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Geoffrey Injeni’s research paper ranked top in the Africa Call for Research Papers Initiative (ACRPI)

Geoffrey Injeni, currently, a PhD candidate, in the middle of the ardous task of completing his PhD at Strathmore University has a reason to smile and take a sigh.

His research paper titled “Current reporting and relationship with integrated reporting for listed companies in Kenya: Compliance Levels and Company Factors”, was ranked top in the 2019 Africa call for Research papers initiative (ACRPI). He co-authored the papers with Dr. James McFie, Strathmore University, Professor Robert Mudida and Professor Musa Mangena of University of Essex, England.

The Africa call for research papers initiative is a collaboration between the Pan African Federation of Accountants and African Accounting & Finance Association. The Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) is the continental body representing Africa’s Professional Accountants. AAFA aims to provide a platform for academics and practitioners to debate the role of accounting and finance in Africa. It also seeks to bring together academics, graduate students and practitioners from different parts of the globe. Strathmore University is a member of AAFA.

The paper was submitted and accepted for presentation at the 2018 AAFA annual conference held in Dakar, Senegal in September. The papers submitted and accepted for presentation are also considered for the ACRPI top three papers in Africa prize. Out of the 53 papers submitted, only 12 papers were shortlisted after the initial peer review, and Geoffrey’s research paper was ranked top. The other top research papers were from Nigeria (5), Tanzania (2) and a research paper each from Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa.

The paper, using various disclosure theories, from the context of an emerging market economy, aimed to determine the extent to which integrated reporting disclosures are being made by Nairobi Securities Exchange listed companies in Kenya, since the formal journey of integrated reporting started in 2010, and the subsequent launch of the integrated reporting framework in 2013 by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

The next levels in the competition required revised papers to be submitted by end of October, of which five will be shortlisted. The winner will be announced in June 2019.

Geoffrey is thankful to his supervisors and his colleagues at Strathmore Business School and the School of Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is grateful to God for His grace, and even though he is working to make it to the top, and minimum top three, he appreciates that the ranking is still good enough to show the potential that Strathmore University has in terms of research.

Geoffrey is currently a faculty member and consultant in Accounting and Finance at Strathmore Business School.

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