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In my role as an Associate Professor in Accounting at the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting, I’m responsible for teaching Governance, Accountability and Ethics at the postgraduate level. I’m also responsible for supervising the master’s level dissertations and doctoral students. As an academic personal tutor, I support a number of postgraduate students during their study at the University. I obtained a Ph.D. in Accounting and an MBA from the Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University. I’m also a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Prior to joining Coventry University, I worked as an Accountant and held a number of academic positions in the UK including Senior Lecturer in Accounting and the Programme Leader of a Postgraduate Programme in Accounting at the University of East London. I also sat on the AACSB Accreditation Committee where I successfully contributed in achieving the Business School’s provisional accreditation status. During my time at the Robert Gordon University, Scotland, I sat on the University’s Academic Council for two years where I participated in the development and implementation of the University’s operational strategies. I have taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including Governance and Accountability, Auditing, Financial Environment, Financial Reporting, Strategic Management Accounting and Research Methods.




My research interests focus on the performance consequences of corporate governance changes, accountability and financial reporting quality. I have published in these fields and I’m a reviewer of a number of journals, such as Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Managerial Auditing, Critical Perspective on International Business, Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy, Journal of Developing Areas and Journal of Governance and Regulation. One of my published papers entitled ‘What Drives Corporate Governance Quality in Emerging African Economies? Evidence from Ghana’ received the best paper award from the Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2016, Dubai In Partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas. I'm also a member of a number of academic associations such as British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and the International Management Research Academy (IMRA), London. I’m the primary investigator of a competitive institutional funding project worth £9,595 on the impact of Brexit on accounting and auditing regulations (2016-2017).

Research Interests

Corporate Goverance, Auditing and Earnings Mangement

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Robert Gordon University

MBA, Robert Gordon University

Postgraduate Certificate, Robert Gordon University

Degree, University of East London

External positions

PhD External Examiner, University of Southampton

13 Jul 2017

PhD External Examiner, University of Huddersfield

24 Nov 2016

External Examiner - MSc Forensic Accounting, De Montfort University

External Examiner - MSc Financial Management, Sheffield Hallam University

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 8 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Board of Directors and Company Performance in Ghana

Owusu, A., 2019, Board of Directors and Company Performance: An International Outlook. Megginson, W., de Andres, P., Brogi, M. & Govorun, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Virtus Interpress, p. 202-216 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Coalbed Methane Development in Indonesia: Design and Economic Analysis of Upstream Petroleum Fiscal Policy

Acquah-Andoh, E., PUTRA, H., Ifelebuegu, A. & Owusu, A., Aug 2019, In : Energy Policy. 131, p. 155-167 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fiscal policy
coalbed methane
Economic analysis
economic analysis
Crude oil

Determinants of Informal Entrepreneurship in Africa

Ejiogu, A., Okechukwu, O., Ejiogu, C., Owusu, A. & Adeola, O., 30 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business . (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Political instability
Crime rates
5 Citations (Scopus)
577 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Corporate governance mechanisms
Ownership structure
Agency costs
17 Downloads (Pure)

The Performance Consequences of Board Structure Changes: Evidence from Ghana

Owusu, A., Holmes, M. & Agyemang, J., 19 Dec 2017, In : Corporate Ownership and Control. 15, 1-2, p. 421-434 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Board structure
Firm performance
Panel regression

Activities 2012 2019

  • 13 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

British Accounting and Finance Association 2019 Annual Conference

Andrews Owusu (Speaker), Mark Holmes (Contributor), Kamil Omoteso (Contributor), Alaa Zalata (Contributor)
8 Apr 201910 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

12th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference

Andrews Owusu (Speaker), Alaa Zalata (Contributor), Kamil Omoteso (Contributor), Naser Makarem (Contributor)
11 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

British Accounting and Finance Association 2018 Annual Conference

Andrews Owusu (Contributor), Alaa Zalata (Speaker)
9 Apr 201811 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The 41st Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association

Andrews Owusu (Speaker), Alaa Zalata (Contributor)
30 May 20181 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference