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Research Interests

Corporate governance

Corporate finance

Mergers and acquisitions

Financial reporting

Auditing and taxation



A PhD Finance graduate with a strong research background and extensive practical work experience in accounting and finance. My ambition is to eventually have broad-based academic career including teaching, research and management responsibilities.

Currently, I am an Assistant Lecturer in Finance at Coventry University, School of Economics, Finance and Accounting where am involved in teaching and learning in Statistics, International Finance, Corporate Governance & Ethics, and Dissertation Supervision. I am also a Visiting Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Salford Business School, University of Salford.

I am involved in reviewing conference papers: full papers and developmental papers, as well as present my research findings at national and international conferences.

I have more than 20 years of experience working for nationally and internationally listed companies at senior management level. I served as Finance Executive at CFI Holdings and was the Finance Manager at Schweppes Zimbabwe, a The Coca-Cola Company wholly owned Bottler. My business career started at ZSR Corporation (Tate & Lyle) as a Financial Accountant before moving to Delta Beverages (SABMiller) Zimbabwe, where I held positions of Accountant and, Finance and Administration Manager.

Since 2013, I have been providing financial and accountancy services to small businesses and individuals.

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, Doctorate, University of Salford

1 Jan 201130 Jun 2016

PGCE, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Bolton

1 Sep 201431 Jul 2015

Corporate Finance, MSc, University of Salford

1 Sep 200831 Aug 2009

Accountancy, Degree, University of Zimbabwe

1 Jan 198931 Dec 1992

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Research Output

  • 3 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Chapter

Corporate governance and business growth: Evidence from China

Liu, J., Stafylas, D., Wu, J. & Muganhu, C., 2019, Enhancing board effectiveness: Institutional, regulatory and functional perspectives for developing markets. Ngwu, F. N., Osuji, O., Ogbechie, C. & Williamson, D. (eds.). 1 ed. New York, USA: Routledge, p. 59-80 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Corporate governance and bidder returns: Evidence from China's domestic mergers and acquisitions

    Muganhu, C. & Liu, J., 2017, BAM 31st Annual Conference: Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research agenda for the social sciences, Warwick Business School, 5-7 September 2017. British Academy of Management

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Financial decisions and market performance: An analysis of China's domestic mergers and acquisitions

    Muganhu, C. & Liu, J., 2015, BAM 29th Annual Conference: The value of pluralism in advancing management research, education and practice, Univeristy of Portsmouth, 8-10 September 2015. British Academy of Management

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Mergers and acquisitions and cash payments: Evidence from China

    Muganhu, C. & Liu, J., 2014, BAFA Northern Area Group And Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group Annual Conference: ‘Accounting For Value And Governance’. British Accounting and Finance Association

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding


    BAM Best Papers Awards, Corporate Governance Track Best Paper

    Christopher Muganhu (Recipient) & Jia Liu (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)