SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Professor Kemi Yekini

BSc (Ogun State), MSc (Leicester), PhD (De Montfort), FCA, CFE, FHEA
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Kemi Yekini
School of Finance and Management

Professor of Accounting

Professor Kemi Yekini
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SOAS University of London
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Professor Kemi Yekini joined SOAS University of London in 2019. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Professor of Accounting and Finance in the School of Finance and Management, SOAS University of London. Her research focuses mainly on aspects of corporate disclosure practices from an interdisciplinary perspective, with reference to, transparency and quality of narrative disclosures, corporate governance and bank performance. Her research has produced high quality outputs widely published in reputable international journals, including, Business & Society, Accounting Forum, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Journal of Financial Crime etc. She held many leadership positions before joining SOAS.

While at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, she founded and provided leadership for the Centre for research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS), a multidisciplinary research centre. The research centre was instrumental to the award of grants and development of projects that looked into public financial management reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa. She later joined the University of Nottingham as Associate Professor and Divisional Director of Research for the Accounting Division and was the Divisional Director of PhD programme while she was there.

Prior to that, she had held various leadership roles in industry and professional practice – Audit senior, Auditor-in-charge of various Audit assignments, Head of Internal Audit and latter, Head of Finance. She had over nineteen (19) years of professional practice and industry experience before joining the academia in 2007. Her many years of experience in professional practice and industry has largely driven her teaching and research interests. She has supervised several PhD theses to completion and currently supervise PhD students in her research area.

Kemi has served in many editorial positions including editorial board member of Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, Editor-in-chief for ICTACT Journal on Management Studies and as scientific committee member for Global Conference on Business and Economics. She currently reviews for highly ranked academic journals, including, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 



My research interests centre on Corporate Disclosure Practices; from an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular reference to:

  • Transparency and quality of narrative disclosures
  • Earnings quality
  • Corporate Governance
  • Auditing
  • Forensic Accounting and Financial statement fraud



Malau, Walter Cameron and Ohalehi, Paschal and Badr, Eldin Soha and Yekini, Kemi (2021) 'Fraud interpretation and disclaimer audit opinion: Evidence from the Solomon Islands public sector (SIPS)'. Managerial Auditing Journal, (36) 2, pp 240-260.

Adelopo, Ismail and Yekini, Kemi and Maina, Robert and Wang, Yan (2021) 'Board Composition and Voluntary Risk Disclosure During Uncertainty'. The International Journal of Accounting, (56) 2, pp 2150005.

Yekini, Kemi and Omoteso, Kamil and Adegbite, Emmanuel (2021) 'CSR Communication Research: A Theoretical-cum-Methodological Perspective From Semiotics'. Business & Society, (60) 4, pp 876-908.

Adegbite, Emmanuel and Amaeshi, Keneth and Nakpodia, Franklin and Ferry, Laurence and Yekini, Kemi (2020) 'Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies in Nigeria: A Tinged Shareholder Model'. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, (20) 5, pp 797-820.

Wang, Yan and Abbasi, Kaleemullah and Babajide, Bola and Yekini, Kemi (2019) 'Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Firm Performance: Evidence from the Emerging Market Following the Revised CG Code'. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, (20) 1, pp 158-174.

Yekini, Kemi and Adelopo, Ismail and Wang, Yan and Song, Surong (2019) 'Post-regulation effect on factors driving environmental disclosures among Chinese listed firms'. Accounting Research Journal, (32) 3, pp 477-495.

Yekini, Kemi and Li, Han and Ohalehi, Paschal and Chijoke-Mgbame, Aruoriwo M (2019) 'CSR disclosure and corporate sustainability: evidence from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange'. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, (13) 3, pp 300-322.

Yekini, Kemi and Ohalehi, Paschal and Oguchi, Ifeyinwa and Abiola, James (2018) 'Workplace fraud and theft in SMEs: Evidence from the mobile telephone sector in Nigeria'. Journal of Financial Crime, (25) 4, pp 969-983.

