Lecturer I, Management Technology Department

Dr Kelechi E. Ugwu

Dr Kelechi Enyinna Ugwu

Lecturer I

BSc., BSc., MSc., PhD
Email: kelechi.ugwu@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Dr Kelechi Enyinna Ugwu, is a lecturer in the Department of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He has nine years of teaching experience in the area of Management. He holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in Business Administration at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, November 2018. He studied at Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University, Sweden and obtained both a Masters and Bachelors degree in Business Admistrationin 2008 and 2010. He has a certificate in Humanitarian Logistics, a combined program organized by; Jonkoping University Sweden, Haken School of Economics, Finland, and BI Norwegian School of Management, 2009. The scholar holds another bachelor degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Enugu State University of Science of Technology (ESUT), 2002.

He has international experience and has worked with Swedish Logistics firms (Proffice AB and Bring Logistics). He is a creative writer and has presented several academic papers on a wide range of topics such as; globalization and economic growth on invitation from International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Thistle Brighton, the United Kingdom in May 2014. He has presented papers in areas such as; Talent Management, Change Management, Intellectual Capital Management among others. His academic interests are streamlined in the area of; human resource management and supply chain management.

He has authored more than twenty-three scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals in management. He has authored a book titled “Mergers and Acquisitions”. His interest in academics cannot be overemphasized and has distinguished himself through a series of research and publication.  He is co-editor of International Journal of Family Business and Management (in USA). He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPMD). Currently serving as examination officer (2017 till date), Departmental representative on University Website and Updates (2019 till date), served as a class adviser (2011 to 2016). He possesses good interpersonal, presentation, leadership, organizing and supervisory skills.

Dr Kelechi has technical skills and is knowledgeable with the use of Statistical Package on Social Science (SPSS) in data tabulation, coding and running of analysis (e.g. regression, Correlation, Analysis of Variance etc).  Finally, the scholar has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate research work in the area of management.

Qualifications
Honours/Awards
Affiliations
Courses Assigned to Teach
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualification

  • M.Sc (Sweden),
  • B.Sc (Sweden),
  • B.Sc (Nig.),
  • Fellow Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPM)

Honours/Awards

Fellow, Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPMD) Nigeria.

Affiliations

  • Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPMD).
  • Member, Institute of New Economic Thinking (MINET).
  • Member, CIVICUS World Alliance (MCWA).
  • Reviewer, Board Member, International Journal of Family Business and Management

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • Total Quality Management (MGT 411),
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENS 301),
  • Research Methodology (MGT 447),
  • Research Methodology (MGT 715),
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management (MGT 853),
  • Globalization and Economic Development (MGT 919),
  • Diversity and Conflict Management (MGT 803),
  • Management Thought and Practice (MGT 801)

Work Experience

Employers

Post held

Dates

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Lecturer 1

2017 –  Date

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Lecturer 11

2014- 2017

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Assistant Lecturer

2011- 2014

Research Interest

  • Human Resources Management,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
  • Organizational Behavior

Publications

Book Publication

  1. Ugwu, K.E. (2012).  Mergers and Acquisitions, A Research Agenda of X- logistics firm, Deutschland Germany: Lambert Academic Publisher, (Page 1- 114).

