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Professor Collins Ntim BSc (Ghana), MSc (Leicester), MRes (Glasgow), PhD (Glasgow), PGCTHE (Aberystwyth), FHEA

Deputy Head of School (Research & Enterprise), Professor of Accounting

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Professor Collins Ntim is the Deputy Head of School, Research & Enterprise and a Professor of Accounting within the Business School at the University of Southampton.

He re-joined Southampton Business School in October 2016 as a Professor of Accounting and Head of Department of Accounting from the University of Huddersfield, where he was a Professor of Accounting and Finance, and Director of Graduate Education in the Business School. Prior to joining Huddersfield, Collins was a Lecturer (Aberystwyth University, and University of Glasgow) and Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Universities of Glasgow and Southampton) in accounting and finance.  He has a PhD (University of Glasgow), an MRes with Distinction (University of Glasgow), an MSc with Distinction (University of Leicester), and a BSc with First Class (University of Ghana) degrees in accounting and finance, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (Aberystwyth University) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Collins’ teaching interests cut across Accounting, Finance and Governance, having taught modules, such as Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Research Methods to undergraduate, postgraduate and professional accounting and finance students.

He has continuing research interests in accounting, finance, governance and development, especially governance (corporate governance and financial reporting), accountability and ethics (social and environmental accounting – corporate social responsibility) and finance (corporate finance – market-based research and financial economics – development finance).

Collins has published extensively in a number of internationally recognised journals, such as the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting Forum, Business & Society, Business Strategy and the Environment, Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Journal of Accounting, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial Stability, and Journal of International Management, amongst others.

He serves as guest editor (e.g., Critical Perspectives on Accounting), editor (e.g., Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, etc) over ten editorial board memberships (e.g., Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management, and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies) and reviewer (e.g., Academy of Management Learning & Education, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, British Accounting Review, British Journal of Management, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Journal of Business Ethics, etc) for several internationally recognised journals, research councils (e.g., British Academy, ESRC and EPSRC – UK, etc), and academic bodies and conferences (e.g., Asian Academic Accounting Association, and African Accounting and Finance Association, etc), as well as external examiner of degree programmes at a number of universities.

Collins has presented his research at a number of national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars in various countries, as well as won competitive internal and external research grant awards of total value of over £190,000 from funding bodies, such as the Economic and Social Research Council and Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK.

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Research interests

Collins’ research interests cut across Accounting, Finance, Governance and Development areas.

Primary Research Interests in Accounting and Governance:
  • Accounting and governance, especially corporate governance and financial reporting.
  • Accountability and ethics, especially social and environmental accounting/corporate social responsibility.
  • Executive compensation.
Secondary Research interests in Finance:
  • Corporate finance, especially market-based research.
  • Financial economics, especially development finance.

In addition, Collins has supervised more than 20 research (MPhil and PhD) students to completion and examined over 70 research (MPhil DBA and PhD) students, focusing on topics in accounting, finance, governance and development in different universities around the world.

He is currently supervising a number of PhD students at all stages, conducting their research on topics across his current research interests: accounting and governance (corporate governance and financial reporting), accountability and ethics (social and environmental accounting), and finance (corporate finance – market-based research and financial economics – development finance).  He will also consider research proposals that are aligned with any of his current research interests in accounting, finance, governance and development from prospective PhD students with strong research potential (e.g., excellent quantitative and research writing skills).

In particular, PhD proposals focusing on cross-country or regional (e.g., Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Middle East, among others) analyses rather than single country studies are highly encouraged.

Current External Research Grant Award:

Responsible Investment, Living Wage Accreditation and Climate Change Related Engagements’, Economic and Social Research Council, UK [Total Grant Value: £114,000].  

Most Recent Previous External Research Grant Award
  • Governance and Risk Disclosure Practices in UK Higher Education Institutions in an Era of Austerity and Reform, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education [Total Grant Value: £10,000].

  • A Study of Governance Structures in UK Higher Education Institutions: The Case of Audit Committees, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education [Total Grant Value: £10,000].


Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG)

Administration, Leadership and Management:
  • Acting Deputy Head of School. (Currently)
  • Head of Department of Accounting. (Previously)
Journal Editing:
  • Guest Editor, Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA).
  • Founding Editor, Cogent Accounting, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics (ACGBE).
  • Associate Editor – Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting (JFRA).
  • Associate Editor - African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF).
Role within Professional Academic Charity:
  • Treasurer, BAFA SIG in Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE).
External Examiner:
  • Aston University Business School
  • Durham University Business School

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Working Papers

MANG6196 Accounting – Managing and Measuring Performance.

Professor Collins Ntim
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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