yee Boon, Dr

foo.yee.boon@monash.edu
603 5514 6378
Room 6-5-83

Biodata

B.Mgmt (Hons) (USM); M.Sc Accounting & Finance (DMU, UK); PhD (MMU);GCHE (Monash); FCCA

Dr. Foo Yee Boon is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Business. Prior to her academic career, she has worked in multinational companies and public listed companies as an accountant. She is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Her research interest is in corporate disclosure, corporate governance and capital market.

Dr Foo has published in Tier A journals and presented papers at international conferences. In recognition of her contribution to teaching and research, she received four PVC's Award for Excellence in Teaching and one PVC's Award for Excellence in Research.

Academic Qualifications

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2015
Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Multimedia University
Year awarded 2012
Master of Science
Institution De Montfort University, UK
Year awarded 2001
Bachelor of Management (Hons)
Institution Universiti Sains Malaysia
Year awarded 1996

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Name of Association/International Body Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting & Finance
Role Ad-hoc reviewer
Duration of membership N/A
Name of Association/International Body International Journal of Auditing
Role Ad-hoc reviewer
Duration of membership N/A
Name of Association/International Body Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
Role Ad-hoc reviewer
Duration of membership N/A  
Name of Association/International Body Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
Role Member
Duration of membership 2017
Name of Association/International Body European Accounting Association (EAA)
Role Member
Duration of membership

2011-2012

2015-2016

2017-2018

Name of Association/International Body Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Role Fellow Member
Duration of membership 2008 - present
Name of Association/International Body Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Role Member
Duration of membership 2003 - 2007

Areas of Expertise

1 Auditing
2 Capital Market
3 Corporate Disclosure
4 Corporate Governance

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ACC1030 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC2120 Financial Accounting
ACC3120 Advance Financial Accounting
ACW1000 Principles of Accounting & Finance
ACW1002 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACW2851 Accounting Information System and Financial Modelling
AFW3040 Accounting Theory

Scholarly Journals

* Tee, C.M., Foo, Y.B., Gul, F.A. and Majid, A. (2018) "Institutional Investors and CEO Pay-Performance in Malaysian Firms", Journal of International Accounting Research, forthcoming.  
* Tee, C.M., Gul, F.A., Foo, Y.B. and Teh, C.G. (2017) “Institutional monitoring, political connections and audit fees: Evidence from Malaysian firms”, International Journal of Auditing, Vol. 21, Issue 2, 164-176.  
* Lai, K.M.Y., Sasmita, A., Gul, F.A., Foo, Y.B. and Hutchinson, M. (2016) “Busy Auditors, Ethical Behavior and Discretionary Accruals Quality in Malaysia”, Journal of Business Ethics, DOI 10.1007/s10551-016-3152-4.  
*Foo, Y.B. (2013) “Sponsored Analyst Coverage, Information Asymmetry and Stock Turnover”, Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol. 8, pp 333-345.  
*Foo, Y.B. and Mat Zain, M. (2010) “Board Independence, Board Diligence and Liquidity in Malaysia”, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Vol. 6, pp 92-100.  
* Abdul Wahab, E.A., Mat Zain, M. and Foo, Y.B. (2010) “Audit Quality: Do The Audit Committee and Internal Audit Arrangements Matters?”, Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol.8, No.1, pp 333-345.  
* Holland, L. and Foo, Y. B. (2003) “Differences in environmental reporting practices in the UK and the US: the legal and regulatory context”, British Accounting Review, Vol. 35, pp. 1-18.  

Conference Proceedings

* Low Y.P., Gul, F.A. and Foo Y.B. (2017) Corporate Lobbying, Religiosity And Firm Risk Taking. AFAANZ, 2-4 July, Adelaide, Australia.
* Foo, Y.B., Gul, F.A., Majid, A. and Tee, C.M. (2017) Foreign Versus Local Institutional Investors and CEO Pay-Performance In Malaysian Firms. 40th Annual Congress of the EAA, 10-12 May, Valencia, Spain.
* Foo, Y.B., Gul, F.A. and Low, Y.P. (2014) The Joint Effects of Advertising and Product Market Competition on Stock Liquidity. JCAE Symposium, 3-4 January, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
* Foo, Y.B., Gul, F.A., and Fung, S.Y.K. (2013) Stock Liquidity in Malaysian Firms: Some Evidence on the Role of Politically Connected Firms and Asset Liquidity. JCAE Symposium, 4-5 January, Hong Kong.
* Foo, Y.B., Gul, F.A. and Tan, S.H. (2012) Capital Adequacy Ratio, Bank Supervisory Control, Financial Crisis and Stock Returns: Evidence from Asian Banks. International Congress on Innovation & Regional Economic Development, 2-4 December, Hefei, China. (Received Best Paper Award)
* Foo, Y.B., Gul, F.A. and Low, Y.P. (2012) Advertising and Stock Turnover: Some Evidence on the Role of Corporate Governance and Information Asymmetry. 13th Annual Conference of the Asian Academic Accounting Association, 9-12 November, Kyoto, Japan.
* Foo, Y.B. and Mat Zain, M. (2012) Auditors’ Response to Internal Audit Staff Computer Expertise: Some Evidence from Audit Fees and Audit Report Lag. JCAE Symposium, 6-7 January, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
* Foo, Y.B. (2011) An Exploratory Study Of Analyst Coverage And Liquidity In Malaysia, 34th Annual Congress of the EAA, Rome, Italy, 20-22 April 2011.
* Foo, Y.B. and Mat Zain, M. (2010) Board Characteristics and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from Malaysia. Plenary Session of the JCAE/SNU Joint Symposium 2010, 4-6 January, Seoul, Korea.

