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Ferdinand Che

Assistant Professor
Business and Entrepreneurship
American University of Nigeria
Nigeria

Ferdinand Che

Biography

Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury (UK); M.Sc., Oxford University (UK); MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (NH, USA). He brings industry and entrepreneurial experience. Recently, as founder of a UK boutique consulting firm based in London he forged partnerships with small and emerging companies to innovate and improve the way they serve their customers in the technology, telecoms, logistics, and energy sector. He founded a technology consulting firm in 2000 that delivered customized solutions to small and large businesses. He has worked for the Financial Times, GlaxoSmithKline and other global organizations in the past championing the use of ICT to improve performance.

Research Interest

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management;Experiential or action-based entrepreneurship using simulation technologies;Decision science - the application of mathematical modeling and analysis to management problems;Poverty reduction - the use of ICTs to improve community health; to reduce poverty; to improve education and better access to information; Economic development - the use of ICTs to improve the performance of businesses, to promote economic growth; and to harness renewable energy and other energy saving technologies to improve access to power in the emerging economies; Resource efficiency

Publications

  • Samuel Akanno, Ferdinand Che, Abubakar Radda, Ifeatu Uzodinma, Patterns of corporate social and environmental disclosure in Nigeria, International Journal of Business and Finance Management Research, 2015

  • Emmanuel Ukpe, Mathias Fonkam, Ferdinand Che - Systems Study of the Impacts of ICTs on Rising Extreme Poverty in Nigeria, Scientific Research Journal, Vol I, December 2013

  • Ferdinand Che, Fardeen Dodo, Babatunde Ogunleye, Jennifer Che - ICTs as enablers in the adaptation of PGS: A participatory system for socio-economic empowerment of rural smallholder farmers in Adamawa, 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2014), 7-9 August 2014

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