John O. Okpara, associate professor of management

John O. Okpara, associate professor of management

John O. Okpara
John Okpara, Ph.D., recently had an article "An Exploratory Study of International Strategic Choices for Exporting Firms in Nigeria,” published in Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 54, No. 4, July/August 2012, pp. 479-491. TIBR is a practitioner business journal that publishes the latest in research and thought leadership on global business practices throughout the world.

Scholarship 2011

May — John Okpara, Ph.D., had an article, “Corporate Governance in a Developing Economy: Barriers, Issues, and Implications for Firms,” published in Emerald’s Corporate Governance Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011, pp.184-199.
April — John Okpara, Ph.D., and his colleague, Jean D. Kabongo, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, recently had an article “Cross-Cultural Training and Expatriate Adjustment: A Study of Western Expatriates in Nigeria” published in Journal of World Business, 46(2011) 22-30.

Scholarship 2010

March — John Okpara, Ph.D., and his colleague, Jean Kabongo, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, recently had an article, “Export Barriers and Internationalization: Evidence from SMEs in an Emergent African Economy,” published in International Journal of Business and Globalization, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2010.

Scholarship 2009

April — John Okpara, Ph.D., and Pamela Wynn, Ph.D., professor of management, recently published an article, titled "The Impact of Ethical Climate on Job Satisfaction and Commitment in Nigeria: Implications for Management Development" in The Journal of Management Development, Vol.27, No. 9, 2008.

September — John Okpara, Ph.D., presented a paper, "Perspectives on Corporate Governance Challenges in a Sub-Saharan African Economy" at the annual American Business Research Conference in New York, Sept. 28 to 29. His paper won the best paper award at the conference.

October — John Okpara, Ph.D., has been invited by Cambridge University's Judge Business School in the United Kingdom to join "Transforming Business: Enterprise Solutions to Poverty" research team as an international research associate. Established in 1989, the Judge Business School is an internationally recognized provider of innovative, intellectually challenging management education, encouraging critical reflection and creativity.

Scholarship 2008

March — John Okpara, Ph.D., and Pamela Wynn, Ph.D., professor of management, recently published a paper titled "Human Resource Management Practices in a Transition Economy. Challenges and Prospects" in Management Research News, Vol. 31, No1. pp. 57-76. Management Research News is one of the Emerald's peer reviewed academic journal that has been in publication for 30 years.

April — John Okpara, Ph.D., and Pamela Wynn, Ph.D., professor of management, recently published a paper, "Cultural Influences on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A study of Bank Managers in Nigeria" by the African Journal of Business and Economic Research (AJBER) Vol. 2, Nos. 2/3, pp.9-35, 2007; It is the lead article in the journal.

October — John Okpara, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2008 Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award for Excellence by Emerald Group Publishing for his work on Management Research News Journal. Okpara was guest editor of a special issue of the journal focused on small business development and poverty in Africa. He also contributed numerous book and article reviews to the journal.

November — John Okpara, Ph.D., edited a book titled "Globalization of Business: Theories and Strategies for Tomorrow's Managers" has been published by Adonis and Abbey Publishers Ltd, London, UK. He also contributed four chapters in the book.

November — John Okpara, Ph.D., and his colleague Nicholas Koumbiadis, assistant professor of management, and accounting at Briarcliffe College, recently published a paper titled "SMEs Export Orientation and Performance: Evidence from a Developing Economy. International Review of Business Research Papers Vol.4.No.5. October-November 2008 Pp.109-119.

November — John Okpara, Ph.D., presented a paper, "Factors Hindering Export Development in Africa: Empirical Evidence from SMEs in Nigeria" at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Disciplines (ABD) on Nov. 6 to 8. The conference was held in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida.