Dr Frank Nyame-Asiamah

Associate Professor

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Management

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business Management , Entrepreneurship and technology startups , Information and communications technology , Organisational Behaviour , Knowledge transfer , Research methodology , Sustainability

Research Supervision:Yes

Frank is school lead for Innovation and Knowledge exchange. Previously he was a PhD supervisor/Director of Study, Postgraduate in Business Education Subject Lead and Module Lead in three higher education institutions in the UK.

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Background

Frank obtained a PhD in Management Studies from Brunel University. He constructed Cohered Emergent Theory, a theory that acknowledges that individuals, teams and groups with diverse interests must be empowered to collaborate and contribute to organisational systems design, implementation and evaluation. Frank’s research has been applied in practice at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana and utilised to study a range of topics in management and information systems research. He initiated the first edition of the African Entrepreneurship and Innovation Seminar series at the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation at De Montfort University and shared the maiden platform with the Ghanaian Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture to discuss the links between the centre’s research and policy. His research has featured in world leading journals such as Risk Analysis and Social Science and Medicine. He sits on the Technological Sustainability Editorial Advisory Board and has reviewed papers for many reputable journals. Frank received an Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2021 from the European Journal of Information Systems.

In early 2022, he received the Faculty Staff Development award for contributing to the development of academic staff and the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at De Montford University. Prior to joining higher education, Frank worked as Curriculum Manager and developed a curriculum innovation blueprint to improve outcomes learning at Hackney Community College/New City College in London. He received the ‘high and continuously improving success rate’ for students award in 2010. 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 has provided consultancy for large organisations such as Teach First, provided curriculum improvement advice for secondary school managers in the UK, supervised several PhD students to successful completion and mentored many schoolteachers. As an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner, Frank welcomes potential candidates who want to conduct research in qualitative or mixed method traditions in his areas of interest.

Research interests

  • Healthcare information systems for development
  • Organisational learning and knowledge management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Risk communication and management
  • Complexity-based theory development and applications
  • Critical research studies

Areas of research supervision

Frank uses different theoretical foundations and methodological designs to implement research studies. His interests lie in interdisciplinary management research with a particular focus on information systems for development, risk information, entrepreneurship, organizational learning, knowledge management and sustainability. He supervised many PhD students at De Montfort University and has eight completion as Primary Supervisor.

PhD Completion as Primary Supervisor

  • Tala Abuhussein - Quality management implementation in the Jordanian Higher Education sector (awarded in 2017)
  • Mukunda Bastola - A deferred-based framework for evaluating the quality of privatised curriculum provision to improve student experience in Nepal (awarded in 2019)
  • Ghulam Sughra - CSR and financial performance of retail industry in the UK (awarded in 2020)
  • Calistus Sone - Teacher attrition and retention in private secondary schools in Cameroon (awarded in 2020)
  • Ghanim Ali - A deferred model for evaluating and improving the Dubai metro train security management (awarded in 2021)
  • Viviane Chinwah - PRISMA model for improving maternal-child health outcomes in Rivers State, Nigeria (awarded in 2021)
  • Ziad Al Qadi - The impact of strategic human resource management practices on firm performance – A study of financial crisis on the banking sector of Jordan (passed in 2022)
  • Charlene Wami - Cohered emergent theory for evaluating and designing employee reward and motivational packages in Nigerian commercial banks (submitted in 2022)

Teaching

Frank has extensive experience of teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a wide range of management and business education modules. Currently, he teaches strategic management to undergraduate business students, and supervises dissertations and doctoral students. More recently he taught the following modules:

  • Strategic management (postgraduate)
  • Global strategy (postgraduate)
  • Global contemporary business issues (undergraduate)
  • Crisis and business continuity management (undergraduate)
  • Managing operations and projects (undergraduate)
  • Progressive franchising (undergraduate)
  • Emerging philosophy of teaching and learning (postgraduate)
  • Leading learning in communities (postgraduate)
  • Collaborative learning and development (postgraduate)
  • Extending impact and influencing others (postgraduate)
  • Research design (DBA)

