Professor Agyenim Boateng

Professor of Finance & Banking

Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
United Kingdom

Research interests

After completing his PhD in Economic Studies from the University of Leeds, Professor Boateng worked at Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Nottingham and University of Huddersfield before joining Glasgow Caledonian University as Professor of Finance & Banking.

As researcher, Professor Boateng has published in a number of refereed journals including Journal of Financial Markets Institutions & Money, The International Journal of Accounting, International Business Review, Management International Review, Applied Financial Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting etc. He was a Conference Track Chair for International Academy of African Business & Development (2004-2009). Prof. Boateng was the first director of Ph.D programme at University of Nottingham, China Campus.

As a teacher, Professor Boateng has over 12 years’ experience teaching finance courses at BA, MA, MSc, MBA & Executive MBA programmes in the UK, China and visits Ghana’s prestigious Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA).


Research Interests

  • Mergers and Acquisitions and value creation in the UK and China

  • Board structure and firm  governance

  • Banking – performance and risk taking behaviour

  • Capital structure determinants of multinational firms


2012 Best Paper Award by Elsevier

  1. International Business Review 2012 Best Published Paper of the Year. What Drives the Internationalization of Chinese Firms? Testing the Explanatory Power of Three Theoretical Frameworks, International Business Review, 21, pp.425-438,  (with Wang, Chengqi, Hong, J, Kaforous, M) Awarded by Elsevier


    2010 International Finance Forum Excellent Paper Award

  2. Method of Payment and Long-run Performance of Chinese Domestic Mergers & Acquisitions, (with Xiaogang Bi) Ningbo-Nottingham International Finance Forum, September 6-7, 2010, University of Nottingham

  3. British Academy Management Best Paper Award: Motives for Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, Evidence from Multiple Source, (with K. Glaister, M. Uddin, G.Lodorfos), British Academy of Management



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  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Involuntary excess reserve and bankers’ remuneration: evidence from Chinese banks

    Nguyen, T. V. H., Boateng, A. & Nguyen, T. C. 16 Jun 2017 In : Applied Economics Letters. p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    The entry mode strategy and performance of SMEs: evidence from Norway

    Nisar, S., Boateng, A. & Wu, J. 11 Jul 2017 In : Research in International Business & Finance. p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. E-pub ahead of print

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