Lecturers-Accounting and Finance

Position: Lecturer

Department: Banking & Finance

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Academic Areas: Banking and Finance

 

Biography

Richard Kofi Akoto graduated with First Class Honours in Business Administration, Banking & Finance option from University of Ghana Business School in 2003. He was further educated at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Business where he obtained an MPhil degree in Banking & Finance in 2009. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Development Finance at University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. Richard’s main research interests include: capital structure, working capital management and international trade.

Teaching Statement

I believe in face-to-face teaching and learning format where the learner is actively involved in the process. During teaching and learning, I also believe in using practical examples drawn from the national economy so as to foster better understanding of the concepts and issues under focus.

 

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Candidate; University of Stellenbosch School of Business, South Africa
  • MPhil; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Business
  • BSc (Admin); University of Ghana School of Business

Professional Experience

Lead Lecturer for Corporate Finance

Selected Publications

  1. Akoto, R.K. and Awunyo-Vitor, D. (2014), “What Determines the Debt Policy of Listed Manufacturing Firms in Ghana?” International Business Research, Vol. 7 Nos. 1, Pp. 42-48
  1. Akoto, R.K. and Nabieu, G.A.A. (2014), “Analysis of Financial Intermediation and Profitability: A Case Study of the Ghanaian Banking Industry”, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 6 No. 5, Pp. 220-232
  2. Gatsi, J.G., Gadzo, S.G. and Akoto, R.K. (2013), “Degree of Financial and Operating Leverage and Profitability of Insurance Firms in Ghana”, International Business and Management, Vol. 7 Nos. 2, Pp. 57-65
  1. Akoto, R.K., Awunyo-Vitor, D. and Angmor, P.L. (2013), “Working Capital Management and Profitability: Evidence from Ghanaian Listed Manufacturing Firms”, Journal of Economics and International Finance, Vol. 5 Nos. 9, Pp. 373-379
  1. Gatsi, J.G. and Akoto, R.K. (2009), “Investment Decisions by Users of Financial Reports”, PentVars Business Journal, Vol. 5, Pp. 55-73.
  1. Ngwakwe, C.C., Awunyo-Vitor, D. and Akoto, R.K. (2014), “Auditors Awareness of and Value for Sustainability Reporting in Ghana: Evidence from Small and Medium Size Audit Firms in Kumasi Metropolis”, Environmental Economics, Vol. 5 Nos. 2, Pp.82-89.
  2. Gadzo, S.G., Gatsi, J.G. and Akoto, R.K. (2014), “Post-Merger Analysis of the Financial Performance of SG SSB”, International Journal of Financial Economics, 3 No. 2, Pp. 80-91.

 

Working Paper

Gatsi, J.G. and Akoto, R.K. (2010), “Capital Structure and Profitability in Ghanaian Banks”, Working Paper, available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1618952.

 

Subject Areas

  • Corporate Finance I & II
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Securities & Portfolio Analysis

 

Professional Membership & Affiliations                                                                                             

Institute of Directors, Ghana, 2009 -Present

Association of Certified Chartered Economists (ACCE) Ghana, 2009 - Present

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