Dr Abongeh Tunyi
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Programme Director for MSc Finance and Accounting
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Sheffield University Management School
Abongeh Tunyi is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Finance and the Programme Director for the MSc Finance and Accounting programme.
He holds a BSc in Accounting, a Master of Finance (MFin) with distinction (University of Glasgow) and a PhD in Finance and Accounting (University of Glasgow).
He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Prior to joining the Management School in 2016, Tunyi held teaching and research roles at Liverpool Hope University and the University of Glasgow.
- PhD in Finance and Accounting - University of Glasgow
- Master of Finance - University of Glasgow
- BSc in Accountancy - University of Buea
- PGCert in Learning and Teaching in HE - Liverpool Hope University
- Research interests
Tunyi's research cuts across different cognate areas including accounting, finance and business management. His key research interests are:
- Corporate finance
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Earnings management
- Corporate governance
- Market-based accounting
- Finance and accounting in emerging economies
His research is published in world-leading and internationally-excellent academic journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance; Accounting; Auditing and Accountability Journal; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of International Management; and International Journal of Accounting, amongst others.
- Female directorship and ethical corporate governance disclosure practices in highly patriarchal contexts. Journal of Business Research, 164, 114028-114028.
- Doing more with more: Women on the board and firm employment. Journal of Business Research, 154, 113385-113385.
- What determines takeover likelihood? A review and propositions for future research. Corporate Board: Role Duties and Composition, 18(1), 36-46.
- Transfer of corporate governance practices into weak emerging market environments by foreign institutional investors. International Business Review, 31(5), 101978-101978.
- Powerful bidders and value creation in M&As. International Review of Financial Analysis, 81, 102076-102076.
- An International Study of Peer Effects on Corporate Investments.
- Does national culture influence peer effects on dividend policies?.
- The impact of weather-induced moods on M&A performance. Economics Letters, 207, 110011-110011.
- Fifty years of research on takeover target prediction: a historical perspective. Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, 13(4), 482-502. View this article in WRRO
- Chairperson and CEO foreignness and CG quality of emerging markets MNCs: Moderating role of international board interlocks. International Journal of Finance and Economics.
- Calculative measures of organising and decision-making in developing countries: the case of a quasi-formal organisation in Ghana. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 34(2), 421-450.
- Revisiting acquirer returns : evidence from unanticipated deals. Journal of Corporate Finance.
- Foreign Investors and Governance Quality in Extreme Institutional Environments. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020(1), 10180-10180.
- The value of discretion in Africa: Evidence from acquired intangible assets under IFRS 3. International Journal of Accounting, 55(2). View this article in WRRO
- IFRS adoption and firm value: African evidence. Accounting Forum, 44(3), 238-261.
- Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms. Research in International Business and Finance, 50, 18-37. View this article in WRRO
- Firm size, market conditions and takeover likelihood. Review of Accounting and Finance, 18(3), 483-507. View this article in WRRO
- Intangible investments and voluntary delisting: Mass exodus of Chinese firms from US stock exchanges. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 27(2), 224-243. View this article in WRRO
- Decoupling management inefficiency: Myopia, hyperopia and takeover likelihood. International Review of Financial Analysis, 62, 1-20. View this article in WRRO
- Trustee board diversity, governance mechanisms, capital structure and performance in UK charities. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 18(3), 478-508. View this article in WRRO
- Location Advantages, Governance Quality, Stock Market Development and Firm Characteristics as Antecedents of African M&As. Journal of International Management, 22(2), 147-167. View this article in WRRO
- Abnormal Returns from Takeover Prediction Modelling: Challenges and Suggested Investment Strategies. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 43, 66-97. View this article in WRRO
- Deglobalization and the value of geographic diversification: evidence from Brexit. International Journal of Managerial Finance.
- Takeover Vulnerability and Pre-Emptive Earnings Management. European Accounting Review, 1-35.
- The Value of Managerial Discretion in Africa: Evidence from Acquired Intangible Assets Under IFRS 3. SSRN Electronic Journal.
- Teaching interests
Tunyi has previously taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Quantitative Methods, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Management Accounting and Financial Management.
He is currently the module leader for Issues in Finance which explores contemporary research and practice in advanced corporate finance and modern investment management. The module covers exciting new developments in corporate finance including issues around mergers and acquisitions, earnings management, investment efficiency, bankruptcy modelling, behavioural finance, corporate governance and socially responsible investments. The module exposes students to empirical methods in Finance with applications in Stata.
- Teaching activities
Tunyi has previously taught modules in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Quantitative Methods, Management Accounting and Financial Management.
He is currently the module leader for Issues in Finance (MGT6091). This module explores contemporary research and practice in advanced corporate finance and modern investment management.
The module covers areas such as asset pricing, portfolio management, empirical methods (particularly, event prediction) in finance, behavioral finance, mergers & acquisitions, value relevance of CSR and CG strategies, and firm financing decisions.
- Professional activities and memberships
Tunyi is an adhoc reviewer for several world-leading and internationally excellent journals including the British Journal of Management; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of International Management; Accounting and Business Research; International Review of Financial Analysis; European Journal of Finance, Regulation and Governance; and the International Journal of Finance and Economics, amongst others.
He has previously reviewed grant applications for the British Academy and acted as an advisory board member for Pearson Education. He is an external examiner for undergraduate programmes at the University of Suffolk and Coventry University.
- PhD Supervision
Tunyi has supervised PhDs to completion and has externally examined PhDs at other institutions. Tunyi welcomes PhD proposals from potential doctoral students with research interests in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, earnings management, corporate governance and market-based accounting. Innovative and ambitious projects in the area of mergers and acquisitions are particularly welcomed.