Journal Publications

  1. Ugwu, K.E., Osisioma, H.E., & Nzewi, H.N.(2019). Intellectual Capital Management and Career Development of Women Managers in Private Sector, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Family Business and Management, Vol. 3, Iss. 3, P.1-10.
  2. Ugwu, K. E, Kekeocha, M., & Chukwu, E. O. (2019). Impact of Work-Family Conflict on Career Advancement of Female Professionals in Commercial Banks in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics, Vol. 5, No. 5,  pp. 966- 985.
  3. Ugwu, K. E., Okoroji, L.I., & Chukwu, E. O. (2019). Participative Decision Making and Employee Performance in the Hospitality Industry. A Study of Selected Hotels in Owerri Metropolis, Imo State. Management Studies and Economic System (MSES), Winter, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, pp, 51-62.
  4. Ugwu, K.E., & Osisioma, H.E. (2017). Talent Management and Performance of Selected Commercial Banks in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics, Vol. 4. Is. 3, Pp. 282 – 310.
  5. Ugwu, K.E., Ohaka, O.I., & Kalu, A.S. (2016).  Evaluation of the Effect of Commercial Bank Consolidation on Economic Growth (Evidence from Nigeria, 2006- 2015).Management Studies and Economic System (MSES), Vol. 3, Issue 2.
  6. Nnaji-Ihedinmah, N.C, & Ugwu, K.E. (2016). Evaluating Occupational Health and Safety in Selected Plastic Manufacturing Organizations in Awka Metropolis Nigeria. Management Studies and Economic System (MSES), Vol. 3, Issue 1, Pp. 1-44.
  7. Ugwu,  K. E,  Maina, C., Silva, S., & Vargas, G. (2016). Evaluation of the Impact of Corporate Communication on Investment Decision (A Case Study of Chemical and Mining Firm, Chile).Sona Global Management Review, Vol. 10, Iss. 4, August 2016.
  8. Ugwu, K.E. (2013). Humanitarian Space: Effect of Collaboration between Different Agencies in Relief Operations. International Journal of Research in Management, Science and Technology, (IJRMST), Vol. 4 No. 2, August 2016.
  9. Okoroji, L. I., & Ugwu, K. E. ( 2015). “Evaluation of School Counselling Services and Students Performance in Secondary Education in Owerri Imo State, Nigeria.International Journal of Research in Management, Science and Technology, (IJRMST), Vol. 3 No. 3.
  10. Ugwu, K.E., & Ndugbu, M. (2013).  Organizational Politics and Productivity in the Public Sector (Case Study of Power Holding Company, Nigeria).International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR), Vol. 16, Iss.7.
  11. Ugwu, K.E., & Njoku, C.O. (2013). Imperatives of Globalization on Economic Growth of Emerging Economies: Evidence from Nigeria (1980- 2013). Research Journal of Social Science and Management (RJSSM) Vol. 3, No 12.
  12. Njoku, C. O, Ugwu, K.E & Chigbu, E. E. (2014). Government Public Expenditures: Effect on Economic Growth (The Case study of Nigeria, 1961­- 2013). International Journal of Research in Management, Science and Technology (IJRMST), Vol. 2, No. 1.
  13. Ugwu, K.E, Ndugbu, M.O, Okoroji, L, Kalu, U.(2014). Organizational Politics and Employee’ Performance in Private Sector Investment ( A Comparative Study of Zenith Bank and Alcon Plc Nigeria). European Journal of Business and Management (EJBM), Vol. 6. No. 26.
  14. Onwuka, E.M, Ugwu, K.E, Kalu, A. U.(2014). The Effect of Policy Measures on Entrepreneurial Development (Analysis of Nigerian’s Experience). European Journal of Business and Management (EJBM). Vol. 6, No. 23.
  15. Ugwu, K.E, & Ihejirika, C.E. (2013). Need Assessment: A Key to Immediate Response in Disaster Management. International Journal of Innovative Research and Publication, Vol 2, Iss. 11.
  16. Ugwu, K. E., Okoroji, L. I. (2013). Coping Strategy for Outsourcing Logistics Services to Third Party Logistics Providers. International Journal of Research in Management, Science and Technology (IJRMST), Vol. 2, No. 3.
  17. Onwuka, E.M., Ugwu, K.E., & Ndife, C.F. (2015). Evaluation of the Effect of Operations Management on Improved Logistics Control. International Journal of Economics, Commerce, and Management (ijecm), United Kingdom, Vol.3, Iss. (5).
  18. Onwuka, E.M., Ugwu, K.E., & Kekeoch, M.E. (2015).  The Relationship Between Talent Management and Employees Performance in Nigeria Public Sector. International Journal of Economics, Commerce, and Management (ijecm), United Kingdom, Vol.3, Iss. (5), may,
  19. Onwuka, E.M., Ugwu, K.E., & Joy, I. (2015). Investigating the Relationship Between Entrepreneurship Development and Poverty Reduction in Rural Communities in Edo State, Nigeria. Australian Journal of Commerce and Study, Vol.5, No 4, June 2015.
  20. Onwuka, E.M., Ugwu, K.E., & Ejike, D.C.(2015). Implications of Youth Unemployment and Violent Crime on Economic Growth. Australian Journal of Commerce and Study, Vol.5, No 4.
  21. Ugwu, K.E., & Duru, E.E. (2015). Political Behavior and Employee Perceived Performance in the Private Sector: A Comparative Study of Zenith Bank and First Bank Plc, South East, Nigeria. Sona Global Management Review, Vol. 9, Iss. 4 (C).

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