Jean Bosco SHEMA

15 Jan 2020

Jean Bosco SHEMA

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Jean Bosco SHEMA is holder of a Masters Degree in Finance and Accounting from Liege University and is currently a PhD Student in Jönköping University in Sweden in Business Administration with orientation in Accounting. I started my academic career in 1999 with the former National University of Rwanda in the Faculty of Economics, Social and Management Sciences. I held different academic administrative positions such as Secretary of the Department, Secretary of the Faculty and Vice-Dean of the Faculty and Advisor to the Vice-Rector of Administration and Finance.

In addition to my Academic background, I worked with the Private Sector where I worked as Director of Finance and Administration in various institutions.

Area of research

My area of research is Accounting and Finance especially in Advanced Financial Reporting. Currently, my PhD Research focuses on the adoption and implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards in Developing Countries. A heed is given to the adoption both to the country and firm levels. At the country level, attention is given to the process of adoption while at the firm level the measurement of Accounting Quality in Banks using Earnings Management and Timely Loss Recognition is the focus.


1. Mutarindwa, Samuel, and Jean Bosco Shema. "Privatization of Firms in Rwanda : The Role of Corporate Governance Practices." Entrepreneurship and SME Management Across Africa. Springer Singapore, 2016. 191–210. Published, Book Chapter

2. Jean Bosco, and Samuel Mutarindwa. “Women’s entrepreneurship in Rwanda : overcoming entrepreneurial stereotypes through government support." Contextualizing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries (2017) : 52. Published, Book Chapter


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