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Dr Albert Danso

Job: Senior Lecture in Accounting and Finance (VC2020)

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: Hugh Aston 3.46, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6117




Personal profile

Dr Albert Danso is a Senior Lecture in Accounting and Finance within the Leicester Business School at the De Montfort University.

Albert joined Leicester Business School in November 2016 from Richmond, The American University in London, where he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Economics. Prior to joining Richmond, Albert was a Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and also a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham University Business School.

Albert has a PhD in Finance (York Management School), an MSc with Merit in Finance (Leeds Business School), and a BA with First Class in Psychology and Sociology (University of Ghana) and an associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Albert’s teaching interests cut across Finance and Research Methods, having taught modules, such as Corporate Finance, Financial Econometrics, International Accounting and Finance Issues, Liquidity and Financial Risk Management and Research Methods to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Albert serves as a reviewer for a number of internationally recognised journals. He has continuing research interests in capital structure, corporate governance, small business finance and credit market performance, having published extensively in a number of internationally recognised journals, such as International Review of Financial Analysis, Managerial Finance, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Venture Capital, Journal of General Management and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 

Research interests/expertise

Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Banking

Areas of teaching

Corporate Finance, Derivatives, Research Methods


 AFHEA (York), PhD (York), MSc (Leeds), BA (Ghana)

Courses taught

ACFI3424 International Accounting and Finance Issue

ACFI3308 Financial Econometrics

ACFI3422 Liquidity and Financial Risk Management

Conference attendance

Conference Presentations

  • Relationship between credit information sharing and bank intermediation cost: Evidence from Africa (With Fosu, S., Adegbite, E. & Ntim, C.). African Review of Economics and Finance Conference, GIMPA –Accra, Ghana. 30th – 31st August, 2017


  • Financial Resource Slack and Sustainability Performance: A Cross-Culture Study of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. (With   Boso, N; Adeola, O; Hultman, M; Leonidou, C). European Marketing Academy (7th EMAC) Regional Conference, Sarajevo, 13th – 16th Sept. 2016. 
  • Conditional Heteroscedasticity in Mauritius and Zambia Stock Market Returns with Varying Distribution Densities (With Coffie, W., Osita C, Fosu S.) Africa Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Mauritius. 2nd Sept- 4th Sept. 2015

  •  Information Asymmetry, Leverage and Firm Value (With Fosu, S., Wasim A & Coffie W.). Africa Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Mauritius. 2nd Sept- 4th Sept. 2015

  • Financial literacy, access to finance, resource flexibility and firm performance in an emerging economy (With Adomako S.). The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, Manchester, 5th – 6th November, 2014

  • Interrelationships between entrepreneurial risk-taking, network ties, and firm performance (With Adomako S.). British Academy of Management, 9th to 11th September 2014 - Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland

  • Firm-level Determinants of Capital Structure: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (With Uddin M.). Africa Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Kampala, Uganda.3rd Sept- 6th Sept. 2013

Key research outputs

  • The Effect of Export Marketing Capabilities on Export Performance: Moderating Role of Dysfunctional Competition (With Boso, N., Adeola, O., Assadinia, S.). Industrial Marketing Management 2017

  • Does financial resource slack drive sustainability expenditure in developing economy small and medium-sized enterprises? (With Boso, N.,  Leonidou, C.,  Uddina, M.,   Adeola, O & Hultmana, M.) Journal of Business Review 2017  Vol. 80   247- 256

  • Information Asymmetry, Leverage and Firm Value. Do crisis and growth matter? (With Fosu, S.,Wasim A & Coffie W). International Review of Financial Analysis 2016 Vol 46, 140 -150 

  • Perceived regulatory burden, institutional ties, financial resource capability and corporate social performance in a sub-Saharan African economy. (With Adomako, S., Obeng, G. D,   Opoku, R. A) Journal of General Management. 2016  Vol. 41 (3) 13 -31  
  • Entrepreneurs’ Optimism, Cognitive Style and Persistence. (with Adomako, S., Uddin, M., Damoah, J.) International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research 2016. Vol. 22 (1) 84 -108  

  • Risk-taking Propensity, Managerial Network Ties and Firm Performance in an Emerging Economy (with Adomako, S., Uddin, M., Damoah, J.). The Journal of Entrepreneurship 2016

  • The moderating influence of financial literacy on the relationship between access to finance and firm growth (With Adomako, S). Venture Capital 2015. Vol. 18 (1), pp 43 - 61  

  • Institutional Outlook of Entrepreneurial Climate in Ghana. (With Adomako, S.,   & Ampadu, E.).   International Journal of Social Economics 2015,46 (6), pp 566 – 582  

  • Regulatory environment, environmental dynamism, political ties and performance. Study of entrepreneurial firms in a developing economy (with Adomako S.). Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 2014, Vol. 21(2), pp.212- 229  

  • The financing behaviour of firms and financial crisis (With Adomako, S). Managerial Finance 2014. Vol. 40 (12), pp.1159 – 1174   

  • Financial Literacy and Firm performance: The moderating role of financial capital availability and resource flexibility(With Adomako, S).International Journal of Management & Organizational Studies 2014. Vol. 3(4)

  • Examining Human Resource Managers' Involvement in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) Process in Ghana (With Adomako, S. & Gasor, G. K.). Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 14(6), pp 25-36

Current research students

 1. Bismark A. Bediako: FDI, financial development and political risk - evidence from         developing economies.

  2. Dalia E. H. Sharaf : VC market in Egypt 

Contribution to Community

Albert is also an active member of The Church of Pentecost (International) and has served in various capacities within the Church. He was the Vice President of PENSA Legon (University of Ghana)  in 2004/2005.  Currently, he is the Auditor for the Leeds District (UK).

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