Researcher Profile Isaac Akomea-Frimpong

Isaac Akomea-Frimpong
Ph.D Candidate

Centre for Smart Modern Construction
School of Built Environment

Research Topic

Developing a practical framework for optimal financial performance of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects.


Isaac Akomea-Frimpong is a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. His research aim is to develop and apply system dynamics and complex economic models to manage financial risks relating to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. Isaac possesses Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and MPhil Risk Management from University of Ghana. Isaac also holds a Chartered Accountant professional qualification from ACCA (UK). Before undertaking his doctoral research, Isaac worked as a General Manager of a property and janitorial management company, and a part-time lecturer for postgraduate business programs (project management, finance, accounting and economics).


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)- Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK
  • MSc Financial Engineering, WorldQuant University, USA
  • MPhil Finance (Risk Management and Insurance), University of Ghana, Ghana
  • BSc Admin (First Class Honours), University of Ghana, Ghana

Honours / Awards / Grants

  • Scholarship- Higher Degree Research at Western Sydney University, Australia (2019).
  • Scholarship- MSc Financial Engineering at WorldQuant University, USA (2018)
  • Scholarship- Cocoa Marketing Board (CMB) scholarship for High School Education, Ghana (2006).

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK

Research Interests

  • Public-Private Partnership Projects
  • Construction economics
  • Risk Management
  • System dynamics
  • Capital structure
  • Econometrics
  • Real estate

Research and Publications

Journal Publications


  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., & Andoh, C. (2020). Understanding and controlling financial fraud in the drug industry. Journal of Financial Crime, 27 (1), 563-589. 10.1108/JFC-06-2019-0071
  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., & Olaniyan, T. O. (2019). Assessing the effects of privatization on state enterprises in Ghana. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting8(10), 138-148. 10.7176/RJFA/10-8-14
  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., Andoh, C., Akomea-Frimpong, A., & Dwomoh-Okudzeto, Y. (2019). Control of fraud on mobile money services in Ghana: An exploratory study, Journal of Money Laundering Control, 22(2), 300-317. 10.1108/JMLC-03-2018-0023
  • Andoh, C., Quaye, D., & Akomea-Frimpong, I. (2018). Impact of fraud on Ghanaian SMEs and coping mechanisms. Journal of Financial Crime25(2), 400-418. 10.1108/JFC-05-2017-0050
  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., Andoh, C., & Ofosu-Hene, E. D. (2016). Causes, effects and deterrence of insurance fraud: evidence from Ghana. Journal of Financial Crime23(4), 678-699.  10.1108/JFC-11-2015-0062


  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., Osei-Kyei, R., & Jin, X. (2020). A holistic review of studies on Financial Risk Management of Public-Private Partnership Projects (submitted).
  • Osei-Kyei, R., Jin, X., Nnaji, C., Akomea-Frimpong, I., & Wuni, I. Y. (2020).  Critical review of risk management of Public-Private Partnership Projects (submitted).
  • Akomea-Frimpong, I. (2020). Impact of Microinsurance on the Profitability of Life Insurance Companies in Ghana. (submitted).
  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., Tenakwah, J.E., & Owusu-Boafo, R. (2020). Understanding corporate governance of pension funds in a middle income economy (submitted).
  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., Zinentah, N., & Owusu-Boafo, R. (2019). Does mobile money service affect investment funds? A statistical analysis (submitted)

Conference Publications

  • Akomea-Frimpong, I., Xiaohua, J., & Osei-Kyei, R. (2020). Developing a practical financial risk management maturity model for PPP projects (AUBEA conference, 2020).
  • Quaye, D., Andoh, C., & Akomea-Frimpong, I. (2017). Impact of fraud on SMEs and coping mechanisms. International Conference on Education and Social Science, Marrakech, Morocco, July, 2017.

Other Publications

Thesis topic: Developing a practical framework for optimal financial performance of Public-Private Partnership projects (PhD thesis supervised by Xiaohua Jin and Robert Osei-Kyei, Western Sydney University)

Professional Experience

  • Casual Academic at Western Sydney University, Australia (2019-Present)
  • General Manager, Oakpalm Limited (2018-2019)
  • Lecturer (Part time), IPE Management School, France (2015-2019)
  • Tutor (Part Time), Professional programs- ACCA, CIMA, & CFA (2015-2019)


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