Professor Emmanuel Adegbite

Job: Professor of Accounting, Governance and Responsibility

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): Centre for Research in Accountability Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS), The Finance and Banking Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)1162078483




Personal profile

Emmanuel Adegbite is Professor of Accounting, Governance and Responsibility. Until 2018, he was head of the Department of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining De Montfort University, he held senior academic positions at the University of Birmingham and Durham University. 

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Professor Adegbite has published world-leading and internationally excellent research in the broad areas of accounting and finance, including works on management accounting, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and corporate finance. His widely cited research has been published in the Journal of Management Studies; Journal of World Business; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting Forum; International Review of Financial Analysis; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Business Ethics; International Business Review amongst others. He works with businesses, NGOs and governments, in the broad areas of instrumental and strategic corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and business ethics. He frequently engages with industry players, policy makers, opinion leaders and the general public in exploring how good governance can minimise corruption in both the public and private sectors.

Areas of teaching

  • Financial Accounting      
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


FHEA (Durham); PhD (City); MSc (Birmingham);  BSc (Ogun) 

Current research students

He currently supervises a number of doctoral research students working on corporate governance and responsibility research. He has supervised some to completion and frequently serves as an external PhD examiner.

Externally funded research grants information

Professor Adegbite’s research, in collaboration with others, has secured close to £500,000 in funding, from bodies such as the British Academy, theArts and Humanity Research Council and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Professional esteem indicators

Recent esteem indicators include an award for ‘Excellence in Research’ at Durham University in 2014. Professor Adegbite also received the ‘Celebrated Nigerian Award UK’ for his contributions to education in September 2016. In December 2016, he received the ‘International Business Review Best Journal Paper of the Year Award’. His research has been featured in the media, including the Financial Times, World Finance, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. Emmanuel is a Visiting Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Toulouse Business School, France.

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