Dr Samuel Owusu-Agyei

Job: Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: 3.40 Hugh Aston Building

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8453

E: samuel.owusu-agyei@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Dr. Samuel Owusu-Agyei is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance within the Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University.

Samuel holds a PhD from Leeds Business School, MSc from the Edinburgh Business School and a Bsc from the University of Ghana, Legon.  Prior to joining De Montfort University, Samuel was a Lecturer in Mathematics at the Leeds Beckett University. He also worked as a Financial Accountant at Kintampo Health Research Centre and as an Electronic Banking Advisor at Barclays Bank Ghana for a number of years.

Samuel’s teaching and research transverse Accounting and entrepreneurship and he teaches on modules including Advanced Financial Reporting and International Developments in Accounting at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Samuel is actively involved in departmental processes and is currently part of the Ethical Review Pool within the Accounting and Finance department.

Samuel is also a reviewer for a number of internationally recognised journals. He has continuing research interests in Accounting and Entrepreneurship, having published in internationally recognised journals such as International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Accounting, and Information Management and Business Strategy and the Environment.

Research group affiliations

Finance and Banking Research Group (FiBRE)

Publications and outputs

8.Corporate governance pillars and business sustainability: does stakeholder engagement matter?.(with Konadu, R and Arhinful, G.) International Journal of Disclosure and Governance 2021

7. Internet adoption and financial development in sub-Saharan Africa. (with Okafor, G., Chijoke-Mgbame, A, M., Ohalehi, P., Hasan, F.) Technological Forecasting & Social Change 2020

6. CEOs’ market sentiment and corporate innovation: the role of financial uncertainty, competition and capital intensity (with Lartey T. & Danso, A.) International Review of Financial Analysis 2020.

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

4. CEO reputation, quality management and environmental innovation: the roles of stakeholder pressure and resource commitment (with Konadu R., Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J., Danso, A. & Lartey, T.) Business Strategy & the Environment 2020

3.Environmental sustainability orientation and performance of family and nonfamily firms (with Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J., Danso, A. & Konadu R.) Business Strategy & the Environment 2019

2. Environmental sustainability orientation, competitive strategy and financial performance (with Danso, A., Adomako S., Amankwah-Amoah J. & Konadu R.) Business Strategy & the Environment 2019 

1. Leverage and firm investment: the role of information asymmetry and growth (with Danso, A., Lartey, T., Fosu, S. & Uddin, M.) International Journal of Accounting & Information Management 2019

Research interests/expertise

Accounting in Charities



Areas of teaching

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting



PhD (Leeds), PGCE(with Distinction, Leicester),Msc (Edinburgh),Bsc (Legon)

Courses taught

ACFI 3221- Advanced Financial Reporting 

ACFI 3217- International Developments in Accounting



Recent research outputs


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