Dr John Azure

EBS - Accounting
Dr John Azure



  • 2019: Ph.D. - Accounting University of Aberdeen Business School,

  • 2012: MBA Finance University of Bradford.,

  • 2004: Bachelor of Commerce University of Cape Coast,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Audit Principles and Practice (BE120)

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making (BE283)


Journal articles (5)

Agyemang, J., Azure, J., Kimani, DK. and Arun, T., (2023). Government Financial Resilience during Pandemics: the case of West Africa. Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management. 35 (3), 385-414

Azure, J., Alawattage, C. and Lauwo, S., (2023). Politics of fiscal discipline: counter-conducting the World Bank’s public financial management reforms. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal. 37 (4), 1012-1040

Lauwo, S., Azure, JD-C. and Hopper, T., (2022). Accountability and governance in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in a developing country context: Evidence from Tanzania. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal. 35 (6), 1431-1461

Alawattage, C. and Azure, JD-C., (2022). Theorising the ‘African problem’ with governmentality and counter conduct. African Accounting and Finance Journal. Volume 4 (1), 14-28

Alawattage, C. and Azure, JD-C., (2021). Behind the World Bank’s ringing declarations of “social accountability”: Ghana’s public financial management reform. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 78, 102075-102075

Grants and funding


Developing a framework for professional directors' certification in Africa

University of Essex (QR Impact Fund)

+44 (0) 1206 873316


EBS.3.127E, Colchester Campus