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SIMMONS Richard Stanley


Adjunct Professor

BA (Exeter); MSc, DIC , PhD (London); FCA;  FCPA.

Department of Accountancy

Phone: (852) 2616-8175



Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Hong Kong Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Ethics (professional, business, accounting and taxation)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Accounting Education

Selected Refereed Journal Publications:

"Machiavellianism, Support for CESR, and Environmental Attitudes amongst Undergraduate Students" (with R. Snell), International Journal of Ethics Education, April 2018, Vol.3, Iss.1, pp 47-66
“China’s Market–based Environmental Reforms: From Inception to International Cooperation and Integration” (with B. Hu), Environmental and Planning Law Journal, Vol.34, Iss.5, September 2017, pp 446-458
“A City-Level Analysis of the Distribution of FDI within China" (with S. Cheng and K. Lin), Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol.10, Iss.1, January 2017, pp 2-18
"Social Responsibility, Professional Commitment, and Tax Fraud" (with W. Shafer and R. Yip), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 29, Iss.1, January 2016, pp 111-134
"Integrating Ethics into an Undergraduate Tax Planning Course at a University in Hong Kong", Journal of Business Ethics Education, Vol.11, December 2014, pp179-198
"Effects of a Business Ethics Elective on Hong Kong Undergraduates’ Attitudes Towards Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility" (with W. Shafer and R. Snell), Business and Society, Vol.52, November 2013, pp 558-591
"Effects of Organisational Ethical Culture on the Ethical Decisions of Tax Practitioners in Mainland China" (with W. Shafer), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol.24, Iss.5, July 2011, pp 647-668
"Tax Reform and Democratic Reform in Hong Kong: What do the People Think?" (with R. Cullen), British Tax Review, No.6, December 2008, pp 667-690
"Social Responsibility, Machiavellianism and Tax Avoidance: A Study of Hong Kong Tax Professionals" (with W. Shafer), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol.21, Iss.5, September 2008, pp 695-720
"Does Recent Empirical Evidence Support the Existence of International Corporate Tax Competition?" Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Vol.15, Iss.1, March 2006, pp 16-31