SBS adjunct faculty member, Dr. Chris Ogbechie won the second prize for the 2013 Emerald and Association of African Business Schools (AABS) Case Study Competition. The case study, entitled: Social Entrepreneurship: Answering the Call of Nature focuses on the Dignified Mobile Toilets (DMT) Nigeria and the exploits of its founder, late Mr Isaac Durojaiye and also examines the background, social and environmental impact of the DMT in Nigeria.
Dr. Ogbechie, who teaches strategy and corporate governance at Lagos Business School and Strathmore Business School received a $1,000 reward for the case and an opportunity to publish the case study in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection.
Dr. Ogbechie said he participated in the competition because it revolves around social entrepreneurship and sustainability, which are areas that LBS strives to promote. According to him, DMT ameliorated the poor state of public toilets by providing mobile toilets at bus stops and in densely populated areas in major cities.
The case study is unique because the DMT is a very important social enterprise that has produced economic and social benefits for cities in Nigeria. As someone that is passionate about social entrepreneurship and sustainability, the competition provided an opportunity to project a striking example of the huge benefits social entrepreneurship in Nigeria, he said.
Dr. Chris Ogbechie has a first-class honours degree in mechanical engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Business Administration from Brunel Business School in the UK.