Professor, Project Management Technology Department

Prof. Baldwin C. Asiegbu

Prof. Baldwin C. Asiegbu

Professor

BSc., MSc., PhD

Email: baldwin.asiegbu@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Baldwin C. Asiegbu is a Professor of Economics and Information Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, Nigeria, where he specializes in Economic Cybernetics with a recent research interest in Social Dimensions of Machine Learning Models (Artificial Intelligence). He holds B.Sc Economics with a specialism in Mathematical Economics with Computer Science,  M.Sc and PhD Economics with a specialism in Economic Cybernetics from Kharkiv State University,  Ukraine.

He has served as a consultant on studies sponsored by UNDP and World Bank for Imo State and Abia State, Nigeria on issues of empowerment and Development Strategies,  Social Capital formation and Adoption Rate of Technologies in FADAMA projects and other public and private organizations. He has served as Head of Department,  Information Management Technology, FUTO, Deputy Director Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, FUTO and Deputy Director  (Academic) FUTO Extension Services. He is currently the Associate Dean, School of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

He can be reached on baldwin.asiegbu@futo.edu.ng cbasiegbu@yahoo.com

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

Academic Qualification

  • B.Sc., Economics(Mathematical Economics with Computer Science), 1988, Kharkov State University, Ukraine
  • M.Sc, Economics (Social and Economic Planning, Economic Cybernetics), 1989, Kharkov State University, Ukraine
  • PhD, Economics (Economics Cybernetics),1993, Kharkov State University, Ukraine
  • Certificate to Teach Russian as a Foreign Language, 1989, Kharkov State University, Ukraine.

Honours/Awards

  • BUREAU for External Aids B.Sc and M.ScScholarship –  1984 – 1989
  • Soviet Union PhD  Scholarship   –   1989 – 1993

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Life Member of Nigerian Economic Society (NES)
  • Member of Information Technology Financial Management Association, USA
  • Affiliate Member of Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN)

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • ECN 201 ECONOMICS I
  • ECN 202 ECONOMICS II
  • PRT 505 COMPUTER BASED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • MGT 809 MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS
  • PRT 809 COMPUTER APPLICATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • MGT 901 MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING
  • MGT 822 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
  • MGT 906 ADVANCED MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

PRIMARY TEACHING AREA

Economics and Cybernetics

OTHER TEACHING AREAS

  • Mathematical Programming,
  • Operations Research,
  • Simulation Theory,
  • IT  Financial  Management, 
  • IT Project Management and 
  • Marketing Management

Work Experience

  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • Associate Dean, School of Management Technology, FUTO                  2019 – Date
  • Head of Department, Information Management Technology      (IMT) 2016 – 2018
  • Professor of Economics and Information Management Technology       2014 –  Date
  • Reader in the Department of Information Management Technology      2010 – 2014
  • Deputy Director (Academic), Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies           2012-2015
  • Senior Lecturer in the Department of PMT                                              2003 to 2010
  • Lecturer I in the Department of PMT                   `                                   1999 to 2003
  • Lecturer II in the Department of PMT                                               1995 to 1999

Kharkov State University, Ukraine

  • Research Assistant – Institute of Economico-Mathematical
  • Modelling, Kharkov State University, Ukraine                                         1989 to 1993

NYSC Employment

  • Banking Officer (NYSC) – Savanah Bank Plc, PH Aba RD Branch. Nigeria   

Research Interest

  • Applied (Managerial) Economics and Business Management
  • Decision Economics in economic systems
  • Modelling and Control Processes of Economic Systems
  • Information Management Technology
  • Information Technology Marketing, Project and Financial Management
  • Economic and Social Dimensions of Information Technology

