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Curriculum Vitae
Professor Nessan  J. Ronan


 


HOME: Ennis Road, Gort, Co. Galway, IRELAND


Phone 00-353-91-631865



E-MAIL:  Kaynessz@yahoo.co.uk


 

WORK: Dept Of Business Administration, National University

of Lesotho, Roma 180, Lesotho.

E-MAIL: kaynessz@yahoo.co.uk


 

PERSONAL DATA

 

NAME: Nessan Joseph Ronan


MARITAL STATUS: married


PLACE OF Birth: Republic of Ireland


NATIONALITY: Irish

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

(1) National University of Ireland 1978-1980 MBA   
     
First Class Honours

(2) University of Sheffield       1990-1992 M.ED         

      (Training & Development) With Distinction, Prizeman


(3) University of Stirling          1998-2000 M.Sc           

     Lifelong Learning


(4) University of Northumbria 2002-2004 LL.M           
         Commercial Law with Commendation


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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS BY EXAMINATION



Member of Chartered Institute of Secretaries (UK) 1970 ACIS

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) 1994 FCMA

Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) 1986 FCCA

 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS BY APPLICATION



Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Malawi) 1988 CP A

Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Botswana) 1993 FCPA

 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Member of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration

Member of the Botswana Information Technology Society

Member of Botswana Educational Research Association

Member of Southern Afiican Finance Association

Academic Member of the Association of Fraud Examiners (USA)

 
PRIZES AWARDED


Double Prizeman in Law in the Corporation of Secretaries examinations

(Now Chartered Institute of Secretaries) UK:

* First Prize in the Intermediate Examination - Principles of Law

* First Prize in the Final Examination - Mercantile Law

Fourth place in Part 1 Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK)

 

Lloyds Prizewinner: Awarded by Sheffield University for Dissertation on

Information Technology and the

Finance Manager in Masters of Education degree: 1993.

 

Leader of team of researchers that won first prize for the best paper presented

at the Ninth Annual Conference of the

International Council for Small Business- Southern Afiica Affiliate.May 1996.

 

 
EMPLOYMENT RECORD

 

 2004 - to date Professor of Accounting, University of Lesotho

 

1997- 2003 Bank of Zambia Professor of Accountancy, The Copperbelt University,Zambia

1998 - 1991 Head, Department of Accounting & Finance, Copperbelt University

1996- 1997    Head of School of Accounting & Management Studies, University of Botswana.

1992- 1997    Associate Professor in Accountancy, University of Botswana

 

1987- 1988    Acting Principal, Malawi College of Accountancy

 

1987-1992  Chief Technical Adviser in Accountancy, Malawi, employed by

                         International Labour, Office, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

1986-1987   Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance, University of Limerick, Ireland

 

1974-1986    Lecturer in Accounting & Finance and Director of Banking Studies,

University of Limerick.

During the period at the University of Limerick I held the following

additional posts of responsibility:

* Director of Continuing Education Programmes

* Course Director for BBS Degree (evening)

 

1973-1974 Lecturer in Accountancy, School of Professional Studies, Limerick, Ireland.

 


1970-1973


Financial Controller, Morgan McMahon & Co, Ireland.


 
1969-1970


 Accountant, Mogul of Ireland Ltd, Ireland


 
1967-1969


 Accountant, Morgan McMahon & Co, Ireland.


 
1965-1967


 Trainee Accountant, DE Williams Ltd, Ireland


 CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENTS


I have over a long period of time carried out consultancy assignments in

both Europe and Africa. These assignments have been in the areas of

accounting systems, education & training and organisational culture and

development.

1974-1986 Offered consultancy services in financial Management to

                 Irish enterprises through the Shannon Development Small Business Assistance Scheme.

                Also provided Management Accounting Consultancy

                services to a number of client companies of Price Waterhouse in Limerick, Ireland

               A selection of the more important international consultancy assignment

                  reports are detailed below.


 
2005       Design and Deliver Training course in Research & Consultancy skills to Academic

                      staff at Lesotho College of education. Funded by UNESCO


 
2004          Study to evaluate the case for the introduction of a chartered accountancy

                   qualification in Botswana. For Botswana Institute of Accountants


 
2003          Member of the Technical Review Team Representing the Government of Zambia

on Initiatives to Develop Entrepreneurship and Technical Skills in the Informal Sector. 

Report submitted to DANIDA (Danish Government Agency)

and the Government of Zambia.


