Henry Agyei-Boapeah is a Visiting Academic at the Southampton Business School of the University of Southampton. He is working on an ESRC Impact Accelerated Account funded project which aims to co-create a National Code of Corporate Governance for Ghana. The national code is expected to harmonize the exisiting sectoral governance codes in Ghana, while also aligning them with international best practices and the highest standards of corporate governance. A key external project partner is the Institute of Directors - Ghana, which has helped in enriching the engagement process by bringing key industry stakeholders on board (e.g., the Ghana Stock Exchange, the Bank of Ghana, among others).
- Accountability and corporate governance
- Sustainability and environmental accounting
- Mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance
Henry's research work on topics such as executive compensation, corporate governance, environmental performance, 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, Italy, and Ghana. His conference paper won the "Overall Best Manuscript Award" at the 18th International Academy of Management & Business Conference in Rome.
Henry is also an Associate Professor in Accounting at the Nottingham University Business School of the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, he was an Associate Professor in Accounting at the University of Southampton for almost 2 years and had previously held full-time academic appointments at the University of York, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Hope University - all in the UK. In addition, he previously held part-time academic positions at Loughborough University (UK), Nottingham Trent University (UK), University of Ghana (Ghana) and Ashesi University (Ghana), as well as worked as a Credit Risk Analyst at Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited prior to a career in academia.