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I enjoy teaching a range of Human Resource Management (HRM), Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Strategic Management modules. I teach research methodology and supervise dissertation students. My student-centred teaching draws on my work experience in industry including roles in HRM, sustainable development, financial services (FTSE 100), legal practice, third sector and hospitality management as well as my involvement in social movements, human rights and worker activism.

I have won multiple awards for academic excellence and my published research includes peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. My teaching, research and activism are integrated and influenced by my role as a change agent in society, these centre around two main themes:

  • "What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?" - Implications for People, Management and Organizations
  • "Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights" (Bob Marley) - Implications for Social Movements, Work, Markets and Society.

Video of my Musical Poem on the Mbira:

My musical poem on the mbira (African thumb piano) as part of my academic research paper on Diaspora Migrant Workers and Development, presented at CURAS 2018 conference, Coventry:


#BringBackOurGirls: Crying For Chibok and Our Kidnapped Daughters – Poem by Chibuzo Ejiogu:




  • PhD in Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde (expected, 2018).
  • MSc International Human Resource Management & Comparative Industrial Relations, University of Manchester (Distinction, 2010).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology in Business and Management, University of Strathclyde (2014)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University (2018)
  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), UK– Practitioner Route.
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


I am an Associate Course Director on the MA in Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited) and the MSc International Human Resource Management at Coventry University. I have taught on undergraduate, postgraduate, fulltime, part-time, online and executive education courses. I tailor my teaching to specific sectors and organisations enabling my students to contextualise their learning. I use creative methods to facilitate learning such as LEGO Serious Play, graphic facilitation, visual storytelling, game-based learning, robotics, spoken word poetry, African traditional oral storytelling and Capoeira. I was part of a team at the University of Strathclyde that pioneered the ‘scenes and sounds of migration’ seminar series that utilises documentary films, dialogue and music to explore and innovatively engage with the complex dynamics of migration. I am the Module Leader for the following modules:

  • Ethical HRM/D
  • Innovation and Change
  • Leading Change in Organisations
  • International HRM
  • Managing Resources
  • Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources


My research and publications promote critical and ethical perspectives in understanding globalization, markets and society and their relationship with work, workplaces, workforces and working lives.

My research includes a variety of methods and approaches such as participatory action research, international and comparative research, visual methods and documentary film.

My multi-disciplinary research interests include changes to work and employment, migration, sociology of work, political economy, postcolonialism, regulatory and institutional change, organisational analysis, global governance, corruption, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility (CSR), critical accounting, social media, leadership, change management, equality and diversity, reward management, talent and knowledge management, human rights, worker activism and trade unions, networks, social movements, civil society, health policy and management, energy policy, environmental sustainability, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, African and Latin American development, music and creative industries, artistic and cultural practices, Capoeria and traditional art forms and skills.

I am also a peer reviewer for a range of academic journals including Employee Relations; Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development; World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development etc

Areas of Expertise:

  • International and Strategic HRM
  • Regulatory and Institutional Change
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Migration and Voice Advocacy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Corporate Governance, Leadership and Organisational Analysis
  • Critical and Qualitative Accounting, Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Human Rights and Ethics
  • Reward Management, Executive Compensation and Performance Management
  • Knowledge Management and Global Talent Management
  • Networks, Civil Society and Community Organisations, Trade Unions and Social Movements
  • Energy Governance and Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Capoeira, Artistic and Cultural Skills

Prizes and Awards:

  • Winner of the first ever Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) Teaching and Learning Excellence Award in 2018 at Coventry University.

  • Winner of the 1st Prize for Paper Presentations at the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC) 2016 Doctoral Conference (Best Paper).

  • Awarded the Prize as the best graduating student in MSc International HRM and Comparative IR class at the Manchester Business School.

  • Awarded a Certificate of Achievement for marks above 85% in the “Accountant in Business” exam paper of The Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.

  • Winner of the 1st Prize in a Nationwide Legal Moot Court Competition (Nigeria)

  • 3rd Best Nationwide in examinations by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN/ATS part1).


Book Chapters:

Ejiogu, C. (2018). “Precariousness in Unlikely Places: The Role of High-Skilled Migrant Worker Networks in Resisting and Reproducing Precarity”. In Fedyuk, O. and Stewart, P. (eds.) Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe: Migration, Work and Employment Perspectives. London: ECPR Press/ Rowman & Littlefield International

Ejiogu, C.J., Ozoh, C.E. and Ejiogu, C.A. (2013). “Integrating Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of a Global Financial Crisis: Enabling Sustainability through Executive Remuneration and Reward Strategy”. In Okram, B. (ed.) Corporate Goals and Responsibilities: Economic, Social and Human Rights. Dudweiler Landstr: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Ejiogu, C. (2013). “Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Financial Crisis: The Global Challenge of Embedding Human Rights in Organizations and Human Resource Management Practices”. In Okram, B. (ed.) Corporate Goals and Responsibilities: Economic, Social and Human Rights. Dudweiler Landstr: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles:

Ejiogu, A., and Ejiogu, C. (2018). Translation in the “contact zone” between accounting and human resource management: The nebulous idea of humans as assets and resources, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, DOI: 10.1108/AAAJ-06-2017-2986 (Accepted/in press)

Ejiogu, A., Ejiogu, C. and Ambituuni, A. (2018). “The dark side of transparency: Problematising the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as a Public Sector Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption Initiative”, British Accounting Review, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2018.10.004 (Accepted/in press)

Ejiogu, A., Ambituuni, A. and Ejiogu, C. (2018). “Accounting for Accounting’s Role in the Neoliberalisation Processes of Social Housing in England: A Bourdieusian Perspective”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2018.07.002 (Accepted/in press)


Casting an appraising eye on performance management


Research Interests

International and Strategic HRM ; Reward, Performance and Global Talent Management; Equality, Diversity, Migration and Voice Advocacy; Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Ethics; Networks, Social Movements, Civil Society and Community Organisations; Institutional and Regulatory Change, Sustainable Development, Energy and Environmental Governance

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Research Output 2013 2018

social housing
social control

Precariousness in Unlikely Places: The Role of High-Skilled Migrant Worker Networks in Resisting and Reproducing Precarity

Ejiogu, C. 15 Mar 2018 Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe: Migration, Work and Employment Perspectives. Fedyuk, O. & Stewart, P. (eds.). London: ECPR Press/ Rowman & Littlefield International, p. 239-269 29 p.

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1 Citations
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Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Participation in conference