 
1998          Proposals for public sector accountancy education and training for Zambia

                   Report submitted to World Bank, Zambia. Lead Consultant of 3 member team


 
1997          Proposals for the acceleration of the qualification of Professional Accountants

in Botswana (Lead Consultant of 3 member team: wrote the report)

Led to the establishment of the Botswana Accountancy College,


 
1996          Feasibility Study for a new private secondary school for Botswana

Report submitted to the Board of Thornhill School. Lead consultant of 3 member team,

Wrote the report.


 
1996          Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Consultancy Report on Corporate Performance

                     Submitted to Board of BTC (Member of team of 3 consultants,)


 
1994         Feasibility study for new Police College in Botswana (Completed as part of a team),

Submitted to the Government of Botswana. Led to the decision of the Government to

establish a new Police Training College.


1990               Malawi Entrepreneurs Development Institute (MEDI) Financial management

                    Feasibility study. Supervising consultant Funded by UNDP.


 

1990          Proposals on the Accountancy education and training for the Malawi civil

                        Service personnel. International Labour Office. Lead consultant with one other consultant.


 

1985            Proposals for the development of accountancy education in Swaziland.

                     Consultancy undertaken on behalf of ILO,Geneva


and report submitted to Government of Swaziland.



MBA


RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS       
DISSERTATIONS


    MBA    Accounting Data and the Prediction of Corporate Failure   1980

    MED    Information Technology and the Finance Manager        1992

   MSC    Managerial Skill Utilisation by Accountants                     2000

    L.  LM     Corporate Financial Governance                                   2004


 
 BOOKS


Ronan NJ (1998) Entrepreneurship-lnformation,Reflection,Action, Mission Press, Zambia,

                                                                                                           ISBN 9982-07-076-2,pp 112

Ronan NJ (1999) Accounting for Managers, Principles and Practice, Mission Press, Zambia

                                                                                                           ISBN 9982-07-084-3,pp 170

Ronan NJ (2000) Management Consultancy, Text & Cases, Mission Press, Zambia

                                                                                                           ISBN 9982-07-099-1,pp137

 

 CHAPTER IN BOOK


Ronan NJ & D lwisi (1997) FINANCIAL PLANNING, In Small Business Management in Botswana

                                                  MMEGI PUBLISHERS,Botswana,

Ronan NJ (1996) STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS in Strategic Management for Librarians

                               GERMAN FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, pp 30.

 

 BOOKLETS


Ronan NJ (1997) Developing the Competent Accountant: An African Perspective­

                                Inaugural Lecture,The Copperbelt University, October, The Mission Press,pp27

 

Ronan NJ (1997) Strategic Planning: An Active Learning Approach, The Mission Press, pp30

 
ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS


Ronan NJ & J Matsoha (2005) Ethical Attitude: Unethical Action,

The Case of Lesotho University Business Students,

Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Under Consideration

 

Ronan NJ & J Mashoha (2005) The Application of management accounting

techniques in decision-making in a developing country,

African Journal of Finance & Management, Under consideration

 

Ronan NJ (2005) Corporate Financial Governance- A Zambian Perspective,

African Journal of Finance & Management, Under consideration

 

Ronan NJ (2005) Academic Research using the Internet,

Mosenodi, Botswana, Forthcoming

 

Ronan NJ (2003) University Business Education in Southern Africa - A Zambian Focus,

Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research

 

Ronan NJ (2002) Financial Fraud and Corruption, African Journal of

Finance & Management VoI10.no.2

 

Ronan NJ, Magembe BAS,Sathyamoorthi CR & J Shunda (1999) Credit Control practices in

selected Botswana Enterprises: An Empirical Study,

The African Journal of Finance & Management, Vol 7,No.2, January pp59-71 Dar Es Salaam

Ronan NJ, Magembe BAS,Sathyamoorthi CR & J Shunda, (1999)Working Capital

Management in Botswana,

African Journal of Finance and Management, Vol. 4,No.2, ppI9-47, Dar Es Salaam

Ronan NJ (1998) Developing Entrepreneurship through education in Southern Africa,

Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Vol l0, no.3         

Ronan NJ, Chinyoka SV, lwisi DS, Moeti N (1998) Fostering Entrepreneurial

skills in Botswana,

Journal of Business, The Copperbelt University, voll,o2

 

Ronan NJ (1998) Financial Governance in African Universities:

A Comparative Study,

International Studies in Educational Administration, vol 26,02

 

Ronan NJ (1997) Mentoring the Distance Learner, Open Learning,

November pp69-72

Ronan NJ (1996) Managing Academic Change at the University of

Botswana, Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, voI8,02.

