Dr Joseph Ebot Eyong

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6158

E: joseph.eyong@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Joseph teaches in various areas in Management and Organizational studies with a particular interest in Leadership, Cross-Cultural studies and Research Methods.

Admitted as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2013 at the University of Leeds, he has shown a passion in indigenous cultures and traditions and drawn on the unorthodoxy of non-Western thinking to challenge conventional wisdom, provide voice to marginalized groups and propose an alternative theorizing of leadership referred to as Substitutional leadership practice.

Prior to joining DMU in September 2017, Joseph was lecturer at the Universities of Leeds, West of England (UWE) Bristol and Bath School Management, University of Bath.

Research group affiliations

People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

Publications and outputs 

Eyong, (2017) Indigenous African Leadership: Key differences from Anglo-Saxon Writings, Leadership, Vol. 13(2) 133–153 London, Sage.

Conference papers

Eyong JE, Mumbi, H and Muskwe, N, (2018) Leadership development in Africa: Evolution, Complexity and Opportunities. 10th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference (DLCC) Bristol Business School, UWE, 12th-13th July 2018.

Eyong, JE (2018) Leadership as barrier to high performance, 4th Biennial Conference Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) Addis Ababa - Ethiopia 3rd to 6th January 2018.

Eyong JE (2014) Mythology and Metaphysics of Indigenous African Leadership: Academy of Management Conference: Philadelphia, USA.

Eyong (2013) Conducting Anthropological Research in the African Context: Ethnography in West and Central Africa, 2nd International Research in Development Conference (RiDNet), University of Leeds June, 2013.

Eyong (2012) Foundations of indigenous African Leadership: Behind the cultural veil of ‘EKPE’ Institution, 6th International Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, (DLCC) University of Exeter; June 2012.

Research interests/expertise

Leadership, Cross-cultural studies and qualitative research methods and philosophy.

Areas of teaching

Management, Organization, Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Research methods.


BSc, PGCE (HE) MBA, MA (Ed) MRes, PhD

Courses taught

People Management and Organizations, Research Methods

Membership of professional associations and societies

British Academy of Management (BAM) 2015 to date

African Academy of Management (AFAM) 2014 to date

Professional licences and certificates



Leadership Development in Africa Leadership Effectiveness - Sudan

Consultancy work

Political leadership in African Public Services: Case of Councils in Cameroon and Nigeria.

Leadership Effectiveness in the Federal Ministry of Health - Sudan.

African Leadership: A Literature and Contextual Review - HAUS Finland

Current research students

Kennedy Dagu

1st Supervisor: Joseph Eyong

2nd Supervisor: Anita Hammer

Externally funded research grants information

Grant 1122 - HAUS - Finland

Grant 00345: UONGOZI Tanzania (Denmark)

Case studies

Leadership in Cameroon and Nigeria: The Quest for Appreciable, Sustainable and Effective leadership through Leadership Development

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