Dr Albert Danso

Job: Associate Professor

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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 management, 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 management, 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

Finance & Management 

Areas of teaching



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

Courses taught

ACFI3424 International Accounting and Finance Issue


Conference attendance

Conference Presentations

  • Relationship between credit information sharing and bank intermediation cost: Evidence from Africa.  African Review of Economics and Finance Conference, GIMPA –Accra, Ghana.  Aug. 2017
  • Financial Resource Slack and Sustainability Performance: A Cross-Culture Study of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. European Marketing Academy (7th EMAC) Regional Conference, Sarajevo,  Sept. 2016. 
  • Conditional Heteroscedasticity in Mauritius and Zambia Stock Market Returns with Varying Distribution Densities. Africa Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Mauritius.  Sept. 2015
  •  Information Asymmetry, Leverage and Firm Value. Africa Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Mauritius.  Sept. 2015
  • Financial literacy, access to finance, resource flexibility and firm performance in an emerging economy. The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, Manchester.  Nov. 2014
  • Interrelationships between entrepreneurial risk-taking, network ties, and firm performance.  British Academy of Management, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland.  Sept. 2014 
  • Firm-level Determinants of Capital Structure: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Kampala, Uganda. Sept. 2013

Key research outputs

19. Institutional voids, international learning effort and internationalization of emerging market new ventures (with Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J., Obeng G. D. & Donbesuur F.) Journal of International  Management 2019 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

18. The effects of stakeholder integration on firm-level product innovativeness: Insights from small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana (with Adomako S. & Amankwah-Amoah J.) R&D Management 2019 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

17. Environmental sustainability orientation and performance of family and nonfamily firms (with Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J., Owusu-Agyei S. & Konadu R.) Business Strategy and the Environment 2019 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

16. The effect of export marketing capabilities on export performance: moderating role of dysfunctional competition (with Boso, N., Adeola, O., Assadinia, S.) Industrial Marketing Management 2019 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

15. Stakeholder integration, environmental sustainability orientation and financial performance (with Adomako S., Lartey, T., Amankwah-Amoah J. & Owusu-Yirenkyi, D) Journal of Business Research 2019 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

14. Environmental sustainability orientation, competitive strategy and financial performance (with Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J., Owusu-Agyei S. & Konadu R.) Business Strategy and the Environment 2019 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

13. Leverage and firm investment: the role of information asymmetry and growth (with Lartey, T., Fosu, S., Owusu-Agyei, S. & Uddin, M.) International Journal of Accounting & Information Management 2019  (ABS 2-Star Rated). 

12. How does banking market power affect bank opacity? Evidence from analysts' forecasts.  (with Fosu S., Agyei-Boapeah H.,  Ntim C. G. & Murinde V.) International Review of Financial Analysis 2018 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

11. Entrepreneurial orientation, environmental sustainability and new venture performance: Does stakeholder integration matter?  (with Amankwah-Amoah J. & Adomako S.) Business Strategy and the Environment 2018 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

10. Entrepreneurial alertness and new venture performance: facilitating roles of networking capability (with Adomako, S., Boso, N. & Nartey, B.) International Small Business Journal 2018 (ABS 3-Star Rated).

9. 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 Research 2017  (ABS 3-Star Rated).

8. Information asymmetry, leverage and firm value. Do crisis and growth matter? (with Fosu, S.,Wasim A & Coffie W.) International Review of Financial Analysis 2016 (ABS 3-Star Rated).  

7. 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 (ABS 2-Star Rated).  

6. Entrepreneurs’ optimism, cognitive style and persistence. (with Adomako, S., Uddin, M. & Damoah, J.) International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research 2016 (ABS 2-Star Rated).  

5. 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 (ABS 1-Star Rated).  

4. The moderating influence of financial literacy on the relationship between access to finance and firm growth (with Adomako, S) Venture Capital 2015 (ABS 2-Star Rated).  

3. Institutional Outlook of entrepreneurial climate in Ghana. (with Adomako, S.,   & Ampadu, E.)   International Journal of Social Economics 2015 (ABS 1-Star Rated).   

2. 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 (ABS 2-Star Rated).    

1. The financing behaviour of firms and financial crisis (with Adomako, S) Managerial Finance 2014 (ABS 1-Star Rated).    

Current research students

  • Bismark A. Bediako: FDI, financial development and political risk
  • 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 Presiding Elder of Leeds PIWC.

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