Prof. BALDWIN C. ASIEGBU

IMT-HODProf. BALDWIN C.  ASIEGBU,

  1. PERSONAL DATA

Surname: ASIEGBU

Other Names: BALDWIN CHUKWUNANU

Date of Birth:    JULY 14, 1961 (14-07-61)

Sex:  Male

Marital Status:   Married

Number of Children: Two

Nationality:  Nigerian

  1. CONTACT

GSM:                            08037097215

E-Mail                           cbasiegbu@yahoo.com

baldwin.asiegbu@futo.edu.ng

Postal  Address:            Federal University of Technology. Owerri

School of Management Technology

Department of Information Technology

PMB 1526, Owerri

  1. QUALIFICATIONS with Dates and INSTITUTION
    1. Sc., Economics(Mathematical Economics with Computer Science), 1988, Kharkov State University, Ukraine
    2. Sc, Economics (Social and Economic Planning, Economic Cybernetics), 1989,Kharkov State University, Ukraine
    3. PhD, Economics (Economics Cybernetics), 1993, Kharkov State University, Ukraine
    4. Certificate to Teach Russian as a Foreign Language, 1989, Kharkov State University, Ukraine.
  2. POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT
    1. Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
      1. Head of Department, Information Management Technology (IMT) 2016 – Date
      2. Professor of Economics and Information Management Technology 2014 –  Date
      3. Reader in the Department of Information Management Technology 2010 – 2014
      4. Deputy Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies 2012-2015
      5. Senior Lecturer in the Department of IMT 2003 to 2010
      6. Lecturer I in the Department of IMT `                 1999 to 2003
      7. Lecturer II in the Department of IMT 1995 to 1999
    2. Kharkov State University, Ukraine
      1. Research Assistant – Institute of Economico-Mathematical
      2. Modelling, Kharkov State University, Ukraine    1989 to 1993
    3. NYSC Employment
      1. Banking Officer (NYSC) – Savanah Bank Plc, PH Aba RD Branch. Nigeria  -1994 to 1995
    4. Consultancy Commissioned by Imo State Planning Commission under UNDP sponsorship:
      1. “Assessment of the Capacity of the State Statistical Agency, Planning, Research and Statistics Departments (PRSDS) for Poverty Reporting in Imo State” 2005
      2. “Baseline Study for SME Cluster Formation in Imo State” 2006
      3. “Developing a Strategic Plan for Harnessing the Full Potential of Informal Economy in Imo State” 2006
      4. “Needs Assessment and Development of Strategic Plan for Productivity Enhancement in Priority Sectors in Imo State” 2007
    5. Consultancy Commissioned by Abia State Planning Commission under UNDP sponsorship:
      1. Tracking and Monitoring of Abia State Empowerment and Development Strategy” 2007
      2. “Baseline Study for SME Cluster Formation in Abia State” 2006
      3. Standardization and Productivity Enhancement for private Water Producers and Marketers in Abia State” 2007
      4. “Human Capacity building for Employment Generation in Abia State” 2007
    6. Consultancy Commissioned by Imo State Fadama Coordination Office under World Bank Sponsorship:
      1. “Social Capital Formation and Implications For the Achievement of Fadama Project Development  Objectives” August 22 –  September 21, 2011.
  3. AWARDS
    1. BUREAU for External Aids Scholarship (B.Sc and M.Sc) 1984 – 1989
    2. Soviet Union Scholarship (PhD.) 1989 – 1993
  4. RESEARCH INTEREST AREAS
    1. Applied (Managerial) Economics and Business Management
    2. Decision Economics in economic systems
    3. Modelling and Control Processes of Economic Systems
    4. Information Technology Management
    5. Information Technology Marketing, Project and Financial Management
    6. Economic and Social Dimensions of Information Technology
  5. PRIMARY TEACHING AREA
    1. Economics
  6. OTHER TEACHING AREAS
    • a) Cybernetics, b) Mathematical Programming, c) Operations Research, d) Simulation Theory, e) IT financial  Management,  f) IT Project Management and g) Marketing Management
  7. PROFILE
    • Decision-making in today’s social and business environment has become a complex task. High costs of technology, materials, labour, competitive pressures and so many different economic, social as well as political factors and viewpoint, greatly increase the difficulty of managerial decision-making. To effectively address the arising problems and to provide leadership in the advancing global age, decision-makers cannot afford to make decisions by simply apply their personal experiences, guesswork or intuition, because the consequences of a wrong decision can prove to be serious and costly. Hence, the Prof. Asiegbu’s research is concerned with the applicability of quantitative methods to decision-making and estimation of models which are of fundamental importance for decision making in business management.
    • Cybernetics as a science of control process in complex dynamic systems has shown that systematic change is not a mechanistic, progressive and linear phenomenon whose causes and effects can clearly be isolated. However, most traditional management literature has focused on control as a means of compliance instead of self-regulation and self-control and extraneous rewards and incentives instead of intrinsic motivation. Hence, Prof. Asiegbu’s research is concerned with cybernetics as the answer to human knowledge and technical practice to the social need of control and organization by precise methods. It is concerned with evaluating the efficiency of management and making policy recommendations for progress in the economy and in methods of economic planning.  It also involves describing how economic cybernetics as a branch of cybernetics which studies the structural and functional components of national economies as complex dynamic systems in which processes of control are maintained by movements and conversions of information.
    • The greatest innovation that took place in the twentieth century was in the realm of information technology. The information revolution has led to the convergence of the computing and telecommunications technologies creating a new order covering the world through cable and satellite information superhighways. Hence, Prof. Asiegbu’s research is concerned with the diffusion, effect and economic management of technologies of information management.  
  8. RESEARCH GRANTS
    1. Member of a Beneficiary Research Team of FUTO Research Grant 2007
    2. Member of Two Beneficiary Research Teams of ETF-Institution Based Research Grant – 2012 and 2015
  9. PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