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

  • Asiegbu, B. C.. Ikerionwu, C. O and Ajanwachukwu, N. C. (2019) An Intrusion DetectionSystemUsing Support Vector Machine and InfiniteLatent Feature SelectionApproachAfrican Journal of Computing & ICT, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 74-84.
  • Nwakanma, I. C, Ogbonna, A. C,. Asiegbu, B. C. Udunwa, I.A.  and  Nwokonkwo, Obi C.(2018) Broadband Telecommunication Deployment: A Supply-Side Analysis of Penetration Drivers   in A Developing Country Case The Tenth International Conference on Construction in the 21stCentury  (CITC-10)July 2nd-4th, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Asiegbu B.C., Oluigbo I.V., Ajakwe S.O., Onyike G.O. (2017) Crowdsourcing Software Development: Concept, Benefits and AdoptionInternational Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science and Engineering, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017, pp.7-16
  • Oluigbo I.V., Asiegbu B.C., Ezeh G.N., Nwokonkwo O.C. (2017) Group Membership Prediction of an Outsourced Software Project: A Discriminant Function Analysis Approach International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies (IJSRMS) Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2017, pp. 12-18
  • Asiegbu B.C., Oluigbo I.V., Nzotta S.M. (2016) Determining Success Factors of Software Development Outsourcing for Nigeria: A Data Reduction Technique International Journal of Trends in Research and Development (IJTRD) Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2016, pp. 481-490
  • Asiegbu B.C., Oluigbo I.V., Nzotta S.M. (2016) Modelling Determinants of Software Development Outsourcing for Nigeria International Journal for Modern Trends in Science and Technology (IJMTST) Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2016, pp. 58-67
  • Oluigbo I.V., Asiegbu B.C., Nzotta S.M., Ezeh G.N (2016) A Two-Step Clustering of Critical Success Factors for Software Development Outsourcing Peculiar to Selected Nigerian Sectors International Journal of Science Technology Management and Research (IJSTMR) Volume 1, Issue 6, September 2016, pp. 1-10
  • Asiegbu, B. C, I. CNwakanma and Etus C. (2015) Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Adoption and Diffusion Theory in Selected Banks in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. University Of Mauritius Research Journal – Volume 21 – 2015 University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius
  • Nwakanma I.C., Awah J.E., Asiegbu B.C. and Eheduru G.C.(2015) Factors Affecting The Achievement of Gender Equity and Equality in Information Technology. International Conference on the goals of Arts, Social Sciences and Technology. Organised by the Directorate of General Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. 2015 pp61-62
  •  Cosmos Ifeanyi Nwakanma, Baldwin Chukwunanu Asiegbu, Chibueze Achimba Ogbonna, Peter-Paul Chukwuezie Njoku (2013), Factors Affecting Successful Implementation of Information Technology Projects: Experts’ Perception. European Scientific Journal Sept Edition, Vol. 9, No. 27ISSN:1857-7881(Print)e-ISSN:1857-783
  • Nwakanma, I. C., B. C. Asiegbu, U. F. Eze and O. A. Dibia (2014) A Critical Appraisal of the Telecommunications Industry and Economic Growth, World Journal of Globalisation and Technology Development Vol. No.1 http://wjgtd.com/
  • Asiegbu, B. C.(2014) Effect of Broadband Business Development on Economic Growth of Nigeria Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Vol. 1 Issue 23  ISSN: 2319-2801
  • Nwakanma I. C., E. C. Ubani, B. C. Asiegbu, and O. C. Nwokonkwo (2014) Factors Affecting the Adoption of ICT in the Hospitality Industry in Imo State International Journal of Computer Science Issues Vol. 11, Issue 4, No1.ISSN (Online): 1694-0784
  • Nwakanma, I. C. E. C. Ubani, B. C. Asiegbu and S. C. Ngene (2014) Total Quality Management: A Critical Component For Effective Delivery of Manufacturing Project International Journal of Scientific Engineering and TechnologyVolume No.3 Issue No. 9, pp1160-1162ISSN:2277-1581
  • Asiegbu B.C.; Nzotta S.M.; Nwakanma I.C. (2012)Assessment of drivers of teledensity growth in Nigeria Research report submitted to the Federal University of Technology Owerri Imo State Nigeria. Sponsored by ETF  Institution-Based Research
  • Nwakanma I .C., B. C. Asiegbu and Amadi, E. (2012) Quantitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Teledensity Growth In Nigeria West African Journal of  Industrial  & Academic Research Vol. 3  No.1
  • Asiegbu B.C. (2011) Control of National Economies in the Age of Information Technology and Dynamism: A theoretical perspective of Economic cybernetics. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, UK, Vol. 3, No. 8
  • Asiegbu B. C. and Ahaiwe (2011) Software Cost Drivers and Cost Estimation In Nigeria. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, UK. Vol.3, No. 8
  • Osuagwu, O.E. B.C. Asiegbu and S. Okide (2011) Development of National Security Observatory: A Measure To Contain Emerging Threat To National Security West African Journal of Industrial & Academic Research  Vol. 1 No.1
  • Asiegbu, B. C. and Ibeawuchi Nze (2013) Optimization of costs of Port Operations in Nigeria: A Scenario for Emerging River PortsWest African Journal of Industrial & Academic Research Vol. 6 No.1.
  • Ebiringa. O. T. and B.C Asiegbu (2007): Information Communication Technology and Bank Performance Analysis of Selected Cases in the Nigerian Banking Industry, Nigerian Journal of Economic and Financial Research, Abia State University.Vol. 1, No.3. 
  • Nwezeaku, N. C, B. C. Asiegbu, and G. F. Okoroafor (1998): Determination of Share Prices in Nigerian Capital Market and theoretical Business Valuations, Quarterly Journal of Arts and Social Science, Dept. of GST, FUTO, Vol 1, No. 1.
  • Asiegbu B.C. and G.F. Okorafor (1999): Crisis Management in the Beverage Industry: Operations Management Perspective. Journal of Project Management Technology, Dept. of PMT, FUTO, Vol.2, No. 1.
  • Asiegbu, B.C., M.U. Anuolam and S. M. Nzotta (1999): Security Selection in the Capital Market Using Reward – To – Volatility criterion. Journal of Project Management Technology, Dept. of PMT, FUTO, Vol. 2, N0.1.

