PROF Nasser A. Spear

PROF Nasser A. Spear


  • The Effect of Accounting on Managerial Decision Making (150103; 150104)
  • The Role of Accounting in Equity and Assets Valuations (150103; 150104)



  • Professor Nasser Spear is the Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Business School in the Faculty of Business and Economics. His previous positions in the faculty include Associate Dean (Global Engagement) and the Head of the Department of Accounting. He holds the GL Wood Chair of Accounting and his research cover capital markets, security valuation, oil and gas accounting, and international financial reporting. Professor Spear received his PhD from the University of North Texas and has published in leading international accounting journals such as the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Literature, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Management and Information Technology. Professor Spear consults in his academic research areas and in the area of higher education quality assurance and international developments.   


Member of

  • Fellow CPA. Member 2000 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • "Building a Conceptual Framework for Water Accounting", National Water Commission (Australia), 2007.

    "Water Accounting: Issues Paper" (with B. Potter), National Institute of Accountants (Australia), 2007.

    "Accounting for Intangibles" (with Faculty from Melbourne, Ferara & New York University), European Commission, 2001-2002.




Education and training

  • PhD, University of North Texas 1992
  • MSc, University of North Texas 1984
  • BSc, University of Syria 1982

Awards and honors

  • University of Melbourne, 2014
  • Dean's Excellence in Teaching Certificate, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, 2000



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am interested in understanding the role of accounting on firm value and decision making.  I have a particular interest in, although not limited to, the oil and gas industry.  I supervised to completion over 25 PhD students, and over 25 Honours and Masters students.