Henry Agyei-Boapeah


  1. Ph.D in Accountancy & Finance, Loughborough University, U.K. [January 2009–May 2013].
  2. MSc. in Banking and Finance (with distinction), Loughborough University, U.K. [October 2007– September 2008]
  3. Chartered Accountants (Ghana), The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). [February 2003–May 2007]
  4. BSc. in Administration (Accounting option), First Class Honors, CGPA: 3.85/4.00, University of Ghana, Ghana. [August 2002–May 2006]
  5. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK [January 2015]


  1. Associate Professor in Accounting, University of Southampton, Southampton Business School, Southampton, U.K. [September 2019–Present]
    • Deliver undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) modules in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.
    • Conduct research in Accounting and Finance and mentor junior academic colleagues.
    • Supervise PhD and MSc. dissertations.
  2. Lecturer in Accounting, University of York, The York Management School, York, U.K. [September 2015– August 2019]
    • Was responsible for the design, teaching, and assessments of the final year UG Advanced Financial Accounting module and the PG Management Accounting/Financial Management modules.
    • Involved in PhD and MSc. dissertation supervisions.
    • Took on the challenging role of Programme Leader (Director) of the MSc. Management with Business Finance programme at a time when the programme was undergoing a university-level review/re- validation. Led the process to get the programme approved/re-validated.
  3. Senior Lecturer in Accountancy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool, U.K. [January 2014–August 2015]
    Was responsible for the design, teaching, and assessments of UG and PG modules in Accounting and Finance.
    Successfully supervised a PhD student to completion.
  4. Lecturer in Accountancy, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool Hope Business School, Liverpool, U.K. [September 2012–December 2013]
    • Was responsible for the design, teaching, and assessments of UG and PG modules in Accounting and Finance.
    • Successfully supervised several MSc. dissertations.
  5. University Teacher, Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough, U.K. [October 2008–August 2012]
  6. Lecturer (Part-time), Nottingham Trent University, Department of Economics, Nottingham, U.K. [October 2010–May 2011].
  7. Assistant Lecturer, University of Ghana, Business School, Accra, Ghana. [August 2006–June 2007].
    Some modules taught in the above universities include:
    Financial Accounting (UG & PG)
    Auditing (UG)
    Management Accounting (UG & PG)
    Corporate Finance (UG)
    Financial Management (PG)
    International Finance (PG)


