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Mr. Ronald Essel | Finance and Management | Best Researcher Award

Academia of University of Cape Coast, College of Distance Education, Unit of Business Programs, Ghana

Mr. Ronald Essel is a dynamic finance professional with a progressive career spanning academia and the banking industry ๐Ÿ“ˆ. He is skilled in credit delivery functions, client portfolio management, credit appraisal, risk and compliance, and relationship banking, specializing in corporate banking, SME financing, and start-up project financing ๐Ÿฆ. His research interests focus on finance and economics in Africa, particularly Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and growth, international trade, banking, and financial market developments ๐ŸŒ. Mr. Essel has a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the Institute of Development and Management Technology, and an M.Phil. in Finance from the University of Ghana ๐ŸŽ“. His expertise extends to human rights and gender-based violence issues in Africa, and he is proficient in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies ๐Ÿ“Š. With excellent communication, teaching, and research skills, Mr. Essel is a result-driven professional committed to achieving high standards and making impactful contributions in his field ๐ŸŒŸ.

Professional Profile:


Mr. Ronald Essel’s educational journey is marked by distinguished achievements and a solid foundation in finance and development studies ๐ŸŽ“. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Development Studies at the Institute of Development and Management Technology, affiliated with the University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana ๐Ÿ“š. He holds an M.Phil. in Finance from the University of Ghana, where he excelled in courses such as Advanced Corporate Finance & Investment, Development Economics, and Multivariate Data Analysis ๐Ÿ“ˆ. His undergraduate studies culminated in a B.Sc. in Banking & Finance from the University of Ghana, graduating with a second-class upper division ๐Ÿ…. Mr. Essel’s academic pursuits are further evidenced by his published research on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and productivity growth in Ghanaian manufacturing firms ๐Ÿญ. His educational background is complemented by a robust skill set in research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, enhancing his ability to contribute significantly to the fields of finance and economics ๐ŸŒ

Professional Experience ๐Ÿ“š

Mr. Ronald Essel brings a wealth of professional experience spanning finance, banking, and academia, underscored by a commitment to excellence and innovation in his field ๐Ÿ’ผ. With a career that bridges both sectors, he has demonstrated expertise in corporate banking, SME financing, startup project financing, and agribusiness and special project financing ๐ŸŒฑ. His proficiency extends to credit delivery functions such as client portfolio management, credit appraisal, risk assessment, and compliance, reflecting his strategic acumen and attention to detail ๐Ÿ“Š. Mr. Essel has excelled in enhancing customer growth and achieving sales objectives through targeted business initiatives, contributing to bottom-line profitability in various roles ๐Ÿ“ˆ. His tenure in academia is marked by teaching and research contributions, focusing on topics like corporate governance, financial markets, and development economics, further enriching his professional repertoire ๐ŸŽฏ.

Research Interest ๐Ÿ”

Mr. Ronald Essel’s research interests converge on pivotal areas within finance and economics, particularly focusing on Africa’s economic landscape ๐ŸŒ. His scholarly pursuits encompass topics such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and its impact on productivity growth, international trade and finance dynamics, and the role of banking and financial markets in economic development ๐Ÿ“ˆ. Additionally, he delves into corporate governance practices, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and quality management within service industries, reflecting his holistic approach to sustainable business practices ๐ŸŒฑ. Mr. Essel also explores critical social issues like human rights and gender-based violence in Africa, aiming to contribute meaningful insights that drive positive societal change and policy reform ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ. His research endeavors are underscored by a commitment to rigorous methodology and a deep-seated passion for advancing economic knowledge and policy discourse in the region.

Research Skills๐ŸŒŸ

Mr. Ronald Essel is distinguished by his adept research skills, honed through extensive academic training and practical application ๐Ÿ“š. He possesses a robust proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, crucial for his investigations into complex economic phenomena and social issues across Africa ๐ŸŒ. His expertise spans the design and execution of results-driven business and social research, encompassing areas such as development finance, banking practices, and corporate governance ๐Ÿฆ. Mr. Essel’s research acumen is further enhanced by his ability to apply analytical and applied techniques in development studies, ensuring thorough and insightful exploration of diverse research questions ๐Ÿ”. His meticulous approach, combined with a deep understanding of statistical analysis and research design, underscores his contributions to scholarly discourse and policy formulation in the field of economics and finance.


