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Dr Frank Nyame-Asiamah

Job: Senior Lecturer in Business Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: 0116 3664280

E: frank.nyame-asiamah@dmu.ac.uk

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

 

Personal profile

Frank is Senior Lecturer in Business Management at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University. Previously, he was PhD Supervisor/Director of Study at London School of Commerce, the Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Lecturer/Subject Lead on Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Business Studies) at Canterbury Christ Church University. He provided mentor training for many secondary school and college teachers who also trained beginner teachers in schools/colleges and made recommendations for Qualified Teacher Status award in Business Studies.

Prior to joining higher education, Frank spent 12 years at Hackney Community College/New City College in London as Business Lecturer and Curriculum Manager where he received the ‘high and continuously improving success rate’ for students award. There, he led a British Council prestigious international education project involving three institutions which was delivered for the Queen of England’s visit in Turkey in 2008.

Frank's interests lie in interdisciplinary management research, with a particular focus on healthcare information systems, organizational learning, commercial fire risk communication, entrepreneurship, complexity-based frameworks, sustainability and critical research. His research has featured or been accepted for publication in world leading and quality refereed academic journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Risk Analysis, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, and Information Technology for Development.

Frank sits on the Technological Sustainability Editorial Advisory Board and has reviewed papers for many reputable journals. He received an Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2021 from the European Journal of Information Systems. Frank served as an ambassador for the CMS Community Connect@AOM group. He is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner, and welcomes potential candidates who want to conduct research in qualitative or mixed method traditions in his areas of interest.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Publications and outputs

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F., Boasu, B., Y., Kawalek P. & Buor, D. (2022). Improving fire risk communication between authorities and micro entrepreneurs: A mental models study of Ghanaian central market fires. Risk  Analysis: An International Journal
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F., Amoako, K. & Kawalek, P. (2022). Cohered Emergent Theory for designing and implementing multinational mining sustainability practices in Ghana. In: Scientific and Technological Contributions to Sustainability. London: Emerald (Accepted)
  • Mafimisebi, O & Nyame-Asiamah, F (2022). A new look at case study approach in Africa entrepreneurship research. In: Kolade, O., Rae, D., Obembe, D., Woldesenbet Beta, K. (Eds.) (2021) The Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship. London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Kawalek, P. (2021) Sustainability and consumer behavior: Toward a cohered emergent theory. In: Crowther, D. and Seifi, S. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Chinwah, V., Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Ekenam, I. (2020). Maternal child health risk factors in Nigeria: Towards the PRISMA model. Social Sciences & Medicine, 265, 113520
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F., Amoako, I.O., Amankwaah-Amoah, J., Debrah, Y. (2020) Diaspora entrepreneurs’ push and pull institutional factors for investing in Africa: Insights from African returnees from the United Kingdom. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 152:119876 152: 11
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Kawalek, P. (2019). Participating in critical discourse: A critical research study of clinicians’ concerns for a Ghanaian hospital e-mail system. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 23(1): 53-75. 
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2019). Improving the ‘manager-clinician’ collaboration for effective healthcare ICT and telemedicine adoption processes – a cohered emergent perspective. Information Technology for Development, 26(30): 525-550. (Special Issue)
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Sughra, G.  (2019). The relationship between CSR activity and sales growth in the UK retailing sector. Social Responsibility Journal,16 (3): 387-401
  • Bastola, M. & Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2016). Reframing service sector privatisation quality conception with the theory of deferred action.International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 10(10): 3190-3195
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2013). The deferred model of reality for designing and evaluating organisational learning processes: a critical ethnographic case study of Komfo Anokye teaching hospital, Ghana (Doctoral dissertation, Brunel University Brunel Business School PhD Theses).
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Patel, N. V (2010).  ‘Informing knowledge management systems design and evaluation with the theory of deferred action’. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 6(2): 191-21

Conference papers and reports

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Patel, N. V (2009). Research methods and methodologies for studying organisational learning. Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2009). Crowne Plaza Hotel, Izmir, Turkey, 13-14 July 2009
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2009). Exploiting tacit knowledge through knowledge management technologies. Learning Forum London 2009. Proceedings, European Institute for E-Learning (EIfEL), 22-24 June, City University, London, England.
  • Annual curriculum review and department self-assessment reports for Ofsted and further education board of governors (2011-2017)  - Internal reports

