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Dr Danson Kimani

Lecturer
EBS - Accounting
Dr Danson Kimani

Profile

Biography

Danson joined the Essex Business School in October 2018, as a Lecturer in Accounting, and where he has teaching responsibilities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, he serves as the Research Seminar Series Organiser for the Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) as well as Coordinator for the Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD). Prior to joining the University of Essex, Danson was a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Buckingham. He has also previously held lectureship roles in other institutions, including: Mount Kenya University (Kenya), The Open University (UK) and Oxford Brookes University (UK). Danson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance major) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (Kenya), Master of Banking & Finance (Financial Markets) from Moi University (Kenya), Master of Research in Management & Business (Accounting and Finance Track) from The Open University (UK), and PhD in Accounting and Finance from The Open University (UK). He also holds certificates of competence in three professional accounting softwares, including: (i) QuickBooks; (ii) Sage; and (iii) Pastel. His research centers on accounting and corporate governance in developing & emerging economies contexts. Specifically, he focusses on the workings of Western-originated accounting innovations and governance systems within vigorous institutional (traditionalist) environments of developing/emerging economies. In addition, Danson has pro bono advisory role in a small African third sector organisation – The Grow Movement – on entrepreneurial finance for small business owners in Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. He has also previously worked as a Finance Officer at Betcan Trading Company (Kenya) Limited, as well as a Finance Trainee with Fresh Del Monte (Kenya) Incorporated and Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Limited. His stint in the latter two organisations also provided him with immense exposure to various aspects of private and public sector accounting, respectively. Outside of work, Danson enjoys playing squash and going to the gym, and occasionally challenging himself to a 10K run.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,

  • Master of Banking and Finance (Financial Markets) Moi University,

  • Master of Research (Management and Business) The Open University,

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Advance HE (Higher Education Academy),

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Accounting and Finance) The Open University,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Corporate governance in emerging economies

Key words: Board of directors/Boardroom dynamics/Corporate governance/Corporate codes of conduct/Corporate regulation
Open to supervise

Tax accounting

Key words: Tax administration/Taxpayer attitudes/Tax literacy/Tax avoidance/Tax evasion/Transfer pricing

Emerging technologies and innovations in accounting

Key words: Blockchain/Big data/Artificial intelligence/FinTech/XBRL/Disruptive technologies
Open to supervise

Accounting for the environment

Key words: Biodiversity accounting/Extinction accounting/Environmental accounting/Emancipatory accounting/Social accounting

Public sector accounting and accountability

Key words: Government financial resilience/Public sector budgeting/Public financial management/Public sector reforms

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Auditing (BE132)

  • Taxation Policy and Practice (BE142)

  • Accounting Project (BE936)

  • Student Success Tutorial (BE917)

  • Research Methods in Accounting (BE951)

Publications

Journal articles (9)

Kimani, D., Adams, K., Attah-Boakye, R., Ullah, S., Frecknall-Hughes, J. and Kim, J., (2020). Blockchain, business and the fourth industrial revolution: Whence, whither, wherefore and how?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 161, 120254-120254

Attah-Boakye, R., Adams, K., Kimani, D. and Ullah, S., (2020). The impact of board gender diversity and national culture on corporate innovation: A multi-country analysis of multinational corporations operating in emerging economies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 161, 120247-120247

Kimani, D., Ullah, S., Kodwani, D. and Akhtar, P., (2020). Analysing corporate governance and accountability practices from an African neo-patrimonialism perspective: Insights from Kenya. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 102260-102260

Rudkin, B., Kimani, D., Ullah, S., Ahmed, R. and Farooq, SU., (2019). Hide-and-seek in corporate disclosure: evidence from negative corporate incidents. Corporate Governance. 19 (1), 158-175

Areneke, G. and Kimani, D., (2019). Value relevance of multinational directorship and cross-listing on MNEs national governance disclosure practices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of World Business. 54 (4), 285-306

Areneke, G., Yusuf, F. and Kimani, D., (2019). Anglo-American governance adoption in non-Anglo-American settings. Managerial Auditing Journal. 34 (4), 486-514

Ullah, S., Kimani, D., Bai, Y. and Ahmed, R., (2018). Assessing the design of accounting modules across UK higher educational institutions. Cogent Business and Management. 5 (1), 1510717-1510717

Areneke, G., Kimani, D., Yusuf, F., Kodwani, D. and Viney, H., (2017). Global Diffusion of Anglo-American Governance:Evaluating Responses Across Three Emerging Economies. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017 (1), 10931-10931

Kimani, D., Viney, H. and Kodwani, D., (2015). Corporate Governance in Less Developed Countries. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2015 (1), 14377-14377

Media (3)

Kimani, D., Empowering women to go higher (The Southern Times newspaper for Southern Africa). Image

Kimani, D., Why shareholders are vital cog in corporate governance wheel (Business Daily Africa). Image

Kimani, D. and Areneke, G., African multinationals bring home much more than profits (The Conversation). Image

Grants and funding

2020

Causes of Maternal Mortality in Botswana: An Exploratory Study

University of Essex (GCRF)

Contact

danson.kimani@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874053

Location:

EBS.3.120B, Colchester Campus