King Omeihe

king omeihe

Dr King Omeihe PhD, FRSA, FRAI

Programme Leader, Graduate Apprenticeship

Biography

Dr. Kingsley O Omeihe is currently a Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Leader of the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme. He is the co-founder and Chair of African Studies at the British Academy of Management (BAM). He also serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Dr. Kingsley is a former Chair of Professional Development and past council member of the British Academy of Management .

From 2006 until 2016, Dr. Kingsley held various managerial positions in Banking at Standard Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Standard Chartered Bank where he oversaw the growth of the Commercial and Private Banking Portfolio.

Dr. Kingsley has published over 35 articles, book chapters and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship/small business management, organisational behaviour and trust. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce and fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He was the past Executive Administrator for the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED).

Dr. Kingsley was awarded in 2020 the ‘Above and beyond’ award by the Edinburgh Napier University for Outstanding Teaching. In 2020, he was nominated for the Tallberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize and was recognised by Bright Red Sparks as an Enterprising Educator. In 2019, he received the STAR award from the University of the West of Scotland for Outstanding Teaching. In 2018, he was recognised by the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) as one of the “Enterprise Educators of the Year’’. In addition, in 2018, he was recognised for his truly outstanding and dedicated service by the British Academy of Management for his role on the council (2017-2018).

In 2017, the Doctoral College at the University of the West of Scotland awarded him the ‘‘Best Research Output’’ prize. In 2006, he won the Banker of the Year in Operational Efficiency at the Zenith Bank Managing Director’s Award. In 1997, he was the first student to win the ‘Best Initiative Award’ at St. Theresa’s Oke Are. In 2017, Dr. Kingsley founded the ‘Entrepreneurship Partnership Initiative’ which serves as a launch pad for promoting entrepreneurship across schools in the UK and Africa.

As an entrepreneur he is the founder and past Creative Director of Soso Fashion House. Since 2000, Dr. Kingsley has worked with, advised and consulted for small business owner managers and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics ranging from marketing to business development. He is regularly invited to speak to groups of doctoral students on topics focused on research methodology and the doctoral journey. He is a member of the Cross-party Group on International Development at the Scottish Parliament and co-Lead, Entrepreneurship Cluster at the International Centre for Management and Governance Research.

Dr. Kingsley received his PhD from the University of the West of Scotland’s School of Business and Creative Industries, with a major in entrepreneurship/small business management and development economics. He received his MBA from the University of Aberdeen, his diploma in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and his BSc in Economics from the Lagos State University.

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

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Curator, Joint Session : Perspectives on Leadership and Corporate Governance, British Academy of Management
  • Member, Tony Beasley Award Committee
  • Co-Founder and Track Chair British Academy of Management African Studies Track
  • Treasurer, Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest group, British Academy of Management
  • Co-Chair, Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups Special Interest Group, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Conference Session Chair: Leadership and Leadership Development. , 32nd British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol, England
  • Conference Organiser, 3rd Annual Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development Conference, Paisley, Scotland,
  • Co-Chair, Personal Development Workshop, 32nd British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol, England, September 04-06.
  • University of Cambridge, Student Resource Working Group (2019)
  • Conference Organiser, 2nd Annual Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development Conference, Paisley, Scotland

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Bright Red Sparks 2020 Enterprising Educator Finalist
  • Edinburgh Napier University 2020 Award Prize for Learning and Teaching
  • University of the West of Scotland 2019 Award Prize for Outstanding Teaching
  • Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs 2018 Finalist- Enterprise Educator of the Year
  • British Academy of Management- Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award 2018
  • PIEoneer Awards, Nominated Digital Innovative Team of the Year
  • University of the West of Scotland 2018 Awards, Nominee-Outstanding Teaching
  • University of the West of Scotland 2017 Research Output Award
  • University of the West of Scotland 2017 Awards, Nominee- Outstanding Service to Students
  • Zenith Bank Banker’s Award, Winner, Banker of the year in Operational Efficiency
  • St. Theresa’s Rector’s Awards, Winner, Best Initiative Student

 

Invited Speaker

  • Lead Speaker, UWS Graduate School Induction Seminar Series 2: ‘The PhD Journey: My reflections’. September, 2018.
  • Lead Speaker, UWS Graduate School Induction Seminar Series: ‘The PhD Journey: My reflections’. September, 2017.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • British Academy of Management (Member, Awards Committee, 2018)
  • British Academy of Management (Elected Council Member 2017-2018)
  • British Academy of Management (Member, Special Interest Group, Leadership and Leadership Development 2017-2018),
  • British Academy of Management (Member, Sub-committee of Academic Affairs on Conference and Capacity Building 2017-2018)
  • European Council for Small Business (Member)
  • Enterprise Partnership Africa (Founding Chair)
  • First International Network on Trust ( Member)
  • Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development, Executive Administrator

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Principal Facilitator: British Academy of Management Doctoral Day: Qualitative research as craft, Paisley, Scotland, June 15.

