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Lecturer Co-Authors Winning Case

  Jul 11, 2012

Dr. Fredrick O Ogola, lecturer at Strathmore Business School has co-authored a case titled “Nike Davies-Okundaye: Building a family social enterprise” that won the AABS/ Emerald Case Competition 2012. The case which attracted a cash prize of US$1,500 was also co authored by Henrietta N Onwuegbuzie from Lagos Business School,Lagos and , Gordon N Adomdza from Northeastern University, Boston.

The case is about the entrepreneur. The protagonist of the case, owns and manages the biggest art gallery in all West Africa. In today’s increasingly capitalist society, the case shows that doing good can still lead to doing very well financially. It testifies that creating social value can precede or go along with wealth creation as opposed to the common belief that amassing wealth should always come before doing good.

The case study also highlights valuable insights on indigenous training systems such as apprenticeship, which ensures that children grow up learning skills they need to earn a living as adults, without depending on others for employment. In that regard, the study contributes to the knowledge of entrepreneurship in Africa and Nigeria in particular.

The case has been submitted to a journal that will be later published. Dr. Ogola will receive the award during the Emerald Literati Network Event that will be held on August 4th 2012.

About Dr. Fred Ogola

Dr. Fredrick Ogola is a full time lecturer at Strathmore Business School (SBS) in the department of Strategy. He has a Research and Teaching visiting position in Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai and Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India. Fredrick has collaborated for three years with the Institute for Social Innovation in ESADE Business School, Barcelona Spain on various research projects and in the field of teaching. He is also a member of European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) and European Academy of Business In Society (EABIS). His research interests include the social responsibility of financial institutions in developing countries and anti-poverty programs. In teaching, Fredrick has taught Business Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation at ESADE Business School. He has also co-taught Senior Leadership Management Program (SLMP) at SBS.

Fredrick is a social scientist with specialization in Psychology and Philosophy with academic interests in strategic management and sustainability strategies. He obtained his PhD in Management Sciences at ESADE Business School, Barcelona Spain in April 2012. He previously obtained a BA Social Sciences in Psychology and Philosophy from Uganda Martyrs University, an MBA in Strategic Management from Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Master of Research in Management Science degree from ESADE Business School. He has worked as a senior shortfall analyst with the mortgage firm, Housing Finance Company of Kenya (2007) and as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the Faculty of Commerce at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (2008) apart from 6 years Missionary formation and pastoral experience with St. Joseph´s Missionary Society Mill Hill (2000-2006).

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