Qualifications

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

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Editorial Board Member, Technological Sustainability Journal
  • Scientific Committee Member, Social Responsibility Research Network
  • Member, the Society for Risk Analysis
  • Member, Chartered Management & Business Educator
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Academy of Management (CMS & MED)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • PI for a pharmaceutical and medical innovation business model project in West Africa, De Montfort University, £2331.00, 2020-2021
  • Curriculum Knowledge Assessment Lead in Business for Teach First, UK
  • Evidence-based recommendations for Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana to help improve the design, adoption and implementation of the hospital’s knowledge-based systems, 2013
  • PhD Examiner and Examining Board Member for the Cardiff Metropolitan University/LSC Doctoral Research Degrees
  • External Examiner for Portsmouth University/CEG MSc in Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management
  • External Assessor for Lancaster University BA (Hons) Business with Management Programme Validation

Selected recent publications

  • 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 - CABS 4
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F., Amoako, K. & Kawalek, P. (2022). Cohered Emergent Theory for designing and implementing multinational mining sustainability practices in Ghana. In: Crowther, D. and Seifi, S. (Eds.) The Complexities of Sustainability. World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/12902
  • Mafimisebi, O & Nyame-Asiamah, F (2021). 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
  • Chinwah, V., Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Ekenam, I. (2020). Maternal child health risk factors in Nigeria: Towards the PRISMA model. Social Sciences & Medicine - CABS 4
  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. & Kawalek, P. (2020) 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
  • 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. CABS 3
  • 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. CABS 2
  • 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) CABS 2
  • 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. CABS 1

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F., Sime, S., Boasu, B., Y. (2022). Comparing For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Collaboration: Cohered Emergent Theory Application. 19th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and the 10th Organisational Governance Conference, Université des Mascareignes, 7th - 10th September 2022, Mauritius

  • Sime, S., Boasu, B., Y., Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2022). Improving micro-entrepreneurs’ capabilities for fire relief communication and fire disaster resilience: A mixed methods study of micro-entrepreneurs in a Ghanaian Central Market. 19th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and the 10th Organisational Governance Conference, Université des Mascareignes, 7th - 10th September 2022, Mauritius

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2022). Diaspora entrepreneurs’ push and pull institutional factors for investing in Africa. At the ‘Africa on the move: Mobility, migration, languages, culture and economy, session. University of Mannheim Summer School, Germany, 1-5 August 2022. (Invited speaker)

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2021). African diaspora engagement and investment opportunities in home countries. A shared presentation platform 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. Amoako, I. O., Omeihe, K. & Rae, D., (2021). Marginalisation and empowerment of West African women entrepreneurs. The Inclusion and Women’s Entrepreneurship in Africa research webinar, De Montfort University, July 2021

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F., Sime, S. & Obembe, D. (2021). Pharmaceutical innovation business model in West Africa. The Journal of Management Studies paper development workshop, De Montfort University, April 2021

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2021). A cohered emergent model of complex change (CABS 4 paper under review). Virtual Management Seminar Series, De Montfort University, October 2020. (Invited presentation)

  • 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.

  • Nyame-Asiamah, F. (2018). Ghana Networking Session. The GCRF working group with support of the CALIBRE Global Research Challenges, Loughborough University. July 2018. (Invited presentation)

  • 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. (2013). How to Write Your Dissertation Cleverly. The ISEing PhD Seminar, Brunel Business School, February 2013 (Invited presentation)

  • 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. (2011-2017). Curriculum review and department self-assessment reports for Ofsted and further education board of governors at Hackney Community College/New City College (Annual presentation)

  • 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.

Media experience

Interviewed for BBC and Press Association (in Istanbul, Turkey) on a coordinated British Council International Educational Project displayed for the Queen of England’s visit in Turkey