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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 has previously held junior (Lecturer), mid-career (Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor) and senior (Full Professor, Associate Dean and Head of Department) academic roles at Aberystwyth University, University of Glasgow and University of Huddersfield.

He is known internationally for his research 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 accounting research and financial economics – development finance).

Collins has published about 80 outputs, with approximately 50% (40) appearing in FT 50, ABS 4* and 3* internationally leading journals, such as the Abacus, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, and the Leadership Quarterly, amongst many others.

His work has featured in reputable popular media channels, including TV (e.g., TRT World, UK), Radio (e.g., BBC 5live) and the financial press (e.g., Investment Weekly News) around the world, as well as cited widely with over 2,200 Google Scholar citations, a H-Index of 26 and i10-Index of 40, as at August 2019 for example.

He serves as founding editor, editor, guest editor and editorial board member of over ten internationally recognised journals and reviewer for several internationally leading journals (e.g., Abacus, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, British Journal of Management, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Accounting Review and Journal of Business Ethics, etc), research councils (e.g., British Academy, ESRC and EPSRC – UK, etc), and academic bodies and conferences (e.g., British 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 large number of top national and international conferences (e.g., American Accounting Association, British Accounting and Finance Association, and European Accounting Association), workshops, and seminars in various countries, as well as won competitive internal and external research grant awards of total value of over £200,000 from reputable funding bodies, such as the Economic and Social Research Council, UK.

His 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.

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:

  • Deputy Head of School (Research and Enterprise). (Currently)
  • Head of Department of Accounting. (Previously)

Role within Professional Academic Charity:

  • Chair, British Accounting and Finance Association's (BAFA) Special Interests Group in Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE).
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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

Room Number: 2/4021

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