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Professor Emmanuel Adegbite

Job: Head of Department for Accounting and Finance and Professor of Accounting, Governance and Responsibility

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): Centre for Research in Accountability Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS), The Finance and Banking Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)1162078483




Personal profile

Emmanuel Adegbite is a Professor of Accounting, Governance and Responsibility. He also provides leadership for the Department of Accounting and Finance at Leicester Business School. The department is one of the largest in the business school and houses a diverse range of faculty members, with experience in academia, industry, commerce and the public sector. The department hosts vibrant research clusters, an energetic doctoral community, and welcomes partnership suggestions, research ideas, and research funding enquiries. Professor Adegbite contributes to the university’s research leadership strategy, at the departmental level, school level and within the broader university context. Prior to joining Leicester Business School, he held senior academic positions at Birmingham Business School, Durham University Business School and Newcastle Business School.

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Professor Adegbite researches, teaches and consults in the broad areas of Accounting, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Management Studies; Accounting Forum; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Business Ethics; and International Business Review. He works with businesses, NGOs and governments, in the broad areas of instrumental and strategic corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and business ethics. He frequently engages with industry players, policy makers, opinion leaders and the general public in exploring how good governance can minimise corruption in both the public and private sectors.

Areas of teaching

  • Financial Accounting      
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


FHEA (Durham); PhD (City); MSc (Birmingham);  BSc (Ogun) 

Current research students

He currently supervises a number of doctoral research students working on corporate governance and responsibility research. He has supervised some to completion and frequently serves as an external PhD examiner.

Externally funded research grants information

His research has been supported by many internal and external grants, nearing £400,000 from bodies such as the British Academy and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Professional esteem indicators

In June 2015, the UK Financial Times, in its “This is Africa” publication, invited him to write an article on governance in Nigeria. In January 2015, the “World Finance” publication described him as a leading expert on corporate governance. He received an award for Excellence in Research in 2014 at Durham University. He holds a Visiting Professorship in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Toulouse Business School, France.


Mrs Yvonne Wenlock 
T: +44 (0)116 257 7259

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