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: http://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) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Albert’s teaching and research interests cut across corporate finance, corporate governance, credit market performance, corporate sustainability & stakeholder engagement, having taught modules, such as Corporate Finance, Financial Econometrics, International Accounting & 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, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 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
  • Credit market performance
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate sustainability & stakeholder engagement

Areas of teaching



PGCLTHE (DMU), 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

24. CEOs’ market sentiment and corporate innovation: the role of financial uncertainty, competition and capital intensity (with Lartey  T. & Owusu-Agyei S.) International Review of Financial Analysis  2020.

23. CEO extraversion and capital structure decisions: the role of firm dynamics, product market competition and financial crisis (with Lartey  T. & Kesse K.) Journal of Financial Research 2020.

22. Capital structure revisited. Do crisis and competition matter in a Keiretsu corporate structure? (with Fosu S., Owusu-Agyei S., Ntim C. G. & Adegbite E.)  International Journal of Finance and Economics 2020.

21. Credit information sharing and bank loan pricing: Do concentration and governance matter? (with Fosu S., Agyei-Boapeah H. &  Ntim C. G.)  International Journal of Finance and Economics 2020.

20. Home country institutional impediments and international expansion of developing country SMEs (with Adomako, S., Frimpong, K; Amankwah-Amoah, J.,Uddin, M; Kesse, K.)  International Business Review 2020.

19. Leverage and performance: Do size and crisis matter? (with Lartey T., Gyimah D. & Adu-Ameyaw E.) Managerial Finance 2020.

18. CEOs' reputation, quality management and environmental innovation: the roles of stakeholder pressure and resource commitment (with Konadu R., Owusu-Agyei S., Lartey T., Adomako S. & Amankwah-Amoah J.) Business Strategy and the Environment 2020.

17. Globalization, free markets and investor protection (with Lartey T.) Economics and Business Letters 2020.

16. R&D intensity, knowledge creation process and new product performance: the mediating role of international R&D teams (with Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah, J.,Danquah J.K., Hussain Z. and Khan Z.) Journal of Business Research 2019.

15. Credit Information sharing and loan default in developing countries: The moderating effect of banking market concentration and national governance quality (with Fosu S., Agyei-Boapeah H., Ntim C. G. & Adegbite E.) Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting  2019.

14. Market sentiment and firm investment decision-making (with  Lartey T., Amankwah-Amoah J., Adomako S., Lu Q. & Uddin M.) International Review of Financial Analysis 2019.

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. 

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

11. 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.

10. Going green, going clean: Lean-green sustainability strategy and firm growth (with  Lartey T., Owusu-Yirenkyi D., Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J. & Alam A.) Business Strategy and the Environment 2019.

9. 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.

8. 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.

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

6. 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.

5. Does financial resource slack drive sustainability expenditure in developing economy small and medium-sized enterprises? (with Boso  N.,  Leonidou C.,  Uddin M.,   Adeola O. & Hultmana M.) Journal of Business Research 2017.

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

3. 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 Management2016.

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

1. The financing behaviour of firms and financial crisis (with Adomako S.) Managerial Finance 2014.  

Current research students

  • Bismark A. Bediako (2nd Supervisor)
  • Dalia E. H. Sharaf (1st Supervisor)
  • Theophilus Lartey (2nd Supervisor)
  • Taiwo Akinyemi (2nd Supervisor)

Journal Editing

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.  He is a former Presiding Elder of Leeds PIWC.


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