Staff Profile: Dr. Uchenna Paschal Anosike

Faculty
Paschal Anosike

Faculty of Social Sciences

School

University of Wolverhampton Business School

Role

Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL)

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 32 1770

Email: P.Anosike@wlv.ac.uk

Address: 

University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Room 221 MN Building
City Campus North
Wolverhampton
WV1 1AD

Biography

Paschal is Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) and a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at Niger State College of Education, Minna, Nigeria. He is responsible for planning, resourcing, reviewing and delivering international projects managed within CAEL. In 2012, he pioneered the Executive Programme in Entrepreneurship, and in 2014 he led the vision for CAEL's establishment as a pan-African Centre within the University dedicated to training, curriculum design, evidenced-based research and policy development.

Paschal has established many high profile international partnerships for the University including more recently with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has also led development of academic programmes e.g., MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree course.  He is widely consulted by higher education institutions, governments, and Chambers of Commence in Africa and has worked on projects in Africa supported by The Commonwealth, UNCTAD, UNICEF, WHO and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) including as an invited speaker and assessor for their Education and Development Services.

Paschal researches the socio-economic impacts of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education with a focus on Africa and also produces policies, project and impact evaluation studies in this area. He is on the editorial board of journals and published, including in The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and he sits on faculty advisory boards in both UK and Africa. His projects have won prestigious international development awards including The 2014 Guardian Universities Awards for impact. Outputs from his projects have influenced higher education policies in sub-Saharan continent.

Academic qualifications

PhD (Wolverhampton, UK), PG Cert (Wolverhampton, UK), MA Management (Wolverhampton, UK), and BA (Hons) English and Literary Studies (Calabar, Nigeria)

Teaching interests

Human Resource Management and Leadership
Qualitative Research Methods

Corporate and community engagement

Paschal regularly hosts capacity building workshops in the UK and in Africa and works closely with academics, institutions, governments, corporate bodies and Chambers of Commerce from Africa to develop and implement sustainable entrepreneurship education models and entrepreneurship centres for graduates' start-ups and SME growth. In addition, he is on the advisory board of faculties within and outside the University, and has Chaired the University’s China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge Connect Project co-sponsored by the British Council and the Confucius Institute.

Professional body membership and roles

International Academy of African Business and Development (IADBD), British Academy of Management (BAM), Academy of Marketing (AM), and Academy of Management Africa (AMA)

Research interests

Paschal is interested in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and the informal sector dynamics and how these interact with institutions and conflict in Africa. Previous projects have examined internal marketing, internal customer orientation, phenomenology and middle-range theory.

PhD supervision

Areas of PhD supervision include informal sector, entrepreneurship education. He has completed PhD supervisions and has been external examiner in these areas both within and outside the UK including at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Monash Business School.

External academic roles

Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship Education, Niger State College of Education, Nigeria
Member, School of Media Advisory Board, Faculty of Arts, UoW
Steering Group Member Calabar-Wolverhampton Vision 2020 Link, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
External Examiner, Business School, University of Greenwich, UK
Visiting Fellow, School of Business, Monash University

Editorial board memberships:
Journal of African Entrepreneurship Studies
Int’l Journal of Management Practice
Int’l Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals
Int’l Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Anosike,  P. (2017) "Entrepreneurship education knowledge transfer in a conflict Sub-Saharan African context", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
Anosike, P. (2015) Informal sector employment opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa: legitimate of illegal? Chapter 33, in Nwankwo, J. and Ibeh, K., (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (with Ahmed, P.) 
Anosike, P. (2014) Qualitative middle-range research in operations management: the need for theory-driven empirical inquiry. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 34(8), 1003-1027 (with *Soltani, E., Ahmed, P., and Liao, Y.) 
Anosike, P. (2012) Understanding of Phenomenology as a Method for Exploring Management Practice. International Journal of Management Practice, 5(4), 1-28 (with Ehrich, L. and Ahmed, P. K) 
Anosike, P. (2011) Integrating internal customer orientation, internal service quality, and customer orientation in the banking sector: an empirical study, The Service Industries Journal, 31(14), 1-19 (with Eid, R.)
Anosike, P. (2009) Internal Marketing: Focus on practice. International Journal of Management Practice. 3(4), pp. 369-382 (with Ahmed, P.)

