Leo Langa

Dr, BBus RMIT, MEc La Trobe, PhD La Trobe

  • The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Leo is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the UWA Business School. Prior to his appointment at UWA he was Lecturer in Advanced Financial Accounting at La Trobe University in Melbourne. His PhD was completed in the field of Finance at La Trobe University. He also holds a Master of Economics (Research) from La Trobe University, and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University. Leo has been a Unit Coordinator and Lecturer in Accounting at several Universities in Australia. Prior to academia Leo worked for several organisations in industry in a diversity of fields, including auditing, taxation, management accounting, legal enforcement and financial market regulation.

Roles and responsibilities

Has served as a member on the :

* ASX Company Listings Committee (1991 - 1992)

* ASX National Enforcement Committee (1992 - 1993)

* LTU Schools Visitation Committee (1998 - 2003)

* UWA Business School Teaching & Learning Committee (2011 - 2018)

* UWA Business School Education Committee (2015 - 2017)

* Postgraduate Board Of Studies (2015 - 2016)

* Undergraduate Board Of Studies (2016 - 2017)

* FABLE School Board Of Examiners Committee (2018)

Future research

* Impact of Computer technology on Investment and Trading patterns in different financial markets

* Corporate Governance in the Sport and Hotel industry

* Financial Performance Measurement in Sport, Leisure & Hospitality

Funding overview

* Education Futures Grant UWA - Adaptive Learning in Accounting [in collaboration with Nikki Schonfeldt and Peter Robinson] (2016)
* Industry Grant Vision Reach Australia - Disruption and Financial Performance within the Football Industry [in collaboration with Gary Stockport] (2015)
* University Of Western Australia Teaching Grant (2013)
* La Trobe University Project Grant (2004)

New and Noteworthy

* Involved in the initial formation and design of the ASX Australian National Schools Stock Market Game.

* His use of various innovative teaching methods were included in the 2009 Final Report compiled by the ALTC (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) for best practice teaching strategies and distributed to all Australian Universities.

Previous positions

* Peer Reviewer for the National Accounting Learning Standards Achievement Project

* Mentor to Associate Members for the CPA Program

Current projects

Langa, L., Graetz, B. and McCormack, D. (2018), "Creatures of Habit and Risky Business : Trading Behaviour and the Segmentation of Online Investors". (Forthcoming Paper)

Langa, L., McCormack, D. and Graetz, B. (2020), "A Demographic profile of Internet Investors and their Tools of the Trade". (Forthcoming paper)

Stockport, G., and Langa, L. (2019), "Examining the financial performance and disruption taking place within Industry Sectors & Football Clubs".

Langa, L., and Stockport, G. (2021), "An analysis of financial distress of Companies operating in the Hotel Industry".

Industrial relevance

* Listing Of Public Companies (Australian Stock Exchange)
* Income Tax Legislation (Australian Taxation Office)
* Management Accounting (Ford Motor Company Limited)
* Internal Auditing (Cadbury Schweppes Company Limited PLC)

Teaching overview

* Financial Accounting - ACCT1101 in the Undergraduate Commerce Degree
* Introductory Financial Accounting - ACCT5432 in the Postgraduate Masters Degree Program (Master Of Professional Accounting) & (Master Of Commerce)

* In previous years, Leo has also taught the following units at various Australian Universities - Accounting for Management Decisions, Introductory Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Advanced Financial Accounting, Accounting & Management for Small Business, Introductory Management Accounting, Accounting & Management for Entrepreneurs, Intermediate Management Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Advanced Accounting Theory and Financial Markets, Instruments & Institutions.


* Financial Accounting
* Behavioural Finance
* Stock Market Valuation Systems
* Insider Trading



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

BBus (Acc) RMIT, MEc La Trobe, PhD La Trobe

Research expertise keywords

  • Financial Accounting
  • Insider Trading
  • Online Investing
  • Valuation Systems


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