 

Reviewing

  • Academy of Management Conference (2018-2019)
  • European Academy of Management Conference (2018)
  • Journal Intellectual Capital, British Academy of Management Conference (2017-2019)
  • Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development Conference 2017- 2019

 

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Trust in Nigerian SMEs Exporting to West African Markets

Book Chapter
Omeihe, K., Amoako, I. O., & Gustafsson, V. (in press)
Trust in Nigerian SMEs Exporting to West African Markets. In D. Nziku, & J. Struthers (Eds.), Enterprise and Economic Development in Africa. Emerald
In this chapter, we examine trust and social networks among entrepreneurs operating in a developing market context. At the centre of this study, trust emerges from the interpl...

Trust, Norms and Networks of indigenous institutions: The Creation of Moral Economies in Nigeria

Conference Proceeding
Omeihe, K. O., Amoako, I. O., Gustafsson, V., Khan, M. S., & Omeihe, I. (2020)
Trust, Norms and Networks of indigenous institutions: The Creation of Moral Economies in Nigeria
Through an empirical study of traders in Bokkos and Ero markets of Nigeria, this study examines the means by which trust is developed in the absence of efficient formal instit...

Barriers to Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs-investigating the Evidence and Examining the Turfs

Presentation / Conference
Bariture, B., & Omeihe, K. (2020, September)
Barriers to Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs-investigating the Evidence and Examining the Turfs. Paper presented at Advancements in Migrant and Refugee Entrepreneurship Research, Birmingham, UK
A report commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland, articulated that ethnic minority-led SMEs generated £13 billion in revenue and 107,000 jobs for the Sc...

Getting Personal: The Issue of Trust Commitments and Distrust in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Nigeria

Journal Article
Omeihe, K., Amoako, I. O., Gustafsson, V., Omeihe, I., & Saud Khan, M. (in press)
Getting Personal: The Issue of Trust Commitments and Distrust in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Nigeria. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship,
There is a pronounced paucity of empirically rigorous study that focuses on the impact of trust on small and medium-sized enterprises operating in a developing market context....

'In courts we don't trust': Institutional framework in the context of developing economy

Presentation / Conference
Omeihe, K. O., Gustavsson, V., Omeihe, I., Amoako, I. O., & Saud Khan, M. (2020, August)
'In courts we don't trust': Institutional framework in the context of developing economy. Paper presented at 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada
In this paper, we examine with particular interest the mechanism of trust in Nigeria's unique socioeconomic landscape. This becomes pertinent as formalised institutional arran...

The Need for Interview Participant Justification: Report-ability in Qualitative Research

Presentation / Conference
Omeihe, K. (2020, May)
The Need for Interview Participant Justification: Report-ability in Qualitative Research. Presented at British Academy of Management and the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Day
Persistent concerns are still raised about an appropriate guideline for determining the number of interview participants within organisational studies. Across studies, there i...

The role of the entrepreneurial leader: A study of Nigerian SMEs

Journal Article
Omeihe, I., Harrison, C., Simba, A., & Omeihe, K. (in press)
The role of the entrepreneurial leader: A study of Nigerian SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business,
Growing evidence points to the role of entrepreneurial leadership in enhancing positive business outcomes. Yet little is known about the entrepreneurial leadership attributes ...

Trust And Distrust In Nigerian Supply Chain Relationships

Conference Proceeding
Omeihe, K. O., Gustafsson, V., Amoako, I. O., & Khan, M. S. (2019)
Trust And Distrust In Nigerian Supply Chain Relationships. In Proceedings of the 33rd British Academy of Management Conference
Purpose- To date, most of the literature on trust and distrust reveal a paucity of studies about Nigerian Supply chain relationships. Specifically, this paper attempts to addr...

Trust and West African Exporting SME Networks

Conference Proceeding
Khan, M. S., Omeihe, K. O., Amoako, I. O., & Gustafsson, V. (in press)
Trust and West African Exporting SME Networks
Topic: Trust and West African SME Networks Applicability to the conference theme: From our viewpoint, the goal of this paper is to expose the notion that very little is known ...

Cracking the Enterprise Code: An educator's reflections for effective Teaching and Quality Learning

Journal Article
Omeihe, I., & Omeihe, K. O. (2019)
Cracking the Enterprise Code: An educator's reflections for effective Teaching and Quality Learning. Journal of Higher Education Service Science and Management, 2(3), 1-12
There is a broad consensus that curriculum design principles and practices must be underpinned by effective institutional, national and international agendas. This argument is...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development,University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom , Principal Investigator Trust in West African Cross Border Networks (Principal Investigator), 2017.

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Evaluating the issues faced by Women Entrepreneurs in Singapore
  • The Role of E-Commerce to SME Businesses in Singapore
  • Innovation and Small Business: The Role of Social Media for Singaporean SMEs