Research interests/expertise

  • Organizational learning
  • Healthcare information systems for development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Complexity-based theory development
  • Critical research
  • Risk communication
  • Private higher education curriculum management

Areas of teaching

2020-2022

  • Strategic management (Postgraduate)
  • Global Strategy (Postgraduate)
  • Global contemporary business issues (Year 3 Undergraduate)
  • Progressive franchising (Year 2 Undergraduate)
  • Dissertation & PhD supervision 

2019-2020

  • Global contemporary business issues (Year 3 Undergraduate)
  • Crisis & business continuity management (Year 3 Undergraduate)
  • Managing operations and projects (Year 3 Undergraduate)
  • Progressive franchising (Year 2 Undergraduate)
  • Dissertation supervision (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

Qualifications

  • FHEA (Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • PhD in Management Studies (Brunel University)
  • MSc. in the Mgt & Applications of IT in Accounting (1st Class) (DCU)
  • PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (UEA)
  • ACCA – Parts 1 & 2 (UK)
  • BA (Hons.) Economics and Geography (University of Ghana)

Courses taught

  • PhD seminars on research proposals, literature review and academic writing - LSC/Cardiff Met (2014-2019)
  • Healthcare MBA research ethics - Brunel Business School (2010)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Business Studies Option) - CCCU                   (2017-2019)
    • Emerging philosophy of teaching and learning
    • Leading learning in communities
    • Collaborative learning and development
    • Extending impact and influencing others
  • HND & pre-undergraduate programmes - Hackney Community College (2005-2017)
    • Knowledge & information systems
    • Financial resources & business decisions
    • Economics
    • Research methods

Curriculum management responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education/Leadership Development Programme (CCCU)
  • HND Business Management (Hackney Community College)

Honours and awards

  • European Journal of Information Systems 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • Awarded an outstanding grade for providing excellent curriculum outcomes for Business Administration Department at Hackney Community College – 2011
  • Received the ‘high and continuously improving success rate for students’ award at Hackney Community College – 2010
  • Nominated to coordinate a British Council sponsored International Educational Project and displayed the findings for the Queen of England’s visit in Turkey - May 2008

Membership of external committees

  • PhD examining board member for the Cardiff Met & LSC Doctoral Research Degrees - 2017
  • Scientific committee member of SRRNet’s 2022 Conference on CSR and Organisational Governance in Mauritius

 

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member, the Society for Risk Analysis (since 2021)
  • Chartered Management & Business Educator (since 2021) Fellow Higher Education Academy (since 2019)
  • Social Responsibility Research Network ( since 2018)
  • Academy of Management (CMS & MED Divisions) (since 2014)

Professional licences and certificates

QTS

Projects

Current projects include:

  • Sustainability practices in a multinational mining company in Ghana
  • Learning loop logics and organizational transformation
  • Female entrepreneurship in West Africa        
  • Complexity-based frameworks for managing complex public healthcare change
  • Pharmaceutical & healthcare entrepreneurs’ innovation business model in West Africa 
  • Entrepreneurship in the Niger Delta violent conflict area in Nigeria

