Staff Profile: Dr. Uchenna Paschal Anosike

Paschal AnosikeFaculty

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) at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at the Niger State College of Education, Nigeria. He pioneered the University’s Executive Programme in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and subsequently spearheaded CAEL’s establishment with a pan-African agenda as the focus. Paschal’s initiatives have won UK national awards including the 2014 Guardian University Awards. He is widely consulted by public and private sector organisations and has worked on multi-agency projects in Africa supported by The Commonwealth, UNCTAD, UNICEF and DFID. He seeks to advance socio-economic inclusion in Africa through training, research and policy development.

Paschal’s research applies entrepreneurship theory to cutting-edge practice by bringing academics, industry, governments and inter-governmental agencies to work together on innovative projects for community impact. Paschal’s work, which is at the top-tier of authoritative rankings and think-tanks, has appeared in The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa, Africa Policy Review and the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. His current project entitled ‘HEED-Africa’, which seeks to harmonise entrepreneurship education across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa, is funded by the European Union.

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
Visiting Fellow, School of Business, Monash University
Programme and Subject External Examiner Global Development Institute (GDI), University of Manchester

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. (2017) “Entrepreneurship education as human capital for youth self-employment and conflict mitigation in sub-Saharan Africa”, in 40th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), Belfast, November 2017.
Anosike, U. P. (2017) “Can cooperation and informal networking help African firms to overcome constraints to technological innovation?”, in 31ST Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM). Coventry, England, September 2017 (with *Kolade, S.)
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.)