Staff profile

Professor Liafisu Sina Yekini


Professor of Accounting and Accountability

Liafisu Sina Yekini

Subject

Accounting

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement, Accounting Research Cluster

Campus

Derby Campus

Email

L.Yekini@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Professor of Accounting and Accountability and the Research Lead of the Accounting Research Group, The Accounting, Accountability and Ethics (AAEG) group within the Centre for Business Improvement at Derby Business School. I have many years of professional practice in accountancy, banking and the academia. My research interests can be broadly grouped around financial/corporate reporting, behavioural accounting, accounting regulation, issues in transparency of corporate disclosure, CSR, CG, auditing and ethical issues in accounting. He has published his works in leading journals such as The British Accounting Review, European Financial Management, The Accounting Forum, Journal of Accounting and Taxation, and Research in Management Sciences. I am also a reviewer for many of these Journals. I am happy to supervise PhD students in the above subject areas of expertise.

Teaching responsibilities

I have successfully supervised five doctoral research students to completion and currently supervising three others in my area of expertise and interests.  My research interests and expertise can be broadly grouped into corporate reporting, behavioural accounting, accounting regulation, transparency in corporate disclosure, CSR, corporate governance, auditing and ethical issues in accounting. I have examined several internal and external PhD students. Prior to my joining Derby, I was head of the accounting research group and director of PhD programme in the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) where I organised workshops and seminars. I am currently an external examiner for Canterbury Christ Church University.

Professional interests

Prior to my academic career I qualified with one of the then ‘big 5’ auditing firms and worked in the banking industry. I have functioned in many different academic roles, including the accounting subject group lead, the accounting group research lead and latterly the director of PhD studies. I recently chaired the scientific planning committee of an International Audit Week conference. I have professional affiliation with the British Accounting and Finance Association, The Academy of Management (AOM), The European Accounting Association (EAA) and The American Accounting Association (AAA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Research interests

My research interests can be broadly grouped around financial/corporate reporting, behavioural accounting, accounting regulation, issues in transparency of corporate disclosure, CSR, CG, auditing and ethical issues in accounting. In these interests and expertise, I seek to gain a broad-based understanding of the true makeup of accounting numbers, how they shape, and are shaped by, their organisational and societal contexts. I have supervised many doctoral students to completion in these areas. I welcome any student interested in researching any of the above issues within the business school. Furthermore, I review for many journals such as The British Accounting Review, European Financial Management, The Accounting Forum, Journal of Accounting and Taxation and Research in Management Sciences.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of The British Accounting and Finance Association, The Academy of Management (AOM), The European Accounting Association (EAA) and The American Accounting Association (AAA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Yekini Sina (2018) ‘The influence of corporate governance practices on corporate social responsibility: evidence from the United Kingdom and France’. European Accounting Association (EAA) conference Milan Italy.

Yekini Sina (2018) ‘Corporate governance mechanisms and CEO-to-Worker Pay gap: An Empirical Insight from the UK’. Academy of Management Conference (AOM) Chicago USA 2018

Yekini Sina (2018) ‘Companies with Psychopathic Traits and their Future Returns’. British Accounting and Finance Association BAFA Conference 2018

Yekini Sina (2017). CSR Disclosure and CEO Compensation: Empirical Evidence from UK Companies. European Accounting Association Spain 2017

Yekini Sina (2016) Do Community Stakeholders Dictate the Pace of Corporate Community Involvement Disclosures (CCID)?  BAFA conference, March, 2016

Yekini Sina (2015) “Predicting Stock Market Returns Based on the Content of Annual Report Narrative: A New Anomaly”. BAFA conference on the 23rd of March, 2015

Yekini L. S. (2013) Qualitative information and valuation. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Newcastle Civil Centre, UK 9-11 April 2013

Yekini L S (2012) An Examination of the impact of teamwork on employees of Public Sector Organizations: A case study of Central Bank of Nigeria. International Journal of Arts and commerce. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Hilton Metropole Hotel Brighton UK 17-19 April 2012

Yekini L. S.  (2011) “The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Shareholders’ Wealth: Evidence from Nigeria” The Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Aston Business School, UK 12-14 April 2011

Yekini Liafisu Sina (September, 2009) “Aligning narratives in annual reports and managers intended information release”. Irish Academy of Management (IAM):  Dublin City University. Ireland. Conference website: www.iamireland.com/

Yekini L. Sina (2009) Value relevance of level of disclosure of derivative use by UK non-financial companies. A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting Association (BAA), Dundee, UK. April 2009.

Yekini, Liafisu Sina (June 2008) ‘Poster presentation at the Postgraduate festival o of Post Graduate research’ titled Making information available to the shareholders @ http://wwww.inovations-report.de/html/bericlite/wirtschaft_finanzen/bericht-112921.html http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/press-releases/200-2009/2008/06/nparticle,2008-06-23,7800940327

Yekini, Liafisu Sina (2008) Incremental information of new and compulsory regulation on derivative use’, A paper presented at the annual conference of British Accounting Association (BAA), Blackpool, UK. March 2008.