Conference attendance

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2021). ‘African diaspora engagement and investment opportunities in home countries.’ A joint presentation with a Ghanaian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture at the Africa Entrepreneurship and Innovation research webinar, De Montfort University, July 2021
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F (2021). 'Marginalisation and empowerment of West African women entrepreneurs' ‘Marginalisation and empowerment of West African women entrepreneurs’ at the Inclusion and Women’s Entrepreneurship in Africa research webinar, De Montfort University, July 2021
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2021). ‘Pharmaceutical innovation business model in West Africa’ at the Journal of Management Studies paper development workshop, De Montfort University, April 2021 
  • Participated in the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 7 - 11 August 2020
  • Chinwah, V., Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Ekenam, I. (2020). Critical discourse of maternal morbidity and mortality: Exploring the root causes and injustices underlying the poor reproductive health of women in Nigeria. Gender, Work & Organisation 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference at Canterbury, 24th -26th June 2020. (Abstract accepted)
  • Sughra, G., Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Crowther, D. (2019). Determining customer perceptions that influence the retail industry’s corporate responsibility activities in the UK. 18th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, School of IPCA and the Social Responsibility Research Network, September 10-13, 2019, Barcelos, Portugal.
  • Chinwah, V., Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Ekenam, I. (2019). Ascertaining the risk factors of maternal child health outcomes in Rivers State, Nigeria: Towards the PRISMA model. 18th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, School of IPCA and the Social Responsibility Research Network, September 10-13, 2019, Barcelos, Portugal.
  • Abuhussein, T., Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Kewell, B (2017). TQM implementation and organisational culture alignment: Turning a gloomy picture to better student experience in a Jordanian University.  Cardiff Metropolitan University and London School of Commerce Postgraduate Research Conference, 13th September 2017, London, England.
  • Sughra, G., Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Crowther, D. (2017). A study investigating corporate social responsibility and financial performance of retail industry in the United Kingdom.  Cardiff Metropolitan University and London School of Commerce Postgraduate Research Conference, 13th September 2017, London, England.
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2012). The deferred model of reality for re-designing ICT-enhanced learning and knowledge management processes at KATH, Ghana (Working Paper). Proceedings of the Brunel Business School Doctoral Symposium, 27-28 March, London, England.
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2012). Research findings and implications.  Presented at the Information Systems Evaluation and Integration (ISEing) Group PhD Consortium, Brunel Business School, January 2012, London, England.
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2011). Evaluating the role of knowledge management technologies in learning organisations: A study of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana (Working Paper). Proceedings of the Brunel Business School Doctoral Symposium, 28-29 March, London, England.
  • Opuni, A. M. and Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2010). Designing an effective internally generated funds utilisation system for mission hospitals – A case study of SDA Hospital Asamang. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, University of Illinois, USA, 13-15 February 2010.
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. and Patel, N. V (2009). Research methods and methodologies for studying organisational learning. Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2009). Crowne Plaza Hotel, Izmir, Turkey, 13-14 July 2009
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2009). Web2.0 and business transformation’. Proceedings of eLearning2.0. International Mini-Conference, 6-7 July 2009, Brunel University, London, England.
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2009). Exploiting tacit knowledge through knowledge management technologies. Learning Forum London 2009. Proceedings, European Institute for E-Learning (EIfEL), 22-24 June, City University, London, England.

Consultancy work

  • Externally assessed & validated the Lancaster University/Blackburn College BA(Hons) Business with Management Programme - 2021
  • Curriculum knowledge assessment in Business for Teach First 2017-2020

Current research students

  • Regina Hule (2020-2023). Cohered emergent model for enterprise policy and programme implementation in Nigeria (1st Supervisor)
  • Sefa Adom (2021-2024). Cohered emergent theory for designing effective small and medium enterprises financing programmes in Ghana (1st Supervisor)
  • David Chunu (2021-2024). Leadership and management in the oil gas industry in Nigeria (2nd Supervisor)
  • Malcolm Hoare (2021-2023). Published works in enterprise & entrepreneurship education (2nd Supervisor)
  • Okechukwu Chiaha (2021-2024). The impact of collaboration on innovative performance of SMEs in Nigeria (2nd Supervisor) 
  • Olajumoke Akinboro (2021-2024). Cohered emergent model of entrepreneurship education design in the context of Nigeria universities. (2nd Supervisor)
  • Faith Bamidele (2021-2024). Cohered emergent theory of digital technology design for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria (2nd Supervisor)

Completion as Primary (1st) Supervisor with Cardiff Met/LSC

  • Tala Abuhussein - Quality management implementation in the Jordanian Higher Education sector (Awarded in 2017; with Dr. Beth Kewell)
  • Mukunda Bastola - A deferred-based framework for evaluating the quality of privatised curriculum provision to improve student experience in Nepal (Awarded in 2019; with Dr. Anthony Thorpe)
  • Ghulam Sughra - CSR and financial performance of retail industry in the UK (Awarded in 2020; with Professor David Crowther)
  • Calistus Sone - Teacher attrition and retention in private secondary schools in Cameroon (Awarded in 2020; with Dr. Anthony Thorpe)
  • Viviane Chinwah – PRISMA model for improving maternal-child health outcomes in Rivers State, Nigeria (Passed in 2021; with Dr Ignatius Ekanem).
  • Ghanim Ali - A deferred model for evaluating and improving the Dubai metro train security management (Awarded in 2021). 
  • Ziad Alqadi - Strategic Human Resource Management Practices and Jordanian Banks’ Performance during the Financial Crisis (Submitted in 2022)

