Dr Albert Danso

Job: Associate Professor

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

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

T: 0116 250 6117

E: albert.danso@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Albert Danso is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance within the Leicester Castle 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 and research interests cut across Finance and entrepreneurship, 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. He is also a visiting scholar at the Sunwah International Business School (Liaoning University) in Shenyang (China).

Albert serves as a reviewer for a number of internationally recognised journals. He has continuing research interests in Finance and Entrepreneurship, 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

Current research students

  •   Bismark A. Bediako: FDI, financial development and political risk - evidence from         developing economies.
  •   Dalia E. H. Sharaf : VC market in Egypt 
  •   Theophilus Lartey: Bank performance, macroeconomic policies and stock returns


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) and the Presiding Elder of Leeds PIWC.

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