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Internationally respected accounting expert 'excited' to head up growing business school

Making students a master in their own field is the aim of the new Head of Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

Professor Emmanuel Adegbite is "excited" to join Leicester Business School and aims to deliver a high-quality teaching and learning experience for students.

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He said: "Leicester Business School is growing and aspirational and I want to be part of that success story.

"My role is to provide leadership for the department and administer departmental resources in a way that promotes teaching and research excellence.

"Students will be taught by people relevant in the industry, and experts in their field.

"This should make students ready for work and a master in their own field."

Professor Adegbite joins DMU from the University of Birmingham, having previously held senior posts at Durham University Business School and Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Toulouse Business School, France.

With a background in the sciences, and degrees including International Business and a PhD in Corporate Governance from Cass Business School in London, Professor Adegbite researches, teaches and consults in Accounting, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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His research, often focused on Africa, has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, such as the Journal of Management Studies, and he has secured almost £400,000 in grants from bodies such as the British Academy.

Professor Adegbite's interests take him all over the world, from Europe to Asia, and he has recently returned from California, USA, where he presented a paper at the Academy of Management Conference.

He added: "From a research perspective, we can learn from other countries - there could be insights we could borrow from other contexts in terms of how they drive corporate accountability.

"On the teaching side, this travels also helps us teach and recruit international students."

In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Adegbite works with businesses, NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and governments on ethical responsibility.

Another of his areas of expertise is in using good governance to minimise corruption in both the public and private sectors and he regularly gives talks on the subject to a broad audience.

Posted on Thursday 1st September 2016

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