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Dr Theophilus Lartey

Job: Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: +44 (0) 116 366 4628

E: theophilus.lartey2@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Theophilus Lartey is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, UK. Before joining De Montfort University, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Cape Coast Business School. He studied at the De Montfort University (PhD, MSc.) and the University of Cape Coast (B.Com).

Theophilus is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules/courses in finance and econometrics. Theophilus is research active and has published articles in leading finance and management journals, including the Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Business Research, International Review of Financial Analysis, Business Strategy and the Environment, and International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, among other journals. His research interests are in the area of corporate finance, corporate sustainability, corporate governance, banking, and entrepreneurship.

He is currently the founder of Dream-Alive Foundation, Ghana, a capacity building (or capacity development) organisation that has a strategic vision of developing future leaders.

Research group affiliations

The Finance and Banking Research Centre (FiBRe)

Publications and outputs

13. Lartey, T., Danso, A., & Boateng, A. (2021). Co-opted boards and capital structure dynamicsInternational Review of Financial Analysis, 101824.

12. Lartey, T., James, G. A., & Danso, A. (2021). Interbank funding, bank risk exposure and performance in the UK: A three-stage network DEA approach. International Review of Financial Analysis, 75, 101753.

11. Lartey, T. A., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Danso, A., Adomako, S., Khan, Z., & Tarba, S. Y. (2020). Environmental sustainability practices and offshoring activities of multinational corporations across emerging and developed markets. International Business Review, 101789.

10. Lartey, T., Kesse, K., & Danso, A. (2020). CEO extraversion and capital structure decisions: the role of firm dynamics, product market competition, and financial crisis. Journal of Financial Research, 43(4), 847-893.

9. Lartey, T., Danso, A., & Owusu-Agyei, S. (2020). CEOs' market sentiment and corporate innovation: The role of financial uncertainty, competition and capital intensity. International Review of Financial Analysis, 101581.

8. Konadu, R., Owusu‐Agyei, S., Lartey, T. A., Danso, A., Adomako, S., & Amankwah‐Amoah, J. (2020). CEOs' reputation, quality management and environmental innovation: The roles of stakeholder pressure and resource commitment. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(6), 2310-2323.

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

6. Lartey, T., & Danso, A. (2020). Globalization, free markets and investor protection. Economics and Business Letters, 9(1), 8-13.

5. Alam, A., Uddin, M., Yazdifar, H., Shafique, S., & Lartey, T. (2020). R&D investment, firm performance and moderating role of system and safeguard: Evidence from emerging markets. Journal of Business Research, 106, 94-105.

4. Danso, A., Adomako, S., Lartey, T., Amankwah-Amoah, J., & Owusu-Yirenkyi, D. (2020). Stakeholder integration, environmental sustainability orientation and financial performance. Journal of Business Research. 119, 652-662.

3. Lartey, T., Yirenkyi, D. O., Adomako, S., Danso, A., Amankwah‐Amoah, J., & Alam, A. (2020). Going green, going clean: Lean‐green sustainability strategy and firm growth. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(1), 118-139.

2. Danso, A., Lartey, T., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Adomako, S., Lu, Q., & Uddin, M. (2019). Market sentiment and firm investment decision-making. International Review of Financial Analysis, 66, 101369.

1. Danso, A., Lartey, T., Fosu, S., Owusu-Agyei, S., & Uddin, M. (2019). Leverage and firm investment: the role of information asymmetry and growth. International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, 27(1), 56–73.

Key research outputs

13. Lartey, T., Danso, A., & Boateng, A. (2021). Co-opted boards and capital structure dynamicsInternational Review of Financial Analysis, 101824.

12. Lartey, T., James, G. A., & Danso, A. (2021). Interbank funding, bank risk exposure and performance in the UK: A three-stage network DEA approach. International Review of Financial Analysis, 75, 101753.

11. Lartey, T. A., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Danso, A., Adomako, S., Khan, Z., & Tarba, S. Y. (2020). Environmental sustainability practices and offshoring activities of multinational corporations across emerging and developed markets. International Business Review, 101789.