  1. Asiegbu B.C., Oluigbo I.V., Ajakwe S.O., Onyike G.O. (2017) Crowdsourcing Software Development: Concept, Benefits and Adoption International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science and Engineering, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017, pp.7-16
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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, 58-67
  5. 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, 1-10
  6. Asiegbu, B. C, C. Nwakanma 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 University Of Mauritius Research Journal – Volume 21 – 2015 University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius
  7. 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
  8. 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. 27 ISSN:1857-7881(Print) e-ISSN:1857-783
  9. Nwakanma, I. C., 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/
  10. 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
  11. Nwakanma I. C., E. C. Ubani, 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
  12. Nwakanma, I. C. E. C. Ubani, 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 Technology Volume No.3 Issue No. 9, pp1160-1162 ISSN:2277-1581
  13. Asiegbu B.C.; Nzotta S.M.; NwakanmaC. (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
  14. Nwakanma I .C., 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Osuagwu, O.E.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
  18. Asiegbu, B. C. and Ibeawuchi Nze (2013) Optimization of costs of Port Operations in Nigeria: A Scenario for Emerging River Ports West African Journal of Industrial & Academic Research Vol. 6 No.1.
  19. 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. 
  20. Nwezeaku, N. C, 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Asiegbu, B.C.,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.
  23. b) Major Productive Works
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. c) Technical Reports
  27. Nworuh,G.E.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)
  28. Nworuh,G.E.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)
  29. Nworuh, G.E.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.)
  30. Nworuh, G.E.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).
  31. Asiegbu 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)
  32. Nworuh,G.E.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)
  33. Nworuh,G.E.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)
  34. Asiegbu 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)
  35. 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.
  36. 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)
  37. 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

10.   REFEREES

a) Prof. G. E. Nworuh

    Department of Information Management Technology.

    Federal University of Technology, Owerri

b) Prof. G. F. Okorafor

    Department of Project Management Technology.

    Federal University of Technology, Owerri

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