 

Ronan NJ & Amenkhienan FE (1996) Information Technology and the

Finance Manager: The Case of Malawi, Research in Third World Accounting (UK),

 

Ronan NJ, Chinoyka S, Magembe BAS & Shunda (1996) An economic evaluation of

public utilities in Botswana, Makerere Business Journal,Voll,no.2 pp 134-147

 

Ronan NJ & Ronan C (1996) One More Time; How Do you Finance Higher Education?

MOSENODI,

Botswana Journal of Educational Research, Vol 3,No 1&2,pp55-64

 

Ronan NJ (1996) Learning Styles and Academic Performance in an African University,

Research in Education,No 56 November.

 

Ronan NJ, Chinoyka S, Magembe BAS & Shunda (1996) The Case for Privatisation,

!FM Journal of Finance and Management, Vo14, No.2, ppI9-47, Dar Es Salaam.

 

Ronan NJ (1995) Adult Learning Styles and Academic Performance,

International Journal of University Adult education, Vol XXXIV, No. l,pp27-36

 

Ronan NJ (1994) The Use of Computers in Accounting Education in Southern Africa,

MOSENODI,

Botswana Journal of Educational Research, Vo12, No.l.ppI7-25

 

Ronan NJ (1994) Restructuring a Tertiary College in Malawi, Studies in Educational

Administration, Australia, No.59,pp3-1

Ronan NJ (1993) Reflections of an Adult Learner in Africa, International Journal of

University Adult Education, Vol xxxii,No3, ppl0l-l05

 

Ronan NJ (1993) Developing the African Manager - The Good, the Bad and the Competent,

Management Education & Development (UK) Vo124,Part 4,pp388-394

 

REFEREED PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

Ronan NJ (1998) Fostering Entrep reneurship Through Education,

In Proceedings of the SAESBA 11 tit

Annual Conference, Sun City, South Africa, 10-12 May.

 

Ronan NJ (1997) A Comparative Study of Entrepreneurial Skills - An

African Perspective, 8th ENDEC

World Conference on Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, Accepted for presentation

 

Ronan NJ (I 997)Developing the Competent Accountant: An African Perspective,

Paper presented at Journal of

Vocational Education and Training Second International Conference:

Policy & Practice in

Vocational Education and Trnining,University of Huddersfield,.

 

Ronan NJ (1996) Entrenpreneurial Characteristics and Learning Styles,

In Proceedings of Globalisation

and Entrepreneurship, 7h ENDEC Conference on Entrepreneurship, Singapore.

 

Ronan NJ (1995) Information Technology Trnining in the

SADC region - An Empirical Study,

In Proceedings (computer disk) of the International Conference on

Management in Africa, Pretoria, RSA.

 


Ronan NJ (1995) The Impact of Information Technology on the Botswana Manager, In Proceedings of the

Fifth Annual CISNA Conference, Capetown, RSA.

 

Ronan NJ (1994) What Does the Accountant Know About Information Technology,

In Proceedings of Fourth Annual CISNA International Conference, Gaborone, Botswana.

 

ARTICLES IN EDITED JOURNALS


Ronan NJ & S Ranganathan (2005) New Proposals for Training the Public Auditor,

The Accountant, Tanzania, under consideration

 

Ronan NJ & John Matsoha (2005) Environmental Management Accounting Part 11, The Accountant,

Lesotho Institute of Accountants, Will be published in the next issue

 

Ronan NJ (2005) Accounting for Environment Costs, The Accountant, Zambia, July-September

 

Ronan NJ & M Masheane (2005) Work Issues for Accountants, The Accountant, Lesotho Institute of Accountants, April- June

 

Ronan NJ & John Matsoha (2005) Environmental Management Accounting Part 1,

The Accountant, Lesotho Institute of Accountants, April- June

 

Ronan NJ (2005) Training the Accountant, The Accountant, ZICA, April-June, Issue 14

 

Ronan NJ (2004) Corporate Governance and Accountants, The Accountant, Lesotho Oct. -Dec.

 

Ronan NJ (2004) Corporate Governance in Zambia, The Accountant, Zambia, Oct-Dec, Issue 12

 

Ronan NJ (2003) Lack of Accountability in the Zambian Public Sector, The Accountant, ZICA

 

Ronan NJ (2003) Financing the Small Business Enterprise 2, Banking & finance ZIB, Issue 3

 

Ronan NJ (2003) Financing the Small Business Enterprise 1, Banking & Finance, ZIB Issue 2

 

Ronan NJ (2003) Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, The Accountant, ZICA, Issue 6

 

Ronan NJ (2002) Combating Money Laundering Activities, The Accountant -ZICA , Issue 4.

