King Omeihe

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    Dr. King is happy to consider proposals from PhD candidates exclusively focused on qualitative approaches to small business and entrepreneurship.

    20172021

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    King Omeihe (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management Practice at the University of Aberdeen, where he is Director of the Global MBA Programme. He received his diploma from the University of Cambridge, his MBA from the University of Aberdeen and PhD from the Doctoral College of the University of the West of Scotland. His previous posts include Head of Graduate Apprenticeship Programme at Edinburgh Napier University and Executive Administrator at the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development. He is a selected fellow of the West African Transitional Justice Centre and a Senior Fellow at the Marcel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Overseas Development.

    He is a winner of national and international prizes including the 2018 Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Enterprise Educators Recognition Award, the 2020 Above and Beyond award for Outstanding Teaching, the 2018 STARS award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2006 Banker of the Year award. He was recongised by the British Academy of Management for his outstanding role on the council (2017-2018) and as one of the leaders shaping the future of enterprise education by Bright Red Spark.

    His highly-acclaimed study of Trust, Networks and SME Internationalisation (2019) investigates the critical role alternative insitutions play in driving entrepreneurial action in West Africa- and his study of Trade Associations and Trust in Weak Institutional Contexts (2021), looks at how trade associations enforce market agreements in conditions where actors cannot rely on formal institutional arrangements. His latest book on Trust and Market Institutions in Africa is due to be released soon.

    He advises startups, business leaders and policy makers on entrepeneurship, innovation and business resilience. His current roles include being Chair of African Studies at the British Academy of Management, Chair of Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, member of the Cross-party Group on International Development at the Scottish Parliament, member of the Centre for European Labour Markets and member of the Africa-Asia Centre for Sustainability Research.

    Previously, through his role in banking and financial services, he led the growth of the commercial and private banking portfolio at Standard Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

    He is happy to consider proposals from PhD candidates exclusively focused on qualitative approaches to small business and entrepreneurship.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

    Education/Academic qualification

    Business, Masters Degree

    Business, Diploma, University of Cambridge

    Business, Doctoral Degree, University of the West of Scotland

    External positions

    Chair of African Studies , British Academy of Management

    Treasurer, Leadership and Leadership Development , British Academy of Management (BAM)

    Chair, Professional Development Workshops (PDW), British Academy of Management (BAM)

    Chair of Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    Member, Cross Party Group on Racial Equality, Scottish Parliament

    Member, Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise, Scottish Parliament

    Member, Cross Party Group on Women in Enterprise , Scottish Parliament

    Fellow, The West African Transitional Justice Centre (WATJCentre)

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