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About Ken Moores

B.Bus. (QUT)
B.Econ. (QUT)
M.Soc.Sc.(U of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)
Ph.D (U of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)
Dr. Moores is currently Professor in Management (Family Business) and Director of the Australian Centre for Family Business that he founded in 1994. However, as a founding academic member of Bond University, Ken Moores initially undertook the responsibilities of Professor of Accounting and sometimes Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Business. Prior to resuming Directorship of the Centre in 2004, Professor Moores served as Vice-Chancellor and President of Bond University from 1997 to 2003.
Dr. Moores pioneered research and recognition of family business in Australia and has achieved international recognition for his work. His 2003 book based on involvement with Australia’s entrepreneurial family business community, co-authored with Mary Barrett, "Learning Family Business: Paradoxes and Pathways", has been widely acclaimed for its insightful observations about family businesses.
Professor Moores’ research interests have included management accounting, finance, strategic planning, corporate governance, and leadership development in family businesses. He has published widely in these fields in academic journals ranging from Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Management Accounting Research, British Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, to Human Relations and Family Business Review. Professor Moores was Foundation editor of Pacific Accounting Review.
As a highly regarded Professor of Accounting, Dr. Moores served both the academic and professional communities of his discipline in various capacities. He served as Australian President of the Accounting Association of Australian and New Zealand (now AFAANZ) in 1994-95 and has served on committees of both CPA Australia and ICAA. In 2002 he was a joint runner-up in the ICAA/Zurich Business Leader of the Year Award. He currently serves as an External Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Queensland Audit Office. In 2003 he was honoured by Gold Coast City as one of its “unsung heroes” and in 2005 was he made a Member in the Order of Australia for his service to academia and the accounting profession.

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Insitute of Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Fellow, CPA Australia
  • Member, Family Business Australia
  • Member, Family Firm Institue (USA)
  • Member, Small Enterrprise Association Australia and New Zealand

Contact Information

Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development Bond University QLD 4229 AustraliaQ
PHONE: +61 7 559 52088

Articles (22)

Books (3)