 

Ronan NJ (2002) Management Development Through an MEA Programme, The Accountant-ZICA,lssue 2

 

Ronan NJ (2002) The Accountant as a Manager in Southern Africa, The Accountant- ZICA Issue 1

 

Ronan NJ (2001) The Accountant and Fraud, The Accountant- ZICA, April-June

 

Ronan NJ (1996) Corporate Governance in South Africa, Certified Accountant,(UK) November, pp44-45

 

Ronan NJ (1996) Business Failure Prediction Models, The Management Accountant, Vol 31, No. 1, Calcutta,pp35-36

 

Ronan NJ (1996) Governance is King, Botswana Institute of Accountants News,Voll,ppI6-20

 

Ronan NJ (1995) The Learning Styles of some MEA students at 00, Higher Education Development Bulletin,

No. 12, ppl0-12

Ronan NJ (1995) The Challenge to the Management Accountant, CIMA in South Africa, Summer 1995,pp4-5

Ronan NJ (1994) Closing the Expectations Gap - A Modest Proposal, Accountancy SA, March,pp9-10

 

Ronan NJ & lwisi D (1994) Detecting Corporate Fraud, Professional Accountant,(Tanzania), Jan/June,pp36-37

 

Ronan NJ (1994) Learning Styles of some students at OO,HEDU Bulletin, No.10,pp2-3

 

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Ronan NJ (1994) A Learner Centred Approach to Training Black Managers,

  Human Resource Management, RSA, May,pp25-27

Ronan NJ (1994) A Learner-Centred approach to Training the African Manager,

Adult Education and Development,Germany,  No.42,ppI23-130

                                                                                       

Ronan NJ (1993) IT and the Developing Country,

Certified Accountant (UK) May,pp25-26

 

Ronan NJ (1992) The myth of the effective management trainer, ARENA,

    The Journal of the Irish Institute of Training & Development, Jan,pp6-8


 
TECHNICAL REPORTS - ACADEMIC



Ronan NJ,Magembe BAS,Sathyamoorthi CR & J Shunda (1996)

                      Working Capital Management in Botswana,

                            University of Botswana.

 

Ronan NJ, Chinyoka SV, Magembe BAS & Shunda J (1995) The Efficiency and Effectiveness of

                            Public Utilities in Botswana, University of Botswana.

 

Ronan NJ & Magembe BAS (1994) Information Technology and the

                       Manager in Botswana, CIMA, Botswana.

Ronan NJ (1994) Predicting Corporate Performance CIMA, Botswana.

 

   PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

                        NOT IN PROCEEDINGS


Ronan NJ (2004) Learning styles of students at NUL Presented at the OSSREa

                                      conference, Mmelesi, Lesotho

 

Ronan NJ (2003 Financial Mis-Management in the Zambian Public Sector-

The Case of PIll, A Paper Presented at the Ossrea Conference, Lusaka.

 

Ronan NJ (2003) Principles of Internal Control, Paper Presented to

Zambia Institute of Bankers, Kitwe

 

Ronan NJ (2002) Financial Fraud and corruption-Inhibitors to Economic prosperity-

                    A Paper Presentation at the Ossrea Conference, Lusaka, Zambia.

                             

 

Ronan NJ (2002) Money Laundering and the Accountant,

Paper Presented to ACCA Members, Copperbelt

 

Ronan NJ (2002) ICT and Economic Diversification, Keynote address at the

launch of the E-Brain Forum, Kitwe, Zambia

 

Ronan NJ (2001) Financial Fraud and Corruption, A comparative Study,

Paper accepted for the Annual Conference of the Irish

Accounting & Finance Association, Waterford, Ireland

 

Ronan NJ (2000) The Role of Forensic Accounting in combating fraud.

Paper presented at seminar for  Bank of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia,

 

Ronan NJ (2000) An enquiry into managerial skill utilization by accountants in

Ireland Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Irish Accounting &

Finance Association, Dublin,

 

Ronan NJ (2000) Corporate Fraud and Banks, paper presented at

Zambia Institute of Bankers seminar,

 

Ronan NJ (2000) Corporate Failure and Bank Loans, paper presented at

Zambia Institute of Bankers seminar,

 

Ronan NJ (2000) The Role of Forensic Accounting in Combating Fraud,

Paper presented at the SOCAM  conference at Lake Malawi.

 

Ronan NJ (2000) Accountants as Managers lleaders-How do they fare?

Paper presented at the SOCAM conference at Lake Malawi.

