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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




Personal profile

Joseph is senior lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OB/HRM). Currently programme leader for Global Leadership and Management studies, he leads teaching in a range of OB/HRM related modules. He is also in training and delopment for Doctoral students leading conversations and reflection in Research Methods and research Philosophy.

Joseph's research interests overlap the boundaries of Leadership and governance, Cross-Cultural studies, entrepreneurship and development with a focus in Africa and other third world country contexts. 

Joseph qualified as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in UK in 2013 at the University of Leeds and has taught in a number of UK Universities. Prior to joining DMU in September 2017, Joseph was lecturer at the Universities of Leeds, West of England (UWE) Bristol and the University of Bath.

Research group affiliations


Joseph heads the leadership, Cross cultural and Organizational study division of the research institute: People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI).

Publications and outputs 

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

Sarpong, D., Maclean, M. and Eyong, J.E., (2018) Cross-state mobility of European naturalised third-country nationals. European Urban and Regional Studies, p.0969776418798690.

Joseph Ebot Eyong (2019): Leadership for high performance in local councils in Cameroon and Nigeria: Examining deviant and concordant practices to the philosophy of Ubuntu, Africa Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1080/23322373.2019.1631030

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.

Key research outputs

Impact case studies, Consultant Government of Sudan

Research interests/expertise

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

Areas of teaching

Organizational Theory, Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Research methods, Research philosophy



Courses taught

People Management and Organizations, People Management, Research Methods in HRM

Honours and awards


VC teaching excellence 2018

Research excellence, BAL 2019

Membership of external committees

Guest editorship: Africa Journal of Management (AJOM) SI.

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

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Effective leadership in African Public Service Organizations - Government Institutions (Sudan: Federal Ministry of Health).

High Performance and Effective Leadership in Local Councils in Cameroon and Nigeria

Forthcoming events

International Conference for African Leadership

Conference attendance

Lead: PDW: Tribalism, Afronationalism and Nepotism in Africa - Academy of Management Conference Boston, 2019

Lead: PDW: The Future of Management Education andTraining in Africa in the Context ofGlobalization Management Education and Tr aining in Africa - Academy of Management Conference, Boston, USA, 2019

Participant: Rethinking Humanitarian Action in North Eastern Nigeria: Workshop - Abuja Nigeria, 2019

Recent research outputs

Leadership Development in Africa: Context, Literature and Framework: HAUS Finland, 2018

Key research outputs

Leadership for High Performance in Cameroon an

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: Retheorizing Performance Appraisal in the African Context: The case for Nigeria

Externally funded research grants information

HAUS - Finland (2018)

Grant 00345: UONGOZI (2017)

Internally funded research project information

Global Challenges Research Fund: Rethinking Humanitarian Action

Published patents


Professional esteem indicators

Nominated Best paper, AFAM, Lagos, 2020

Case studies

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

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