Others

*Foo, Y.B. (2008) “Internet Financial Reporting: A Comparative Study with Statutory Reporting in Malaysia and US”. Research Colloquium, Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, 7 - 8 January.
*Foo, Y.B., Ismail, M., Seetharaman, A., Hazri, Z. (2006) “The Pitfalls of Internet Financial Reporting and Their Prevention”, The Journal of 21st Century Accounting

Local Grants

Title The Relationship between Different Institutional Investors Monitoring and Financial and non-Financial performance of Malaysian Firms
Investigators Dr. Foo Yee Boon (Principal Investigator), Prof. Ferdinand A Gul, Dr Mazlina Mat Zain
Funding Period Nov 2013 - Nov 2016
Funding Body/Organisation FRGS
Funding Amount RM66,900
Title Executive Compensation-Performance and Earnings Quality: Malaysian Evidence
Investigators Dr. Foo Yee Boon (Principal Investigator)
Funding Period 2013
Funding Body/Organisation Malaysian Accountancy Research and Education Foundation
Funding Amount RM10,000
Title Capital Adequacy Ratio, Financial Crisis and Bank Stock Return
Investigators Dr. Foo Yee Boon (Co-Investigator)
Funding Period Jan 2012 – Dec 2012
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Sunway campus
Funding Amount RM23,075
Title Stock Liquidity and Analyst Forecast accuracy: evidence from Malaysia
Investigators Dr. Foo Yee Boon
Funding Period Jan 2012 – Dec 2012
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Sunway campus
Funding Amount RM22,800

Current Supervision

Student Aniza Zainol
Program of study Key Factors Influencing R&D Intensity and Accounting
Choice:
Empirical Evidence from Malaysia? (PhD)
Student Aaron Alexander Tan
Program of study The Impact of Oil Price Volatility on Firm Performance?
(MIB Research Pathway)

Completed Supervision

Student Nampuna Dolok Gultom
Program of study Do Product Market Power and Business Strategy Affect Audit Risk? Some Evidence from Audit Fees (PhD, 2018)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Yik Pui, Low
Program of study Corporate Political Activities, Religiosity and Firm Value (PhD, 2016)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Wen Ting, Lim (recipient of best thesis award)
Program of study Company Reputation, Audit Firm Reputation and Audit Quality (Hons, 2016)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Andriyawan Sasmita (recipient of best student and best thesis award)
Program of study Busy Auditors, Audit Quality and Earnings Management in Malaysia (Hons, 2014)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Chwee Ming, Tee
Program of study Institutional Investor Heterogeneity and CEO Compensation: Some Malaysian Evidences (PgDip, 2012)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Yik Pui, Low
Program of study Advertising, Corporate Governance and Stock Liquidity (Hons, 2011)
Awarding University Monash University

Local Award

Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 1, 2012
Project Title Using Timeline to Solve Complicated and Comprehensive Consolidation Accounting Problem
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 2, 2011
Project Title Challenging Students to Greater Learning Heights
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Research)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2010
Project Title Striving Towards Academic Excellence
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 2, 2009
Project Title Accounting Standard Mapping
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 2, 2008
Project Title Innovative teaching and approaches on basic accounting

Local Presentation

1 "The Role and Consequences of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Equity Compensation" presented at JCAE Symposium CIMA Workshop, 7 January 2012.
2 "Political Connections, Asset Liquidity and Stock Liquidity in Malaysian Firms" presented at Accounting and Finance Research Issues in Capital Market Behaviour, June 2012, MUSC.
3 "The Development of Corporate Governance in Malaysia", presented to delegates from USTC, 29 August 2011, MUSC.
4 "Analyst Research Scheme and Stock Liquidity: Evidence from Malaysia" presented at Research Issues in Malaysian Capital Markets: Publishing Your Research, 8 June, 2011, MUSC.

International Presentation

1 Visiting academic, Petra Christian University, September 2013 and October 2014.  
2 “Current Issues in Accounting”, presented at Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia, 30th September 2016.  
3 “The Role of Accountant in Turbulent Environments”, presented at Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia, 25th September 2015.