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Solomon G. Zori is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Financial Reporting and Valuation at RSM. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) degree from the University of Cape Coast-Ghana. He obtained his Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting & Control from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a PhD in financial accounting from the University of Cologne Germany. He was a visiting scholar at Paris Dauphine University and SciencePo in Paris. Solomon is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).  Prior to joining RSM Solomon was a doctoral and post-doctoral research fellow at the Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Germany. He was also an affiliate finance specialist with the ERP software giant SAP. Solomon further poses experience in investment banking with Goldman Sachs in London and UBS in Amsterdam. He teaches courses in Business Analysis &  Valuation and Advanced Business Analysis & Valuation in the Master of Accounting and Financial Management programme and Financial Statement Analysis in the RSM MBA programme. He supervises several masters thesis in the area of financial reporting, valuation and the economic consequences of accounting regulation. His current research focuses on Accounting Standard Setting, Accounting Regulation, Accounting reforms and the economic consequences of accounting regulation change with special interest in developing countries. He is also interested in accounting education, certification and the regulation of the accountancy profession. 


Academic (4)
  • Agana, J. A., Zori, S. G., & Alon, A. (2023). IFRS Adoption Approaches and Accounting Quality. International Journal of Accounting, 58(3), Article 2350009.

  • Agbodjo, S., Seny Kan, K. A., Zori, S. G., & Hussainey, K. (2022). Unraveling the existence of the necessity and sufficiency of accounting information. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 23(5), 1095-1113.

  • Zori, S. G., Bakker, M. H. C., Tuokuu, F. X., & Pare, J. (2022). Market reaction to fossil fuel divestment announcements: Evidence from the United States. Business and Society Review, 127(4), 939-960.

  • Botzem, S., Quack, S., & Zori, S. G. (2017). International Accounting Standards in Africa: Selective Recursivity for the 'Happy Few'? Global Policy, 8(4), 553-562.

Professional (1)
Academic (1)
  • Zori, S. G. (2013). The State of IFRS in Africa: Is IFRS in Disarray? In L. Dobusch, P. Mader, & S. Quack (Eds.), Governance across borders transnational fields and transversal themes (pp. 63-68). epubli GmbH.

Internal (1)
  • Zori, S. G. (2015). To Adopt or Not to Adopt? The Transnational Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Africa. [Doctoral Thesis, University of Cologne]. Universität zu Köln Kölner.

Professional (2)
  • Zori, S. G. (2013). Who pays and who free rides? International Free Rider Reporting Standards or International Financial Reporting Standards.. Web publication/site,

  • Zori, S. G. (2012). Global Ambiguity, Local Misinterpretation: Confusion in IFRS Adoption. Web publication/site,


  • RSM B.V
    Start date approval: 29 Dec 2022
    End date approval: 01 Nov 2025
    Description: Executive Education, Study Trips
  • The International Journal of Accounting (Journal)
    Solomon George Zori (Reviewer)
    01 Jan 2023

    Activity: Editorial work > Publication Peer-review (Academic)

  • Journal of Applied Accounting Research (Journal)
    Solomon George Zori (Reviewer)
    13 Jan 2022

    Activity: Editorial work > Publication Peer-review (Academic)

  • African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (Journal)
    Solomon George Zori (Reviewer)
    01 Jan 2021

    Activity: Editorial work > Publication Peer-review (Academic)

  • Critical Perspectives on Accounting (Journal)
    Solomon George Zori (Editor)
    01 Jan 2017

    Activity: Editorial work (Academic)



  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BK1206
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Advanced Business Analysis and Valuation

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME002
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master, Master


  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BT1206
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Past courses

Business Analysis and Valuation

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM04AFM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master