b) Major Productive Works

  • Asiegbu B. C. (2011) Social Capital Formation and Implications For the Achievement of Fadama  Project Development Objectives, Commissioned by Imo State Fadama Coordination Office under World Bank Sponsorship
  • Asiegbu B.C. (2013) Adoption Rate of Technologies in Fadama III in Imo State, Commissioned by Imo State Fadama  Coordination Office under World Bank Sponsorship

c) Technical Reports

  • Nworuh, G.E. B.C. Asiegbu O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): “Assessment of the Capacity of the State Statistical Agency, Planning, Research and Statistics Departments (PRSDS) for Poverty Reporting in Imo State” Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  
  • Nworuh, G.E. B.C. Asiegbu O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): “Baseline Study for SME Cluster Formation in Imo State” Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Nworuh, G.E. B.C. Asiegbu O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): “Developing a Strategic Plan for Harnessing the Full Potential of Informal Economy in Imo State” United Nations Development Programme (UNDP.)
  • Nworuh, G.E. B.C. Asiegbu O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): “Needs Assessment and Development of Strategic Plan for productivity Enhancement in Priority Sectors in Imo State” Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Asiegbu B. C., G.E. Nworuh, and O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): BASELINE study for SME Cluster in Abia State, Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Nworuh, G.E. B.C. Asiegbu O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006):  Standardization and Productivity Enhancement for private Water Producers and Marketers in Abia State”  sponsored by United  Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Nworuh, G.E. B.C. Asiegbu O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): “Human Capacity building for Employment Generation in Abia State” Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Asiegbu B. C., G.E. Nworuh, and O.T. Ebiringa and C. C. Ibe (2006): BASELINE study for SME Cluster in Abia State, Sponsored United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Asiegbu B.C., C. C. Ibe, K.U.Nnadi, and M.N.Okoli M.N. (2007): Creation of South-East Economic Commission: A Memorandum from FUTO.
  • Asiegbu B.C., G. E. Nworuh, O.T. Ebiringa, and C. C. Ibe (2008): Monitoring and Tracking of Abia State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy Implementation, Sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Asiegbu, B. C., S. M. Nzotta, and I. C. Nwakanma (2012): Assessment of Drivers of Teledensity Growth in Nigeria, A Research Report Submitted to DVC (Acad) FUTO in  Fulfilment of ETF Institution – Based Research
  • Asiegbu, B. C., Ikerionwu, C. O. and Ajanwachukwu, N. C. (2019) An Intrusion Detection System Using Support Vector Machine and Infinite Latent Feature Selection Approach. African Journal of Computer and Information and Communication Technology Vol. 12, No.3, pp. 74-84
  • Uzukwu, J. E., Nworuh, G. E., Asiegbu, B. C., Ahaiwe, J. and Nwokorie, C. E. (2019). Challenges of Cybersecurity Platforms in Nigeria: Empirical Analysis and the Way Forward. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development Vol. 8 Issue 8. Pp. 53. ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)
  • Uzukwu, J. E., Nworuh, G. E., Asiegbu, B. C., Ahaiwe, J. and Nwokorie, C. E. (2019). Identity-Based Security: An Imperative for Cyber Security. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development Vol. 8 Issue 8. Pp. 53 ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)

Consultancy Commissioned by Imo State Planning Commission under UNDP sponsorship:

  • “Assessment of the Capacity of the State Statistical Agency, Planning, Research and Statistics Departments (PRSDS) for Poverty Reporting in Imo State” 2005
  • “Baseline Study for SME Cluster Formation in Imo State” 2006
  • “Developing a Strategic Plan for Harnessing the Full Potential of Informal Economy in Imo State” 2006
  • “Needs Assessment and Development of Strategic Plan for productivity Enhancement in Priority Sectors in Imo State” 2007

Consultancy Commissioned by Abia State Planning Commission under UNDP sponsorship:

  • Tracking and Monitoring of Abia State Empowerment and Development Strategy” 2007
  • “Baseline Study for SME Cluster Formation in Abia State” 2006
  • Standardization and Productivity Enhancement for private Water Producers and Marketers in Abia State” 2007
  • “Human Capacity building for Employment Generation in Abia State” 2007

Consultancy Commissioned by Imo State Fadama Coordination Office under World Bank Sponsorship:

  • “Social Capital Formation and Implications For the Achievement of Fadama Project Development  Objectives” August 22 –  September 21, 2011.
  • ‘Adoption Rate of Technologies in Fadama III in Imo State, Commissioned by Imo State Fadama  Coordination Office under World Bank Sponsorship’ 2013

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