• 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile


I joined  the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), Coventry University in April, 2018 as a Lecturer in Enterprise  and Entrepreneurship. Prior to this role, I was an Associate Lecturer in Digital Business and Innovation at the University of Wolverhampton Business School. Prior to taking an academic role, I spent over a decade of my professional life across the broad spectrum of financial institutions ranging from commercial to rural banking where I provide entrepreneurial finance to SMEs and I have seen to the growth and training of countless SMEs.

My teaching interest cuts across entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy and small business management modules to both undergraduate and postgraduate (MBA and MA) students. I am  a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom and I currently teach the MBA module in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (7001SSL). I also teach the Small Business Leadership on the BA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship degree course and Innovation on the MA Global Entrepreneurship course.

I  am a  reviewer for the Cogent Business and Management Journal, UK, the International Journal of Management Practice and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial behaviour  and Research.

Research Interests

  • Enterprise development and businesses innovation
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Credit risk management
  • Financial inclusiveness 
  • Institutional logics
  • Entrepreneurial capital development
  • New venture creation and management
  • Digital business and innovation
  • African poverty dynamics
  • Organisational Resilience

*I am currently looking forward to develop collaborations and networks in various research opportunities across Africa focusing on financial inclusion, technological adoption and innovation and entrepreneurship training projects

Professional Body Memberships and Roles

1. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom

2. Member, Institute for small business and entrepreneurship, United Kingdom (http://isbe.org.uk/)

3. Member, British Academy of Management (https://www.bam.ac.uk/home)

4. Member, British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), United Kingdom

 Current Teaching Courses

  • MBA 

  • MA Gloal Entrepreneurship

  • BA Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Current Teaching Modules

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (7001SSL)

  • Small Business Leadership (2002 ICTE)

  • Innovation (M102IAE)

  • Pofitability and financial Performance
  • Financial and legal Issues

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Entrepreneurial Finance) University of Wolverhampton, UK


Doctor of Business Administration (Credit Risk Management), Central University of Technology, South Africa


Master of Science, International Development, University of Bath, UK


Bachelor of Science in Administration (First Class Honours) University of Ghana, Ghana


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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 6 Conference proceeding
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Chapter
7 Downloads (Pure)

Does institutional logic matter in microfinance delivery? An empirical study of microfinance clients

Atiase, V., Mahmood, S. & Wang, Y., 23 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. (In-Press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Institutional logics
Small enterprises
Empirical study
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

FNGOs and financial inclusion: investigating the impact of microcredit on employment generation in Ghana

Atiase, V., Wang, Y. & Mahmood, S., 1 May 2019, In : The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 20, 2, p. 90-106 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Regression analysis
Financial inclusion
Non-governmental organizations

FNGOs and microfinance delivery: The institutional logic perspective

Atiase, V., Mahmood, S. & Wang, Y., 3 Sep 2019, British Academy of Management, United Kingdom. British Academy of Management, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
Institutional logics
Small enterprises
Non-governmental organizations

Microfinance and Necessity Entrepreneurship: The Ghanaian Experience

Atiase, V. & Dzansi, D., 8 Oct 2019, Societal Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness. Dana, L-P. & Ratten, V. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Poverty reduction

Tax compliance cost: the hidden effect on international trade in Africa

Atiase, V., Asorwoe, E., Ablorde, F. & Kolade, S., 9 Apr 2019, British Accounting and Finance Association, United Kingdom. p. 1-29 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Tax compliance
International trade
Compliance costs