Staff profile - George Tanewski

Staff image

Prof George Tanewski

Position: Professor In Accounting
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Accounting
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517230 +61 3 92517230



  • Bachelor of Journalism & Communication, Rhodes University, 1981
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1995
  • Graduate Diploma of Accounting, Monash University, 2005


Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand


Teaching Interests

  • Research Design and Methods
  • Quantitative Methods


Research projects

The Financial Reporting Practices of For-Profit Private Companies and Not-For-Profit Public Entities in Australia.  A commissioned project for the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB), with Carey, P.J. and Potter, B.,   A final draft report on this project was submitted to the AASB in August 2013 and the report will become publically available at end of 2013.

Research interests

  • Ownership Structure
  • Corporate Governance
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMES)
  • Panel Data Methods



  • Mitrione, L., Tanewski, G., and Birt, J. (forthcoming). The relevance to firm valuation of research and development expenditure in the Australian health-care industry. Australian Journal of Management.
  • Carey P.J,  Knechel, R. and Tanewski, G. (2013) Auditing of for-profit private and not-for-profit entities in Australia. Australian Accounting Review, 64(23), 43-53. .
  • Haman, J., Setia-Atmaja, L. & Tanewski, G. (2011). The Role of Board Independence in Mitigating Agency Problem II in Australian Family Firms.  The British Accounting Review, 43(3), 230-246.
  • Setia-Atmaja, L., Skully, M.  & Tanewski, G. (2009). The role of dividends, debt and board structure in the governance of family controlled firms. Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, 36(7-8), 863-898.
  • Mroczkowski, M. and Tanewski, G.A. (2009). Do Family Firms Matter in IPO Markets? Initial Returns Performance Of Family And Non-Family Firms – A Critical Perspective: Australian Evidence. International Journal of Critical Accounting, 1(4),228-261.
  • Mroczkowski, N. & Tanewski, G.A. (2007) Delineating Publicly Listed Family and Non-Family Controlled Firms: An Approach for Capital Market Research in Australia. Journal of Small Business Management, 45(3), 320-332.
  • Bartholomeusz, S. & Tanewski, G.A. (2006). The Relationship between Family Firms and Corporate Governance. Journal of Small Business Management, 44(2), 245-267.

Page custodian: External Relations Group
Last updated: