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Dr Christopher Odindo

Job: Associate Professor, BAL Faculty Student Experience

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: 0116 255 1551

E: codindo@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

Chris joined DMU in 2009 and is currently Associate Professor, BAL Faculty Student Experience. 

His research and teaching interests include: Strategy and Organisation; The UK Financial Services sector; Insurance and Risk Management; Organisational Behaviour; Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management; Strategy and Emergent Media; Social Enterprise particularly in relation to Ethnic Minority Groups; and, Strategic Marketing. 

Chris has extensive business and consultancy experience, and has worked on a range of projects that informed leading and blue chip organisations within the City of London (including HSBC, HBOS, AVIVA, Scottish Widows, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Prudential, Nationwide and Barclays), consumer and campaign groups (including Citizens Advice Bureau, Personal Finance Education Group, Which, the Campaign for Community Banking Services and the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, Joseph Rowntree Foundation) and policy makers (including HM Treasury, the Department of Work and Pensions, The FSA and the Financial Ombudsman Service); and, law makers (notably The UK House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee’s Progress Towards the Knowledge Driven Economy Report).

Chris’ current research is on the implication of space for organisational learning and tacit knowledge, and how these can be leveraged as sources of sustainable competitive advantages. He is also especially interested in the breakdown of communities at work. In addition, Chris has research interests in the behaviour of consumers and their predicted purchase intentions.

Research group affiliations

Organisaton, Management and Learning (OMaL)

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

Chris’ research and teaching broadly covers: Strategy and the Organisation; The UK Financial Services sector; Insurance and Risk Management; Organisational Behaviour; Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Knowledge Management; Strategy and Emergent Media; Social Enterprise; and, Strategic Marketing.

His core research interest is on spatial implications for organisational learning and knowledge (especially tacit), and how these can be leveraged as sources of sustainable competitive advantages. Chris is also interested in the breakdown of communities at work. In addition, his other interest is on the behaviour of consumers and predicted purchase intentions.  

Areas of teaching

Management

Strategy

Communication

Qualifications

PhD, FHEA, BA (Hons.), MBA, PGCHE (Distinction)

Courses taught

Understanding Business

Management and Strategy

Global Strategic Management

Executive MBA

Honours and awards

Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award, 2011
This is a university wide award for best teacher and teaching excellence that is voted on by students.

Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014
This is a university wide award for best teacher and teaching excellence that is voted on by students.

 

Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award, 2017
This is a university wide award for best teacher and teaching excellence that is voted on by students.

Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award, 2018
This is a university wide award for best teacher and teaching excellence that is voted on by students.

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
This is an award given to experienced academics.