Dr Fidelis Akanga

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Module Leader - Strategic Management and Accounting (level 7), Performance Management (level 5)

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Accounting, Finance and Operations Staff

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Accounting and Finance

Dr. Akanga area of expertise is on Management Accounting, Accounting for Small and Medium Size enterprises (SME), and Accounting in Emerging Economies

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fidelia.akanga@anglia.ac.uk 

Background

Dr. Akanga has acquired academic and professional knowledge based on his education at University of Essex, Umeå University, Sweden, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden and University of Buea, Cameroon.
Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University, Dr. Akanga has worked for Coventry University, London Campus, University of Buea, and University of Essex. He has also worked as Internal Auditor and Accountant for STEELCAM industries Ltd Tiko, Cameroon before embarking on postgraduate studies. He has also carried out consultancy duties for SME in and around the Tiko municipality principally on helping these institutions setting up their accounting systems. 
His research interests are on Microfinance Accounting and Accountability systems, Corporate Governance practices within emerging economies, Management Accounting practices used by organisations in emerging economies, accounting and accountability practices adopted by organisations in emerging economies.

Research interests

  • Microfinance accounting and accountability systems 
  • Accounting and accountability systems in emerging economies
  • Management accounting practices practiced by organisations in emerging economies
  • Corporate governance practices within emerging economies

Teaching

Module Leader - Strategic Management and Accounting (level 7), Performance Management (level 5)

Other teaching responsibilities - Professional Accountant (level 6)

Qualifications

  • PhD Accounting, University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • MSc Accounting and Finance, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • MSc Maritime Affairs, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
  • BSc Banking and Finance, University of Buea, Cameroon

Selected recent publications

How to protect the interest and savings of depositors of MFIs from a Multi-Socio-Cultural Perspective
Corporate Social Responsibility or Corporate Social Irresponsibility? The dilemma of Cameroonians affected by the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project
Management Accounting Practices within the CamCCUL network, What prospects?

Akanga (2016), Governance of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Cameroon; What Lessons can we learn? Enterprise Development and Microfinance: An International Journal, 27(3): 219 - 235.
Microfinance Accountability in Cameroon; A cure or a Curse for poverty alleviation? Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting and Organisational Change
Harmonisation of Accounting practices and the Microfinance Industry; Is it necessary? A critical analysis using the case of Cameroon. Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies

Recent presentations and conferences

Microfinance Accountability in Cameroon; A cure or a Curse for poverty alleviation? European Research Conference on Microfinance, University of Agder, Norway (2013).