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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: 0116 366 4628 (ext. 4628)



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 

Key research outputs

10. 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.

9. 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.

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.

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., 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.

3. Danso, A., Adomako, S., Lartey, T., Amankwah-Amoah, J., & Owusu-Yirenkyi, D. (2019). Stakeholder integration, environmental sustainability orientation and financial performance. Journal of Business Research. 119, 652-662.

2. 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.

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

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


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

  • Best Student Performance Award (2016) - De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Best Graduating Accounting Student (2015) – University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • ANKOKEM Excellence Award for Best Graduating Accounting Student (2015) - Ghana
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (2015) - University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Membership of external committees

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

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