Prof. Kingsley Opoku Appiah

Associate Professor

Dept: Accounting and Finance

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Research Areas/Interests

Corporate failure; board oversight committees, executive compensation; boards of directors; corporate governance; corporate disclosures and financial ...~more


Professor Kingsley Opoku Appiah is an Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Professor Appiah obtained his first, masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Ghana, London South Bank University-UK, and Loughborough University-UK, respectively. Professor Appiah received a scholarship from Loughborough University School of Business and Economies to pursue a PhD on the topic Corporate Governance and Corporate Failure. He is also a fellow and a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), respectively. Previously, Professor Appiah also worked as auditor on part-time basis at Owusu-Afriyie and Associates, Kumasi. Professor Appiah has taught professional accountancy and corporate governance related courses for over 5years in the UK, first in Jeff Wooller College, then at Boston College of London, Hamilton College and finally, Loughborough University. Professor Appiah worked with Sambus Company Limited and Unicorn Ink Limited, as an Accountant in 2001 and Assistant Group Finance Officer in 2002, respectively. He has attended and/or presented papers, especially on Corporate Failure Prediction, in over 10 international conferences in Paris-France, Barcelona-Spain, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil, Edinburgh-Scotland, Oxford-England, Newcastle-England, Kona-Hawaii-USA, Exeter-England, Kigali-Africa and others. Professor Appiah is an Associate Editor of Cogent Business & Management. He has published over 40 articles in top-tier journals including Corporate Governance, Advances in Accounting, Journal of Communication Management, International Journal of Management Practice, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Journal of Financial Reporting & Accounting, Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, International Journal of Law and Management among others. Professor Appiah has also published in Journal of Benchmarking, where his predicting corporate failure in the UK manufacturing sector paper is regarded as one of the best articles since 2009. Professor Appiah is an ad hoc reviewer for: International Journal of Law and Management, Value in Health Regional Issues, Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, and Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Applied Accounting Research. Professor Appiah has served as a panel member of National Accreditation Board to assess Re-accreditation of BSc. MSc. and MBA Accounting Option programmes in various Universities in Ghana including Wisconsin International University College, Radford University College, Pentecost University College and University of Professional Studies. Presently, Professor Appiah serves on the boards of Bomso Clinic, Kumasi, Valley View University-Kumasi Development Committee, and Independence Hall. Professor Appiah is the Chairmain of Audit Committee of Bomso Clinic, Kumasi. He also serves on Academic Board of KNUST, School of Graduate Studies, Kessben University College. He previously served on the board of TEK Co-operative Credit Union. Professor Appiah has assessed promotion of faculty members of various universities including University of Cape Coast and University of Education, Winneba. He is the external examiner for PHD/MPHIL and MSC Accounting programmes in various universities in Ghana and abroad including University of Ghana and University of Development Studies. When not writing articles, books and/or studying, Professor Appiah plays monopoly with his two daughters: Abena Opoku Appiah (Naana Pokua) and Akosua Nyarko Appiah (Maame Nyarko).

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