Conference papers and presentations

Anosike, U. P. (2016) “Teach a man to fish”: a case study of entrepreneurship education in conflict-ridden Maiduguri, Nigeria”, in 30th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM). Newcastle, September, 2016. (with Kolade, S.)
Anosike, U. P. (2016) “Transferring Entrepreneurship Education knowledge in a conflict environment: Insights from Boko Haram Heartland”, in 39th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Paris, October, 2016. (with Kolade, S., Ahmed, P. and Wang, Y.)
Anosike, P. (2016) Evaluating rigour in qualitative research – the use of triangulation. Research Training for Research Students, University of Wolverhampton Business School, Wolverhampton, 27th January 2016
Anosike, P. & Ahmed, P.K. (2012) Internal Marketing: a phenomenological validation. Academy of Marketing Conference, Southampton, pages 1-7
Anosike, P. (2013) Informal Sector as an engine of economy growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: legitimate of illegal? The 28th UWBS Management Research Conference, 8th May, 2013, Wolverhampton.
Anosike, P. (2012) Leadership and Ethics in Nigeria: Issues and challenges. 1st UWBS Knowledge Transfer Workshop on Issues in Corporate Governance, Science Park, Wolverhampton, UK.
Anosike, P. (2012) Internal Marketing and Entrepreneurship. 4th UWBS Knowledge Transfer Workshop on “Developing and sustaining best practices in entrepreneurship, enterprise and management in a university environment”, 16 October, 2012, Wolverhampton Science Park, Wolverhampton, UK.
Anosike, P. (2012) HRM, Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. The 4th UWBS Knowledge Transfer Workshop on “Developing and sustaining best practices in entrepreneurship, enterprise and management in a university environment’, 16 October, 2012, Wolverhampton Science Park, Wolverhampton, UK.
Anosike, P. (2006) Internal Marketing: perceptions from theory and practice. “The 7th UWBS Management Research Conference”, 31st May, 2006, Wolverhampton, UK.

Policy papers

Anosike, P. (2015) Beyond compulsory entrepreneurship education in Nigeria: building capacity through international knowledge exchange partnerships, Policy Paper, Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria (with Sagagi, M.)
Anosike, P. (2015) Reengineering entrepreneurship education in Nigerian Universities and Colleges of Education, Policy Paper, National Universities Commission (NUC), agency of Ministry of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Anosike, P. (2014) Developing sustainable modern procurement and tendering model for States and Local Governments in sub-Saharan Africa through a knowledge transfer framework. Policy Paper, Bauchi State Ministry for Local Government Affairs, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Anosike, P. (2014) University of Wolverhampton's knowledge transfer partnership framework in entrepreneurship education – a model of best practices with Nigerian higher education institutions, Policy Report, House Committee on Education, National House of Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Anosike, P. (2014) Developing strategic vision 2020 link programme through effective human resources management, Trust Talk, New Cross NHS, Wolverhampton.
Anosike, P. (2013) A sustainable model of entrepreneurship education curriculum and entrepreneurship centers of excellence for the higher education sub-sector, Policy Paper, Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), regulatory agency of Ministry of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Anosike, P. (2013) Framework for teaching entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities, Policy Paper, National Universities Commission (NUC), regulatory agency of Ministry of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria (with Sagagi, M., Uwani Y., Aliu, S., Anyanwu, S. and Abimbola, A.)
Anosike, P. (2013) The design of the Association of Entrepreneurship Educators. Policy Paper, National Universities Commission (NUC), regulatory agency of Ministry of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria (with Sagagi, M.)