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Kwame Ohene Djan

Assistant Professor

Post Doctoral Affiliate


Kwame Ohene Djan holds a Bsc Business Adminsitration with a specialization in Accounting from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana. He also holds a Master of Science degree in International Management and Strategy from the University of Agder in Kristiansand Norway. Kwame is currently a PhD Candidate in International Management with the department of Strategy and Management at the School of Business and Law University of Agder, Norway. His research interest is in the governance and management of non profit institutions especially microfinance enterprises. 

Kwame has published one of his PhD Research papers titled Does religious affiliation influence the design of corporate governance? Evidence from the global microfinance industry in the Strategic change journal (Level 2 ABS). Together with three other colleagues Kwame has a second publication titled Credit Risk Research: A review and agenda in the Emerging Market Finance and Trade Journal.

Between June 12-14, 2017, Kwame participated in the 5th European Microfinance Research Conference held at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.  There he presented his research working paper titled "The impact of international ownership on microfinance performance". Also between 4-6th September, 2017, Kwame presented another paper at the 7th Oikos Young Scholars Finance Academy hosted by the the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Research interests

Social Entrepreneurship


Corporate Governance


Work experience

June - Aug 2008: Internship - Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank Ltd Kumasi Ghana

Sept - October 2011: Internship - Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd Kumasi Ghana

October 2011 to July 2012: National Service - Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Accounting and Finance, KNUST School of Business

September to December 2016: Guest Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Corporate Strategy, KNUST School of Business Kumasi Ghana


Academic interests

  • Microfinance Management and Governance
  • Accounting & Finance


  • Emerging Markets
  • Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Scientific publications

  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye; Nakato, Linda; Ohene Djan, Kwame (2018). The Impact of International Ownership on the Performance of Microfinance Institutions: A Global Survey.
  • Ohene Djan, Kwame; Mersland, Roy; Leif Atle, Beisland; Anokye Nyarko, Samuel; Nakato, Linda (2018). The impact of International ownership on the performance of social enterprises: A global survey of microfinance shareholder firms.
  • Zamore, Stephen; Djan, Kwame Ohene; Alon, Ilan (2016). Credit risk research: A backward -forward looking analysis.
  • Djan, Kwame Ohene; Mersland, Roy (2016). Corporate governance and performance in microfinance: are cooperatives any special?.
  • Djan, Kwame Ohene; Mersland, Roy (2016). Does religious affiliation influence the design of corporate governance? evidence from the global microfinance industry.

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