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Dr Widin Bongasu Sha'ven PhD, MSc, BSc

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

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Sha’ven joined the University of Southampton as a Teaching Fellow in Accounting in September 2015. She previously worked as a supervisor, tutor, teaching and research assistant at the University of Birmingham. She completed her PhD degree in Accounting from the University of Birmingham. She also holds an MSC. degree in International Accounting and Finance (2008-2009) from the University of Birmingham and a B.Sc. degree (2003-2006) from the University of Buea. Professionally, Sha’ven is recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK (2016).

She has considerable experience in teaching academic and professional courses in accounting and Finance. She also worked as a part-time accountant in CAPCOL (a Microfinance Institution-MFI), Cameroon. Her research interest is interdisciplinary, and in large part underlined by case studies in private sectors of less developed countries (LDCs).

Research interests

  • Management Accounting and control systems in developing and emerging economies
  • Microfinance (MFIs) Accountability particularly in developing and emerging economies
  • Management Accounting and development issues in developing and emerging economies
  • Interdisciplinary research across management control systems, entrepreneurship and Accountability issues
  • Corporate governance
Current Research
  • “The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs in Understanding Accounting Change: case study from Cameroon”
  • “Microfinance Mission drift is not Bad News: case study from Developing Countries”
  • “Measuring and Managing Customer Profitability in Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) : Case Evidence from Cameroon”
Research Projects

“Accounting and Accountability Practices in Micro finance institutions: case study from Cameroon”

Supervisors: Professor Mathew Tsamenyi and Dr. Nick Rowbottom

Funded by University of Birmingham Business School

Sha’ven is responsible for the design, preparation, assessment and/or the delivery of courses linked to Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Accounting and Financial Control, Performance Management Accounting, Corporate Financial Management, Issues in Management Accounting and Financial Decision Making

Module leader, Lecturing and Tutoring in educational activities.

Dr Widin Bongasu Sha'ven
University of Southampton
Southampton Business School
University Road
SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 2/5029

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