      1. Recent publications:
        In AJG/ABS 3-star ranked journals
        Agyei-Boapeah, H., Machokoto, M., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Tunyi, A., & Fosu, S. (2020). IFRS adoption and firm value: African evidence. Accounting Forum. (In press)
        Agyei-Boapeah, H., Ntim, C.G., & Fosu, S. (2019). Governance Structures and the Compensation of Powerful Corporate Leaders in Financial Firms during M&As. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intaccaudtax.2019.100285
        Fosu, S., Danso, A., Agyei-Boapeah, H., Ntim, C.G., & Adegbite, E. (2019). Credit Information Sharing and Loan Default in Developing Countries: The Moderating Effect of Banking Market Concentration and National Governance Quality. Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11156-019-00836-1
        Agyei-Boapeah, H., Fosu, S., & Ntim, C.G. (2019). Corporate multinationality and acquirer gains.
        Abacus. DOI: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/abac.12146
        Fosu, S., Danso, A., Agyei-Boapeah, H., Ntim, C.G., & Murinde, V. (2018). How does banking market competition affect bank opacity? Evidence from analysts’ forecasts. International Review of Financial Analysis, 60, pp.38-52. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2018.08.015
        Agyei-Boapeah, H., Osei, D., & Franco, M. (2018). Leverage deviations and acquisition probability in the UK: The moderating effect of firms’ internal capabilities and deal diversification potential. European Management Review. DO1: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/emre.12307Agyei-Boapeah, H. (2015). Cross-border acquisitions and financial leverage of UK acquirers.
        Accounting Forum, 39 (2), pp.97-108. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2015.03.002In AJG/ABS 2-star ranked journals
        Tunyi, A., Agyei-Boapeah, H., Areneke, G., & Agyemang, J. (2019). Internal capabilities, national governance, and performance of African PLCs. Research in International Business & Finance. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.04.009
        Agyei-Boapeah, H., Wang, Y., Tunyi, A., Machokoto, M., & Zhang, F. (2019). Intangible investments and voluntary delisting: Mass exodus of Chinese firms from U.S. capital markets. International Journal of Accounting & Information Management. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJAIM-12-2017-0146
        Agyei-Boapeah, H. (2018). Foreign acquisitions and firm performance: The moderating role of prior foreign experience. Global Finance Journal. DO1: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfj.2018.02.001
        Agyei-Boapeah, H. & Machokoto, M. (2018). Allocation of internally generated corporate cash flow in Africa. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, 8(4), pp.495-513. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/jaee-10-2017-0099
        Agyei-Boapeah, H. (2017). Easing financing and M&A investment constraints: The role of corporate industrial diversification. Annals of Economics and Finance, 18 (2), pp.277-290.Monograph
        Agyei-Boapeah, H. (2014). The impact of financial leverage deviation on mergers and acquisition: Empirical analysis of UK firms. Scholars’ Press. ISIN: 978-3-639-70744-1
      2. Manuscripts with R&R status:
          • Takeover vulnerability and pre-emptive real earnings management (Co-authored with Dr. M. Machokoto; Dr. A. Tunyi; and Dr. J. Yang). European Accounting Review (ABS 3*). [Submitted].
          • Credit information sharing and banks’ intermediation costs? Evidence from African economies (Co- authored with Prof. C.G. Ntim; Dr. S. Fosu; & Dr. A. Danso). International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS 3*). [Submitted].
      3. Completed manuscripts:
          • Are risk disclosures informative? Evidence from debt markets (Co-authored with Prof. C. Ntim; Dr. A. Elamer; Dr. H. Abdou; & Dr. S. Fosu). International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS 3*). [Submitted].
        • How does financial constraint impact usage of operating cash flow? Evidence from South African firms (Co-authored with Dr. M. Machokoto). Journal of Business Research (ABS 3*). [Yet to submit].
        • What factors determine the success of microfinance institutions? Insights from Ghana (Co-authored with Dr. S. Adu-Boakye; J. Amankwah-Amoah & Dr. J. Brodmann). Enterprise Development & Microfinance. [Submitted].
      4. Working paper and target journal:
          • Asymmetries in the speeds of financial leverage adjustments: A look at the degree of deviation (DoD) and the anticipation of acquisitions (AoA) hypotheses. Journal of Accounting & Economics. (ABS 4*)