10. Lartey, T., Kesse, K., & Danso, A. (2020). CEO extraversion and capital structure decisions: the role of firm dynamics, product market competition, and financial crisis. Journal of Financial Research, 43(4), 847-893.

9. Lartey, T., Danso, A., & Owusu-Agyei, S. (2020). CEOs' market sentiment and corporate innovation: The role of financial uncertainty, competition and capital intensity. International Review of Financial Analysis, 101581.

8. Konadu, R., Owusu‐Agyei, S., Lartey, T. A., Danso, A., Adomako, S., & Amankwah‐Amoah, J. (2020). CEOs' reputation, quality management and environmental innovation: The roles of stakeholder pressure and resource commitment. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(6), 2310-2323.

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

6. Lartey, T., & Danso, A. (2020). Globalization, free markets and investor protection. Economics and Business Letters, 9(1), 8-13.

5. Alam, A., Uddin, M., Yazdifar, H., Shafique, S., & Lartey, T. (2020). R&D investment, firm performance and moderating role of system and safeguard: Evidence from emerging markets. Journal of Business Research, 106, 94-105.

4. Danso, A., Adomako, S., Lartey, T., Amankwah-Amoah, J., & Owusu-Yirenkyi, D. (2020). Stakeholder integration, environmental sustainability orientation and financial performance. Journal of Business Research. 119, 652-662.

3. Lartey, T., Yirenkyi, D. O., Adomako, S., Danso, A., Amankwah‐Amoah, J., & Alam, A. (2020). Going green, going clean: Lean‐green sustainability strategy and firm growth. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(1), 118-139.

2. Danso, A., Lartey, T., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Adomako, S., Lu, Q., & Uddin, M. (2019). Market sentiment and firm investment decision-making. International Review of Financial Analysis, 66, 101369.

1. Danso, A., Lartey, T., Fosu, S., Owusu-Agyei, S., & Uddin, M. (2019). Leverage and firm investment: the role of information asymmetry and growth. International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, 27(1), 56–73.

Research interests/expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Sustainability and Governance
  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Financial Economics

Areas of teaching

  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Derivatives

Qualifications

AFHEA, PhD (DMU), MSc (DMU), BSc (UCC - Ghana), BA (Ghana)

Courses taught

ACFI5069-Applied Corporate Finance; ACFI5043-Financial Derivatives; ACFI3310-Advanced Corporate Finance; ACFI2302-Econometrics; ACFI2303-Corporate Finance; ACFI1901-Quantitative Techniques

Honours and awards

  • Early Career Researcher of the Year 2021 (Commendation) - Research Oscars, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Rising Star 2020 (Nomination) - Research Oscars, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award 2020 (Nomination) - De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Best Student Performance Award 2016 (Wiiner) - De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Best Graduating Accounting Student 2015 (Winner) – University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • ANKOKEM Excellence Award for Best Graduating Accounting Student 2015 (Winner) - Ghana
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence 2015 (Winner) - University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Membership of external committees

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Conference attendance

  • 8th Brunel Accounting Symposium - Promoting contemporary issues in accounting, continuing professional development, and fostering relationships with regulators and the accounting profession (June 19, 2019).
  • Intercultural and Inter-religious Dialogue in Globalized World - Co-Principal Investigator, Global Hands Leicester CIC with funding from Erasmus+ (May 16-22, 2018).
  • The First Global Conference on Creating Value - Co-Principal Investigator, Leicester Castle Business School in partnership with the Customer Value Foundation (May 23-24, 2018).
  • Freedom of Expression: the right or the duty - Co-Principal Investigator, Global Hands Leicester CIC with funding from Erasmus+ (March 19-27, 2018).

Current research students

  • Taiwo Akinyemi (2nd Supervisor)

ORCID number

0000-0001-8461-6977

Contribution to Community

Theophilus is the founder of Dream-Alive Foundation, Ghana, a capacity building (or capacity development) organisation that has a strategic vision of developing future leaders. He also works closely with Global Hands Leicester CIC, a Community Interest organisation that aims to tackle local and global issues through community engagement, education, and international development.