๐Ÿ†Published multiple research articles in reputable journals.
๐ŸŽ“ Completed a Ph.D. in Development Studies, specializing in Development Finance.
๐Ÿ’ผ Extensive experience in corporate banking, SME financing, and project financing.
๐Ÿ“Š Developed and executed business initiatives driving customer growth and profitability.
๐ŸŒ Actively involved in research focusing on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), international trade, and corporate governance in Africa.
๐Ÿ” Proficient in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
๐Ÿ… Received recognition for contributions to the field of finance and economics.
๐Ÿ“˜ Contributed to academic and professional communities through publications and presentations.
๐ŸŒŸ Demonstrated leadership and reliability in academic and professional roles.

Academic courses ๐Ÿ†

  • Advance Corporate Finance & Investment – (Grade: B+) ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • Development Economics for Finance – (Grade: B+) ๐ŸŒ
  • Economics for Business – (Grade: B+) ๐Ÿ“Š
  • Multivariate Data Analysis – (Grade: B+) ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“Š
  • Business Information Systems – (Grade: B+) ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ป
  • Financial Economics – (Grade: B) ๐Ÿ’ต
  • Econometrics for Finance – (Grade: B) ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“Š
  • Research Design & Qualitative Techniques – (Grade: B) ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”
  • Financial Derivatives – (Grade: C) ๐Ÿ’ฑ
  • Business Strategy – (Grade: C) ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Publications ๐Ÿ“š

  • ๐Ÿ“Š The impact of working capital management on the performance of listed firms: evidence of an emerging economy
    • R Essel, J Brobbey
    • International Journal of Industrial Management, 12, 389-407 (2021)
  • ๐Ÿฅ Assessing total quality management (TQM) effect on hospital performance in Ghana using a non-probabilistic approach: The case of Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH)
    • RE Essel
    • Metamorphosis, 19(1), 29-41 (2020)
  • ๐Ÿ’ผ The Effect of Capital Structure on Corporate Performance: Panel Empirical Evidence of an Emerging Capital Market
    • RE Essel
    • Journal of African Business, 25(2), 224-263 (2024)
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Assessing Materials Management Practices Effect on Firmโ€™s Performance in Ghana Using Dominance Analysis: Evidence from a Listed Company
    • RE Essel
    • Journal of Operations and Strategic Planning, 4(2), 174-201 (2021)
  • ๐Ÿข SMEs corporate governance mechanisms and business performance: Evidence of an emerging economy
    • R Essel, E Addo
    • Journal of Governance and Integrity, 5(1), 155-169 (2021)
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ The effects of materials Management Practices on Firm Performance in Ghana: Evidence from a listed company
    • RE Essel
    • Research Square, 5(2), 1-24 (2020)
  • ๐Ÿฆ Assessing the moderating role of trialability and perceived risk of E-Banking adoption in an emerging economy
    • RE Essel
    • Vision, 09722629221106260 (2022)
  • ๐ŸŒ Foreign direct investment, technological spillover, and total factor productivity growth in Ghana
    • RE Essel
    • SN Business & Economics, 3(8), 144 (2023)
  • ๐Ÿฅ Investigation of the effect of service quality (SQ) on patient satisfaction (PS) in Ghana using the SERVQUAl model: the case of Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH)
    • R Essel
    • ฤฐลŸletme Ekonomi ve Yรถnetim AraลŸtฤฑrmalarฤฑ Dergisi, 4(2), 240-260 (2021)
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Service Quality (SQ) and Patients Satisfaction (PS) in Ghana: The Case of Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH)
    • RE Essel
    • 1 (2020)
  • ๐Ÿญ Foreign direct investment and productivity growth of Ghanaian manufacturing firms
    • R Essel
    • Int J Sci Basic Appl Res (IJSBAR), 43(2), 1-32 (2019)
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Dividend Policyโ€“Performance Linkages: The Moderating Role of Board Structure Elements in an Emerging Economy
    • RE Essel
    • Jindal Journal of Business Research, 22786821231195395 (2023)
  • ๐ŸŒ Corporate Social Responsibilityโ€”Performance Nexus: The Moderating Role of Board Size, Board Independence and Board Gender Diversity in Ghana
    • RE Essel
    • IIMS Journal of Management Science, 14(2), 1-34 (2023)
  • ๐Ÿ’ผ The Effect of Capital Structure on Corporate Performance in Ghana
    • RE Essel
    • Ghanaian Journal of Economics, 10(1), 94-116 (2022)
  • ๐Ÿšบ Violence against Women in Ghana: The Interventions by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
    • P Essel, R Essel
Ronald Essel | Finance and Management | Best Researcher Award

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