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Dr Chibuzo Jiten Ejiogu

Job: Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

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

T: +44 (0) 116 201 3930




Personal profile

Chibuzo Ejiogu is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. He has previously taught at a range of UK universities. His industry experience includes working in FTSE 100 and multinational organisations across a diverse range of roles. He has won numerous awards for his academic excellence, research and teaching.

He teaches in the areas of HRM, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management and Change Management. He uses artistic and creative methods to facilitate learning such as LEGO Serious Play, graphic facilitation, visual storytelling, game-based learning, robotics, spoken word poetry, African traditional oral storytelling, Capoeira, African mbira and other forms of music and art to enhance audience engagement. He was part of a team at the University of Strathclyde that pioneered the ‘scenes and sounds of migration’ seminar series utilising documentary films, dialogue and music to explore and innovatively engage with the complex dynamics of migration.

Chibuzo’s musical poem on the mbira (African thumb piano) as part of an academic research paper on Diaspora Migrant Workers and Development, presented at CURAS 2018 conference:

#BringBackOurGirls: Crying For Chibok and Our Kidnapped Daughters – Poem by Chibuzo Ejiogu:

Chibuzo’s teaching, research and activism are integrated and influenced by his role as a change agent in society, these centre around two main themes:

  • "What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?" - Implications for People, Management and Organizations.
  • "Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights" (Bob Marley) - Implications for Social Movements, Work, Markets and Society.

Research group affiliations

People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

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Research interests/expertise

His research promotes critical and ethical perspectives in understanding globalisation, markets, society, organisations and people. His multi-disciplinary and eclectic research covers regulatory and institutional change, migration, human rights, sustainability and sustainable development, energy policy and environmental governance, HRM, employment relations, organisational analysis, entrepreneurship, postcolonial studies, sociology of work, political economy, corporate governance, critical accounting, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and leadership. He uses a range of research methods including qualitative methods, quantitative methods, participatory action research (PAR), video and visual research methods. His research has been published in high impact academic journals and book chapters. He is a peer reviewer for top-ranked journals.

  • Sustainable development and sustainable HRM
  • Ethical HRM, precarious work, decent work, modern slavery and human rights
  • Critical and multidisciplinary perspectives
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance
  • Accountability, transparency and corruption
  • Equality and diversity
  • Migration
  • Regulatory and institutional change
  • International and Strategic HRM
  • Reward management, executive compensation and performance management
  • Talent management and knowledge management
  • Worker voice, trade unions and advocacy
  • Social networks, civil society and social movements
  • Informal economy and entrepreneurship
  • Energy policy, environmental governance, green energy, oil and gas
  • Technology, digital economy and social media
  • Creative industries, art, music and sports
  • Tourism and hospitality

Book Chapters:

  • Ejiogu, C. (2018). “Precariousness in Unlikely Places: The Role of High-Skilled Migrant Worker Networks in Resisting and Reproducing Precarity”. In Fedyuk, O. and Stewart, P. (eds.) Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe: Migration, Work and Employment Perspectives. London: ECPR Press/ Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • Ejiogu, C. (2013). “Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Financial Crisis: The Global Challenge of Embedding Human Rights in Organizations and Human Resource Management Practices”. In Okram, B. (ed.) Corporate Goals and Responsibilities: Economic, Social and Human Rights. Dudweiler Landstr: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Ejiogu, C.J., Ozoh, C.E. and Ejiogu, C.A. (2013). “Integrating Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of a Global Financial Crisis: Enabling Sustainability through Executive Remuneration and Reward Strategy”. In Okram, B. (ed.) Corporate Goals and Responsibilities: Economic, Social and Human Rights. Dudweiler Landstr: Lambert Academic Publishing.

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Areas of teaching

  • International and Comparative HRM
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Ethical HRM
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Employment Relations
  • Change Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Reward Management
  • Talent Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Migration
  • Sociology of Work
  • Research methods


  • PhD in Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde (2019) - Awarded with the rare achievement of 'No Corrections'.
  • MSc International Human Resource Management & Comparative Industrial Relations, University of Manchester (Distinction, 2010).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology in Business and Management, University of Strathclyde (2014)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University (2018)

Courses taught

Globalisation and International HRM; Human Resource Management in the workplace; Employee Resourcing; Managing Organisational Change; Research Methods

Honours and awards

  • Winner of the first ever Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) Teaching and Learning Excellence Award in 2018 at Coventry University.
  • Winner of the 1st Prize for Paper Presentations at the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC) 2016 Doctoral Conference (Best Paper).
  • Awarded the Prize as the best graduating student in MSc International HRM and Comparative IR class at the Manchester Business School, 2010.
  • Awarded a Certificate of Achievement for marks above 85% in the “Accountant in Business” exam paper of The Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, 2009.
  • Winner of the CIRDDOC/MacArthur Foundation 1st Prize in a Nationwide Legal Moot Court Competition (Nigeria), 2003.
  • 3rd Best Nationwide in examinations by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN/ATS part1), 2007.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), UK– Industry Practitioner Route.
  • Member, British Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA).
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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Consultancy work

Design and delivery of bespoke training and consultancy projects