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

Professor of Accounting

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

He has also 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. 

Collins is also a full panel member of the UK 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Sub-Panel 17: Business and Management. 

He is known internationally for his research in Accounting, Finance, Governance, Development and Sustainability, especially Accounting and Governance (corporate governance and financial reporting – market-based accounting research); Accountability, Ethics and Sustainability (social & environmental accounting – corporate social responsibility, and sustainability accounting & reporting); and Finance & Development (corporate finance – market-based finance research and financial economics – development finance). 

Collins has published over 100 outputs, with over 60% appearing in FT 50, ABS 4*/3* and ABDC A*/A internationally leading journals, such as the Abacus; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; British Accounting Review; British Journal of Management; Corporate Governance: An International Review; Journal of Business Ethics; The International Journal of Accounting; and The Leadership Quarterly, amongst many others. 

His work has featured frequently in reputable popular media channels, including TV (e.g., TRT World, Sky, UK), Radio (e.g., BBC 5live) and the Financial Press (e.g., Financial Times, UK) around the world, as well as cited widely by peers, policymakers (e.g., The Public Accounts Committee, UK Parliament, and The Low Pay Commission, UK), and practitioners. 

He serves as founding editor, editor, guest editor and editorial board member of a number of top international academic journals (e.g., Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting Forum; Business & Society; Corporate Governance: An International Review; and The International Journal of Accounting) and reviewer for several internationally leading academic journals (e.g., Abacus; Academy of Management Learning & Education; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting and Business Research; British Journal of Management; Corporate Governance: An International Review; European Accounting Review; Journal of Business Ethics; and Journal of Management Studies, etc), research councils (e.g., British Academy; ESRC, and EPSRC, UK; and Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Canada, 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, Development and Sustainability areas.

Primary Research Interests in Accounting and Governance:

  • Accounting and governance, especially corporate governance and financial reporting, including market-based accounting research.
  • Accountability, ethics and sustainability, especially social and environmental accounting – corporate social responsibility/sustainability accounting and reporting.
  • Executive compensation.

Secondary Research Interests in Finance and Development:

  • Corporate finance, especially market-based finance research.
  • Financial economics, especially development finance.

In addition, Collins has supervised about 30 research (MPhil and PhD) students’ theses to completion and examined over 90 research (MPhil, DBA and PhD) students’ theses, focusing on topics in accounting, finance, governance, development and sustainability 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: research in accounting, finance, governance, development and sustainability, especially accounting and governance (corporate governance and financial reporting – market-based accounting research), accountability; ethics and sustainability (social & environmental accounting – corporate social responsibility, and sustainability accounting & reporting); and finance & development (corporate finance – market-based finance 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, development and sustainability 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].

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Administration, Leadership and Management:

  • Deputy Head of School (Research and Enterprise). (Previously).
  • Head of Department (Accounting). (Previously).
  • Associate Dean (Graduate Education). (Previously).
  • Departmental Head of Research (Previously).
  • Research Centre Director. (Previously).

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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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