      1. Journal peer review – I review papers for the following journals on an ad-hoc basis:
        • Business Strategy and the Environment [August 2019 – Present]
        • International Review of Financial Analysis [March 2019 – Present]
        • Research in International Business & Finance [December 2018 – Present]
        • International Journal of Finance & Economics [June 2018 – Present]
        • Journal of Business Research [April 2018 – Present]
        • Critical Perspectives on International Business [February 2018 – Present]
        • International Journal of Accounting & Information Management [October 2017 – Present]
        • European Management Review [May 2016 – Present]
        • International Journal of Corporate Governance [May 2016 – Present]
        • Journal of International Business Studies [August 2014 – Present]
        • African Review of Economics & Finance [May 2014 – Present]
      2. PhD and MSc. dissertation supervision & examinations:
        • Successfully supervised 1 PhD and over 60 MSc. dissertations to completion.
        • Currently supervising 1 PhD student and enrolled 1 additional PhD student.
        • Examined 2 PhD theses, 1 MPhil thesis, and over 80 MSc. Dissertations.
      3. Research income:
        • Obtained AED 250,000 (equivalent of £53,000) research grant from the United Arab Emirates University to undertake a research project on “Credit information sharing and banks’ credit intermediation cost”. The research is a joint project with a colleague from the United Arab Emirates. [January 2020].
        • Obtained funding from The Sheffield University Management School Research Stimulation Fund,
          £5,270, November 2018 (with colleagues from Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, and Glasgow). The grant is helping us to put a team together to make a funding bid from the Economic & Social Research
          Council (ESRC). We are targeting calls on themes including Economy & Business and Politics & Governance.
        • Obtained £1,000 funding from The York Management School REF Support Fund in May 2019. This income helped to build contacts in the Civil Service of Ghana and to take part in an accountability seminar organized in partnership with the Parliament of Ghana in June 2019.
        • Part of a team that submitted a grant application to support an international research project in Ghana. The grant call was by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). The project is about “Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana”, and the project team is made up of academics from the Universities of Southampton (UK), Sheffield (UK), Ghana (Ghana) and the Aston University (UK). The SAMS-BAM call had a total value of £150,000. [December 2019]. Outcome was unsuccessful.
      4. Recent conference attendance & presentations:
        • Earnings management in takeover targets. International Finance & Banking Society Conference, ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France. [27th-29th June 2019].
        • Credit Information Sharing and Loan Default in Developing Countries: The Moderating Effect of Banking Market Concentration and National Governance Quality. 55th Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Miami, Florida, USA [10th-13th April 2019].
        • Foreign acquisitions and firm performance: The moderating role of prior foreign experience. 31st British Academy of Management Conference, Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK [5th-7th September 2017].
        • Allocation of internally generated corporate cash flow in Africa. African Review of Finance & Economics Conference, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana [11th- 12th August 2016].
        • Easing financing and M&A investment constraints: The role of corporate industrial diversification. 52nd Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA [6th-9th April 2016].
        • Easing financing and M&A investment constraints: The role of corporate industrial diversification. 18th International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) Conference, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. 17th-19th September 2014.
        • Leverage deviations, M&As, and corporate diversification. 50th British Accounting & Finance Association Conference, London School of Economics, London, UK [14th-16th April 2014].
      5. Accounting & Finance Group representative – The Undergraduate Teaching Committee, The York Management School, University of York, York. [January 2016 – August 2019].
          • Receive, discuss, and approve all academic matters relating to undergraduate programmes and modules in the School.
      6. Business School’s representative – Faculty Research Ethics Board, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool. [July 2013 – December 2013].
          • Ensured that all research projects by staff and students of the Faculty of Sciences and Social Sciences were consistent with the University’s ethical framework.


        1. Finance Committee Chairman, The Church of Pentecost – UK (a registered UK charity), Manchester District, UK. [June 2018 – Present].
          • Sit on the Executive Committee and advise on financial and accounting matters.
          • Chair the Finance Committee and oversee the preparation of the end of year financial statements and the annual budget for the incoming year.
        2. Credit Risk Analyst, Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited, Accra, Ghana. [July – September 2007].
          • Credit application appraisals, credit monitoring, debt recovery, and financial statement analysis.


      1. Overall Best Manuscript Award for the 18th International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) conference, Rome, Italy, September 2014.
      2. Amazing Teacher Award nominee for Liverpool John Moores University during the 2014/15 academic year, April 2014.
      3. Loughborough University Research Scholarship; covering full tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 years between January 2009-December 2011.
      4. Overall Best Student Award for Advanced Financial Reporting for the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (Ghana) May 2007 Professional Examinations, December 2008.
      5. Department for International Development (DFID) Scholar for Loughborough University. Scholarship covered full tuition fees and living expenses during October 2007-September 2008.
        Legon Hall Academic Excellence Award, University of Ghana, 2006


      1. Excellent communication and presentation skills
      2. Very analytical, independent, and organized
      3. Highly self-motivated and easily adaptable
      4. Able to work as part of a team
      5. Good computer/IT skills.
        • Familiar with Moodle, Blackboard, and other teaching technologies.
        • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
        • Experienced user of STATA and EView econometric software packages.