Near completion as Primary (1st) Supervisor with Cardiff Met/LSC

  • Charlene Wami - Cohered Emergent Theory for Evaluating and Designing Employee Reward and Motivational Packages in Nigerian Commercial Banks

Internally funded research project information

PI - Pharmaceutical & healthcare entrepreneurs’ innovation business model in West Africa (Funded by BAL RIO Research Funding in 2020/21)

Professional esteem indicators

 

  • Editorial board member of Technological Sustainability Journal (Emerald)
  • Scientific committee member of SRRNet’s 2022 Conference on CSR and Organisational Governance in Mauritius
  • PhD Examiner and Examining Board Member for the  Cardiff Met & LSC Doctoral Research Degrees (2017- date)
  • External Examiner - Portsmouth University MSc Programme (2021-2025)
  • External Assessor - Lancaster University BA (Hons) Business with Management Programme Validation (2020-2021)
  • Curriculum knowledge assessment lead in Business for Teach First, UK (2017-2020)

Invited talk and discussions

  • Invited speaker on ‘A cohered emergent model of complex change in organizations’, a paper under review. Virtual Management Seminar Series, De Montfort University, October 2020
  • Invitation to discuss on ‘Brexit plans and the future of the UK - Conversation with Sir Graham Brady’. House of Common/Centre for Opposition Studies, Bolton University. February 2019
  • Invited speaker on Ghana Networking Session. The GCRF working group with support of the CALIBRE Global Research Challenges, Loughborough University. July 2018
  • Invited speaker on 'How to Write Your Dissertation Cleverly’. Presented at the ISEing PhD Seminar, Brunel Business School, February 2013
  • Invited speaker on ‘Healthcare MBA research ethics’ - Brunel Business School, December 2010

Peer review activities

Publons-verified

  • European Journal of Information Systems
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • International Journal of Information Management
  • Information Technology for Development
  • Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
  • Journal of Management Inquiry
  • Journal of Management & Organization
  • Critical Perspectives on International Business
  • Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal
  • Social Responsibility Journal
  • Technological Sustainability
  • Management in Education
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Communications
  • International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society
  • Academy of Management Annual Meetings  - regular reviewer
  • International Conference on Information Resources Management

Other peer reviews

  • Edited novel: Oppong, S. K. (2019). A victim of injustice. Pp 1-187. Available at https: https://www.amazon.com/Victim-Injustice-Samuel-Oppong- ebook/dp/B07RQT9QS7
  • The European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, (EMCIS2009). Crowne Plaza

Conference session chair

  • Track session - 18th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, School of IPCA and the Social Responsibility Research Network, September 10-13, 2019, Barcelos, Portugal.
  • Reflective Practice and CPD Session - The Learning Forum London Conference, European Institute for E-Learning (EIfEL), 22-24 June 2009, City University, London

PhD examining

  • Examined four PhD viva voce in the following areas: (i) Organisational learning and wellbeing in Philippines – 2018; (ii) Corporate governance of microfinance banks in South-East Nigeria – 2018; (iii) Conflict management in the Moroccan holding company - 2019; and (iv) Innovative technology and information used by ethnic entrepreneurs in the UK - 2019
  • Examined five PhD mandatory mock viva in the areas of an effective time management in Qatari-Japanese non-governmental organisations, banks’ service provision for people with learning disabilities in Nigeria, a theoretical framework for developing a secured cloud infrastructure, cross-cultural marketing in the Indian and UK hotel industry, and teacher job satisfaction in Kuwait, and chaired three mock viva
  • Serve as a PhD examining board member for the Cardiff Metropolitan University and LSC Doctoral Research Degrees 

ORCID number

 0000-0002-6330-0751

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