 

Ronan NJ (2000) Academic research using the internet,

Paper presented at seminar for

African University Day,The Copperbelt University

                                                                                   


 

Ronan N J   (1999) The Role of the Management Accountant in Regional Integration,

                             Paper Presented at    CIMA International Conference, Lusaka.

                              

 

Ronan N J  (1999) Improving Business Education in Southern Africa,

                        Paper Presented at Copperbelt University      Seminar.

                   

 

Ronan N J  (1999) Developing management skills through an MBA programme.

                             Paper presented at seminar for     Bank of Zambia, Lusaka,

                               

 

Ronan N J (1998) The Accountant as Manager, Paper Presented at the First International Conference

                                  of the Association of African Academic Accountants, Gaborone, Botswana

                              

 

Ronan N J (1998) Accounting Education in Zambia-Is it serving our needs? Paper presented at the annual

                                conference of the Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants, Siavonga, Zambia

 

Ronan N J (1998) Market Driven Strategic Management, Paper Presented at the CIMA Seminar, Lusaka,

 

Ronan N J (1997) Does industry require a tax amnesty-Paper presented at the ZICA seminar

 

Ronan N J  (1996) An Assessment of the working capital practices of selected Botswana Enterprises.

                            Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Southern Africa Finance Association,

                          Wits University, RSA (With Magembe, Sathyamoorthi & Shunda)

 

Ronan NJ (1996) An empirical study of the Small Entrepreneur's skills:

                               A case study of Botswana Paper presented at the

                           Ninth Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business. RSA,

                           (With Chinyoka,Iwisi & Moeti) Paper won first prize. (Floating trophy + R2500)


 

Ronan N J (1996) A Comparative study of the financial management of the

Universities of Botswana and Swaziland

Paper presented at the Annual Conference of British Educational

Management & Administration Society,

Robinson College, Cambridge University, (With C Ronan)


 

Ronan NJ (1996) The Myth of the effective Internal Auditor: An empirical study.

Paper presented at The Southern African Accounting Association Congress, University of Natal,

Pietermaritzburg, RSA (with Pedro Motau)

 

Ronan NJ (1996) A study of the cash flows of selected Botswana enterprises.

Paper presented at the Southern African Accounting Association Congress,

University of Natal,Pietermaritzburg, RSA ( with CR Sathyamoorthi)

 

Ronan NJ  (1996) An Empirical Study of the level ofInformation Technology Training in Botswana,

Paper presented at The Management Conference, University of Swaziland,. (With C Ronan)

 

Ronan NJ (1996) The Mentoring Process in Distance Education, Paper presented

at the International Conference on Universities in the Twenty First Century, Singapore, (With C Ronan)

 

Ronan NJ (1996) Consultancy: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Business and Academia.

Paper accepted for presentation at the Scholastica '96Conference,Bulawayo. .

 

Ronan NJ (1995) An Economic Evaluation of Public Utilities in Botswana. Paper presented at the

Second Annual Management Conference of Southern Africa, Makerere University,Uganda,

(With Chinyoka, Magembe & Shunda)

 

Ronan  NJ (1994) Accounting Data and the Predication of Corporate Failure,

Southern African Finance Association, Pretoria, RSA,

 

Ronan NJ (1994) Predicting Corporate Performance, Chartered Institute of Management

Accountants, Gaborone, Botswana,

 

Ronan NJ (1994) Information Technology and the Manager in Botswana,

Botswana Institute of Accountants

International Conference, Gaborone, Botswana,

 

Ronan NI (1993) Information Technology & the Finance Manager - First International Conference in

Accounting, Gaborone, Botswana,

 

Ronan NI (1993)Developing Relevance in Accountancy Education in Southern Africa - A post apartheid scenario.

                         Fourth Conference of Southern Africa Development Research Association, Lesotho,

 

Ronan NI (1990) Budgeting and budgetary control. Seminar for bank managers, Commercial Bank of Malawi.

 

Ronan NI (1990) Malawi College of Accountancy - Performance & Prospects,

Annual Conference of Society of Accountants in Malawi.

 

Ronan NI (1989) Finance for the Non Financial Manager, Seminar for senior managers in

Malawi Parastatal sector.

 

Ronan NI (1988) Accounting Data and the Prediction of Corporate Failure, Seminar

for Society of Accountants in Malawi.

 

Ronan NI (1986) Accounting & Finance: An Overview,

Open University Seminar, Limerick, Ireland

 

Ronan NI (1977) Capital Budgeting Techniques, Institute of Engineers in Limerick, Ireland

 

DISSERTATION SUPERVISION

I have supervised a large number of masters dissertations in both Africa and Ireland for the MBA programme