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Stephen Zamore

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stephen Zamore is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Accounting and Auditing at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand.  He obtained his Ph.D and MSc degrees from UiA and BSc degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a Chartered Accountant certified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ghana. His PhD dissertation has been recognized and chosen for the prestigious 2020 Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Finance category.

Zamore has diverse teaching experiences in Accounting (Accounting Theory, Financial Accounting 5, Financial Statements Analysis and Equity Valuation at UiA ), Finance (Corporate Finance at UiA and  Financial Intermediation at University for Development Studies -UDS) and Marketing (Aviation Marketing at UDS). He has expertise in quantitative research methods like Panel Data Analysis which he has taken courses in, for instance, the one taught by Badi Baltagi at the Barcelona Graduate Summer School. 

During his PhD study, Zamore was a visiting scholar to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he gave guest lectures in Finance and International Business to undergraduate students. 

He has published articles in international peer-review journals including  International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Applied Economics, Research in International Business and Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Journal of International Development, Journal of African Business, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and International Journal of Financial Services Management.

Zamore's research interests include audit market regulation, audit fees, sustainability assurance, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), sustainability of microfinance, and empirical finance.

Follow his research at researchgate 

Research interests

  • IFRS
  • Auditing 
  • Empirical Finance
  • Microfinance

Courses and teaching

BE-507: Financial Accounting 5

BE-313: Accounting Theory

BE-410: Corporate Finance

ME-201: Business Analytics 2 (Stata Lab)

Academic interests

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Finance 
  • Microfinance


Current research projects:

  • Audit fees literature review


Scientific publications

  • Mwintome, Gordon; Mersland, Roy; Zamore, Stephen; Agana, Joseph; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye (2021). Agency conflicts and the demand for perceived audit quality in microfinance institutions.
  • Agana, Joseph; Alon, Anna; Zamore, Stephen (2021). Self-regulation and Re-regulation: Audit Fees Research.
  • Mwintome, Gordon; Zamore, Stephen; Agana, Joseph; Mersland, Roy; Anokye, Samuel (2021). Ownership, Institutional Factors and Auditor Choice in Developing Countries.
  • Mwintome, Gordon; Anna, Alon; Zamore, Stephen; Agana, Joseph (2021). Understanding the determinants of Key Audit Matters.
  • Mwintome, Gordon; Zamore, Stephen; Agana, Joseph; Mersland, Roy; Anokye, Samuel (2021). Governance, Institutional Quality and Auditor Choice in Emerging Markets.
  • Mwintome, Gordon; Alon, Anna; Zamore, Stephen; Agana, Joseph (2021). Determinants of Key Audit Matters: Governance and auditor attributes.
  • Mwintome, Gordon; Zamore, Stephen; Agana, Joseph; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye; Mersland, Roy (2020). Auditor Choice and its Implications for Hybrid Organizations.
  • Agana, Joseph; Alon, Anna; Zamore, Stephen (2020). Audit deregulation and re-regulation: Implications for audit fees.

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