Yekini Liafisu Sina (2008) ‘Narrative reporting of derivative use among UK non-financial firms. Paper presented at the 2nd Critical Management Studies PhD Forum, Leicester.  March 2008.

Yekini, Liafisu Sina (2007) Derivative use and financial reporting. A paper presented at the internal PhD conference with the theme, ‘Rehearsing for the future’ 1st Critical Management Studies PhD Forum, Leicester. November 2007.

Experience in industry

I am originally a chartered accountant and worked with one of the then ‘big 5’ auditing firm with many years of experience in professional practice and the banking industry. My roles in accountancy practice and banking have prepared him for his current research interests and expertise. In the audit firm, I functioned in the audit of big manufacturing and banking institutions. In the banking industry, I worked and led strategic initiatives in the operations, treasury and internal audit departments, hence my research areas in the mainstream accounting areas.

Additional interests and activities

I have been functioning in the area of funding. The main ones are as follows:

Recent publications

  1. Omar A.M.A, Wisniewski T. P., and Yekini L S. (2018) ‘Psychopathic Traits of Corporate Leadership as Predictors of Future Stock Returns (2018)‘ European Financial Management’  (Forthcoming, In Press)  - ABS 3*
  2. Yekini, L.S., Wisniewski, T.P. and Millo, Y (2016) ‘Market Reaction to Positiveness of Annual Report Narratives’.  The British Accounting Review, Vol 48, Issue 4, December 2016, Pg 415-430 – ABS 3*
  3. Wisniewski, T.P. and Yekini, L.S (2015) Predicting Stock Market Returns based on the content of annual report narrative The Accounting Forum, Volume 39, Issue 4, December, Pages 281-294 – ABS 3*
  4. Yekini C. O., Adelopo I., Andrikopoulos P and Yekini S (2015) Impact of board independence on the quality of community disclosures in annual reports. The Accounting Forum, Volume 39, Issue 4, December pages 249-267 – ABS 3*
  5. Dardour A. Bousaada R., Yekini S, and Makhlouf M.(2018) ‘The determinants of CEO Turnover: Evidence from French listed Companies’. “Recherches en Sciences de Gestion - Management Sciences - Ciencias de Gestión"    No 129, p. 29 a 55 Kedge 2018-2019 (‘B’)  ranking, CNRS 2017 (4*) (equiv. ABS - 2*)
  6. Mgbame C. O., Chijoke-Mgbame M. A., Yekini C. Kemi and Yekini, S (2017) “Corporate social responsibility performance and tax aggressiveness. Journal of Accounting and Taxation (ABS 1*) Vol. 9(8), pp.101-108.
  7. Okwuosa I, Yekini L. S. and Oyemade B (2017) ‘Examination 0f Information Load Following IFRS adoption in an Emerging Market: Evidence from Nigeria. International Accounting and Finance Research Journal (IAFRJ), Vol 6 No. 1 September 2017 pg. 19-42.
  8. Mgbame C. O., Chijoke-Mgbame M. A., Yekini C. Kemi and Yekini, S (2017) “Corporate social responsibility performance and tax aggressiveness. Journal of Accounting and Taxation (ABS 1*) Vol. 9(8), pp.101-108.
  9. Uzonwanne, G., Yekini C.O. and Yekini L. S. (2014) “An Evaluation of Management Perspectives of Sustainability Reporting In The Nigerian Oil Industry. Journal of Management and Sustainability. Vol. 4 No. 2.
  10. Abeleje R and Yekini L (2014) “The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Shareholders’ Wealth: Evidence from Nigeria” The Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies Vol. 18 (2) pp. 54-6
  11. Ho Ngoc T. T. and Yekini L. S. (2014) Investigating the link between CSR and Financial Performance – Evidence from Vietnamese Listed Companies, British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, ISSN: 2046-9578, Vol 17 (1)

Working papers (papers under review)

  1. Dardour A, Yekini S and Omoteso K “The influence of Corporate Governance Practices on Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from the United Kingdom and France” The Abacus. – 3* - Under review.
  2. Yekini S., Dardour A., and Omoteso K “CSR Disclosure and CEO Compensation: Empirical Evidence from UK Companies.  Long Range Planning - 3* - Under review.
  3. Dardour A., Yekini S., and Omoteso K “CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio and Shareholder Say-on-Pay Votes: Evidence from UK Listed Companies” Accounting and Business Research -  3* - Under review.
  4. Alhababsah S and Yekini S. ‘Audit Committee and Audit Quality: An Empirical Analysis from a Developing Economy - Jordan, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. – 3* -  Under review
  5. Md Islam S and Yekini S. ‘Quality differential between Big4 and mid-tier audit firms: Challenging the status quo’ The Accounting Forum – 3* - Under Review
  6. Ambilichu C., Omoteso K. and Yekini L.S. “The Antecedents of Innovativeness in Small and Medium-Sized Accountancy Practices” Journal of Management (JoM)  4* - Under review#
  7. Ambilichu C., Omotesho K. and Yekini L.S. “Strategic Leadership and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Ambidexterity” British Journal of Management (BJoM) 4* - Under review.