Adelopo, Ismail and Yekini, Kemi (2018) 'Introduction : On dimensions in corporate disclosure studies'. Accounting Research Journal, (31) 1, pp 2-7.

Egbe, Inya and Adegbite, Emmanuel and Yekini, Kemi (2018) 'The Influence of Multinational Enterprises on Subsidiaries: Context Matters'. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, (31) 2, pp 703-724.

Mgbame, C. O. and Chijoke-Mgbame, M. A. and Yekini, Sina and Yekini, Kemi (2017) 'Corporate social responsibility performance and tax aggressiveness'. Journal of Accounting and Taxation, (9) 8, pp 101-108.

Yekini, Kemi and Adelopo, Ismail and Adegbite, Emmanuel (2017) 'The impact of community expectations on corporate community involvement disclosures in the UK'. Accounting Forum, (41) 3, pp 234-252.

Bindabel, Wadah and Patel, Ashok and Yekini, Kemi (2017) 'The Challenges Faced by Integrating Islamic Corporate Governance in Companies of Gulf Countries with Non-Islamic Companies Across Border through Merger and Acquisition'. Australasian Journal of Islamic Finance and Business, (3) 1, pp 29-38.

Yekini, Kemi and Adelopo, Ismail and Andrikopoulos, Panagiotis and Yekini, Sina (2015) 'Impact of board independence on the quality of community disclosures in annual reports'. Accounting Forum, (39) 4, pp 249-267.

Uzonwanne, Godfrey and Yekini, Kemi and Yekini, Sina and Otobo, Paul (2014) 'An Evaluation of Management Perspectives of Sustainability Reporting in the Nigerian Oil Industry'. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, (4) 2, pp 70-81.

Raimi, Lukman and Patel, Ashok and Yekini, Kemi and Fadipe, A. O. (2014) 'Spatio-Temporal Audit of Nigeria's Industrial Policies and Entrepreneurship Development Interventions from 1946 to 2013'. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, (4) 1, pp 294-309.

Raimi, Lukman and Patel, Ashok and Yekini, Kemi and Aljadani, A (2013) 'Exploring the theological foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Islam, Christianity and Judaism for Strengthening Compliance and Reporting: An Eclectic Approach'. Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting, (7) 4, pp 228-249.

Yekini, Kemi and Jallow, Kumba (2012) 'Corporate community involvement disclosures in annual report: A measure of corporate community development or a signal of CSR observance?'. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, (3) 1, pp 7-32.

Book Chapters

Yekini, Kemi (2017) 'Insights Regarding the Applicability of Semiotics to CSR Communication Research'. In: Crowther, David and Lauesen, Linne, (eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility. Cheltenham: Edward Elger, pp 241-264.

Adelopo, Ismail and Yekini, Kemi and Raimi, Lukman (2017) 'Bridging the governance gap with political CSR'. In: Blowfield, Michael and Karam, Charlotte and Jamali, Dima, (eds.), Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility: Volume 1 Multinational Corporations and the Global Context. London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp 29-48.

Conference Items

Yekini, Kemi and Adelopo, Ismail and Lloydking, Robert (2019) 'Corruption & Bank Profitability: Understanding Sustainable Financial Inclusiveness in ECOWAS Region' In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019, August 9 to 14, 2019, Boston, MA, USA.

Yekini, Kemi and Omoteso, Kamil and Adegbite, Emmanuel (2018) 'CSR Communication Research: A Theoretical and Methodological Perspective on Semiotics' In: 78th Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, August 10 to 14, 2018, Chicago, USA. [Unpublished]

Yekini, Kemi and Oscar-Chidioke, M O and Adegbite, Emmanuel (2017) 'Effects of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on CEO Employment Risk' In: European Accounting Association, May 10 to 12, 2017, Valencia, Spain. [Unpublished]

Yekini, Kemi (2008) 'Social and Environmental Reporting: How informative is the disclosure of Community Involvement Cost – Qualitative or Quantitative' In: Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, 7th – 9th Sept 2008, Queens University, Belfast..


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