Dr Amarachi Amaugo

Job: Senior Lecturer HRM/OB

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 250 6512

E: amarachi.amaugo@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Amarachi is a Senior Lecturer in HRM/OB. Admitted as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2017. Her area of specialism is international HRM – the focus of her PhD. Amarachi’s research interests include International HRM in developing countries (specifically how company policies are implemented) and workplace bullying, particularly in developing countries. Amarachi is one of the supervisors on the HRM Business Research Report module.

Prior to joining DMU in August 2018, Amarachi was lecturer at the Universities of South Wales and University of Bedfordshire Business School.

Research group affiliations

People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

Publications and outputs 

  • Transformational and Transactional Leadership and Skills Approach: Insights on Stadium Management
    Transformational and Transactional Leadership and Skills Approach: Insights on Stadium Management Megheirkouni, M.; Amaugo, A.; Jallo, S. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the required leadership styles and skills for stadium management, and examine the relationship between transformational and transactional leadership styles and the skills approach: technical, human and conceptual skills. Design/methodology/approach A quantitative methods approach was used to gather the data, using a sample of 212 registered individuals in stadium settings. Findings The results revealed that there are significant relationships between leadership styles and the skills approach: technical, human and conceptual skills. More importantly, leadership styles were found to be equally important even though the effect between these styles and the skills approach: technical, human and conceptual skills, varied in the three levels of management. Further details have been reported in the results. Research limitations/implications The paper provides an insight into the relationship between leadership styles and the required skills, using a quantitative methods approach. While this is an appropriate method, in-depth interviews are needed to understand why/why questions in stadium settings. Practical implications Managers should be carefully selected in the three levels of management because unqualified people can have negative consequences on the reputation of a stadium and the hosting of major events. An effective selection program focusing on mid-level managers is essential. Originality/value This research represents the first attempt to investigate and understand the relationship between leadership styles and the required skills, using evidence from stadium settings. The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.
  • Factors Affecting the Investment Climate, SMEs Productivity and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria
    Factors Affecting the Investment Climate, SMEs Productivity and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria Igwe, Paul; Amaugo, A.; Ogundana, Oyedele M.; Anigbo, Juliana Amarachi; Egere, Odafe Martin In Nigeria, most of businesses operate in the form of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs play a significant role in the economic development of many nations. This paper employs current perspectives to examine the factors affecting investment, productivity and growth of SMEs by employing the World Bank Enterprise Survey in Nigeria. It explored five main factors affecting investment and productivity in Nigeria as follows: education of the labour force, access to infrastructure, access to finance, size of firms and other business climate variables. Other business climate variables are insecurity, bribe or corruption, the amount of time that businesses spend dealing with government regulation, poor power availability, etc. In a survey of 2,676 firms, access to finance (33.1%), access to electricity (27.2%) and the level of corruption (12.7%) were the most ranked obstacles for business owners. By employing the World Bank Enterprise Survey, this paper presents and analyses the business environment challenges at the national level. open access article

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Research interests/expertise

People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

Main research interests borders around international and comparative HRM, SMEs and knowledge transfer, knowledge management and transfer practices, SHRM, change management, talent management, learning and development management, leadership development, workplace bullying, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and cross-cultural communication.

Areas of teaching

  • Comparative and International HRM (Postgraduate)
  • HRM in the Workplace (Undergraduate)
  • Globalisation and International HRM (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to HRM (Undergraduate)
  • Dissertation Supervision

Qualifications

PhD, University of Bedfordshire

MA IHRM, University of Bedfordshire

MBA, Wisconsin International University USA

BSc (Hons), Abia State University, Nigeria

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Bedfordshire

Certificate in Research Supervision, De Montfort University

Courses taught

HRM in the Workplace (2nd year UG module); International HRM module (MA/PGDip)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Academy of International Business (AIB) 2015 to date

British Academy of Management (BAM) 2016 to date

African Academy of Management (AFAM) 2018 to date

Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Projects

Amarachi's current research projects are:

  1. Workplace bullying & harassment: African, Middle East and European perspectives
  2. Feminism and Work in the Nigerian context: Towards women empowerment in male dominated cultures
  3. Integration Mechanisms Utilised by Multinationals from Emerging Markets

Consultancy work

Provided training for National Chemical Security Training Conference for the Nigerian Army (2018)

Current research students

Kennedy Dagu 2nd Supervisor

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