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Dr Henry Agyei-Boapeah PhD, MSc, CA, BSc, FHEA

Associate Professor in Accounting

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Henry Agyei-Boapeah is an Associate Professor in Accounting at the Business School of the University of Southampton. Prior to joining the University of Southampton, he held full-time academic appointments at the University of York, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University – all in the UK; and part-time academic positions at Loughborough University (UK), Nottingham Trent University (UK), University of Ghana (Ghana) and Ashesi University (Ghana). He also held a Credit Risk Analyst post at Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited prior to a career in academia.

Henry holds a PhD and an MSc. degree (with distinction) from Loughborough University (UK), as well as, a BSc. Accounting degree (with first class) from the University of Ghana (Ghana). Additionally, he is a qualified Accountant, having completed the professional programme of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). He won the “Overall Best Student Award” in Advanced Financial Reporting during the May 2007 professional examinations of the Institute. Henry is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Henry’s research interest lies in the broad areas of accountability, governance, and finance. His work on topics such as executive compensation, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions has published in top peer-reviewed academic journals including Abacus, Accounting Forum, Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, International Journal of Finance & Economics, European Management Review, among others. He has also published a corporate finance book and presented his research at international conferences in the US, UK, Ghana and Italy. His conference paper won the “Overall Best Manuscript Award” at the 18th International Academy of Management & Business Conference in Rome.

His teaching interest cuts across Accounting and Finance, having taught modules such as Financial Accounting & Governance, Advanced Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, and Financial Management to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. At the University of York, Henry served as the Programme Leader (Director) for the MSc. Management with Business Finance programme when the programme was undergoing re-validation.

On the academic citizenship front, Henry has served as a reviewer for reputable journals including International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, and others. Henry is also an External Examiner for the Accounting programmes/modules at Coventry University.


Research interests

Finance and Banking Research Group

  • Primary research interest – corporate reporting, governance, and accountability.
  • Secondary research interest – corporate financial strategy, particularly relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and corporate diversification.

PhD Supervision

Henry supervises several PhD students and has examined an MPhil thesis at the University College Cork (Ireland) and PhD theses at the University of York (UK). 

Research group

Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance

Affiliate research group

Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development, Finance and Banking Research Group

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Currently teach on the following modules:

  • Accounting & Control
  • Foundations of Accounting Research in Accounting & Finance
  • Professional Aspects of Engineering (introduce students to Accounting & Finance)


In the past, I have led on modules such as:

  • Financial Accounting & Governance
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
Dr Henry Agyei-Boapeah
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/3015

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