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Chijioke joined Northampton Business School in August 2014 with extensive teaching experience and management consultancy roles with Development Charities (NGOs). He has given invited seminars and talks, and also presented at national and international conferences. In addition, he has reviewed prestigious academic journals (e.g., Journal of Business Ethics, Sustainability, Transportation Research, International Journal of Inclusive Education etc.) and has extensive experience supervising and examining doctoral candidates

Research Interests

Chijioke’s research interests are in the broad areas of Individual and Business Sustainability. Within these broad perspectives, he focuses on exploring the ethical, social and psychological dimensions of sustainable practices and lifestyle at individual and business organizational levels. His methodological approach is interdisciplinary and qualitative, and gravitates towards strategic design and discussions of new means of reconciling common good values, particularly those bordering on sustainable lifestyles and Social Responsibility, with the enhancement of positive behavior change at the individual and/or corporate level.


  • Mid-Sized Businesses and the challenges of growth: Implications for the Theory of Administrative Behaviour and management education (PhD) (COMPLETED) - James Blackmore-Wright
  • Understanding Owner-manager Environmental Responsibility in Plastic Sachet Water Manufacturing SMEs in Nigeria (PhD) - Chijioke Opia
  • Exploring the Attributes and Approaches to Sustainable Leadership Behaviours in Construction Firms Located in the UK: A Qualitative Study (PhD) - Toyin-Ann Yerifor
  • Assessment of Somaliland Higher Education Institutions' Internal Quality Assurance in Somalia (DBA) Osman Hussein Warsama
  • The impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on sustainable development: an assessment of the electricity supply industry (ESI) corporations in Namibia (DBA) - Ms Salmi Watyako Tuyambeka Mvula
  • Understanding gender variations in sensemaking of social responsibility amongst SME owner-managers - empirical evidence from Nigeria (PhD) - Anastasia Adogah
  • Raising Awareness of Cybersecurity Management in Nigeria through intelligent systems (PhD) - Mercy Ejura Dapel

Doctoral Examination

  • Bureaucratic Governance and Employee Performance: The Case of the Nigerian Federal Service, (PhD) Othman Usman, University of Manchester. 2023
  • Conceptualisation of Air Cargo Sector Development to Enhance the Success of Oman’s Logistics Vision 2040 (DBA), Mr Khalid Al Balushi, University of Northampton. 2022
  • Development of Sustainability Framework for the Gold Mining Industry in Myanmar (DBA), Thiha Zaw Lynn, University of Northampton. 2023
  • Critical Evaluation of the Effects of the Current Bonus and Merits Policy on the Employees’ Pay Satisfaction: Reference to Two Domestic Oil and Gas Service Companies in Qatar (DBA), Mr Othman Alyafei, University of Northampton. 2023
  • The Role of Community Influences on Socially Responsible Activity within SMEs (PhD), Mrs Louise Atkinson, University of Northampton. 2022
  • A Multi-Dimensional Evaluative Framework for Examining Project Reputation within the Construction Industry: Contractors' Perspective, (PhD) Oladimeji A. Olawale, University of West of England. 2023

Teaching Interests

  • Social Responsibility of Business
  • Business in Society
  • Sustainability (Strategy and Management)
  • Strategic Management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Lund University

Bachelor, Pontificia Università Urbaniana

PhD, Royal Holloway University of London


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