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Dr Konan Seny Kan

Senior Konan Senykan, Otago Business SchoolLecturer (Accounting)
BA(UFHB – Côte d’Ivoire ) MS MA PhD(TSM - Toulouse 1 Capitole - France) CPA(Australia)

Tel +64 3 479 8145
Office OBS 3.40
Email konan.senykan@otago.ac.nz

Dr Konan A Seny Kanis a Senior Lecturer at Otago Business School, New Zealand. He was the Head of the Accounting Department at Toulouse Business School (France). Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle (France). He obtained is PhD at Toulouse School of Management – University Toulouse 1 Capitole (France). His research is at the crossroads of three themes (1) Accounting, Governance, CSR, (2) Organizations (MNCs, Emerging economies), and (3) Configural Thinking. He has published in journals such as African Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Society and Business Review, and Harvard Business Review (professional). He serves as Editorial Review Board member of the Journal of Business Research and co-guest editor for special issues in European Management Journal and Management International. He also member of COMPASSS (COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis).

Teaching

  • Accounting Performance Management

Research interests

  • Configural approach in management and accounting
  • Local/endogenous management practices
  • Corporate governance mechanisms and practices

Postgraduate supervision opportunities

I welcome supervision requests of postgraduate research projects (PhD and Masters level) on developing countries in the following areas:

  • Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Accounting and CSR
  • Strategic Performance Management

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Publications

Seny Kan, K. A. (2019). Board of directors within African contexts: Current perspectives and key directions for future research. In J. Gabrielsson, W. Khlif & S. Yamak (Eds.), Research handbook on boards of directors. (pp. 330-357). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781786439758.00030

Khlif, W., Clarke, T., Karoui, L., Seny Kan, K. A., & Ingley, C. (2019). Governing complexity to challenge neoliberalism? Embedded firms and the prospects of understanding new realities. European Management Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2019.09.001

Agbodjo, S., Seny Kan, K., & Zori, S. G. (2019). Connecting causes to effect in accounting: A set-theoretic contribution to causation in accounting. Proceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.apira2019.org/

Dagou, D. H. W., & Seny Kan, K. A. (2019). Healthcare managers’ inclination to adopt management accounting tools: A panel data set-theoretic research. Proceedings of the Performance Measurement Association Australasia (PMAA) Conference: Revolutionary Thought, Evolved Practices. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pmaa-conference/index.html

Agbodjo, S., Seny Kan, K., & Zori, S. G. (2019, July). Connecting causes to effect in accounting: A set-theoretic contribution to causation in accounting. Verbal presentation at the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Chapter in Book - Research

Seny Kan, K. A. (2019). Board of directors within African contexts: Current perspectives and key directions for future research. In J. Gabrielsson, W. Khlif & S. Yamak (Eds.), Research handbook on boards of directors. (pp. 330-357). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781786439758.00030

Adegbite, E., Nakpodia, F., Seny Kan, K. A., & Onakoya, O. (2018). Africapitalism and corporate governance. In K. Amaeshi, A. Okupe & U. Idemudia (Eds.), Africapitalism: Rethinking the role of business in Africa. (pp. 71-98). Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316675922.005

Kahou Bi, F. A., & Seny Kan, K. A. (2014). When NGOs invest the field of the public action: Evidence from a Sub-Saharan Africa country. In J. Mueller & P. Wells (Eds.), Governance in action globally: Strategy, process and reality. (pp. 495-522). Oxford, UK: RossiSmith.

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Journal - Research Article

Khlif, W., Clarke, T., Karoui, L., Seny Kan, K. A., & Ingley, C. (2019). Governing complexity to challenge neoliberalism? Embedded firms and the prospects of understanding new realities. European Management Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2019.09.001

Salam, M. A., Ali, M., & Seny Kan, K. A. (2017). Analyzing supply chain uncertainty to deliver sustainable operational performance: Symmetrical and asymmetrical modeling approaches. Sustainability, 9(12), 2217. doi: 10.3390/su9122217

Amaeshi, K., Adegbite, E., Ogbechie, C., Idemudia, U., Seny Kan, K. A., Issa, M., & Anakwue, O. I. J. (2016). Corporate social responsibility in SMEs: A shift from philanthropy to institutional works? Journal of Business Ethics, 138(2), 385-400. doi: 10.1007/s10551-015-2633-1

Seny Kan, A. K., Adegbite, E., El Omari, S., & Abdellatif, M. (2016). On the use of qualitative comparative analysis in management. Journal of Business Research, 69(4), 1458-1463. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.125

Ali, M., Seny Kan, K. A., & Sarstedt, M. (2016). Direct and configurational paths of absorptive capacity and organizational innovation to successful organizational performance. Journal of Business Research, 69(11), 5317-5323. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.131

Seny Kan, K. A., Apitsa, S. M., & Adegbite, E. (2015). “African management”: Concept, content and usability. Society & Business Review, 10(3), 258-279. doi: 10.1108/SBR-08-2015-0036

Seny Kan, A. K. (2013). Des pistes de réflexion pour la construction d’un cadre structurant des économies en développement: Apport de la recherche en gouvernance d’entreprise. African Management Studies, 1(2), 1-37.

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Journal - Research Other

Seny Kan, K. A. (2012). [Review of the book Global dimensions of corporate governance]. Comptabilité Contrôle Audit, 18(1), 187-189. [Book Review].

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Agbodjo, S., Seny Kan, K., & Zori, S. G. (2019). Connecting causes to effect in accounting: A set-theoretic contribution to causation in accounting. Proceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.apira2019.org/

Seny Kan, K. A. (2016). Dynamique de la relation entre dirigeants/parties prenantes et contexte de changement organisationnel: Proposition d’une compréhension processuelle. Proceedings of the 25th Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.strategie-aims.com/events/conferences

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Dagou, D. H. W., & Seny Kan, K. A. (2019). Healthcare managers’ inclination to adopt management accounting tools: A panel data set-theoretic research. Proceedings of the Performance Measurement Association Australasia (PMAA) Conference: Revolutionary Thought, Evolved Practices. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pmaa-conference/index.html

Pousset, J., Seny Kan, A. K., El Omari, S., & Khlif, W. (2017). Conflict among corporate elites: Structuring role of corporate governance mechanisms. Proceedings of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://2017.euramfullpaper.org/program/default.asp

Seny Kan, A. K. (2013). Groupes multinationaux et gouvernance d’entreprise: Une étude exploratoire du contexte français. Proceedings of the 3rd Association Francophone de Management International (AFMI) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.atlas-afmi.com

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Agbodjo, S., Seny Kan, K., & Zori, S. G. (2019, July). Connecting causes to effect in accounting: A set-theoretic contribution to causation in accounting. Verbal presentation at the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Adegbite, E., Nakpodia, E., Seny Kan, K. A., & Onakoya, O. (2016, June). Africapitalism and corporate governance. Verbal presentation at the Critical & Alternative Approaches to Governance (CAAG) Workshop, Barcelona, Spain.

Seny Kan, A. K. (2015, June). Getting into the governance of African organizations: Insights from postcolonial management studies. Verbal presentation at the 2nd International Governance Workshop, Barcelona, Spain.

Seny Kan, A. K. (2014, May). Questionner le groupe multinational par le biais d’un domaine fonctionnel spécifique: Le cas de la recherche en contrôle de gestion. Verbal presentation at the 4th Association Francophone de Management International (AFMI) Annual Conference, Marseille, France.

Seny Kan, K. (2012, September). Designing corporate governance for developing countries: An ethnicity and governmentality approach. Verbal presentation at the Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR) Conference, Cambridge, UK.

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